Dedicated Development Team

DDT

At Altabel Group we can offer a very transparent, flexible and easily scalable approach to expand your team and deal with more projects - this is a model of Dedicated Development Team which can be either an integrated extension of your in-house team or a unit dedicated to specific projects in new or non-core areas for you.

The image of outsourcing is constantly evolving. Several conceptual shifts have been taking place lately:

  • From single-supplier mega-contracts to smaller multi-supplier deals: multi-sourcing is gaining wider extent and vendors now shouldn't consider their customers for granted;
  • From short-term cost saving goals to longer-term IT management strategic partnerships: just going for a low-cost option isn't the de facto reason to outsource anymore;
  • From offshoring to nearshoring which especially makes sense for Northern and Western European companies: for them nearshoring carries lower pricing, higher quality thanks to a strong engineering tradition, moderate legislation risks since companies in the region are still operating under EU legislation, low cultural barriers thanks to past and shared values affinity;
  • From being a privilege of large IT multinationals and mature businesses to being broadly used by Start-Ups and Small and Medium Enterprises: for instance, during the last two-three years 10-15 % increase in the number of SMEs who started their ITO journeys has been observed across Europe showing that in fact even fledgling Start-Ups can benefit from outsourcing;
  • From project-based and stiff large-scale ODC models to a flexible Agile/Scrum-based virtual team approach or combinations of various approaches for the customer's project success sake;

More than a half of the polled IT companies has admitted that innovative engagement models are important determinants in their choice of ITO partners, and that's especially true for Start-up companies. So nowadays ITO service providers are quite challenged to offer their clients flexible innovative business models.

Actually Altabel's DDT approach takes the best from classic DDT practices but also incorporates much more flexibility, transparency and scalability in order to suit your particular company and project needs in various situations, not limited to a classic Dedicated Development Team vision.

Altabel may offer you
a classic
Dedicated Development Team
as well as flexible
modifications
of this approach

Adaptable DDT


Team size varies depending on the project needs, for example, core team of .NET and mobile developers can be periodically extended with testers and QA specialists for testing web UI and mobile clients on demand.

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Mixed DDT


Team consists of specialists skilled in different technologies, for instance, JAVA team plus mobile specialists.

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Core+specialized DDT


A highly specialized expert can be engaged in the project on demand to help solving a particular highly specialized task, for instance, assisting key .NET team in dealing with Visual Basic stuff.

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Up-and-go DDT


We can form a team for you upon quite a short notice, for instance, within 1-2 weeks, possibly with engagement of resources from our software development partners.

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Full-cycle DDT


Services provided to the customer within DDT may cover all the project stages and activities, starting from business analysis, spec creation and architecture design, to development and testing, and up to deployment and support.

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Small size DDT


Dedicated team is not necessarily something large, it can consist of 2-3 developers. This suits start-ups as well as large companies when agile approach is applied to work on a specific project.

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One-project-purpose DDT


Temporary dedicated team model can be chosen instead of a Fixed price model when it makes sense in terms of development methodology and approach. In this case the team is set up for the purpose of a particular project for a duration limited by the project needs, for example, 2-4 months.

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Altabel Dedicated Development Teams are characterized with:

  • Balance of expertise level against price - an average IT specialist profile looks like: middle-senior level experience, higher IT education, reasonable English command, cultural affinity with Western Europeans / Scandinavians
  • Transparency and control - every team member is selected by you, reported to you and managed by you,
  • Business seamlessness - team members are constantly in close communication with your company stuff, follow your development methodology, share collaborative work tools
  • Flexibility and scalability - you can change the team size and profile if necessary
  • Overhead cost effectiveness - saving of production and overhead costs, office and equipment rent and maintenance, dismissal payments, etc.

DDT
creation
steps
are simple

Based on analysis of your project requirements and specifics, we pick candidates from our resource pool of software professionals and send their CVs to you

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Upon request we arrange interviews with pre-selected candidates

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Simultaneously we start negotiating agreement terms and conditions

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You select and approve candidates and we set a team for you

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Agreement is signed and work is initiated

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DDT operation is organized as flexibly as possible:

  • Pre-development activities: knowledge sharing (process/ standards/ tools), customer's practices adoption, infrastructure setup
  • Responsibilities and tasks are distributed among team members
  • Team members are engaged exclusively in your project, they cannot be assigned to other tasks
  • Developers can work either by your or our management
  • Project development progress can be monitored daily, developers are available for chat and e-mail 8 hrs a day Monday-Friday
  • Operations are reviewed and can be adjusted if necessary
  • Team structure can be revised if necessary (increasing/ decreasing the team size, replacing, adding experts with specific skills on ad hoc basis)
  • Weekly development reports are provided to you
  • Contracts are paid on a monthly basis