Creating a reliable dedicated development team is quite difficult if you are not fully aware of the capability of your offshore team staff or have not even met them. This is a common setback most clients experience when considering hiring an offshore software dedicated development company.
Currently, recruiting a remote dedicated team is a common approach in today’s digital world. Many companies are adopting several dedicated team models that they think are applicable to their business operations. Despite the advancement of software technologies employed by dedicated development teams, they bring several challenges that business owners need to overcome aside from trust issues.
Common setbacks of hiring offshore IT companies
#1 Any software development project is an ongoing process that needs a dedicated development team to fully understand every process in fulfilling the client’s demands. However, in case there exists a poor communication between the developer and the client, the dedicated team model that will be used to create the software product will be affected. With limited or confusing information provided, this can cause a defective product, or the project requirements will not be met as expected.
#2 The dedicated team model to be used has the capacity to balance technical needs and develop product features to be completed prior to commercial timelines. With a required deadline for each software project, the pressure is always present on the dedicated software development company to quickly complete the required task. At times, the dedicated team may opt to skip some features of the selected dedicated team model that they feel are unnecessary or simply wasting their time. The worse that could occur is that the project manager can turn a blind eye on that area. In this case, adequate time and full support should be provided for the team to address the technical needs and product feature development.
#3 For software projects with high-level workloads, without the required project management devices, techniques, and unknown technologies, all these factors can prevent the dedicated team to smoothly execute the agreed tasks. Most of these software projects need specific skilled IT personnel to build a dedicated team model which may take time to create. After developing a dedicated team, it will require the team members to fully learn or grasp the project demands. This involves several tools to be used for managing the remote software development team.
#4 When creating a dedicated team, the client should decide what dedicated team model to use, along with the right infrastructure and full resources. If all these are addressed, the team can confidently perform their work well. In cases of budget constraints and insufficient provision for needed tools, the dedicated team will experience setbacks limiting the group to finalizing technical decisions and managing any project modifications.
Creating a dedicated team for a specific project
Having an offshore dedicated development center goes through a process that seeks the two parties to overcome the project challenges cited before commencing the work or the assigned tasks. Everything can be well-managed by strengthening the rapport between the client and the dedicated team relationship. It should always be mutual and beneficial for each other. A good working relationship is based on the three pillars of partnership, which includes cooperation, trust, and understanding. The good rapport begins with the recruitment of the most qualified team members that are easy to work with until the project is fully completed.
Selection of motivated staff
During the recruitment process, look for team members who have the same ideologies, good qualities, and similar principles with your company values. They should show respect in providing quality work or things will be difficult to manage in the long run. Initially, they should conform to your project needs as regards to their skills and qualifications. Also, scrutinize your applicants whether they show qualities of self-motivation and willingness to give their best efforts to the assigned task. These will enable you not to do unnecessary micromanaging and saving time with your hired dedicated team. They should be able to work independently and can do simple technical decisions by themselves while organizing their daily things-to-do. If you have a motivated team, there is a high percentage of certainty to achieve positive and fruitful results.
Provision for service packs
Many software companies as dedicated development service vendors offer service packs like analytics and project management and quality assurance features. These work as good indicators that they have efficiently evaluated the software development and business workflow of different software projects to be used. Hiring them with such services will minimize your operational costs as compared to not including them initially and later you need to pay extra cost to get them.