How To Buy Software With Ashley Quinto Powell
Today on the show, we have Ashley Quinto Powell. Ashley and I have run a workshop together called How to Buy Software aimed at people who want to buy custom software but aren't sure what the process will be like. In this episode, we try to compress a four-hour workshop into a 45-minute podcast. Ashley will talk about what to expect from the sales process and then Ashley will interview me about what it's like to work with a development team. I hope you like it.
01:40 - How do you buy software?
02:47 - Common Misconceptions When Starting the Process
04:20 - Preparing for a Conversation About Buying Software
06:42 - Terminology To Know
Offshore / Nearshore
- Agile / Waterfall
- Time and Materials Contract / Fixed Contract
16:08 - Interacting with a Development Team
18:28 - Estimation
28:16 - Signs Things Are Going Well / Red Flags