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  • Writer's pictureDaniela Vidal

Dedicated Teams on Demand, Terms, and Definitions

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

In this blog, we are going to explain what a Dedicated Team on Demand is, and we will describe the most important terms related to this topic.


A dedicated software development team is a type of business model offered by many software outsourcing companies.


When a client company hires a dedicated development team, it assumes the command of a fully-fledged, well-equipped, and highly-qualified software development team.


The hired team “dedicates” themselves to only one software development project, meaning they won’t be participating in any other projects in their company and become distracted from your work.


Usually, a dedicated team works remotely, full-time, reporting directly to the client.


For instance, CODE BRANCH offers this service, we are a Colombian Based company with more than 15 years of developing software.


Here are the terms we are going to define in this blog.



1. Scope-based


Refers to the process of defining and managing the boundaries of a software development project. This involves determining the project goals, requirements, deliverables, and timelines, as well as identifying any potential risks or limitations. Items that do not appear in the scope baseline are considered outside of scope. Teams must complete a formal change control process for new deliverables introduced after approval of the baseline document.


2. Story point


A unit of measurement used in agile software development to estimate the effort required to complete a particular task or user story. It is typically based on factors such as complexity, risk, and uncertainty.


Values are assigned to more effectively break down work into smaller pieces, so they can address uncertainty.


3. The seniority of developers


Refers to the level of experience and skill of individual developers on a software development team. Seniority is often used to determine responsibilities, decision-making authority, and compensation.


Different organizations might have different seniority titles but they mainly fall into three categories:

  • Junior Developer: Junior developers are normally fresh graduates and it’s either they don’t have or they have minimal industry experience.

  • Mid Level Developer: They are technically stronger than the Junior developers and can work with minimal supervision. They still have some issues to address in order to jump to Senior level.

  • Senior Developer: They are technically stronger than the Junior developers and can work with minimal supervision. They still have some issues to address in order to jump to Senior level.


4. Product owner


The person responsible for defining and prioritizing the features and requirements of a software product and ensuring that the development team is aligned with the overall vision and goals of the project.


During his management, the Product Owner faces many challenges. For example, transforming customer ideas into tangible products.


Prioritizing certain functions over others is not an easy task. It involves making important decisions, and then convincing all parties involved.


5. Tech Leader


A person who oversees the technical aspects of a software development project, including architecture, design, coding standards, and quality assurance.


6. UX leader


A person who is responsible for the user experience design of a software application, including the visual and interactive design of the user interface.



The process of evaluating the quality and functionality of a software application, usually through testing and review.


8. Mocks


A mockup is a static design of a web page or application that features many of its final design elements but is not functional. A mockup is not as polished as a live page and typically includes some placeholder data.


9. Wireframes


Wireframes are visual representations of the layout and structure of a software application's user interface. They are used to plan and design the overall user experience of the application.




Photo: Aha!



10. Development team

A group of 3-9 people who collaboratively develop a product. The Development Team in Scrum has two core characteristics. It is cross-functional and self-organized. Cross-functional means that the team has all the skills or capabilities needed for product development.


Self-organized means that the team manages itself for the most part... there is no team lead, for example. With that comes decision-making authority and responsibility.


11. Sprint


A time-boxed period of development in agile software development, typically lasting 1-4 weeks. During a sprint, the development team works on a set of user stories or tasks with the goal of delivering a functioning increment of the software.


12. Pull Request


A pull request – also referred to as a merge request – is an event that takes place in software development when a contributor/developer is ready to begin the process of merging new


13. Project manager


A person responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the execution of a software development project. This includes managing resources, timelines, budgets, and stakeholder communications.



Conclusion


A dedicated team on demand in software development is an outsourced team of experts 100% dedicated to one project of the client company.


Usually, the projects can be measured by story points, or companies use Story Points to calculate the length and the level of expertise needed for each project.


The projects always have developers with different seniorities making part of the development team.


Finally, it is important to know all the terms related to software development if you want to work in this field.


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