Hi all, My name is Ben Walker and I’m planning to run a software company. I was planning to build my team quickly by putting minimal efforts from my end. But I found that there is a shortage of talent or lack of particular technical skills which are required for software development in my area. After doing a detailed research, I found that hiring a software development outsourcing team(https://nuvento.com/dedicated-software-development-teams/) can help me with saving cost. What is the process of hiring a dedicated IT development team? Does anyone know about a robust team of highly professional dedicated developers that you have hired? Please let me know.
1. I work with numerous software development companies - from all over the world - India, Ukraine, Israel... - so I'm happy to connect you with one if you need. It all depends on the project and your (or your client's) budget.
2. Three very important points:
A) Be very clear about what you're paying for/what you're getting - in regards to specifications of the project. in 9/10 cases people overlook things.
B) Make sure that you have a signed development agreement both with your customers, and the development company [I can draft this for you if you need]
C) DO NOT pay too much upfront - only pay after each stage / milestone has been completed - and always leave at least 20% for until about 60 days after the project is completed and the support period has ended.
I've successfully helped over 350 entrepreneurs, startups and businesses, and I would be happy to help you. After scheduling a call, please send me some background information so that I can prepare in advance - thus giving you maximum value for your money. Take a look at the great reviews I’ve received: https://clarity.fm/assafben-david
Yes, that is a better idea. Here are some questions you need to ask before hiring a dedicated software development company:
How agile & flexible they are?
There previous work examples for different clients
White-label services or not?
Pricing strategy (Fixed or hourly based)
For more details or to hire a dedicated software outsourcing team, you can check here: https://www.fatbit.com/website-design-company/hire-dedicated-designers.html
Having worked in an IT company for 2 years, I think I can better answer your question.
1. Firstly remember, every team has their own expertise (some with front-end and some with back-end development). So, hiring a single team for a complete software development may not be good idea.
2. Compare their charges with the work (hourly or sum). And always have a backup team. And do not pay the entire money upfront.
3. Have documentation on each and everything they promise and what you want.
4. See their client testimonials and check if they have already worked with a similar kind of work which you give.
Please do give me a call in case you wanna know more.... And do give me a bit of background about your issue, so that I can better be prepared
1. You must know your goals to achieve from the team and its time frame, if you don’t know that, talk to someone more experienced person who can layout that for you (they must have a successful background along with experience)
2. Once step 1 is done, see within your connections where individuals and companies already hired a team and got successful results (ideally they are not making profits out of it), get connected with such teams and see what they are offering (again use the same experienced persons to share this and take advice from him)
3. If you don’t know anyone in your connections, move to LinkedIn, clutch, good firms, Upwork where you will find such persons along with their past feedback (again use the same experienced persons and share your journey with them)
4. Once you identify 1 or more developers or teams from step 2 and 3, plan out the interview process based on your requirements and resource needs (use the same experienced persons)
5. Make a small engagement plan and see results with selected devs or team, keep other options as backup plans.
6. If step 5 is doing good, continue with that with a gradual increase in using services (keep sharing your journey with experienced persons)
7. Make quite beneficial evaluation plans and keep reviewing their work.
I've successfully helped over 150 entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses, and would be happy to help you. Please schedule a call so I can give you maximum value for your money. Take a look at the great reviews I’ve received: https://clarity.fm/ripul.chhabra
There is some great advice in previous answers about how to make sure you qualify the vendor, take incremental steps, and have frequent communications.
One thing that I would point out is that working with a distributed team rarely ever requires "minimal effort". No matter how good the team and qualified the resources you employ, everyone needs guidance and feedback to be effective. The more communication, the clearer your expectations, the richer your feedback, the better quality work you can expect.
If you want to be able to create meaningful software solutions, someone will need "own" that solution and be accountable to keeping everyone pulling in the same direction. In some organizations this is a product owner, or product manager or development lead or some other title. But that individual needs to have a high-bandwidth connection into the mind of your users and stakeholders. This is hard to get from someone who doesn't work for your company, or doesn't interact with the audience and stakeholders frequently. At least not without you investing time in that relationship so that they can understand your priorities and vision and how to balance all the competing voices. In my experience, if you are playing the product owner for your passion, you need to expect that it will require a lot of time and focus from you to act as that guide. You will have to spend the energy to spell out the expectations, review the work, and give meaningful and detailed feedback. If this isn't you, expect to hire someone who works for you and guides the team on your behalf. That individual will still need your support and mind share as the journey unfolds.
If you don't fill this gap, your solutions will suffer, you will spend more than necessary, and it will likely be painful.
I sum this up with a saying we have in my company, DewMaker Design.
"Understand the who and the why before the what, or you will end up building nothing for no one."
The individual that shepherds your solution from idea to reality is the one for whom this most true. And it requires full focus and a deliberate will to create elegance.
If this is your first time doing this, likely best for to first hire a full time or Fractional CTO to hire this team.
There are just to many variables to consider.
The primary variable is the code you're producing + how to ensure quality.
A CTO, with decades of experience + well versed in all manner of technologies, is essential to ensure you're correctly allocating developer funds.
If you miss this step, likely you'll either overpay or underpay, almost surely having problems delivering product + ensuring delivered product quality.