Choosing the right app development team is crucial for your app success as well as your business. Your development team should consist of experienced developers, designers, and project managers to deliver a great software product that fully meets your business requirements. Of course, personal and soft skills are also important and can affect communication between you and your team as well as the end result.
Hiring freelance developers and UX/UI designers is a much cheaper way to get your product delivered. However, skilled freelancers can cost even more than hiring an entire development team. And there are more risks associated with hiring freelancers and managing them. For example, your development time can be longer, and for any revisions, freelancers charge their usual hourly rate.
Also, hiring a development team ensures flawless in-team communication, smooth working processes, and top-notch code. But what type of team should you choose and what are the differences between remote, on-site, and distributed teams?
Remote teams can be thought of as a blend of on-site and distributed teams. The main difference between on-site and distributed teams is whether or not a shared office space exists. Remote teams, however, have an office space, but developers also have the ability to work remotely
The biggest advantage of remote teams is the potential isolation of team members. If someone doesn’t like working in the office, he can work remotely and still be productive. Moreover, remote teams have a much wider pool of potential employees than on-site ones. They also offer more flexibility in terms of scalability and experience.
Sometimes, remote workers can feel isolated and detached. The easiest way to cope with this challenge is to help them feel a part of the team by creating general Slack channels, carrying out virtual hangouts, etc.
Every app development project has its own requirements. And, you should choose your development team based on those requirements.
In the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, hiring a fully remote development team is the only way to get your software product delivered on time. This is because remote teams are the only ones that know how to manage their remote work and develop top-notch apps without visiting the office.
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