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Sacha and his cofounder already developed the first version of their product. They are now undertaking the Version 2 of their development and are considering moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as their cloud hosting solution.
Philippe already has an artificial intelligence developer on his team and he needs someone with complementary skills to develop his startup’s Web SaaS solution. Now he’s wondering if offshoring as a non-technical founder would be a reliable way to develop his startup‘s product.
Colette already has a great offline business with its own practitioners network. Her business is growing and she is about to develop a new set of tools to systematize her ecosystem and bring her business to a scalable level. She has already written the specifications to create both the Web and the mobile app. It’s now time to evaluate the developer’s proposal. Let’s see what a good one should contain.
Stephane has a huge experience as a consultant, with lots of knowledge and know-how to systematize. That gave him the idea to build a Web platform that could facilitate his clients’ work and enable them to reach their goal almost automatically.
Colette already has a great offline business with its own practitioners network. But since her business is growing, she needs to industrialize the way her team works, provide the tools to better organize meetings, and give more advice to her clients. After interviewing several software providers, she was exposed to multiple solutions to build the mobile-accessible interface she had imagined.
Olivier was able to build his first team with freelancers, and he relied on this option for several months. But he found it difficult to manage people remotely, and ended up hiring local developers to be able to keep an eye on them in his office. It is possible to build an entire team exclusively out of remote workers. But it entails changing everything we’ve learned in the past few decades about managing a team.
Ahmed is working with a freelancer to develop his e-commerce solution. He wants to raise funds to help the business grow. But investors don’t consider his project because he doesn’t have a technical co-founder. To help Ahmed move forward, let’s analyze the situation.
Marie is working with a freelancer to build her Web platform. She wants to add a chat so that users can have one-on-one conversations and create private chats about different topics. Her freelancer is wondering if he should develop his own solution from scratch or reuse existing software.
You might think that as a startup, you shouldn’t be concerned with such a heavy process… right? Think again. What if your hosting provider disappears? What if you lose your app’s source code? Don’t you think you might need a properly documented technical procedure to recover it? You definitely will. There are dozens of reasons to use a disaster recovery plan. The interesting fact is that if you face a major disaster, your business has a 90% chance of dying if you do not have a disaster recovery plan (DRP)! To figure out a DRP, you need to establish a few things.
Ronan and his team recently developed a new solution. This solution went through the pilot phase and now needs to be deployed for large companies. But large companies’ expectations are usually higher than those of startups’. So to make it through, let’s see what high expectations entail and how to achieve them.
Ibrahima and his co-founders hired a few freelancers to develop their solution. They went through a pilot phase where they sparked the interest of several banks. But before they partner up with them, they need to establish themselves as a reliable company. That means structuring their development process and team to reach high standards.
Today I’m going to answer a question from Sabine, the founder of an accounting control platform. Her question is: “How can I keep track of my provider’s work?” Sabine hired a development provider to build a mobile app, plus a Web platform. Now that she has several projects running in parallel, she is wondering how to optimize the workflow with her provider and follow what they are doing.
Alexandre already got a freelance developer to make the first version of his platform. Unfortunately, this freelancer is not always available. He’s constantly shifting his attention between projects. As Alexandre’s business grows, he needs to find a more reliable provider to accelerate development. So he’s looking for a Web agency to continue the development, but he’s been struggling with sparking their interest. Some of them didn’t even reply to his proposal requests.
Audrey and her co-founders hired a development provider to build their marketplace. While the first version of her platform was okay, she has asked for some customization since then, and the design is not coming up properly on certain devices. Let’s explain for a bit the situation and what’s causing it.
Today I’m going to answer a question from Olivier, the founder of a B2B marketplace. His question is: “How do I know if developers are charging me the right price?” Olivier has already developed the first version of his solution by using multiple freelancers. Throughout the process, he found it difficult to tell if a developer was overcharging him or not.