Dedicated Team is a business model that refers to an agreement between the client and service provider, when the latter provides software development professionals to the client on a long term basis. These specialists are chosen according to the demands of the client for their experience and skillsets. The client may decide to manage the team from his or her side, or to assign the service provider’s project manager to coordinate the communication process. The team usually works from the services provider office.
Dedicated team model has a very simple and transparent pricing system: there are monthly payments that depend on the team size. The payment is composed of members’ salaries + service provider’s fee, which includes administrative overheads.
If you have already dealt with outsourcing companies, employees or services, then you are probably well aware of what a dedicated team is. But if you just think about outsourcing of some services as an option for your business, this term may sound weird to you. Simply put, dedicated team business model is a kind of business approaches in software development. A dedicated team (DT) is a team of software experts assigned to a certain customer’s project development. The outsourcing company chooses the right squad of employees that will manage to complete client’s project timely and meet the requirements.
Advantages of the dedicated team model:
• affordable, predictable and defined budget (as was mentioned above, there’s no chance you will overpay);
• reducing of HR costs and administrative overheads;
• a reliable team of professional developers that do know their trade and completely engaged in your software development;
• usually, one team is assigned to one project and each individual is assigned to a certain bunch of tasks, so that your teammates will be always available for the requests;
absolute and complete control over product elaboration via weekly reports from a project manager;
• absolute flexibility: you can provide any changes and adjustments to the project at any stage;
• great collaboration between the outsourcing team and internal staff;
• excellent team cohesion;
• no need to spend time and money on educating your internal personnel;
• the focus always lies on the assigned project so the team will be always concentrated on fulfilling their assignments;
• experienced project managers that will control timeliness of the completed tasks and tpros and cons
Disadvantages of the dedicated team model:
• certainly, this model will not be effective for short-term cooperation;
• gathering a team can be time-consuming in some cases;
• the client must always actively participate in communication, monitoring and management.he quality of the team members’ work;
• the costs can vary depending on the company service provider;
• if you manage the project development and the DT staff by yourself, then it can take some time and some nerves;
To what projects it can be applied:
Usually, this kind of cooperation works the best for long-term cooperation and when the requirements to the project and the scope of work are not clearly defined. It means that a client can submit any changes to the project development at any stage while the price for the outsourcing services will remain the same.
Ultimately, you are the one who gets to choose. Take your time on making such an important decision which business model will suit you and whether the dedicated team model is right for your case.