Dedicated team model: our approach (interview + case studies)

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Goodfirms asked us, recently, for an interview regarding our dedicated team services.

It was a great opportunity to remember how we started in 2004 and how we’ve got to grow our portfolio and expand our teams.

Even if our interview seemed to end (classically) with a full-stop, our story about projects, people, and choices is far from being finished.

So, here we go again, mixing sequences from our interview with new info that we know you’ll find useful and interesting at the same time.

16+Years longest ongoing relationship with a client

127+Senior developers ready to work in dedicated teams

6Offices in 4 cities

17+Years of experience in the software development industry

TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE USE:

METHODOLOGIES

  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Waterfall

ROLES WE PROVIDE

  • project managers
  • business analysts
  • developers
  • Q&A specialists
  • Scrum masters
  • UX Designers

 

Back to 2004

“I started the company in 2004 with the business purpose of creating software that would solve the client’s problems. The idea behind this was a company that would offer competitive services, from a quality and price point of view, to build a portfolio of clients with whom to grow and develop ourselves and grow together with our businesses. We are dedicated to staying ahead of the rapid changes by working with the latest technologies so that our clients would benefit from our technology expansion.

Our mission is to continually keep up with the innovations in the technological world so that the developed software does well in the market.”

Viorel Costea | CEO, Roweb Development

 

How Roweb looks like today

Roweb is a custom software development company, started in 2004 with offices in 4 major cities: Bucharest, Pitesti, Craiova and Râmnicu Vâlcea.

With our 127+ IT professionals’ experience and the latest software development technologies, we focus on building Enterprise, Web, Mobile applications, and E-commerce solutions.

We work with companies from all over the world, and we understand the needs of and provide solutions for companies of all sizes ranging from start-ups to large enterprises.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR DEDICATED TEAMS

CHECK OUT OUR SERVICES

 

Perceiving clients as partners

As a dedicated software development teams provider, we work with clients in various stages of their companies’ evolution. Some are building custom software for the first time, while others are interested in extending their existing ones or refreshing their functionalities.

Behind every successful technical project stand people with solving-problems mindsets, ready to make a difference through their work and turn challenges into possibilities.

Behind each long-standing project stand dedicated development teams that have consolidated and increased their performance with each passing year.

This is our core premise for every project we develop.

And we never limited ourselves to perceiving a project from the profit perspective. We see clients as partners, also, and we know how to build long-term relationships.

“We believe in long-term partnerships with our clients, and we take great pride in our long-term relationships with our clients, as we have clients with whom our partnership counts more de 10 years.”

Viorel Costea | CEO, Roweb Development

Roweb dedicated team model

 

Our business model

We have an in-house team of software professionals who manage end-to-end product development projects, from business analysis, consultancy, and architecture, to post-implementation testing and maintenance.

“We are always interested in building long-lasting teams. It is essential to save the project’s optimal cost, so we consider the different levels of tasks required by the project, their duration, and workload. For most projects, the best team configuration includes junior, middle, and senior developers. Our employer branding strategy implies hiring junior developers from the university, and we continuously invest in their professional growth.”

Viorel Costea | CEO, Roweb Development

 

Why is our approach preferred by clients?

Roweb dedicated team model

Summarizing what clients appreciate the most on our approach:

  • flexibility;
  • stable teams;
  • predictability and transparency;
  • 3 engagement models- Dedicated Team, Time and Material, and Milestone Billing;
  • address a wide range of industries, such as Real Estate, HR and Recruiting, Financial Services, Transport and Logistics, Ecommerce, Tourism, Hospitality, Labour Protection Safety, Legal, Marketing and Media Software;
  • long-term partnerships with our clients (some of our ongoing projects count more than 11 years);
  • highly open in terms of engagement models, technical solutions, and delivery schedule to make sure we meet every need.

“We have a high retention rate and the possibility of quickly creating mixed dedicated teams, including juniors, middle or senior developers, depending on the project’s needs; This helps us guarantee the team’s stability, which positively impacts the project’s lifecycle.”

Viorel Costea | CEO, Roweb Development

Check out the stories behind some of our projects developed with dedicated teams

 

How do we set up a time frame for developing software

No two projects are alike or take the same amount of time to build. We consider each of the following phases separately when planning and estimating a project:

  • Requirements & Design;
  • Planning, Architecture & Development;
  • Software Testing;

The size and complexity of the project are the most significant factors in overall duration.

 

The key parameters before selecting the right framework

  • the type of software we need to develop;
  • the type of problem a framework solves;
  • popularity – the more well-known the framework is, the more it will exist in the industry; it will evolve with new ideas, new plugins, etc;
  • sustainability – It is essential for the maintenance phase and for upgrading the apps;
  • security – we choose frameworks capable of ensuring security functions as we believe in responsibility when developing the best software solutions.

 

Languages & frameworks preferred in developing new projects

We work with a diverse class of technologies, frameworks, languages, and we choose the right one depending on the type of the project.

  • PHP Frameworks:
  • Laravel
  • Lumen
  • React
  • Vue
  • Angular
  • Open Source: Magento, WordPress
  • Mobile Frameworks:
  • React Native
  • Ionic React
  • Apache Cordova
  • Node JS
  • Express.js
  • Sails.js with Waterline support
  • .NET Framework

 

The key factors for deciding the cost of a software

“We need to be cost-effective, so we explore the best strategy to work on for every project. We consider either reusing the code or using different pre-built components, or creating dedicated mixed teams. We have several strategies, depending on the project particularities. We also work with open source technologies, where the project supports it, so we cut the license costs.”

Viorel Costea | CEO, Roweb Development

 

Payment structure for dedicated teams

Services covered by a Dedicated Team (for software outsourcing):

  • high-level management;
  • project management;
  • task management;
  • activities and processes supervision;
  • project stages and workflow development;
  • team architecture;
  • logistic management;
  • recruiting/selecting/integrating professionals in the project team.

The dedicated team pricing system is simple and allows easy estimation. Based on an hourly rate, the client pays monthly bills according to the team size and structure.

Main costs a client has to take into account for working with dedicated team are:

  • Hourly rate according to the team structure
  • Travel expenses (if applicable)
  • Management & communication for the project

Costs like…

  • professionals’ salaries;
  • associated hiring taxes;
  • logistic investments;
  • benefits, taxes;
  • recruiting investments.

…are supported by the company that provides the dedicated team.

 

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“Usually, it’s the dedicated team structure or time and material or pays per milestone, but we are also open to pay per feature, fixed cost. We don’t necessarily have a minimum required budget, but we take projects that imply 2,3-month staff hour.”

Viorel Costea | CEO, Roweb Development

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External referrals about our work

Roweb office building - European funds

By renewing its partnership with Microsoft (Microsoft Silver Partner), Roweb will continue to provide advanced technical support for Microsoft products. An essential condition for becoming a Microsoft partner is the existence of a number of certified developers in software development using ASP.NET technology.

Roweb office building - European funds

In recognition of our success and, at the same time, of the impact we had through the development of the projects, we were ranked by Clutch in the top of the companies that offer B2B services in Bucharest, Romania.

Our evaluation for the qualification in this top was made based on criteria such as quality of services, compliance with delivery deadlines, price, and general project management skills – where we obtained a score of 4.9 stars as a result of feedback from our customers.

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