Everything You Need To Know About Hiring Dedicated Development Teams For Your Startup

Krunal Shah

Jun 14, 2021 | 8 min read

Hiring dedicated development teams for startup

The entire premise of a Start Ups is not without complications. Almost everything looks and sounds expensive and yet, you fall at the altar of quality even if it is expensive, because after all, you’re just starting out and if you don’t have what it takes to back your promises, then you’re not going to get anywhere. Of course, you’d go over calculations again and again in your head about where you can cover the costs and how you can continue to grow your business in the most cost efficient way. One of these areas of ‘cost cutting’ is hiring a development team.

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The ideal scenario would be for you to have an experienced and qualified team that works on your application right from the ideation stage to the execution and maintenance of the app, however, the truth can be slightly different. In order to ensure that you can get the best of digital and developmental services, the only option these days is to go for an outsourced dedicated development team.

What is the working model of the Dedicated Development Team?

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So, the first thing that people think of when they hear the word “outsource” is a detached entity managing your online presence. However, things have changed over the course of the last decade and hiring dedicated development teams that work exclusively for you as your employees is a thing now! As we are ushered in an increasingly online dependent world, the service sector has improvised to find the best way to cater to your requirements and this process is just an example of the same.

In this work model, a company that has the requirement outsources their various web and software management/ maintenance obligations to an IT company that puts together a team of development experts to work ‘dedicatedly’ on said project. This Startup that is looking to hire these resources can actually handpick who they want to work on their project from a list of profiles that the outsourcing company provides you.

This outsourcing model is extensively used by companies all over the world who want quality services at a fraction of the cost of hiring full time operatives for their own company. Since start ups typically have nascent financial corpus and somewhat restricted infrastructure, hiring dedicated development teams can be extremely beneficial.

Let’s assume that your startup is already underway with a fairly decent team size working through clients, projects, and so on and so forth, it might pose a challenge to scrape together enough financial capital to set up an entire development center in order to boost your existing set up. This is where; having a remote development team comes into picture. As you hire them, you are not only hiring their expertise but also do not have to bear the burden of setting up the infrastructure (including expensive technology stacks and software) in order to get your requirements met.

The risk and rewards of hiring dedicated development teams

Right at the outset, the biggest risk that presents itself when it comes to outsourcing your requirements to a third party is the trust factor. I mean, you are, quite literally handing your online identity to them. There are certain trade secrets, ideas, objectives that you don’t want them to mess up, much less share with your competitors. However, that doesn’t have to be. Associating with a reputable company can take this issue off the table entirely.

Risk and rewards of hiring dedicated development teams

You see, most established and reputed offshore development companies have a non disclosure agreement in place which is a mandatory step to begin any project. The breach of this agreement will lead to legal action preventing any and all parties from committing any malfeasance.

So, now that we’ve covered the moderately scary part, let us please move on to the more pleasant aspects.

There are many advantages to hiring dedicated development teams. But, in the interest of keeping things concise, we will stick to the best ones.

A. Access to Global Talent

One of the biggest benefits as we see it is to be able to tap into the infinite resource pool that is not limited by geography. With this outsourcing model, you can now ensure that you don’t have to settle for something that you aren’t a big fan of just because it is in close proximity to you. A simple online search can help you identify hundreds, if not thousands, of companies situated all over the world that offer niche services that you desire at a price point that you are comfortable with.

B. Quick turnaround time

Quick turnaround time

Don’t we all want what we want when we want it? Having a dedicated development team makes sure that the people in charge of addressing your web and software requirements are working exclusively for you, thereby, making your work a priority. What’s more, at the time of signing your initial agreement, you will be proposed estimated timelines that you can go over and then begin the project with a mutual consent of the deadlines. The work is quick and there is no dillydallying about it. With excellent tools for task management, you can keep track of how well your team is working and have complete transparency about the stages of completion.

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C. No Additional Overheads

No Additional Overheads

Now, this one is perhaps the most important of all advantages. No startup wants to dilute its initial earnings in setting up an entirely new branch of operations. With an outsourcing option, you can not only hire a full fledged team of experienced developers to work for you exclusively, you also don’t have to pay for new systems, a new development centre, software, technology stack and any other infrastructural obligations. You hire an agency that offers a dedicated team with the expertise that you want at a price point that you like. Simple!

How to Hire a Dedicated Developer?

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Although a quick Google search with the right keywords will present you with over a thousand options, it might get a little too confusing so as to which one is the right one for your particular requirements. So, here’s a blueprint to go about finding just the perfect match for you.

A. Create an Outline for your Requirements

The first and foremost thing to do is to create a sketch of exactly what you want. If you have a vision it is very important to have a clear picture of exactly what it is. This will help you filter your requirements such that you find only developers that have the kind of expertise or experience in materializing your ideas. In case you don’t have a clear vision, or need some assistance with respect to what their final project would look like, there are teams that assist in the ideation process as well. So, once you start working on your outline and you know you need ideas, you can search precisely for those companies that have resources that can help you with turnkey solutions.

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B. Research

Researching more about the company that you are planning to outsource is extremely important. You have to make sure that they have a proper non disclosure policy in place. If not, they are willing to sign an NDA with you for the duration of your project and for the intellectual property that belongs to you even after the project is over. You will also have to take a look at the work that they have done earlier on reputed ranking and reviews platforms and whether it is in line with what you expect them to do. When you hire a dedicated developer, it is important to have an open and clear conversation with him or her directly, so that you know if you will be able to work with him or her well. Also, take a look at the softwares that they work with and research about them because knowing the platform on which your web or app is to be developed is also important.

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C. Provide Flexibility

Sometimes, we think we know what we want, but that might not be in the best interest of our company. Therefore, trusting a developer who has worked on similar projects, who you have handpicked to work with, is critical. If more clients understood this, there would perhaps be fewer memes about the struggles of the development fraternity. If your developer has suggestions, hear them out. Take some time to think about why they would be suggesting what they are and whether it has some merit. Allow them a little bit of flexibility, because unhappy developers may be able to code, but the happy ones are really the ones that make miracles with application.

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Concluding Thoughts

Hiring Dedicated Developers has many advantages but you must approach the subject with an open mind. Getting regular updates, being open to suggestions, drawing clear expectation outlines and staying in touch with your team or developer can make the process not only cost effective but also extremely fruitful. Going for a company of some repute that has already handled projects like the one that you have in mind might help. As a start up, you might want to focus on smaller companies because the big banner names may be reluctant to give up dedicated resources for small projects. Hiring Dedicated Developers works perfectly for long term projects, short term ones and even those that are only one time in nature.

At Third Rock Techkno we ensure quality right from the first step. We not only have a pool of resources and profiles for you to handpick your team but we can assist right from the stage of ideation to execution. For more information, feel free to drop us a line right here!

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Krunal Shah

Krunal Shah is the CTO and Co-founder at Third Rock Techkno. With extensive experience gained over a decade, Krunal helps his clients build software solutions that stand out in the industry and are lighter on the pocket.

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