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1. When to use an offshore dedicated team:
- for large-scope long-term projects where the initial requirements and objectives are unclear or subject to frequent changes;
- for filling the skills and expertise gap in your own in-house development team;
- for speeding up an evolving project by redistributing tasks and reducing the workload.
2. Dedicated Team development stages:
- As a client, you specify the desirable skills of potential employees;
- The provider scans the local market for professionals with relevant expertise and potential;
- The provider hires IT experts on board, organizes them into a team and gives them regular hours’ workload;
- Developers in a dedicated team are fully dedicated to a project in question, diving deep into its specifics, getting to know the general idea behind each individual task, as well as your company’s vision and direction.
- To begin a project, you don’t need to have a set scope of work or precise specifications. Those can be elaborated on step-by-step both by on-shore and offshore teams as the project evolves;
- Complete alignment with your business goals and full control of project’s planning;
- Closer collaboration between internal employees and the offshore team, which allows for better coordination;
- The offshore team is involved solely in your project and can be considered as extension of your own IT department;
- Control over hiring decisions and direct access to communication with any team member;
- Ability to engage your own experienced project managers to control the workflow;
- Regular task status reports make progress control transparent and easy to manage;
- Ability to get a deeper industry expertise;
- Knowledge retention, which eliminates learning curve costs;
- Contract conditions are adjustable to project alterations;
- Scalability of operations when needed.
- Can involve unnecessary costs if the project is short-term;
- Requires extra time to manage and interact with dedicated developers;
- You have to pay the bill monthly regardless of the team’s workload, which means you have to have enough tasks for developers to make the model cost-effective;
- Employees’ skills stagnation caused by monotonous tasks;
- Developers can only use their skills within the limited number of tasks they are dedicated too, meaning they don’t apply their full professional potential to your project.
5. Key Aspects for Success
- Agile methodology