Find out what documents should be prepared prior to
beginning the app creation process and how to protect the intellectual property rights for your concept
- to protect your legal rights and ensure your company remains compliant with the GDPR
crystalliseyour wishes and demands for your bespoke software system
- to build a strong foundation for the proper estimation of project costs
- to advance your understanding of the principles of software development and mutual cooperation with developers
- to advance your knowledge of what should be done by the vendors, when and how
1. Your brilliant idea needs protection
A mature customer begins the conversation with an IT vendor with the signing of an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).
- Establish your relationship with the vendor on a professional level. Protect your ideas legally - sign the agreement before sharing any valuable information about your business or disclosing new ideas. You can create your own version of the NDA or get a ready-made template here.
2. Personal Data privacy must be guaranteed
- Ask the vendor about procedure automation, created to answer all the demands of this regulation.
- Request a demonstration of the working solution, implemented for the vendor themselves, to see how everything operates in their professional environment. This way, you’ll get a deeper understanding of the GDPR in practice and a demonstration of developer proficiency at the same time.
3. Collecting features and software requirements
Gather all your demands for the future software system – think about target audience description, types of devices to be covered and descriptions of the key features.
Highlight some specific points, from logging in via social networks and the deviation of access to information for different groups of users to
Share your brand guidelines and think about which design patterns are your
Always think one step ahead and add to your vision, how the business will grow in 3,
- Download this brief – it’s been created to help you put together the main share of the questions necessary for professional developers to gather project information.
4. Find out how to save money during development
It’s not always evident, but professional programmers can do the job twice as fast as those less experienced developers. Choosing the cheaper option can later lead to a major commercial failure and end up costing you a fortune.
To avoid the classical pitfalls of comparing different IT solutions, you need a professionally written SRS (software requirement specification). Requesting a software development estimate based on the same SRS will guarantee you the comparison of the same figures, which is really a tricky part of programmers work evaluation.
- Find out how this document is created by reading this post.
- Collect fresh information on app development cost estimation here.
If you have your own IT experts, let them
- Watch this webinar to find out how to save half of your budget on software development and be prepared.
5. Compare the software quotes with the same criteria
Share the advanced software specification with the best development companies you plan to work with and get a detailed estimation of the total costs and timing for the development of your software or app.
- Read this article in advance to find out how to choose the right developer.
- Put your list of questions to the developers before the final negotiations. During the meetings, collect alternative solutions provided by different vendors and ask the best candidates to describe for you all the pros and cons of each of the provided approaches.
6. Rights to bespoke software
Final stage: decision-making and signing the agreement. For the software development
Some more details:
- if you’re ordering website development you should order domain registration along with it, as the domain registrant must indicate your team, not the vendor;
- for mobile application
So, now you’ve got all that’s required to make an informed choice. And if you have any questions, let me know and I’ll gladly answer all of them.