Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires:
– and this is just a partial list.
Certainly, multiple roles can be filled by one person. However, ALL the roles should not be filled by one person. Especially if you plan to pass a SOX compliance audit. Or if you plan to let the software developer go on a vacation.
Over the course of 13 years, we have found that most small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) cannot hire multiple team members to fill the necessary roles. IT hires are hard to make, hard to manage, and are expensive.
A potential solution is a fractional team. A fractional team has the breadth and depth to perform each role, on a part time basis, for a fraction of the cost. This approach works on many levels, here are two to think about. On a practical level – unless the project is massive, those roles will not require full time equivalents (FTEs) to staff the project. On a financial level – Volano has the ability to cover all the bases for the price of one FTE; sometimes less.
Volano is predicting that fractional teams will become common for SMBs in the near term.
Contact us if you would like to learn more!
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