Jeroen Moors
Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business
By Dave Hecker
Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business

Do you wish that you could take on bigger, more profitable jobs, but don’t feel that you have the time, resources, or technical capabilities to do so? Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business provides you with tried and tested techniques that will ensure that you can deliver complex, high quality web projects using outsourced development resource, both on time and on budget!

In this book, exclusively available though SitePoint, Dave Hecker (an outsourcing specialist who consults to Fortune 50 companies) reveals the secrets behind accomplishing successful outsourced web development projects. Dave leads you through the process of writing a great project specification to advertise your job effectively, selecting the best outsourcing partner, and managing the project to its successful completion. Along the way, you’ll pick up lots of handy hints—such as simple methods of determining which outsourcing partner is right for you and simple project management tips that will help keep your project on track—gained through Dave’s years of experience in managing outsourced web development work.

Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business will teach you how to:

– Get vendors competing for your job
– Find the perfect outsourcing partner
– Achieve the best price
– Draw up an agreement
– Keep the project on track
– Develop a long term-relationship with your vendor

About the Author

With 18 years of professional experience, Sagewing founder Dave Hecker has a long history of managing successful software development projects. His career dates back to 1985, when he provided tech support and repair services for early PC’s and Macs at a Computerland retail store during high school. He later joined the development world as a programmer and architect, building large scale applications in C , Java, and VB.

As an Internet developer well before the dotcom boom, Dave delivered large-scale Internet applications for clients including Disney, Toyota, Lexus, Adidas, CBS (Survivor), Fox Entertainment (Simpsons, X-Men), the Starbright Foundation, Hilton and many more. He is proficient in a variety of programming environments including PHP/MySQL and .NET, is an avid Linux administrator, and continues to maintain a network of successful affiliate websites and forums.

With years of effective and creative leadership and management experience, Dave is now a leading consultant to Fortune 50 companies and governments who wish to optimize their software development efforts, and personally oversees all projects at Sagewing.