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Show, don’t tell…

SHOW, DON’T TELL

How to evaluate developer agencies.

“Show me the code”
GitHub

Open source

Own open source projects
Contributions to other’s open source projects
Examples

Code
Documents
Processes
Etc
Activity in local tech ecosystem
Meetups

University cooperation

Pro bono work

Employees
Profiles

Experience

Backgrounds

Diversity

Retention

Satisfaction

Systematic surveys, action plans, followup
Public holiday and annual leave practices

Flexibility in working hours

Employment agreement

Separate checklist, required by the YDIN Terms of Services for Agencies
Compensation and commitment

Salary model (fixed, variable)
Short-term incentives (yearly or shorter bonus models)
Long-term incentives (typically equity based models)
Clients
Types

Local or overseas
Industries
Size and stage (startup, growth, stable, turn-around)
Public reference clients

Permission from the client
No permission from the client
Client testimonials

Reference clients

Call and interview
Projects
Business model

Time & Materials
Fixed Price projects and/or services
Size and lenght

Returning clients or one-time projects

Agency’s role and responsibilities in the projects

Leading
Providing resources
Online presence
Google search results

LinkedIn

Facebook

Others (Twitter, Instagram, etc)

Website

Basic information
Faces