Five ways to improve the effectiveness of your software development team

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In an evolving technological world, putting together a team of software developers is a challenge. There’s the constant pressure put on developers to meet business and client expectations and also to deliver high-quality projects.    

There’s also the need to ensure teams are effective and productive in their work. They should be delivering quality in each project they work on in less time. But how can businesses achieve that?   

Today, hiring new developers into the team to work on different technology stacks is an increasingly expensive proposition for growing businesses. But what are the options for young entrepreneurs to ensure they can deliver quality projects and make effective use of their teams? 

Let’s see five ways businesses can improve development team effectiveness.

1. Improve the flexibility of the team with full-stack developers  

Full-stack developers are good at all aspects of the software development process. They have familiarity working with entire stack – front-end UI, coding, networking, databases and more.   

This capability enables them to prevent functional silos formed when tasks were managed independently. It allows them to take end-to-end accountability for a project, reduce silos, remove friction points and deliver faster value in shorter time frames.    

Their independence allows them to be self-sufficient because they can address all aspects of a project or engagement.   

This capability adds much value to the team because it allows autonomy, provided they have the right tools to deliver the required outcome. This self-sufficiency empowers the team, makes development processes agile and makes them highly accountable for their tasks, improving the efficiency of the team.    

2. Cross-Platform Developers to Boost Project Delivery Timeline  

Cross-platform app development is a practice that developers and businesses embrace for many reasons. Having your developers write code for one single app that works perfectly across platforms while providing a consistent app experience improves the team’s efficiency and the popularity of the app. Users appreciate consistency, and cross-platform app developers enable that.   

Cross-platform development also negates the effort and money spent on building native apps and enables the business to improve delivery turnaround times for projects, greatly enhancing the team’s productivity. With rapid app development, teams are enabled to focus their efforts on boosting utilization and productivity.   

3. Utilize Team Augmentation to get highly skilled developers to work for you  

When businesses look at scaling up an existing project in a short period, more workforce to help them with the additional tasks can help them meet deadlines. Extending your team by outsourcing the extra work to an expert or a couple of professionals can help achieve your target within your budget. And it also enhances the effectiveness of the core team since it allows them to work on aspects of the project that they have expertise in without worrying about the rest.   

Team augmentation is excellent when a requirement is to fill a gap. If you need an expert in a specific skill set to work on aspects of the project your team is handling, team augmentation is a great option. But when there’s an entire project to do, businesses need to outsource it to experts.   

Nuvento’s dedicated development teams are expert technical resources who can support the additional tasks you have in your IT development projects and work as per your specific requirements.   

4. Outsource software projects for more focused development  

When an in-house team does not have the capability or the time to handle development projects, outsourcing is the option they can go for to complete the task.   

However, some businesses choose to hire staff in-house. This decision could cost them a lot of money in terms of the developers’ salaries, IT infrastructure set up, project management capacity building. While bigger businesses may be able to afford these costs, smaller and medium enterprises will find them hard to absorb.  

If you’re looking for an option that does not incur much investment but gets the job done, outsourcing is for you. When you entrust an outsourcing partner with developing a whole project, your team can focus on your core projects. On the other hand, the outsourcing partner team can better focus on the part of the project they’re entrusted with. This allows outsourcing to enable businesses to overcome skills and experience shortages, helping them improve their teams’ efficiency in delivering projects.   

5. Automating Software development cycle using DevOps  

Organizations can consider the role of automation in a DevOps landscape to eliminate performance bottlenecks, communication gaps, silos between development, operations and QAs, as well as improve agility with standardized software development lifecycle processes.   

The role of automation extends to tasks such as code development, visibility, continuous testing, enablement, monitoring, and incident management to facilitate agility and effective collaboration between all DevOps enterprise members. The process is an effective way to keep software development progress consistent and ahead, improving efficiencies and throughput.   

To enhance the effectiveness of your teams with software development and IT services, reach out to us.