In software development agency most of the time work is outsourced to other development companies or freelancers. During project execution there is direct communication between client and developers. 1. There is always possibility that for future projects client will directly contact developers avoiding Agency. What precautions software development agency should take to avoid this business loss? 2. In Service Level Agreement with client for software development project is it advisable to mention development company name? If yes what related clauses should be mentioned there. 3. What things in software development project Agency should handle itself other than software coding? 4. What value addition Agency can provide to its clients? Thanks and Regards!
Congrats on creating your own agency.
Software developers and clients often speak 2 different languages and your job is to communicate between then effectively.
For your questions
1. This can happen, the agency is the project manager. Manages requirements, user needs, spec document, milestones, payments and everything outside coding. On the next project, they will see your value.
2. I would not mention it, it gives you less flexibility, if you have to change teams or something happens. I don’t see a reason for mentioning it
3. Everything outside the coding - getting clients, creating the spec document, customer care, making sure project on schedule and budget, launching the product, working with design teams
4. The most value a agency can provide is what I call a brain. When things go wrong (and they will) who can solve that problem. The programmer will hit some tough spots in a project and come to you to solve it. You need to know how to handle it and keep the project going. Now if the client worked directly with the agency, this is where your value came in.
Last, I would suggest to get into each conversion and understand how everything works, it will help you build a better business, good luck.
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