Software development teams are a dedicated team which is employed by a company for the duration of a particular project. At the outset, hiring an entire development team can seem like a daunting task not to mention the risks and any associated costs involved. There are several models for hiring a development team and bringing them into the business but the best solution to hire a development team for your project is a dedicated development team model. This model enables you to have your own team of developers, carefully chosen for you to fit your needs for the period you need it. Furthermore, hiring the dedicated development team is cost-saving compared to hiring in-house developers and can bring additional advantages such as technical know-how.
The dedicated development team is a team of software developers that are employed for your project/ company from the other company. In most cases, it is a development team dedicated to your project/ company which can also focus on remote software development. The term ‘dedicated’ means that the team is working full-time for one client and reports directly to the client. The client’s role in this model is hands-on. The clients actively interact with the team members, monitors daily activities and the overall progress of the project. This can be done directly, via the management or a combination of both.
There can be several advantages and benefits to hiring a dedicated development team in order assist your business with a particular project.
1. It is cost-efficient – Overall, from a purely costs perspective it is cheaper and more cost-effective to hire and choose a dedicated development team rather than bring in a team on your own. This is for several reasons. Firstly as mentioned earlier you are side-stepping the costs connected with the recruitment process. Furthermore, the companies providing this solution are usually nearshore or offshore businesses and since the hourly wage rates in the countries where they execute their operations are lower, costs are also reduced on this basis.
2. It improves the quality of your product – There are two reasons as to why hiring a dedicated development team can translate into an improved quality product. The first reason is the simple fact that you are hiring a high-quality development team from outside the company. This team is exclusive to your company and is unlikely to be a group of professionals you can find in your area or at a low-cost. A specialist development team of this nature will be able to advise the business on improving product quality and design as well as other detailed specifics related to the performance and marketability of the products of the business. The second reason is that together with software developers, you can select specialists as project managers or product owners that will help your company improve the workflow of the project and provide continuous delivery.
3. Easier adjustments – The hiring of a development team makes it possible to scale up or scale down your team during the duration of the project. This approach gives you more flexibility in project management and control and leads to a more fluid and therefore an overall more effective set of operations. It improves both product quality and project timeframes, increases transparency and communication. Furthermore this approach brings internal stability to the business, reduces risks and allows the business to change its operations and thereby change the size and nature of the team at any time during the project.
This section of the blog post looks at the link between a dedicated development team and the leadership of a business in addition to the role of a development team in remote software development. The main point that this blog post makes is that using specific, effective development teams in your company can improve the performance of business leaders at all levels, in particular the performance of Chief Executive Officers. Effective leadership is at the corner-stone of a successful enterprise and therefore understanding the role that a dedicated development team can play in developing and enhancing the leadership of a business is crucial.
There are three points that can be made to demonstrate that using a dedicated development team in a targeted manner can improve CEO performance. Firstly, introducing a dedicated development team will lead to improved productivity and efficiency on the part of the workforce. This will allow a business leader to lead an excellent work force and will feed into his/her own leadership role. The second point is delegation and its benefits. By introducing an internal dedicated development team, this will remove the need to hire additional staff in order to manage and handle this function of the business. The CEO can therefore delegate more and use their workforce more effectively than otherwise. The third point is about business revenue. Whilst there will obviously be a cost attached to the introduction of a dedicated software development team in a business, this cost will be offset by the improvements to the performance of the business as a whole, making the business better and more sophisticated and this can in turn translate into increasing business revenue. And of course, revenue growth is a key component of a business and an important priority of a business leader such as a CEO.
EFutures is primarily a software product engineering firm. If the CEO or business leader of an enterprise decides to instruct EFutures they would expect a targeted, effective and speedy service which will introduce the required dedicated development team and any other IT consultation that a CEO and its business might require. Other services that we could provide include remote software development. Business leaders only stand to gain from instructing a firm such as EFutures which will be able to both improve the performance of the business and the CEO.
Thus, this blog post restates the point made in the introduction that there is a direct link between the performance of the CEO in a business and the presence of a dedicated development team. This point was developed by analyzing precisely how a development team can assist a CEO of a business along with remarks about how our firm, EFutures, could provide the software services required. In summary, business leaders must examine the points made in this blog post in order to improve the performance of the business and their own performance as a business leader by considering the adoption of a dedicated development team.
This blog post analyses decision-making in a company and how a development team in a firm can help improve the decision-making process in the company. Decision theory and decision making is a crucial component of any enterprise. Decision-making in essence involves making a choice between competing business variables. For instance, if a business leader has set a target of doubling portability, how can he/she go about achieving this? One strategy would be to slash costs. Another alternative strategy will be to look through at increasing revenue which is a completely separate strategy. Choosing between these two alternatives is a key component of business decision-making.
It is important to understand business decision making and a basic idea of the theory behind it, a subject which is studied at almost all leading business schools. Business decision-making theory is a theory about how rational business leaders should behave under risk and uncertainty. This theory centers around the idea that decision-making will lead to a business adopting a rational choice for the management of its private and public affairs. In essence, decision-making theory is a managerial approach which will allow managers to take effective decisions. The key point here though is that better decisions can translate into better business outcomes and this is where development teams come in. Development teams can be used to make a business more technically and technologically savvy. This can in turn translate into a business environment where more fluid and informed decisions can be made without the interference and problems associated with not having the dedicated development team required in the firm.
EFutures specializes in software product engineering. Our firm has considerable experience in providing IT consultations as well as technical software products to meet the operational needs of a business. Partnering and working with a business such as EFutures will allow a company to optimize its decision making and this will catalyze a chain reaction with improved decision making translating into a reduction in costs, increases in business revenue and growth. Ultimately all of this will translate into an increase in quarterly profits. In sum, this blog post restates the core point made in this section that there is a relationship between a dedicated development team and better decision-making in a business.
In conclusion, this blog post has analyzed and made remarks on software development teams and how they can be of value to a business. This blog post opened by remarking on what a software development team is along with remarks on the advantages of hiring such a team. Furthermore this blog post then proceeded to examine the link between hiring a development team and business leadership and decision-making. Reading and reflecting on the remarks on this blog post will better help business leaders and decision-makers to make an informed choice as to whether to hire a development team for your business needs.