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Choosing and Cooperating with the Right DevShop / Softwarehouse, June 19, Berlin

“Digitalisierung” became one of the most common trends in Germany – many German companies hope for new opportunities through digitization. Because companies’ business models are changing, digitization is a cross-industry case. This gives a lot of business opportunities to local companies, their software developers and their digital products.

But do local companies have enough resources to cover all this demand?

It is common knowledge that the German market for IT services is suffering from a severe shortage of IT skills.

This demand for IT talent creates a huge demand for strong partnerships among companies, service-providers and plenty ofopportunities for any provider of near- & outsourcing services as well.

But how to find the proper Partner in the High-Tech World?

During this event we will focus on what is most important in cooperation with external software developers!

The whole process of finding a software house can be overwhelming – same as picking the best product on a fruit market.

How do you even start? Search Google? For what? “Best Softwarehouse”; “Great applications” ?
It could work, but then what? How do you choose the right partner?

Communication, quality, experience or price?

All of these factors of course!

SIBB Project LOOKOUT & has the pleasure to invite You to the German & Polish Software House Round Table.

How to distinguish “The Best Software House” from another “The Best Dev Shop” on the market?

There are a lot of software houses on the market that can boast a variety of achievements.

It doesn’t mean, however, that they will be the right partners for developing your digital product.

In order to finish a project successfully, you have to make sure your business partner is ready to fulfil certain market specific requirements: portfolio of referrals, experience and credibility, the ways and language of communication, tools and workflow in project management, people running the project, technologies and processes of deployment.

The complexity of these factors depends on your and your customers project requirement and expectations.

We will discuss and present it to You on this occasion:

Agenda:

17:30 – Registration

18:00 – Welcome Note

18:10 – Key Note: When “yes” means “yes” and which part of “no” didn’t you understand – a few words about the differences in communication and business culture in Germany and in Poland.

18:20 – Firechat:

  1. The status of current cooperation between the German and Polish companies

– DOES & DON’T

– Opinions about the neighbors Market – Myths vs Reality DE-PL

– How to enter German market to meet the local expectations?

  1. How to find a reasonable tech partner in Poland?

– When should the company Hire- in, when Outsource?

– How to differentiate software houses?

– How the matching system should work to create win-win for both parties?

few ideas of connecting DE with PL (example: cooperation with local designers).

III. How to measure the success of the cooperation between the client and the software house?

– Quality in software development – how to measure results?

– Remote cooperation – challenges and communication issues?

Speakers: TBA

18:40 – Pitch – Deck 15 Softwarehouses present themselves (max 2 min / 3 slides) to the audience.

19:10 – Networking at the Mini Stands

19:30 – Get Together & Snacks

Non-biased Inspiration: Article on Medium

Digitization became one of the most common trends in Germany – many German companies hope for new opportunities through digitization. Because companies’ business models are changing, digitisation is a cross-industry case. This gives a lot of business opportunities to local software developers and their digital products.

But do local companies have enough resources to cover all this demand?

It is common knowledge that the German market for IT services is suffering from a severe shortage of IT skills.

This demand for IT talent creates a huge opportunity for any provider of outsourcing services.

The cost of labour is traditionally high in Germany and every unfilled vacancy means a loss of value creation and innovation. However, Germany is notoriously hard to penetrate. For outside companies, it’s an arduous exercise to find the right people to talk to, to be invited to meetings and/or to enter into meaningful conversations. It is true, also, that German companies do stand in their own way when it comes to contracting non-German vendors. Outsourcing does not come as an option for many German companies, therefore cooperation & partnerships make sense.

The IT industry in Poland has been growing very intensively and in each Polish city is very diverse, as the country accelerated the pace of digitization starting from the scratch many years ago. In the area of software delivery alone, Poland has home-grown companies that went on international scale and dynamic startups that are already working for recognizable clients worldwide. But even in Poland the lack of IT-Specialists started to be a concern…Therefore cooperation among Polish software houses started arising in the last years.

Project LOOKOUT brings both sides to a sort of round-table together in order to discover the potentials of cooperation and generate synergy effects in times of digitization and remarkable HR shortages.