In outsourcing product engineering, the most important thing that companies need to consider is vendor skills. Choosing the right set of skills can serve as an effective strategy for companies to achieve business objectives such as reducing time to market or lowering costs. On the other hand, choosing the wrong set of skills can cause sub-par project outcomes and mire companies in regret. Taking the necessary steps to ensure all projects are in good hands makes the difference between failure and success in PEO.