How to Build a Strong App Development Team
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Published on: Jan 27, 2023
Updated on: Jan 27, 2023
you need to know how to put together a team that will work together to create an efficient and effective app.
In this article, we share a step-by-step guide to assembling the dream team you need to make your app a reality. Let’s dive in!
Analyze your project scope
The first step in building a great team is understanding your project scope. What kind of app are you developing? Is it a web app, a native app for Android and/or iOS, a cross-platform or hybrid app, or a blockchain app?
Each of these types of projects requires different skill sets and experience, so it's important to have a clear understanding of what you're working on before you start putting together your team.
Consider different hiring methods
Depending on the type of app you're building, you have several options when it comes to hiring. Here are a few to consider:
If you're on a tight budget, hiring freelancers can be a great option. Just be sure to screen candidates carefully by checking their LinkedIn profiles, reviewing their project portfolios, and conducting interviews. This approach is especially effective for relatively simple projects like e-commerce website development.
However, for more complex projects, hiring freelancers might not be the best approach as it can be difficult to ensure consistency and continuity.
Hiring people from well-known software development companies
If you're working on a complex project, this might be the best approach. A reputable development company like Valto will offer full-time developers, as well as UI designers and quality assurance specialists. Plus, you'll get management support and replacements in case of turnover.
This approach can be more expensive but it ensures that you are getting a reliable team that has been vetted, trained, and managed by the company.
Another option is to outsource your project to a software development company. This means giving them control of the project from end to end.
If you want to have more control over the project execution, this might not be the best approach. But if you're comfortable with regular reviews to understand the progress of the project, it can be a great option.
Outsourcing is a good option if you are looking for a specialized team in a particular field or technology.
List the roles you need to hire
To build a great team, you need to know what roles you need to fill and determine the skill requirements based on the scope of your project. Some of the key roles you might need to hire for include:
Someone who will oversee the development process and keep the project on schedule and within budget.
The people who will actually code the app.
These are responsible for the look and feel of the app, including the layout, graphics, and overall user experience.
Quality assurance (QA) specialists
They are responsible for testing the app to ensure it is free of bugs and meets the client's requirements.
Database administrator (DBA)
Someone who will design and maintain the databases used by the app.
Interview the shortlisted candidates
When interviewing shortlisted candidates, evaluate their knowledge by asking technical questions to gauge their level of experience. You can also do this by using real-world projects.
Make sure they're well-versed in modern coding languages and that they have the critical thinking and problem-solving skills to turn your client's vision into reality.
Additionally, it's important to look for team members who can work cross-platform, as this will save you extra costs and effort.
Communication skills are key as well, both verbal and written. The ability to communicate effectively with clients and team members is crucial for the success of any project.
Lastly, ensure that all your team members are skilled enough to create efficient, reliable, and strong databases. Data is the backbone of any app, and a well-defined database will give you a strong application.
Induct and form your app development team
Once you've chosen the candidates that are most suitable for your project, it's time to induct them into your team. Explain the project background, environment, and business requirements in detail.
While at it, make sure everyone is on the same page and excited to work on the project together. You can do this by creating a team charter that outlines the team's goals, roles, and responsibilities.
Finally, set up regular team meetings to discuss progress, address issues, and celebrate successes. And with that, your dream team is ready to build the next big thing.
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