A dedicated software development team is a cooperation model between a vendor (service provider) and a client. In this model, the vendor allocates a dedicated team to work for the software development process as per the requirement from the client.
This dedicated team works for the client remotely, and vendors take care of all the requirements like recruitments, payroll, legal issues, administration, sick days, taxes and perks for the developers.
A Dedicated team model is a collaboration between an outsourced team of developers and clients for a long-term basis. The most popular collaboration models are time & material (T&M) and fixed price (FP).
If you choose a dedicated development team to collaborate with, you hire a team of professionals holding expertise on your business goals. It would resemble an in-house team that are your employees, technically.
At the same time, the administrative and HR works of this dedicated development team will not bother you. You can invest this time of yours to work on your project in a more focused way.
People often get confused between these two types of pricing models. Though these two are very similar but have some differences.
In the Fixed Price collaboration Model, the client pays an agreed amount irrespective of the work hours or jobs done. This model is the best option for short-term projects with defined project scope and strict requirements.
The only disadvantage of this model is the risk of overpayment. At times, clients are unable to forecast the scope of work and time precisely. In any case, the client will have to pay the contract amount even if it required fewer resources than originally planned or if a faster delivery was done.
Therefore, a Fixed price model is a good choice, if:
On the contrary, a dedicated team format gives you the space and freedom for development without any overpayment.
It is yet another model that competes with the dedicated team model. In the Time Material Model, a client pays for the actual effort and time spent by the development team while developing a specific feature. This model is suitable when:
It also gives you the space to do in-depth research and development, but it doesn’t guarantee that you will be working with the same software development team throughout the project. If a team member does not have a lot of work on your project, they will be assigned to a different project.
At the same time, the advantage of the dedicated software team model is in its dedication. In this, you get exclusive team members that will be dedicatedly working on your project and are not compelled to take other assignments.
If you have a long, complex project with a possibility to expand in the future, then opting for a dedicated team model will be the best option for you. When your idea is at the discovery stage, and it does not have the product-market fit then you should look no further.
If you are expecting to grow and are at an early stage, then you must hire a dedicated team. Not only will it help you with saving money on the hiring process, but you can also build a team quickly and develop your product faster. This means your in-house team will be able to focus on the business-oriented tasks and the outsourcing firm will take care of the rest.
When your idea needs a discovery state and does not have a product-market fit, then hiring a dedicated software team can help you in many ways. It is because the backbone lies in the discovery stage and the whole mechanism of the project development takes a few months of interviews and tests to eventually settle down. With the dedicated software team development model, you can focus on the discovery stage without overspending.
If your project has the possibility to expand in the future, then this dedicated development team model is suitable for you. To understand the potential of your project, you will need a strong team of software developers that works for you in the long term. With a dedicated team, you will always have the same dedicated developers working for you till the end of the project.
Hiring a Software Development team involves several stages. It takes some time, and the process must be completed before everything is running. You can hire dedicated teams of developers from 2V modules using the same process:
Hiring a dedicated team is impossible without partnership. The first step involves a meeting between the client and representative of the software development team. In this meeting, the crucial details are discussed. Obviously, this requirement may change with time, but it is necessary to establish terms at least to begin the corporation. This stage includes understanding the composition and size of the team, preliminary schedule, possible relocation, experience requirements, and various other organizational points.
Most outsourcing companies already have a talent pool from which they make the selection. Sometimes, it may happen that the company is missing some specialists to fulfil specific criteria, so the company would hire a software developer accordingly. After selecting the potential candidates, the outsourcing firm would conduct the interview providing the staff, the company hiring, or both of them together. Finally, the client decides which candidates will be part of the dedicated development team.
This is a relatively simple process where the specialist gets to know each other and understand the project requirements like working hours, tasks assigned, cooperation with other specialists, etc. It is the final task of the outsourcing company.
Once the dedicated development team starts working, they will work for the client as long as they are asked. The team keeps in mind that there might be some changes and extensions after they start working on the project. At times, the talent company would also motivate the team to work and help them reach their optimal productivity.
Some other tasks might be expected once the work gets rolling. It might include provisioning workers needs (health and socialization), paperwork and constant support in business analysis and strategy. Optimally the talent company takes care of as many responsibilities as possible. The client needs to just sign the contract with the outsourcing company and they will take care of everything else. Especially with a remote team like ours.
The project may need to be revamped up or down over time. So, it can reduce or extend the need for a dedicated team. Moreover, there might be a need to change team structure (like adding project managers or business analysts) for better coordination amongst the hired developers. Once the scope of work is completed, the client and the outsourcing company can separate their ways with no further obligations.
Once the dedicated team setup is done, the technology solutions company will select an approach to make the software development workflow smooth. This selection depends majorly on goals, team size and other factors.
Sometimes, selecting the most suitable methodology can be difficult as it depends on so many variables. Many of these are even outside the control of the project managers.
The best methodology to select is the one that improves the value of the output so the sum is much greater than the parts. Here are some of the development methodologies that 2V modules suggest considering while you are hiring a dedicated development team:
This one is one of the most commonly used and traditional methods used for software development. The waterfall model simplifies the software development process in the linear sequential flow. It is very simple and easy to understand and makes managing the project easier.
