Cost savings, access to top talent pool, no HR hassles, your team means your control, get done whatever you want, ability to add and remove resources to the team, take advantage of remote working practice using modern collaboration and communication tools, fast time-to-market etc.
You could follow either the freelancers route or get some dedicated development team services company. However, if quality, control, and reliability is paramount, getting services from a company offering these services is advisable.
It is important to have in-depth knowledge of technologies to hire the best-fit resources. Not only that, but the overall tech-scape and project as well as business requirements play key role. Therefore, it is always advisable to get expert advise or services from the experts.
These structures are quite flexible, you could have part of your overall project team’s engineers needs fulfilled by dedicated team services providers, the whole engineering team, or even the Project Manager could also be part of the remote dedicated team. Usually, the Product Owner is someone from client side, while the Scrum Master could be on either side, rest of the engineering team would mainly be supplied by the dedicated software development teams provider.
There are a number of reasons, and few of those are: cost savings, quick team expansion, inducting right skills to the team, quality of outcomes, saving your company from HR and operational hassles, support your digital and business transformation, easily get hard-to-find skills to name a few.
If you decide to work with the outsourcing agency, choose the company that has access to top talent pool in the technologies you need, has a proven track record in the tech business, and has the ability to deliver quality work with a sense of great responsibility.
Being able to communicate effectively in a timely manner with the proposed supplier of the dedicated software development team is also very important. The cherry on the top would be if the Client Success Manager or the Key Account Manager is in easy reach, in terms of proximity and geolocation.
Talent and knowledge retention is an important matter, so keep that in mind while getting into this kind of arrangement. It is always good to retain some resources from the team even after the completion of the project, for not only maintenance and support but also for knowledge retention.
First and foremost, know the requirements and nature of your project. If you know what technical skills are required for your project, good enough! If not, get someone who can help you with that. It is not only important for your project at hand, but also for the integration within your organisation’s current tech-scape.
Evaluate all three options of getting remote developers, i.e.: off the freelance platforms – the freelance marketplaces; traditional outsourcing – software development companies; or building your own [offshore/nearshore] dedicated team – the outsourcing agencies. All three options have their pros and cons, so make sure to do good research before going ahead with any of those.