How to Hire a Dedicated Software Development Team

Nov 09, 2023 7 min read 214
Vasyl Kuchma Managing Partner
Natalia Barashkova HR manager
How to Hire a Dedicated Software Development Team

Running a business in today's fast-paced world requires a lot of effort from both owners and employees. You need to keep up with the latest innovations in your industry, analyze workflows and the quality of your services or products, and what is more important, keep an eye on your competitors and do your best to stay ahead of the competition.

Fortunately, modern technologies can offer your company solutions to improve its operations and automate a multitude of processes. All you need to do is simply develop a suitable product and get it implemented in your business. This way, you will get something that is tailored exactly to your needs.

In the current environment, the easiest and most reliable way to get custom software is to find an outsourcing partner and hire a dedicated software development team.

What Is a Dedicated Software Development Team?

Before moving further into our topic, it is worth clarifying what a dedicated software development team is. In short, it is a team that is assigned to you on a temporary basis by your partner, who is engaged in providing IT outsourcing services.

It means that for your project you get professionals who have been working together for a long time and whose knowledge and skills will be directed exclusively to work with you. In addition, you are not involved in any administrative matters like training, personnel hiring, etc.

Main Advantages of Hiring a Dedicated Team

Access to the world's best specialists

Work with an outsourcing partner a priori implies a remote type of cooperation. Basically, it means that you have no geographical restrictions on the location of your team. This way, you have the opportunity to search for the most talented specialists all over the world and engage them in your project.

Minimization of management responsibilities

Due to the fact that you're hiring a ready-to-go team, there are a number of responsibilities you won't need to fulfill such as:

  • recruiting and hiring of employees;
  • personnel training;
  • locating the team and equipment;
  • assigning work processes and responsibilities;
  • monitoring of work;
  • solving a number of work problems (employee vacations, days off or sick leaves);
  • distributing the salaries and much more.

As a result, you will make your life much easier and will be able to devote your time to other things that are more important for your business.

Read also: Best Practices for Outsourcing Software Development

Flexibility

Depending on your needs and time frames, you can adjust the size of the team. That is, if you want to get through a project faster, you can add a few more employees to the team. In doing so you will increase the productivity of the group and get the finished solution faster. Similarly, you may also make the team smaller, if necessary.

Access to the best technologies

Of course, to develop great software you need quality hardware and access to different resources. Most of the reliable outsourcing teams have all of these. So, you are able to avoid spending extra money and still get the best result that will be developed with the help of innovative technologies.

Cost-effective

Reduced costs is another one of the advantages that you get through the remote working format. It means that you can hire very talented developers from countries whose standard of living foresees lower salaries compared to others.

Full package of services

As soon as you sign a contract about cooperation with an outsourcing partner, it actually stands for getting a "turnkey" solution. That is, the team will provide you with assistance at all stages of the project, from testing the idea to technical support, so that you get a product with which you can immediately start your business processes.

Full control over the work progress 

Despite the fact that the development of your project is handled by a dedicated team, you are free to monitor progress and make amendments at any time. Also, you are free to choose a model of cooperation that suits you best. For example, if you want to be constantly in touch with developers and control everything frequently, it is better to proceed with Agile.

Read also: Outsourcing Development for Startups: Main Reasons & Pitfalls to Avoid

How to Hire a Dedicated Software Development Team?

Determine your requirements and budget

Before you start looking for an outsourcing partner, it is worth analyzing your company's needs and understanding what problems you want to solve and what goals you want to achieve. The best thing to do is to document all your requirements and try to make them as clear and realistic as possible. 

And of course, you should determine how much money you are ready to spend on your new project. In order to understand, at least approximately, how much that can cost, look at the price of the work of the required specialists and roughly calculate how many hours of their work it takes. Also, do not forget to include a budget for additional expenses.

Explore the market offers

To see potential partners, you are better to go to specialized platforms for their search, such as LinkedIn, GitHub and others. Analyze what companies offer, sort them by criteria important to you, such as the skills of specialists, price, experience with projects in a specific field etc. Your task is to choose the most suitable variants.

Conduct interviews with the candidates

The next step is interviewing potential partners. Ask them about their experience, skills, you may also prepare questions to see if they will fit your requirements. By the way, do not forget to pay attention during the interview to the candidate's manners and desire to provide the best service and assistance to the client. 

Look at reviews and choose a partner

Once you've spoken to representatives of outsourcing teams in person, it's worth highlighting a few of the best ones in your opinion. Check the reviews of these companies, or better yet, personally contact the ones they have provided services to for an honest feedback. Based on all the available information – choose the best option for you.

Discuss all the details

Before starting software development, it is worthwhile to discuss all the details, approximate cost and realistic timeframes on the shore. Decide on the model of cooperation as well. Think carefully whether you are satisfied with everything.

Sign the contract and start working

As soon as you and your team have agreed on everything, it will be right to document it all and sign the contract. This way you will protect your personal data and also get a quality result. Now you can start working!

Read also: IT Outsourcing vs. Outstaffing

Software Development with SDH

If you don't want to spend a long time wandering around websites looking for a good company that will take over the development of your project – then you can write to us right away!

Software Development Hub is a company that has been providing different organizations with dedicated software development teams for over 15 years. Already at the first consultation with us you will be convinced in our professional approach and experience. In addition, you are welcome to look through our already completed projects in the Projects section and make sure of the quality of our services.

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