How to set-up a dedicated development team?

If you consider building a software development team is a cakewalk then you are wrong, the task of forming a dedicated team needs experts, planning, execution, and all other aspects that make a successful team.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
  2. 5 steps to set-up the perfect dedicated development team.
    1. Gather all the requirements
    2. Finding the right team members
    3. Hunt down the talented team
    4. Integrate new experts in an on-going project
    5. Track the progress
  3. Final Thoughts

1. Introduction

However, for the perfect team, you need to comprehend the two most involved and essential parts of a software project: Customers and Providers.

In a software development team providers are essential for:

  • IT infrastructure
  • Administration
  • Talent acquisition
  • Office space
  • Team building
  • Paperwork
  • Employee privileges
  • Payroll

What customer helps to build a perfect software development team:

  • Team effectiveness
  • Team effectiveness procedure
  • Company culture
  • Project vision

Now we know the responsibilities of each one of them, let’s find the answer to the biggest question — how to do it and where to start?

The answer is through these 5 steps, will help you build a perfect software development team for your software project. Leading software development company TatvaSoft can help you in this process.

2. 5 steps to Set-up the Perfect Dedicated Development Team 

The main reason for hiring a dedicated team is to work with the professionals on a software project. So that you won’t do or don’t want to build an in-house development team.

Various researches have proven that a dedicated team is best for outsourcing, and to get that kind of team, follow these steps.

1. Gather All the Requirements 

In brief, to gather all the necessary information you need to conduct sessions with team members, project manager, project owner, stockholders, and other essential parts of the project.

Accordingly, they will discuss and decide what is there to add to your project, prioritize tasks, and technical tools that will be required for the improvement of the project.

2. Finding the Right Team Members

Each member of the team is the essence of the development project and finding them is the task that will make you sweat. So, once you know what you want in your project, then the next thing for you to find the finest professionals for your team.

You need a team where they can share similar beliefs, opinions, and qualities with each other, respect the work the other member does, and are always ready to help one another whenever it is required.

To build this type of team, then find the applicants who fit into your requirements such as, skills and experience. Also, you need to have professionals, who are efficient and focus completely on your project.

Though what you most need is believing in your team, it helps you to avoid micromanagement and will save your time as they will individually make technical decisions for the project without bothering you.

3. Hunt Down the Talented Team 

During outsourcing a software dedicated team, the toughest task is to find suitable professionals for your project. It is like finding a needle in a haystack, there are so many qualified candidates you will find in the sea, but the game is fishing out the right one.

To find the right one, the HR team first needs to study their background, tech abilities, their presence of mind regarding the situation in the project, their English fluency, and soft skills alongside their skills as per the project requirements.

Once the HR team finds the candidates, who fit the criteria then they need to shortlist the best among them, so you can interview them.

This process is applicable for hiring individual team members for the project as well as a software development company that renders the service of a dedicated team.

Through the initial contact, you need to take a company through a strong and effective interview process. During outsourcing, the interview process is conducted via video conferencing, and you will get to know their culture and its ability to meet your requirements.

Points to Consider While Interview

However, it will be great if you are clear about these points while interviewing them for the role in the software development project.

  • The first state what are your demands and goals, proceed through every tiny detail of what you aspire the product to be. And listen to what they think about the project outcomes, take notes of each candidate’s suggestions and recommendations that might never cross your mind.
  • It is always good to have a fresh mind and new perspectives to look into your project, there is always something you might not notice the first time, also this way you will know their expertise in the domain, and it will help you to determine the project quality.
  • After that, discuss the applicable technologies and methodologies, if they are updated with the latest tech stacks in the market then the applicant is perfect for the job.

The task of finding fantastic potential dedicated team members is through conducting a hard interview procedure with the right amount of questions and technical tests to get the best one in the market.

4. Integrate New Experts in an On-going Project

Integrating the development team members afterward into the project means adding the experts as per the project requirements. Sometimes the integration goes as per the management approach and the tools your enterprise wants to use.

When you pick the team members with a proper procedure, the chances of your dedicated team becoming a success is way high, also, your involvement affects the project a lot.

After integrating new members into a team you need to set up a regular meeting and a follow-up on the project progresses, in this way, you will be aware of your software or application status.

5. Track the Progress

And last but not the least—- Tracking the progression. Well, while developing software as the owner of the product, you need to know what is proceeding.

Sometimes the experts working on gets carried away with the project, and it gets out of line, that’s where your involvement becomes significant, You being in the loop means you will be alarmed when the product will be out of track.

Keeping with the progression helps you understand from the other end of the perspective, where you could provide the essential concerns, feedback, ideas, or suggestions that will improve the project and be on the track which you aspire it in the beginning.

Also, track progression helps to comprehend the professionals; their working patterns and approaches they take to resolve any problems.

3. Final Thoughts

Eventually, if you are building a team from scratch then all of these steps come in handy, even if you hire a software development company, who has an established team, still, you need to follow up these steps. Whether it is a new team or a well-trained team, these requirements will never be old, as when you have a team in this pattern, your work of developing the project easily.

This type of dedicated team ensures the clients will have nothing less than a devoted team, who is dedicated to investing their energy and effort into the project’s success. We have years of experience in providing IT services to our clients therefore, we have developed an eye for high-quality experts talented in different IT areas.

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Itesh Sharma

Itesh Sharma is core member of Sales Department at TatvaSoft. He has got more than 6 years of experience in handling the task related to Customer Management and Project Management. Apart from his profession he also has keen interest in sharing the insight on different methodologies of software development.

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