Though IT outsourcing services are very popular these days, unfortunately, a lot of
businesses among those that use such services have very little understanding of how to do it
correctly and how to hire software developers without committing sad mistakes and losing
money. In this article, we’d like to focus on one of the most popular outsourcing models. It
presupposes hiring a dedicated development team and working with a group of experts
created in full accordance with the requirements and needs of your project.
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Dedicated development team: What is it?
When you hire a dedicated development team, you have the possibility to cooperate with the
best experts from any corner of the world without the necessity to spend your time and
resources on recruitment and onboarding tasks. How is it possible? You can enjoy these
benefits because all these tasks will be the responsibility of your outsourcing partner.
Though the team will work in a remote format, the developers (as well as other specialists
whose skills are required for your project) will fully concentrate on your tasks. They are not
just freelancers, they are practically your full-time workers but officially they will be employed
by an outsourcing company.
Of course, this model has a lot of benefits for businesses. When companies hire dedicated
development teams, they can save a lot of resources and at the same time enjoy the highest
quality of work.
Steps to find a dedicated software development team
Below you will find our recommendations that will help you to get a clear plan on how you
can start working with dedicated developers.
1) Find a trusted outsourcing partner. To do it, it is important to make a good market
analysis, study the available offers, and also consider the opinions and reviews of the
clients who used the services of the firms under consideration. Please pay attention
to such points as portfolio, expertise in particular business domains, tech stack, time
in the market, and rates.
2) Communicate with the company’s representatives. It is very important to discuss
your future cooperation in detail, including budgets and financial expectations, ways
of communication, etc. If everything looks good and you are satisfied with the
company’s previous experience, business values, and approaches, you can sign a
contract with this agency and proceed to the next step.
3) Create a list of your requirements. You need to think of the composition of your
team and the skills, and expertise of your team members. If your requirements change after the beginning of the development process, it won’t be a problem to reduce or
scale your team.
4) Conduct interviews. When your outsourcing partner finds the candidates,
communicate with them and choose the best people to join your team.
5) Find the most convenient software tools for establishing cooperation with your
team. Do not forget that your developers will work remotely. That’s why when you
hire dedicated development teams, it is vital to ensure good tools and ways for
interaction, assigning tasks, introducing changes, and tracking progress.
As you can see, despite the fact that hiring a dedicated development team requires some
effort from you at the initial stages, if you do everything correctly, you will have a chance to
relax a little bit in the future. You will make payments for outsourcing services on a monthly
basis but you won’t need to deal with payrolls and other financial tasks related to salaries,
bonuses, or sick leaves of every developer. You will just enjoy cooperation with highly
professional experts while your outsourcing partner will deal with all administrative