Software development is expanding across the globe with the next generation of software development ‘teams’ coming into play: Micro Teams. This concept eliminates the tedious task of hiring developers to match the demands of your increasing tech workflow and can propel your company forward. To understand how this happens, here is all you need to know about what a micro team is, and how it works.

What is a micro team?
As implied by its name, a micro team ideally consists of a small group of 2 to 4 people. Depending on your project, some teams can expand to as many as 10 developers.

Why are they popular?
Micro teams have been gaining popularity for multiple reasons. To comprehend this better, it is important to look at its increased efficiencies, engagement, and reduced cost in a competitive developer landscape.

Reduced cost in a competitive developer landscape
Given the short supply and high demand for developers, hiring micro teams from other locations allows you to select more talent for your existing team. This can assist you in keeping up with the demands of the tech world and in building an additional development pipeline.
Furthermore, the advantage of micro teams is that you can acquire them at a reduced cost too.

Increased efficiency
The term micro teams has been derived from a common concept in lean software development known as microservices.
Microservices architecture can increase efficiencies by breaking up large development projects into independent components.
It allows you to incrementally add critical functionalities without restructuring or replacing the primary structure altogether.

Higher engagement and communication
Micro teams give you an advantage large teams tend to miss: more engagement and better communication. This is inevitable, because, unlike in large teams where the ownership of the project is not necessarily defined, what happens in a micro team is that clear and specific tasks are allocated to the relevant individual, making them fully responsible for the outcome.
Empowerment too comes naturally as the team is motivated towards ensuring the best outcome, thus taking away the problem of having too many decision-makers while ensuring a faster decision-making process.

Now that you are aware of how a micro team can propel your company forward, here is our guide to hiring the right team:

Define the project
To ensure that the job is done well, it is important to outline the project’s requirements, objectives, and budget. Additionally, including the specific roles and responsibilities expected of the developer further ensures you are able to hire the right talent for the task.

Speak to the right talent
Finding the right talent involves finding developers who have gained exposure to businesses with similar values and vision, which ideally align to your business culture. Further, their previous experience working within a micro team should be considered to ensure a smooth augmentation of their role into your existing team of developers.
Finally, what you need to know is that today, some of the best talent and most productive ways to keep up with the demands of the tech world is to look at micro teams that can relieve the software development burden from your primary team. They are currently the best way forward for your company because they can offer you a faster completion time and save you money, whether you are looking to scale up or create other business verticals.

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