Dedicated Development Team - How to Use the Hiring Model in 2023?

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The volume of the IT outsourcing market and dedicated development team market has been growing steadily for several years. The evidence is the numerous studies of global consulting companies. For example, according to the analytical agency Statista, in 2015, the volume of the IT services market amounted to $866 billion, and in 2020 the figure grew to $1.021 trillion. The trend is expected to continue growing to $1.3 billion in 2022. 

What Is A Dedicated Team Model?

The name speaks for itself. This is a remote experts from another company working on your project. It is a separate working group with its own governance and structures. In this model, the outsourcer's development team works exclusively on a specific project full-time with direct accountability to the client. The outsourcing company provides recruiting services, administrative support, and resources for project implementation. In fact, the outsourcing company, in this case, plays a mostly auxiliary role in organizing the work.

The client in this model has more control than in other models. In common configurations, clients can interact with the team and track daily activities and overall project progress through conventional management, directly, or a combination of both.

From this follows the key value of this approach: focus. The squad is engaged in implementing one project, increasing the speed and quality of the results. You don't have to worry about the team being overwhelmed or overworked: they've set a goal and are making steady progress toward achieving it.

The structure of this model is easier to explain through the following steps:

  1. The customer must have an idea of ​​what exactly he wants. He must determine the number of employees required for his project and what technical skills they need.
  2. The contractor hires or organizes a special team that meets the project's requirements. The squad, together with the customer, agrees on the workload and requirements of the project for a specified amount of time.
  3. Specialists start work during their usual working hours.
  4. The customer has complete management control over the project and the team, while the team is focused on delivering the best results.

Dedicated Project Team Structure

This concept includes more collaboration than just staffing. It includes software-related services, including project management, quality assurance, business analysis, and user interface/UX design.

Therefore, the dedicated software development team includes the following individuals:

  • Project Managers (PM)
  • Frontend and backend software developers
  • Quality Assurance Engineers (QA)
  • Business Intelligence
  • UI/UX designers
  • DevOps engineers, data scientists, architects, and consultants are a few examples of additional skill sets that companies can add on request

5 Reasons To Hire a Dedicated Development Team

Ease of controls

When setting goals, people who are already familiar with the subject area and terminology of the project require much less explanation than a new person. When everyone on the team works in the same context, instructions flow easily, and tasks are completed accurately. A dedicated team is a basis for the effectiveness of long-term projects.

Iterative development

At each next stage, the experience gained in the process of developing the previous one is taken into account, new developments are applied, and the course of action is adjusted. Keeping the core of the dedicated protects the project from loss of knowledge and provides safer and more thoughtful solutions.

Accumulation of experience

Our senior developer turnover rate is 3.4%, well below the industry average of 13.2%. At the same time, we support the culture of constantly expanding the horizons of our specialists, including examples of other implemented projects. In its combination with a narrow specialization, we see the secret of creating effective technical solutions. You can also extend dedicated development team you already have.

Easier to scale a team

Outsourcing companies have a backup pool of specialists to scale the group for maximum production speed and well-established training methods to quickly get newcomers up to date. Together with the accumulated knowledge base on the project, this ensures a smoother adaptation in case of the need for replacements and extensions.

Full immersion for the quality

Deep domain immersion helps developers focus and work creatively and productively.

We can help you estimate the cost of your project

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Dedicated Development Team

Benefits of a Dedicated Team

The dedicated team service model has several undeniable advantages, such as:

Saving resources. According to a Deloitte study, 59% of companies said that cost reduction is the main reason for hiring a dedicated development team. 57% of companies, thanks to outsourcing can pay more attention to core business processes. You do not need to keep employees on staff and think about what tasks to load them with when the project is over. To develop and implement a product, it is enough to hire out-of-staff specialists for a short time.

A pool of specialists around the world. The undoubted advantage of IT companies is that they can provide their services remotely. So, you can choose any company that suits your budget and geolocation and develop remotely.

The number of specialists and companies is increasing. According to Statistica forecasts, by 2023, there will be 62 million people working in the information and computer technology sector in the world. The diversity of products and services means that more and more companies need narrow-profile skills, which makes it easier to hire an outsourced specialist.

Quick launch of projects. Search, adaptation, and training of employees can take a lot of time. At the startup stage, spending the budget on employees and training them is inappropriate. If you need to implement a project quickly, choosing an external experts will be more effective than a long search for the right specialists.

Increasing profit. It is only sometimes necessary to develop a project from scratch. Often, companies need small modifications and improvements that will help speed up work, automate processes, increase the number of processed applications, completed projects, etc. Which, in the end, leads to an increase in the company's profits. It also makes no sense to keep a whole staff of programmers for periodic improvements.

