Working out outstaffing partnerships can be a bit complex at times. It’s important to pick the right partner from the beginning, as you’ll work hand in hand to achieve your goals. Although many companies provide software development services remotely, it’s essential to know how each works, and CodingChiefs is one of those.

When considering partnering with CodingChiefs, you’re not only looking at an outstaffing, but at a potential extension of your own team. Each project we undertake is fueled by a blend of our expertise and an understanding of our client’s objectives. 

Establishing a remote development team in five phases

Managing remote work, particularly in the domain of software development, can be intricate. Given that there is a proven shortage of talent, particularly developers,  consolidating a cohesive team and maintaining streamlined operations might present some hurdles. CodingChiefs offers a methodical approach to this, structured into four distinct phases:

1. Defining the necessary skills

Before embarking on any project, it is critical to know what exactly you are looking for. Think of it like shopping for ingredients for a new recipe. You would not wander aimlessly in the grocery aisles, right? The same logic applies here.

At CodingChiefs, our initial focus is on understanding the specific requirements of your project. What skills are crucial to achieving your objectives? It could be web development, app development, or a particular technical proficiency. Recognizing these skills at the outset makes the subsequent steps more efficient.

To ensure clarity, we will engage in a discussion about your project’s objectives and the kind of expertise you’re seeking. Do you need a full-stack developer, or is your focus more on front-end technologies? Perhaps you’re looking for a combination or an entire team with varied competencies. By determining the precise skills and resources you need, we aim to set your project on a solid foundation.

2. Intake project

The intake phase is more than just a brief overview; it is a period we set aside to fully understand your project. Whether we meet in person or online our focus is to grasp each element of your objectives.

We look at your main goals, milestones, and any challenges we might face along the way. By understanding the entirety of your project, we can coordinate our resources and methods more effectively. This phase represents our joint effort to create a plan. By preparing for each decision and possibility in advance, we aim for a smooth project progression, though acknowledge there might be occasional challenges to address.

3. Meet the suitable remote developer for you

At this stage, we introduce you to a crucial part of the process: your dedicated remote developer. After thorough planning and preparation, the next essential step is to acquaint yourself with the developer who has been selected to assist with your project. Remember that they are selected after a thorough process of analyzing their knowledge and if they match what you need for your team. This meeting is more than just a formal introduction; it’s an opportunity to familiarize and establish a solid working relationship.

It’s important to emphasize that successful projects are built on trust and clear communication. From the outset, we focus on creating an environment that prioritizes these values. This foundation ensures that throughout the project, communication remains open, ideas are shared freely, and everyone is aligned with the overarching objectives.

With this introduction, we aim to begin our collaboration in a focused and coordinated manner, emphasizing the importance of working closely with your dedicated developer.

4. Contract making

Once we’ve matched you with a developer who fits your needs, the journey doesn’t just stop at successful placement. This developer becomes a fully integrated member of your existing development team. You’re not just getting an extra pair of hands; you’re gaining a professional ready to dive into your projects and company culture.

Collaboration is key: you and your new developer will jointly establish the working parameters for the finalization of the contract. This includes setting the daily work hours, scheduling regular stand-up meetings, and designating who within your organization will serve as the direct report. It’s an approach aimed at creating an environment where the developer is not just a temporary fill-in but a meaningful addition to your team. This arrangement maximizes productivity and aligns closely with your company’s existing workflow.

5. Regular Progress Report

At CodingChiefs, we prioritize transparency in all our operations. When your project begins, we commit to consistent communication. Bi-weekly, we will provide you with updates and essential details about the project’s progression. Our partner manager will conduct regular calls to ensure there’s uninterrupted communication and to immediately address any issues that may arise. This routine isn’t only about information sharing but also a platform for ongoing feedback. This approach ensures that the project remains aligned with your objectives and adapts as needed.

Collaboration with CodingChiefs goes beyond task completion. It encompasses the establishment of meaningful partnerships and joint navigation through the complexities of software development. Recognizing the value of time and the importance of outcomes for business leaders, our process is designed to prioritize both.

Whether you represent a startup taking its initial steps in application development or an established business seeking expansion, know that with CodingChiefs, you’re engaging with more than just a remote team; you’re aligning with partners that are invested in your success.

Interested in partnering with us? Let’s discuss turning your software needs into concrete results. Here’s to mutual growth and shared achievements.