Have you hired consultants from sites like Toptal, Upwork, etc?

Ishwar Jha
2 replies
I would be curious to know if you hired tech resources from sites like Toptal, Upwork, etc on a long-term basis. I would like to know: 1. What was your duration of hiring? 2. What specific tools you used to manage the result effectively? 3. What were specific challenges you faced? Best,


Ross Currie
1. Short-term (1wk) and long-term (12m+) 2. It's been a while. Upwork had some basic tools but they really didn't do much in terms of managing the project. I ended up using a word doc with requirements tables and highlighting the parts they'd finished. 3. Not properly reading requirements before they quote. And I mean when I attach a requirements doc with detailed sets of requirements. I'd additionally suggest that most people don't know how to put together requirements or understand SDLC, and none of the platforms I've seen really address that.
Al Faisal
I haven't. But soon I will.