Look for dedicated team members. The first thing you need to do is make sure the team has the ability to do the job for you. You can find this by asking to see the proof of their previous work. Ask for references, and if they do not have references then steer clear of them.
Ask for recommendations. The last thing you want to do is be disappointed with the project because of the project leader’s lack of a recommendation. Find out if there are any other arenas that have used the team to create a module and get their experience to ensure that you hire the best.
Ask for references. This may seem obvious, but it is also the most important thing you can do for yourself. Even if a team does not have any references or no references at all, you should still ask for a reference. Ask around, ask former clients, and ask your friends.
Ask for references. The last thing you want to do is hire someone who is unreliable or difficult to work with. When you hire someone to help you build your module, you want to be sure that the team will help you with your requirements, because you know nothing. You want a team that you can get comfortable with, that you know will work with you and the business, and that will deliver what you expect.
Do a background check. A little research is probably going to do you a world of good. Ask around to see what others have said about the team. You want to know who else has had issues with the team in the past, and you want to know what you can expect in terms of your own team members’ performance.
Ask for a demo. The only way to really know whether the team can help you is to watch their previous projects and give them a demo. The team should be able to show you their past work, and you will be able to determine whether or not they are able to deliver on your expectations.
Interview them. Before you make a final decision, you should talk to the team members one-on-one. It might not be easy to talk to the leader, but you should try to meet with them before the final decision. Once you have met with them, you will be able to have a better understanding of the team, their work, and whether or not they have the ability to help you with your needs.
Interview them again. Even if you have spoken to them before, you need to ask them to again. Just because you have watched their previous work does not mean that you know that they can meet your needs.
Hire them, don’t pay them. Don’t hire the team without knowing how much they will charge for the project. There is nothing wrong with charging a reasonable amount for the project, but you want to make sure that the team will give you a professional, quick turnaround, and results that are consistent.
Hire them with or without references. Some people are only comfortable with working with references. This is okay, but if you are not comfortable working with references then you should probably not hire them.
It is easy to find different arena simulation teams to help you with your needs. Just keep these tips in mind as you start looking for teams that you want to hire. That way you will be able to hire the team that is right for you and the needs of your arena simulation needs.