Building and managing a development team

Building
and managing a development team

Effective development team means everyone understands business goals, necessary steps and area of responsibility

Many companies choose a dedicated team model to build custom software. Among many benefits of a dedicated development team are reduced project cost, flexibility, and faster time-to-market. This model is especially beneficial for long-term large-scale projects, and that’s the kind of projects we’re good with. Webdevelop Pro has been designing custom software for over 10 years and delivered plenty of projects. Here’s how we build a dedicated development team you can rely on.

How we build a development team

To assemble an effective development team we need to understand your business idea and goals first. There is no need to go deep into the details but it’s important to see the big picture to recognize potential challenges and assess the risks. We take responsibility for the whole process of building a team so you don’t have to make decisions on every small detail unless requested otherwise. We establish a direct channel of communication to keep you informed on the progress each step of the way.

Our recruiting process

Once challenges and goals are clear, its time to start looking for the right people. We have a very thorough recruiting process to provide you with a high-performance team.

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Project research

Understanding requirements

Before putting a development team together, we need to gather all the information about the project. A dedicated development team is built according to the project requirements. After that, we select the tech stack and define what skillset is required for the project.

Understanding requirements
Screening and pre-selection

We spread the word and approach the developers with the necessary skills

We are looking for professionals who are passionate about what they do and who are specialists in their respective areas of expertise. We need our candidates to be team players eager to be fully engaged in their work. At this stage, we filter out those candidates who aren’t suitable for the project. We run preliminary interviews to check:

We spread the word and approach the developers with the necessary skills
Tech assignment

We put candidates’ technical skills, speed, and quality of work to a test.

The candidates have to prove the level of the skills they claim to have mastered. We give them a thoroughly prepared tech assignment designed according to the project’s technical challenges and/or the role in the team that the candidate is being recruited for. Now they have to prove how good are they are at what they do. The results are reviewed by our top in-house developers.

We put candidates’ technical skills, speed, and quality of work to a test.
Personality traits

We want to hire people who are passionate about what they do

It's no doubt that having great technical skills is essential, but that's not all that we expect from our candidates. We want to hire people who are comfortable working with others and are comfortable to work with. We're looking for specialists that constantly improve and develop their skills.

We want to hire people who are passionate about what they do
Final interview

It is our responsibility to assemble a team of professionals

Now that we have filled in all the gaps and gathered all the information we go through it very carefully to select the best candidates. We talk to the candidates again to make sure all of the requirements are met. It is our primary goal to find professionals best suited for your project. We work with many top-notch web engineers, designers, and testers. We can begin interviewing potential candidates as soon as we receive your request. A development team is assembled within a few weeks. If necessary, we are open to signing an NDA to learn more about your project.

It is our responsibility to assemble a team of professionals
How we manage a development team

Our work doesn't stop once we've assembled the team.

We monitor the process of product development from requirements gathering to launch. Over the years we've learned the best practices to effectively manage a dedicated development team. We adopted the basics of the Agile method and combined them with our own experience. Here are the highlights of our approach to managing development teams:

Our work doesn't stop once we've assembled the team.
Transparency and flexibility

Transparency and flexibility are our core values.

Daily meetings, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and systematic reports are standard procedures that we follow at all times. A group channel for clients and everyone working on the project is open 24/7. We use a staggering work schedule to equally accommodate our clients and development teams. It's unlikely that every project has a detailed plan for every possible change from the very beginning. A dedicated development team model allows us to respond to tweaks and changes in the project quickly and effectively. Managing a development team is a continuous process, and we can always adjust the team to the project's needs.

Transparency and flexibility are our core values.
Risk management and pricing

High-quality software development requires effective risk management

Managing risks is our top priority. We believe that using Agile methodology provides us with means to identify, prioritize, manage, and control risks throughout the process of product development. We assess the risks we might encounter at the same time as we gather requirements. We also monitor risks at the sprint level with a thorough analysis every 2 weeks.

High-quality software development requires effective risk management

Conclusion

One of the advantages of a dedicated team is simple and transparent pricing. The dedicated team model allows you to cut your expenses on the recruitment. The cost of a dedicated team is formed exclusively for every project and depends on the project complexity and the skillset of the specialists involved in it.

If a dedicated team is what you need, Webdevelop Pro will be happy to provide you with the best IT specialists to build your product. We’re looking forward to hear from you.

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