Security and guarantees. Most development companies guarantee completed tasks and, if bugs are found, they will fix them for free. You also don't have to worry about the safety of confidential information if you work with the NDA development team.

Disadvantages of a Dedicated Team

While there are many benefits, using the dedicated development team model also has little impact on short-term projects. While this statement is true to some extent for any software development, this model is especially effective only when applied to long-term projects. When the project is short-term, it will be better to use a different development outsourcing model.

Which Dedicated Team is Better to Hire - Offshore or Inshore

Both offshore and in-house teams can work effectively. If you decide to hire an offshore team, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Properly built communication is an essential component of the success of the project. It would be best if you met with the team after each sprint's completion to discuss the work's results and task. You should also conduct regular retrospectives to see the full picture of what is happening and optimize the development process. Remember interpersonal communication!

When it comes to long-term projects (12+ months), experts recommend organizing a development trip to your company. Communication becomes more effective when engineers visit the customer's premises and immerse themselves in on-site business processes. In addition, this will significantly speed up the onboarding process and research. Be sure to check with your vendor if he practices business trips.

You should also be wary of companies that do not provide direct communication with developers. Communication with a dedicated team or individuals through third parties can slow down the development process and result in misunderstandings that can harm the project.

You should always be able to contact one or another developer directly. Among other things, this is a great way to understand the fit of developer grades to your requirements.

Are the Extended Development Team and a Dedicated Team the same things?

Extended development team model

Team extension is a type of outsourcing of software development services in which a software company provides its specialists in the form of external hire, usually based on a contract of time and materials.

With a team expansion model, your company can minimize the costs associated with hiring, payroll, and project management. This model is also scalable. It's much easier to scale a development group than an employment contract. In addition, this complete shift in responsibility allows you to cut down on HR and employment formalities and focus on your core business.

Dedicated team model

The dedicated team model is a type of outsourcing where you hire an entire remote development team and outsource the project to them. 

This model involves a much broader partnership than just expanding the squad. It also covers a wide range of software-related services, such as business analysis, design, UI/UX design, quality assurance, project management, support, and maintenance. Unlike team extension, in the dedicated team model, the software service provider is deeply involved in the development process, so their incentive to achieve the best possible result is higher. In fact, the software provider acts more like a close and trusted partner than a temporary service provider.

Why Choose Hallwil as your Dedicated Team?

We are ready to work in the format of a dedicated development team from Ukraine for fixed price and provide developers who will deal only with your project. Deep immersion in the subject area and implementation details will allow our programmers to act as a functional extension of your team, contributing to the coherence of work, speed of communication, increased involvement, and, as a result, a better product.

At the beginning of cooperation, we select the primary developers who will be permanently assigned to your project scope. If necessary, the dedicated team can be supplemented temporarily by specialists of the required qualification, for example, a manager, a graphic designer or QA engineer. The primary staff remains unchanged until the end of the project and is not distracted by other tasks.

The stability of the composition of the project members creates conditions for the development of communications not only at the level of managers on the part of the customer and the developer but also the direct executors. This allows you to work out issues that require deep technical expertise at a faster rate of information exchange, as well as avoid losing nuances in its transfer.

While working on your project in fixed-price packages, the team collects and improves the documentation and knowledge base and accumulates project expertise. One of the most valuable benefits of a dedicated team is the emergence of highly specialized, highly skilled developers. We hope this will help you to make a choice.

Technologies & Frameworks Our Dedicated Teams Are Skilled In

Creating an attractive application is only possible with a reliable, productive, and top-notch feature-rich interface. Front-end developers use many software development tools to develop professional, efficient and reliable applications.

We choose the appropriate programming languages ​​and frameworks depending on the customer's requirements. We are highly proficient in this stack:

Programming languages:




JavaScript libraries and frameworks:








Laravel PHP Framework

.NET Framework

Yii PHP Framework



Can I manage a dedicated development team?
Can I manage a dedicated development team?

By choosing this model for cooperation, you get a real team. You control the workflow as a whole, but you can be sure that you cooperate with a well-coordinated team of specialists.

How do I organize a development team?
How do I organize a development team?

Partnership with outsourced developers is one of the most effective tools for optimizing a company's business processes. Working with professionals when hiring a dedicated team in Ukraine will be a strategic asset for productive business development, especially considering the price, an important thing for a startup.

Can you sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for my project?
Can you sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for my project?

Yes. The primary purpose of signing an NDA is to keep the information confidential, and we respect it.

How long does it take to start the onboarding process?
How long does it take to start the onboarding process?

You get a ready-made team, so onboarding only lasts for a short time and can take up to a month.

What is an extended development team?
What is an extended development team?

When using the model of an extended development team, your team is complemented by specialists you do not have in your staff. You do not have to look for them yourself; we will do everything for you.

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