October 26, 2017
What is a dedicated team? How do software companies benefit from it? Receive answers to these and other related questions to outsource software development efficiently.
List of the Content
- What is a dedicated team for software companies?
- How software companies use dedicated teams for outsourcing and offshoring remote developers
- Some examples of the dedicated team projects
- Benefits of the dedicated team for software companies
- In conclusion
WHAT IS A DEDICATED TEAM FOR SOFTWARE COMPANIES
With the rapid growth of technology worldwide, companies do not want to be left behind using outdated know-how for their production processes. Nevertheless, it is still a challenge to find the right dedicated software development team for a software company in terms of expenses and scarcity of specific IT talent. The dedicated development model, however, is very economical and efficient for outsourcing a dedicated team, for the provision of solutions to the current business challenges.
First, a dedicated development team model allows a fruitful client–developer relationship from the well-established frameworks, project scope, and other well-specified procedures. This is made possible by very interactive and frequent communication between the two parties which is usually for a vast comprehension of the project especially, at the contractor’s end. For this, there is a variety of different tracking systems that can be used from Bugzilla, JIRA, AgileZen, Pivotal Tracker.
So who is the dedicated team is suitable for?
- Companies undergoing product development that require software expertise without having to defocus the core team.
- Companies that are dynamic and find permanent hiring of employees for their ever-changing scope requirements, expensive.
- Companies in search of specific and rare expertise for a project but should also be cost-beneficial.
- Also, for startups who require offshore staff to rump up their team
In general, the dedicated team allows you to grow your business by either scaling up or down as required, using your budget resources efficiently, and cutting off the time that would have been used for marketing. Plus, all this is done while the client has full management over all the project’s objectives, scope, and all its requirements.
For newcomers working with dedicated developers, here is a summary of procedures to hiring a dedicated team for software companies:
- Depending on the company’s project requirements, the developer brings together a dedicated team of software developers, business analysts, software architects, quality assurance engineers, and UI/UX designers
- The client can choose to manage the project themselves or as for remote dedicated developers, the developer can provide a project manager.
- Once all is set that is; frameworks, the project’s scope and objectives, and they are mutually agreed upon, the work begins. The dedicated team then proceeds to understand more of the company’s end-user requirements and everything that will allow them to work efficiently.
HOW SOFTWARE COMPANIES USE DEDICATED TEAMS FOR OUTSOURCING AND OFFSHORING REMOTE DEVELOPERS
The dedicated development model is known to be very efficient and cost-effective for outsourcing a dedicated software development team for software companies. In turn, it has become a very common approach to offshoring a dedicated team especially the remote one. Companies in Europe and America are outsourcing development teams from Ukraine, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria. Dedicated development is the main approach they are offered by a majority of IT outsourcing companies. Why do they choose these services?
Companies that face hardship attracting good developers in their country
A dedicated team for software companies is a beneficial way in countries where finding good developers is challenging. This is usually mainly because of inadequate high quality IT skills and developing the in-house staff, would be expensive and time consuming for example in cities like London and New York. The cost of hiring the local developers could also be extremely costly in addition to the burden of overhead costs.
What are average software development rates?
More about software development rates and price making in popular outsourcing locations in “Global Custom Software Development Rates Guide ” by EXISTEK.
Also, outsourcing is suitable for companies like those in Sweden where regulations limit companies to change their in-house staff frequently. The law supports employees such that; dismissal for business-related reasons (redundancy) is normally seen as based on just cause.
Extension of in-house Research and Development (R&D) and startups
The client is usually enhanced by the dedicated development team model, to manage all the processes of the project as well as the team while all along, they ensure the provision of resources, infrastructure, and any other requirements for the remote team to work. For instance, when well-financed, startups are able to efficiently work, get experienced as well as get established in turn, are able to develop products fast and efficiently. It is usually a platform for their growth and expansion.
Plus, with time the dedicated team becomes part of the client’s company as they come to share the same culture, technical platforms, work tools, and finally, the same objectives. Therefore, dedicated development is directly enhancing R&Ds and startups to grow to fast-growing IT service providers globally.
SOME EXAMPLES OF THE DEDICATED TEAM PROJECTS
Jabra brand, Denmark’s GN Netcom is a Danish company that provides wireless and corded headsets for offices, call centers among others. Three years ago it required a software developing partner to enhance its growth and due to unlimited IT resources in its home country, it was forced to outsource. Jabra settled for using dedicated development teams of currently six members. It has experienced 50% savings and the availability of high-quality IT expertise.
Another example is Sqord a company producing Sqord Activity Pod which in conjunction with the Sqord app creates a play tool for kids. It helps them become more active by introducing them to a world of games; all of which were made possible by the help of dedicated software development.
BENEFITS OF THE DEDICATED TEAM FOR SOFTWARE COMPANIES
Cost-efficient and labor arbitrage
It is evident that outsourcing a dedicated team is less expensive than hiring a local team and with the extra finances the client saves, they can invest in the creation of a higher quality product. Why spend a lot while you can save approximately a quarter of that amount and get professional developers overseas?
Dedicated development requires very engaging communication between the client and developers. The good news is that despite the difference in physical location between the two, the team and the client still maintain the interaction for example through Skype.
Access to scarce special IT talent
In most countries like Ukraine, there is a known massive talent pool of IT specialists with different skills and experience from which the clients can choose. There is unlimited access to potential and talented developers with the outsourcing of a dedicated team.
Availability solution-based developers
While in most countries, there is a lack of certain IT skills which makes it hard for a company to get help with such specific skills. However, with the outsourcing of a dedicated team, there is a great chance of identifying the particular team, the software company requires.
Unlike the in-house staff in which a company’s progress may be limited by their personal issues such as sick leaves, there exist a mutual agreement over the company’s requirements, project scope, and frameworks with a dedicated team. The client provides resources, infrastructure, and other needs while the team ensures they work in accordance with the agreed terms in completing the project resulting in high-quality products.
Suitable for whatever business
Whether a technical or non-technical business, as long the client has adequate resources, the dedicated development team model is always of great benefit. With the dedicated team, there are a great number of differently skilled individuals to fulfill any clients’ requirements and project scope. The developer will combine all the skills they require as a team.
Constantly improving workflow
As a result of the team’s fluent involvement in comprehending the client’s demands, expectations, and business requirements, the work progress is never stagnant. There is a continuous growth of the client’s idea behind the project and with that, there is growth at work.
Before the dedicated team starts on the client’s project, there is usually an already set concept for the project. This ensures focus by dedicated development teams and acts as a reference tool for confirmation of work progress by the client as intended. Plus, while the client draws the project plan, they can set out their business priorities as well as the end goal. They get a chance to dictate what they want and how they want it as well as when it can get done.
The dedicated development team model has proven to be a valuable approach for the outsourcing companies to adopt in proving dedicated teams as well as encouraging the client who is offshore IT services to use the model. We at EXISTEK have made it our task to help software companies scale their capabilities with highly qualified and experienced IT professionals.
Our core centers are located in Ukraine but the difference in the geographical distance has never been a problem as we are always open to interacting with our clients and communicating seamlessly. We have among the best dedicated development teams for different companies. The members are able to easily work with Microsoft Technology stack including .NET, C#, or Java. We can easily round up specific individuals at your request to provide you with the services you need. We are the one-stop shop for the cost-effective and efficient dedicated team provider. Visit our dedicated development team service homepage to learn more or contact us directly to discuss your requirements with the team today.