Along with Time & Material and Fixed Price models, the Dedicated Development Team is a type of collaboration in IT outsourcing.
Along with Time & Material and Fixed Price models, the Dedicated Development Team is a type of collaboration in IT outsourcing. It implies that a vendor selects and allocates IT professionals with the skills meeting the requirements of a certain project run by a client company. The vendor also provides technical infrastructure, as well as integration and administrative support. While a dedicated development team is fully focused on the project, a client company has control over the workflow as if managing its own remote employees.
At least, it has to work this way, but tech companies should be rather scrupulous when it comes to selecting an outsourced service provider to really benefit from the model. Over the past decade, Ukraine has become a major IT outsourcing destination to go for dedicated development teams, and here are some reasons why.
Immediate access to the hugest IT community in the Central and Eastern European region
Based on East-West Digital News’s report, Ukraine boasts the largest number of IT professionals available on the CEE market and the number is expected to reach 200,000 specialists by 2020. Besides, due to historical relationships between Ukraine and the neighboring countries, vendors have fast access to nearshore talents, thus expanding the recruitment opportunities.
Delivering cutting-edge technology and high standard of professionalism
In 2018, 18 software developers with the offices in Ukraine hit The Best of the Global Outsourcing 100 rating by IAOP, based on the growth performance, customer experience, awards, certifications, programs for innovation and CSR. The Global Sourcing Association and Software Magazine rankings are only few of other ratings, listing Ukrainian IT companies for the excellence they deliver.
Deep expertise in building dedicated development teams and R&D centers
In 2016, Ukraine hosted over 100 multinational research and development centers, outsourcing the whole IT processes for world leading companies, such as Samsung, Ericsson, Boeing, Oracle, Siemens, Wargaming, ABBYY and much more. The centers serve many industries from gaming and telecommunications to e-commerce and financial services, while the majority of client companies headquartered in the USA and Western Europe.
Add up other significant reasons like 80% of IT professionals speaking English (intermediate or higher) or competitive outsourcing rates, and you’ll get an idea of the blooming Ukrainian IT ecosystem.