This model saves time in all the phases, therefore helping to deliver the final product at the committed time. It also works effectively for smaller projects, and doing tests in different scenarios is easier.
Some disadvantages of this model are that this model can only be used when the requirement is precise and available upfront. Also, it is not possible to develop a working software until the last stage of the cycle.
This methodology is designed to accommodate change and the need to produce software faster. It minimizes the risk by developing the software in short time boxes called iterations that generally last one week to one month. Also, Agile allows the dedicated team to have direct communication with clients and get constant feedback from the client to leave no space for any guesswork.
There are some downfalls of using this method as it focuses on working software rather than documentation. It might lead to a lack of documentation. Also, only senior engineers in the team are capable of taking the decisions required for the project development. Thus, a newbie talent can face problems unless the dedicated team has some experienced developers.
This methodology can be applied in nearly all kinds of projects. It is used where the requirements keep on changing rapidly and are highly emerging. This software development cycle begins with brief planning, meeting, and concludes with a final review. It can easily bring back the slowest progressing projects on track.
The main advantage of using scrum methodology is the daily meeting that helps the developer with measuring the individual’s productivity easily. Coping with the changes also becomes easier due to the constant feedback and short sprints.
Scrum is not suitable for the dedicated development team having novice engineers as it makes it difficult to deliver the project within the exact time frame. Also, it works well only when the Scrum Master trusts the team they are managing. So, if they are too strict, it could become extremely frustrating for remote team developers, and can lead to demoralization and the failure of the project.
It is gaining a lot of attention because of the unconditional benefits DevOps offers to clients. The integration and delivery model allows the development team to work simultaneously on everything from security to quality assurance and from security to other operations.
Using this methodology, developers can not achieve speed and security all the time. Thus, for critical projects, it is not a good methodology. The development team may need to consider a different plan for security at every stage of your DevOps workflow. Also, implementing this methodology involves cultural changes to restart the process in an effective manner
This software development process allows developers to create only the solution's prototype to demonstrate its functionality to the clients. Its best feature is that it solves a plethora of issues that often occur in a traditional waterfall model.
This methodology also allows the development team to show their prototypes to the customer to have a clear understanding of the functionality, ensuring greater customer satisfaction. The requirement gathering and analysis also becomes easier where there is a lack of required documents.
The disadvantage of using this methodology is that it does not appreciate too many modifications and can easily disturb the existing overflow. Also, sometimes the client demands an early demand of product delivery after seeing an early prototype.
There are many project management softwares available in the market that helps organizations with resource allocation, scheduling and project planning. It enables the software development company and the entire team to take control of the documentation, quality management, and track the project's progress. It also helps in easy collaboration with the client.
The development team can also track the deliverables, collaborate with team members while helping them run the project and deliver the work smoothly. From the many software development software available, we have hands-on experience of using many of the tools, the best of them being:
It is a powerful add-on tool to an existing project management toolkit that allows the dedicated software development team to operate in a virtual environment. They can instantly communicate with the client as the tool gives options of a voice call. This makes sure that the client and the dedicated team do not have to open zoom or skype for communication. Also, one can store files & necessary documents, and make a to-do list for future reference/use.
This is one of the most robust and powerful projects management tools in the market. It includes everything that a dedicated software team needs to run a project effectively. Software developers can use spreadsheets and word processing without leaving the tool. It does everything from time & task tracking to process management.
This tool is perfect for managing tasks for Agile developers. To keep the work organized, it uses automated Kanban-style workflows. With just one click the developer can change the status and the tool assigns the completed task to appropriate development team members automatically. Hubstaff Tasks supports Agile sprints, allowing the project manager to divide the team's workload into more manageable chunks. Overall the tool is simple and easy to set up, and the features are robust enough to grow with the business needs.
We particularly recommend and use the main product of Hubstaff. It tracks time bringing transparency to time spent on the different tasks. Using this tool, the development team can plan the next tasks easily and have a better understanding of any project backlogs.
It is a tool built for software development teams to collaborate with members, plan projects, test code, and execute the task through a single tool. Bitbucket also offers a free unlimited private repository and best in class integration with Trello and Jira. The Flexible deployment and execution options make this tool extra special.
2V Module offers a dedicated development team with proven expertise and experience in software development to help you with software product development. We have been providing development services to our clients since 2016. With our world-class development service team working for you, we aim to reduce your expenses and deliver a unique product.
Our team makes sure that they have effective communication with the client and well within the in-house team. Based on the client’s requirements, a dedicated team is formed from the existing developers in our company. The team would encompass developers who have been working together for years and have been delivering the projects successfully. We are always open to extending our team by hiring new talents for any specific project requirements.
Our international remote team has a set of experienced developers with vetted experience in code quality, various skills, performance and testing discipline. Thus, if you are looking for hiring a development company or dedicated development team for your business, we would be glad to help you. You can set up a call with us to go through an initial consultation session, where we can understand your requirements and brainstorm your idea.
When you hire a dedicated development team with us, you can be assured to have the product that you desire, along with suggestions that will take your project to the next level.