As globalization becomes ever more prevalent, cultures more diverse, and borders a mere formality, outsourcing becomes an increasingly popular cost-efficient solution. In today’s competitive, fast-growing software market, outsourcing has helped numerous companies around the globe reduce their search, recruitment, and administrative expenses. Some companies use outsourcing development services to simply cover the gaps in technological expertise while others hire entire dedicated teams to handle their projects for them.
Let’s have a look at what the Dedicated Team Model is, how it works, and what benefits it brings to the table.
What is the Dedicated Team Model?
The reason such teams are called dedicated is because they dedicate all of their time and effort exclusively to the client and the one specific project they were hired to work on. The company comes to their software development partner with a request for a group of software developers, project managers, designers, QA engineers, and other IT specialists for collaboration on a particular project. Based on the requested tech stack, skill levels, and experience in a certain domain, the outsourcing company forms and provides a dedicated team of the quality and number that meets the specified requirements the best.
The dedicated team model (DTM) is most suitable for mid- and long-term projects with changeable requirements and scope. A dedicated team integrates seamlessly into the client’s business until the project is finished. The client can manage a dedicated team the same way they would manage their own in-house team, except they don’t have to worry about recruitment, administrative support, and the related expenses.
How the dedicated team model works
- The client outlines their key goals, the required technologies, skills and experience in the project’s domain, as well as the preferred development methodology and team size.
- The outsourcing company conducts a thorough analysis of the request, maps the expertise and provides the client with a list of candidates and engagement options that accurately meet the project specification.
- After the candidates have been interviewed and the parties have reached agreement on the management processes (environment, schedule, accounting, communication, etc.), the dedicated team is all set up and ready to start.
- Now the client has full control over the dedicated team, their time and work while the outsourcing company handles administrative support and ensures that the project’s needs are met in full.
Dedicated team model advantages
Focused approach and high team engagement
One of the biggest advantages of the dedicated team model is that they are fully committed to your cause and basically become a part of your organization. A dedicated team gets immersed in your company’s culture, policies, values, and objectives. They work by your preferred management practices and methodologies. Entirely at your disposal, your dedicated team is focused solely on your project and set on reaching your goals with no distractions. Such a high level of engagement enables the team to get a deeper understanding of your business needs, thus, making them very efficient and productive in fulfilling your goals.
Cost-efficiency and instant access to talent
Gathering a team for a project can be a very laborious undertaking, and a rather stressful one for the budget. You need to spend a lot of your precious time and resources looking for candidates, considering their experience, hard and soft skills. In addition to search and recruitment, gathering a team on your own also involves significant administrative expenses such as additional office space and management, equipment, training, HR and IT support.
When hiring a dedicated team, on the other hand, you don’t have to worry about the search, recruitment, and administration. All the potential candidates are already in one place, they have everything they need to work on your project and are ready to start when you are. Building a dedicated team is significantly cheaper and simpler than hiring in-house, bringing you the same if not better results while leaving you more resources for other important processes such as business analysis and marketing.
Manage the project the way you want it
The client can assume direct control over the selection, motivation, and management of the dedicated team they hired for the project, including everyone from coders and designers to project managers and business analysts. In this case, you will be in charge of determining the schedule and workload for each member of the team as well as setting up workflows, communication, task management, progress tracking, performance evaluation, etc. In essence, hiring a dedicated team gives you the same amount of control over the development process as having your own in-house team working from another office. But don’t worry. If you want to focus on the big picture, you can always leave the micromanagement to your dedicated project manager.
Increased productivity and adaptability
In today’s fast-paced software market, productivity and speed of development are considerable advantages to have over your competitors. With those in mind, building a highly efficient team begins with focus on one project (multitasking kills productivity), well-established teamwork, and flexibility. And this is where the dedicated team model ticks every box: a dedicated team is fully committed to your project and the tasks you’ve given them; they are good teammates who have already worked together on other projects, share common goals, have well-established processes, compete and motivate each other to be more productive; your vendor can easily adjust the team to any changes in the evolving requirements or scale of the project without skipping a beat.
Benefits of hiring a dedicated team from QArea
On top of the aforementioned advantages of the dedicated team model, QArea has a number of benefits that make hiring a dedicated team an even more sensible choice for your project.
Large roster of available engineers
We offer a roster of more than 280 qualified engineers with niche skills, broad experience, and a proven track record in various domains. With QArea, you can build a dedicated team of great team players with the right expertise and approach for your project. We can tailor a perfect fit for your competence requirements whether you’re looking to form a team of engineers with exceptional knowledge of specific technologies or a team of generally skilled but highly flexible software development professionals.
Our dedicated team model provides a minimum time gap between the moment you made a decision to set up a project and the start of the actual work. Our managers excel at effective, sensible planning and paperwork, which makes every preliminary procedure from assembling a dedicated team to onboarding smoother and swifter than ever. Forget about months of preparations. Just several weeks and you’re ready to go!
Full cost transparency
When planning and working on a project, we establish clear communication and provide our clients with accurate estimates. There are no hidden costs or additional fees like office rent, equipment, or onboarding. We are completely transparent in our pricing policy and strongly commit to all the requirements stated in the SLA (service-level agreement), always delivering our services within the negotiated time and budget. You’re in control of the scope of the project and know exactly what you’re paying for, which enables you to safely budget ahead.
Highly flexible and scalable teams
Team flexibility is a great thing to have when it comes to tight scheduling, unanticipated emergencies, or adjustments in the scope and priorities of the project. From budget constraints to market performance there can be numerous factors at play. And QArea guarantees you’ll have a timely response to each and every one of them. With our dedicated team model, you get greater control and flexibility in planning and managing change. You can quickly and easily adapt the workload and optimize the team size to serve new goals—scale the team down once the primary milestone has been achieved or scale it up and higher to work on extending your software solution with new features.
Mature processes and strong information security management
Our customer-oriented company has always taken a proactive approach to the management of processes such as requirement analysis, project planning and development, organizational training, and risk management. And our efforts were never in vain. The effectiveness of our well-established processes, methods, tools, as well as security protocols have earned QArea a CMMI-DEV Level 3 appraisal and ISO 27001:2013 certification. These honors reflect the company’s commitment to quality services, information security, and long-term collaboration on projects of any scale.
Proprietary project management and quality assurance tools
We have developed two proprietary tools that give our clients full control over the dedicated team and their time while making us more productive in taking care of the rest. Due Focus offers a productivity control toolset to improve the team’s performance with real-time monitoring, easy reporting, and seamless integration with numerous project management tools like Jira, Trello, and Asana. At the same time, Due Code Quality provides the project with concise code quality metrics that enables you to boost and standardize the quality of coding and incentivizes most efficient coding practices. Together our tools ensure effective planning and team management, high accountability, transparent communication, comprehensive analysis and timely, in-depth documentation in the course of the project.
Have a wonderful idea in mind but no development team to bring it to life?
We hope this article has helped you understand what a dedicated team model is, how it works, and what benefits it brings to your business. If you have a challenging project in mind and not sure where to get started, reach out to us, share your project scope and goals and we will gladly analyze the requirements and help you gather a team with the skills and expertise most suitable for your development needs.
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