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4 Communication Best Practices to Look for in an External Team

It can be tough to decide to outsource a project, and concerns about communication can be a major factor. If you're looking for development help, you might wonder whether your software partner's communication style will be compatible with yours, or you might even be worried about being kept in the dark about the team's progress and challenges. With these legitimate concerns in mind, we decided to share some key best practices to keep an eye out for when you're searching for a software development company to work with.

1. Regular Updates and Demos

A primary concern might be whether your external team will consistently keep you in the loop. You want to be sure that your software partner is in the habit of scheduling regular meetings to demonstrate progress and collect your feedback. A good indicator of best practices in this area can be if a team uses an Agile framework like Scrum, where frequent feedback from stakeholders is built in to the structure of how the team operates. Depending on your desired level of involvement, in Scrum you can get a good picture of how things are going on a day-to-day basis by attending the team's daily scrum. At sophilabs, we love the way Scrum facilitates communication and transparency both within the team and with stakeholders, reinforcing a culture of honesty and trust.

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