The way business is changing so quickly, companies have to make sure their products get out there quickly, cost as little as possible, and be top-notch. The same goes for software development.
But it can be hard for companies that don’t focus on software development to stick to these rules because they don’t have the money, time, or manpower to do so. In that case, they might hire a dedicated team. Let’s see what this collaboration model looks like.
What Is A Dedicated Team in Product Development?
Regarding software product development, a dedicated team is a group of experts from an outsourced company chosen based on the needs, objectives, and goals of a specific project. This collaboration model is usually used for projects that are going to last for a while, so you can be as flexible as possible with your workload, project requirements, and budget.
Unlike hiring full-time employees, with a full-time team, you can get started on your project two to three weeks after you first get in touch with the outsourcing company, and then end the collaboration free of charge when the project is finished.
How Does The Dedicated Development Team Model Works?
When you first hire a development team, it’s all about working together with the employer and the service provider for the long haul. All team members work full-time for a particular client, fully involved in their work, but in an outsourced company’s office with local management.
Typically, it takes around 15-20 days between the initial phone call with the client and the start of the project. This time is needed to create detailed project guidelines, choose experts for a particular project, and create and sign a confidentiality agreement.
If needed, the client can add more experts to the team or get rid of some if they’re no longer needed.
What Are The Principal Advantages of Product Development Using a Dedicated Team Model?
Once you’ve got a basic idea of how a team-based approach works, we recommend you start talking about the benefits of a dedicated team model.
One of the biggest benefits of working with a dedicated team is how cost-effective it is. Instead of shelling out your company’s budget to hire, train, and keep new experts, plus all the taxes, holidays, and sick days that come with it, you can send a remote team to work on a specific project in a country where the market rate for software development is cheaper than in your own country.
You won’t have to worry about setting up job sites, managing departments, or other complicated tasks that take up a lot of your resources and can cost you money and delay the launch.
We mentioned above that with a good team you can get started on a project within a few weeks of first getting in touch. This process can take even less time depending on what you need for the project and who has the skills to make it happen. Anyways, these timelines are pretty much impossible to stick to when it comes to hiring in-office experts.
Outsourcing companies that specialize in team-building have their unique ways of working with clients that have been around for a long time, and they always deliver great results from one project to the next.
If your company has yet to do software development, local interactions might not be as successful, and in general, software development isn’t part of your company’s main business goals.
Specialized teams have their in-house managers who hand out tasks, make sure everything is done on time and to a high standard, and usually keep track of everything from start to finish of internal processes.
This will save you a ton of time since you won’t have to keep checking to make sure everything is working out the way you want it to, which can be tough when you’re working from home and have to keep up with all the business stuff in your business, plus software development.
Focus on your core business activities
If you want to get the most out of your next software development project, all you need to do is keep an eye on the progress and adjust your project needs as needed. That way, you won’t be distracted from your regular business activities. This means you’ll be able to keep up with your main business tasks at the same speed so you don’t miss out on a competitive edge in the market.
Unlike other types of outsourced collaboration, dedicated teams get into the business of the companies they’re working on projects with, and they connect with the company’s values and culture.
This is important for businesses that have a lot of branding and a good presence in the market because the result will be exactly what they want it to be.
Most of the time, the dedicated teams work in the T&M pricing model, meaning they have to fully adapt to the client’s ever-changing project needs. Unlike other outsourcing services that rely on a fixed price model, this kind of flexibility is okay because the final cost of the project is determined by how much money is spent on it.
Working with a committed team is good for both the client and the team, who won’t have to worry about changing the direction of the project because of changes in their needs.
End-to-end control over the project
It’s the outsourcing company’s prerogative to manage the project, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to check the quality of what’s been done and generally understand where your project is. In particular, you’ll be able to talk to your contractor about how often they’ll be calling you and make arrangements to show you the work already done.
This means you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the final product will be delivered on time and will meet all the standards you and your team agreed upon.
We hope we’ve given you a better idea of what it’s like to work with a dedicated software development team, so you can make an informed choice about whether or not to hire one. If your choice is good, pick the team that will give you a full-time team with expertise in your industry.