Leaning on Tech Partners to get the customized, 100% allocated and multidisciplinary “High-Performance Squads” needed to make things happen.
Dedicated development teams: having the right talent at the right time is key to any company’s success. People are the center of the business and even in this digital world we live in, they are the ones who build and consume the technology that streamlines our day to day.
The problem is, as we all know, IT talent is scarce, and organizations really struggle to attract and retain it. That’s why many of them are embracing the “Dedicated Development Teams” model, the same is to say, leaning on Tech Partners to get the customized, 100% allocated and multidisciplinary “High-Performance Squads” they need to make things happen.
In this model, all members of the team work exclusively on the same project, in a full-time mode and reporting directly to the customer, as an in-house team would do. Also, they can work both remotely and in-person – or a blend of the two. The best part? IT departments gain the skilled professionals and delivery capacity required at each time without having to worry about recruitment and bureaucratic work.
What is a Dedicated Development Team?
A dedicated development team is a group of developers who work exclusively on a single project for an extended period. These developers work remotely or onsite and have a deep understanding of the project’s requirements and objectives. They are an integral part of the company’s operations, and their expertise contributes significantly to the project’s success.
Why are Dedicated Development Teams a great option for companies that want a team of experts ready to transform their ideas into reality?
Fast time to market
You can get the job done and launch new digital products and services much faster by accessing the right pool of tech professionals.
Address talent shortage
Companies around the globe struggle to find the right IT people in a market that is not able to answer all the huge demands. By choosing to work with Dedicated Development Teams from a trusted Tech Partner your company will be able to always have the proper specialists available.
This hassle-free approach (that can be provided in agile nearshore) is also more time-efficient when compared to hiring an in-house team locally. In fact, it takes less time for an outsourcer to put together and setup a cross-functional team using their resources and unique strategies than for a company to recruit and train a full team.
Scalability and flexibility
Flexible composition throughout the time according to the needs at each moment – somehow these are the magic words on getting Dedicated Development Teams from a Tech Partner. For instance, a “Tech Squad” may include 1 Tech Lead, 2 Developers and 1 QA. A “Business Squad” may include 1 Scrum Master, 1 Business Analyst, 1 Tech Lead and 1 Senior Developer, and an “Agile Squad” may include 1 Scrum Master, 1 Senior Developer, 1 Developer, 1 Mobile Developer, 1 QA and 2 Developers. Requirements may change, and new competencies added. With this collaboration model, the team can rapidly grow or shrink or be empowered with new specific skills.
Obtaining the best solution at the best price is the goal of every IT budget. With the Dedicated Development Teams outsourcing approach, your company can achieve both.
Short or long-term projects
Is your company looking to modernize just a small application? Or to continuously develop and optimize systems as your customers’ and employees’ needs evolve? No matter what the answer might be, Dedicated Development Teams are elastic enough. These specialists are ready to add value to your projects for weeks, months or years.
How to hire a dedicated development team?
Hiring a dedicated development team can be a game-changer for businesses that want to take their projects to the next level. But how do you go about hiring the right team for your needs? Here are some steps to consider when hiring a dedicated development team:
Define Your Project Requirements: Before you start the hiring process, you need to clearly define your project’s requirements and objectives. This includes determining the scope of the project, the timeline, and the budget. You should also consider the specific skills and expertise needed for the project.
Determine the Type of Engagement Model: There are several engagement models to choose from when hiring a dedicated development team, including staff augmentation, project-based, and dedicated team. Each model has its own advantages and disadvantages, and you should choose the one that best aligns with your project requirements and business objectives.
Choose the Right Location: When hiring a dedicated development team, you have the option of choosing a team located onsite or remotely. Each option has its own benefits, and you should choose the one that best suits your project’s needs and budget.
Evaluate Potential Providers: Once you have determined your project requirements, engagement model, and location, you can start evaluating potential providers. Look for providers with experience in your industry and with the specific skills and expertise needed for your project. You should also consider their reputation, portfolio, and customer reviews.
Conduct Interviews and Assessments: Once you have shortlisted potential providers, it’s time to conduct interviews and assessments. Ask for references and portfolio samples and evaluate their communication skills, work ethics, and cultural fit. You should also consider conducting technical assessments to ensure that the team has the necessary skills for your project.
Sign the Contract and Start the Project: Once you have selected a provider and team, it’s time to sign the contract and start the project. Ensure that the contract includes all project requirements, milestones, timelines, and payment terms.
In conclusion, hiring a dedicated development team requires careful planning and evaluation to ensure that you find the right team for your project needs. By following these steps, you can ensure that you hire a team of experts that can help you transform your ideas into reality.
Dedicated Development Teams vs other outsourcing models
Every company is different and may require different partnership models, or even a combination of some of them regarding specific realities. For instance, at InnoTech we work side by side with our customers in 4 different IT Service models:
- Time & Means: Start your projects faster using the right skills at the right time
- Turnkey Project: Using agile and waterfall methodologies to deliver the project scope.
- Software as a Service: Cybersecurity and Crowd Testing power tools as a service.
- High-Performance Squads, aka Dedicated Development Teams: Putting efficiency, flexibility and effectiveness together. Measuring productivity by progress and quality.
With the difficulties in recruiting tech talents and the necessity to keep innovation rolling, the right Tech Partner ensures that things happen when and how they need to happen. At InnoTech we are there for you, every step of the way. More than an IT Company, we’re a Connection Company delivering the perfect match between our talents and your ambitions.
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