Dedicated Developments Team – Why?
How to hire a development team without recruitment, HR documentation, and all that stuff? How to get the top talent with required skills, knowledge and experience?
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Recently hiring dedicated development teams became quite a standard practice in the IT industry for both: well-established companies and growing startups. A dedicated team is a business model of cooperation between a client and an IT service provider. It stands on the basis of fixed price (FP) and time & material (T&M) models. Term “dedicated” means that this team is solely allocated to the client’s project, working full-time.
This approach can benefit your business in many ways, but it can result in a number of challenges as well.
What are the benefits of hiring a dedicated development team?
Cost-efficiency: with a dedicated development team you get a service, not people. Paying for a service in many cases might be more reasonable than having to pay fixed salaries, take care of infrastructure cost, office space, training, etc.
Flexible team management – the core concept of development outsourcing is easily shortening or scaling a team in response to the changing requirements.
Complete team from the very beginning: your dedicated development team might consist of any combination of specialists that suits your needs. Front – end / Back – end developers, QA specialists, DevOps, Analysts or PMs / Scrum Masters – you name it.
Vast experience – the team you hire has most probably worked for various companies and in diverse projects. It’s difficult to achieve that with your own in-house team.
What are the challenges when hiring a dedicated development team?
Not compatible with small and short-term projects: outsourcing a full-scale dedicated development team is not the most suitable for short-time projects or it might be quite expensive.
Different time zones: time difference might be a disadvantage when you need an immediate update on your project, but a team is working on a different schedule.
Communication issues: usually dedicated development teams work remotely. That might result in various struggles involving communication and administration support.