The software development life cycle involves many stages – all-important – that a dedicated development team must take care of. Of course, this team has all the necessary profiles, but the companies that hire them must also be very clear about how to handle them satisfactorily.
Working with an internal software development team is perhaps the most natural: they are permanent contracts, the team works face-to-face, and management is much more direct by the project managers. In the case of a dedicated development team, the dynamic changes a bit.
For example, the nature of the dedicated development teams is remote, they are temporary subcontracts and they are external personnel, they are not part of the workforce of the company that hires them.
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The very nature of dedicated development teams allows them to be very flexible, a characteristic that is one of the most attractive factors when hiring.
Other features are:
It is the most basic and also the most important. With timely communication, the dedicated development team and the internal team will understand each other without misunderstanding or confusion. Set up instant communication tools to stay up to date and use cloud apps to sync all resources, reports and progress.
Since the dedicated development team often works remotely, set up daily or weekly meetings with them at a certain time of day to discuss the project and what they need. This will allow everyone to know how the project is going, walking hand in hand towards the same direction. Only with synchronization can the project objectives be achieved efficiently.
Ask your dedicated development team to write reports on a daily or weekly basis explaining the week's work, what was achieved, what went wrong. This is a kind of record of the progress of the project, which helps the company to know what stage the project is at.
From the beginning of the project, the company must make its expectations clear to the dedicated development team. Thus, the team will know the scope of the project and its objectives, to work according to that.
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