Often, the first thing you imagine when you hear the words "dedicated team" is a group of people who work together with full commitment. This couldn’t be more accurate for dedicated software development teams.
In the context of outsourcing, a dedicated team means an agreement between the client and an outsourcing vendor, in which the latter provides a group of remote IT-specialists to deliver a software project. These specialists are selected according to the client’s demands for their experience and skillsets, and they are truly dedicated to the success of the project.
Yes, all this research takes time - the time the team could have spent actually developing something. But starting a project without comprehensively analyzing it first is unreasonable and quite dangerous. If little attention is paid to the evaluation, the final cost and timeline may exceed what was planned. Our advice is to start every IT project you care about with the discovery phase. And the good news is, you don’t have to do it in-house.
Why hire a dedicated team?
A dedicated development team has become a popular choice for companies looking for faster development, reasonable costs, and extensive expertise. Dedicated engineers, QAs, designers, and project managers will perfectly suit a dynamic project where tasks and requirements can change during the SDLC.
This team can operate both independently or serve as an extension to the client’s in-house one. But that’s not all; the dedicated team model offers many more advantages.
Cooperating with an outsourcing vendor who offers dedicated team services is more cost-efficient than assembling an entire tech team on your own. The pricing is usually transparent and reasonable: the client makes monthly payments that depend on team size.
Flexibility and scalability
The dedicated team model is dynamic and scalable. If you need to finish your project sooner or add functions mid-development, just add extra specialists to the team. You can always reduce the staff when you don’t need so many team members anymore.
No infrastructure headaches
You don’t need to organize a workplace or infrastructure for the dedicated team - the outsourcing vendor has everything covered. This model lets you forget about training or onboarding newcomers, and you don’t have to worry about managing vacations, sick leaves, and days off.
Focus on your goals
A dedicated team is - you guessed it - dedicated to your business objectives and the goals of the project they’re developing. Each team member is hand-picked to guarantee your team will consist of the specialists who share your vision and are working together to help you implement it.
As much control as you want
If you want your in-house team member to manage the dedicated team, you’re welcome to assign the person. You can also lead the team yourself, be present in all meetings, and select the team candidates. But if you don't have the time to do that, you can always leave it to the dedicated project manager and focus on business development instead.
The bottom line
Is hiring an in-house tech team better than working with a dedicated team? There’s no right answer to that question. But we can tell you for sure that your business can benefit from outsourcing when it's done right, with the right vendor.
If you’re looking for a development team to deliver a challenging project and not sure where to start, contact Perfsol, and we'll help you gather a team you’ll be proud of.