Unlike working according to the WPE (Work-Plan Estimate), we do not provide an estimate for a project or tasks. We allocate a full time team (40-45 hours for each member of the team). You get weekly reports on the hours spent from the internal redmine time tracking system, but at least a full 40 hours per team member must be used up each week. Otherwise the client pays for the full load regardless. The team is formed for projects with weekly load from 120 to 640 hours.
The first thing you should start with is to choose the most appropriate team size which will determine the speed with which the project will move forward. Our guys can move at speeds from 120 to 640 hours a week. Let's further explore how it works.
The team will include the following specialists working at a full load:
Now let's look at an example of a small, dedicated team that can spend 160-200 hours per week:
For the dedicated team, we select guys who are ready to work on one project for a long time
We always put together a dedicated team strictly from the company employees. Our company is an outsourcing company and the guys are used to working on different projects all the time. For example, one developer can take part in from 3 to 10 projects in a year. When we put together a long term dedicated team that should work on a project for 1-3 or more years, we select guys who are ready to work on one project for a long time.
Of course, you can always ask to add additional guys to the team. We can also replace the team members at our own discretion, both to increase the quality of work and for organizational reasons. In the event that an employee is fired or is about to leave the company, we will replace him with a comparable substitute.
Let's figure it out together. If you have a big project and you need to move steadily and at a certain speed (X working hours per week) for 1-3 or more years (at least half a year), then the dedicated team is for you.
If you have a small project (up to 1200 hours) it is better to work according to WPE (Work-Plan Estimate). Our recommendation is to always calculate how much it will cost you to work with a dedicated team per quarter or half a year, taking into account the chosen rate of hours per week (from 120 hours to 160 hours per week).
We have clients who came to us simply with tasks for 120-320 hours and tried WPE. As a result, for several years now they have been working with a dedicated team. We have been running projects in a dedicated team format for the past 7 years for one of our client's companies. We also have many clients with whom we work for 1, 3 and 5 years or more.
At the same time, we have clients with whom we have been working for 5-7-11 years in WPE format. But, as you understand, this is periodic work with one project or several clients projects.
In the case of the Dedicated team:
We do not provide outstaffing services, we are a full cycle outsourcing company. We are proud that we can guarantee the quality, timing and stability of work for many years.
The work team always consists of at least three people: a developer (frontend, backend or full stack), a Project Manager or a Team Lead (hereinafter PM) and a QA. It is often the case that if a project is very dynamic there are involved two QAs or even more in order to ensure better performance and flexibility.Learn more
Work Plan - Estimate
WPE (Work Plan - Estimate) - once we have a completed and approved PRD, you receive a Work Plan - Estimate with an accuracy of +/-20% for total hours and 3-5 days for deadline. Work Plan - Estimate will contain a detailed breakdown of the project as a whole into the 1-4 hour tasks.Learn more