We always have a blast when working with clients from New York City. They’re driven, inspired, and full of brilliant ideas. If you’re wondering how a company in Central Europe can launch a smooth collaboration with a client based on the East Coast, here’s the answer: it’s all about the process, communication, and mindset.
Here’s our recipe for success regarding offshore collaborations with clients from the Big Apple.
If you wonder about offshore software development, read our blog post explaining what is hiding under this term.
Over the years, we’ve developed a bullet-proof development process that allows us to collaborate with offshore partners without friction.
To start, we carry out backlog grooming before planning the new sprint. It helps us better understand the client’s priorities and reiterates the most important points we should focus on during the next sprint.
We always double-check the scope for a given sprint to avoid misunderstandings.
Once we finish a sprint, we hold a video call with the client to talk about our accomplishments and click through our applications to demonstrate the effects of our work. We also discuss the conclusions of retrospectives to see what went well and what could’ve gone better. That helps us to optimize the work and adjust our process where necessary.
Naturally, there’s nothing more exciting than holding face-to-face meetings with our clients to catch up and brainstorm new ideas for the strategic development of our client’s products.
Transparent communication is the key to outsourcing software development successfully.
That sounds nice, but how do you actually make it happen?
It all starts with the development team.
We’ve introduced transparent and specific rules for discussing problems within our teams. It works like an internal self-learning ecosystem that promotes knowledge sharing.
Here are some points from our communication rulebook:
- Never hesitate to ask questions.
- Always communicate a problem to your team leader.
- Assume a product-oriented approach; don’t be afraid to explore it.
- Constant learning is our king - optimize your work quickly with every sprint.
- Share your knowledge with others to help the entire team grow.
- Divide responsibilities clearly (and let developers code in peace!).
But how does all of that translate into offshore application development with New York-based companies?
We just apply the same rules and ensure our clients know them. They like our rulebook because they’re used to documenting things like the company culture.
We always arrange regular online meetings with the entire team to keep everyone connected and up-to-date with the project’s progress.
Transparency and honesty are essential in such cooperation, and we always try to go the extra mile to make communication more comfortable for everyone. We’re ready to schedule evening calls to ensure that our clients on the East Coast easily accommodate communication into their busy schedules.
The final ingredient in our recipe for success is the right mindset.
It would be an understatement to say that New Yorkers are skilled business drivers.
They have a vision, and they’re not afraid to realize it. We’re always impressed by the energy and dedication of startup founders and team leaders whenever we visit New York.
But passion isn’t enough to launch and scale a business. That’s why NYC entrepreneurs need top engineering talent on board to make their ideas a reality efficiently and sustainably.
Just any software development company isn’t going to do the trick. It takes a certain mindset to team up with such driven people.
Poland has many universities that offer computer science and engineering programs, and many of these programs are highly respected. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, the University of Warsaw is ranked in the 251-300 band, and the Warsaw University of Technology is ranked in the 601-800 band.
Polish developers are also well-represented in online coding communities like GitHub and Stack Overflow. For example, according to GitHub's 2020 State of the Octoverse report, Poland had the 9th highest number of active users on the platform, which suggests that Polish developers are highly engaged in open-source software development.
We organize and sponsor events that bring people like that together. We also support our team members in sharing their knowledge to help our teams grow and develop.
Sunscrapers & New York software development
Collaborating with companies from New York is an enriching experience as we become part of projects that bring real value to people.
We couldn’t be prouder to support ideas that may change the world as we know it.
If you're looking for a company that is dedicated, knowledgeable, and passionate about what they do, then look no further. Our skills and expertise would be valuable assets to any project or endeavor we undertake together.
So if you're interested in working with the best, please contact us. We would love to hear more about your goals and ideas and explore how we can collaborate to achieve them.