Dedicated development team: How to create it
To solve the problem of finding developers to implement a product, businesses have two main ways: to look for employees to work in the office or to hire remote specialists. The second option is more preferable when the main focus of the company is not on the development of digital solutions, or there is a need to get started as soon as possible.
By choosing this approach, you have several options for collaboration, one of which is a collaboration with dedicated software development teams — the most reliable and predictable model for projects that require flexibility in the workflow. We will talk about how to form this team below.
What is a dedicated team?
In a nutshell, a dedicated team is a team of experienced IT specialists who will be fully immersed in the work on the client’s project, without being distracted by other tasks and taking into account all the needs put forward by the clients themselves. Usually, cooperation according to such project team structures implies payment for services “in fact” – taking into account the expended human and time resources necessary for the successful completion of the project.
How to find a dedicated team?
Although working with a dedicated development team significantly reduces the time it takes to hire employees, as would be the case with the traditional model of interacting with IT experts (on-site, with formal employment), you still have to take some steps to find those who will not only be able to guarantee the unsurpassed quality of their services but also cooperation with whom will not cause serious damage to your budget. So, let’s look at the main steps involved in hiring a dedicated software development team.
- Contact the service provider. By “service provider” we mean an outsourcing company specializing in the development of digital solutions. Ideally, your supplier should have not only an affordable price for their services but also projects in their portfolio that are relevant to your business niche and the scope of your project.
- Make a list of project requirements. The clearer your technical and business requirements for your future project are, the better. This does not mean that you have to thoroughly understand the tools and technologies that you plan to use, but you still need to have a basic understanding of which of them will help your dedicated team realize your business idea.
- Conduct interviews with your future team members. Since the outsourcing service provider almost never chooses specific people to participate in your project, it will be your responsibility to interview candidates. In particular, you will have to find out if a particular specialist has the technical expertise you need and understand how interested he or she is in participating in your particular project.
- Choose communication tools. Since you will be interacting with dedicated software teams remotely, you will need to find remote collaboration tools that are convenient for both you and your team members. You will also have to agree on the optimal hours for communication so that in the future you will not have any disagreements on this.
- Agree on reporting tools. And finally, you must be prepared for the fact that you will know the final budget of the project only after its completion, which means that in the process of cooperation, you must have tools to evaluate the effectiveness of each of the team members.
In general, dedicated development teams often can replace in-office ones without compromising the quality of the project and with obvious benefits for the client’s budget. If you are looking for a reliable outsourcing vendor that will provide you with the best specialists for your dedicated team, please, contact us.