Transforming an idea into an actual product is an exciting journey. You go through various iterations of your idea by discussing it with your friends, family, target groups, and even employees (if you have them already) to ensure that what you’ve thought of will make sense as an actual product.
Now that you’ve figured out that you have a great idea that fulfils an underserved need, you need to figure out how to build this product. If your idea is of a software product and you’re a developer, you have some of these bits sorted for yourself as you can create an MVP – known as the working first version of your product.
2 Ways to hire MVP developer for your idea?
If you’re not technically inclined and need help to build your product, you will now take the next step towards transforming your idea into a product—by finding the right MVP development team to develop it for you. There are two ways to go about this:
Find and hire your own MVP app development talent
This is an excellent option if you have the funds, the time and the MVP app development talent available in your area. Understand that you need a project manager, designers, testers, backend and frontend developers, office space and other resources to run a full-fledged work environment. Even if you are considering a remote-work scenario given the pandemic, you will need to set up IT infrastructure that supports remote working along with a way to coordinate a functional work environment for your employees. This is in addition to finding the right development team that works with your preferred MVP technology stack.
Outsource your development to an experienced MVP development company
This is possibly the best option for a first-time entrepreneur as experienced MVP development companies such as Volumetree have all the infrastructure, workforce, policies and procedures set at their end. All you need to do is schedule a first meeting to kickstart your development needs. Startup MVP development companies such as Volumetree have highly experienced project managers, MVP developers, MVP testers, designers and all other types of talent that you may need to get your product out to the market—fast!
What are the benefits of finding a good MVP development partner?
I’m glad you asked. The success of an MVP depends on the team creating, managing and maintaining it. Some of the successful MVP examples include Zappos, Groupon, Amazon, Airbnb, Dropbox and more. With a quality development partner, you can rest assured that your MVP will delight your customers from its very first version. Here are the top benefits of hiring a reliable MVP development partner such as Volumetree:
- Reduced costs
Reliable development partners will ensure that you get the best value for money. Additionally, due to well-defined processes, procedures, and experienced teams in place, you will end up saving more with each iteration. If you want to go deep down into budget management, we have a dedicated article for you covering ways to reduce app development costs.
- Technology no bar
Companies such as Volumetree have a vast pool of highly experienced developers for your preferred technology stack. This helps you concentrate on the end product and business growth rather than worrying about tech stacks and developers.
- Faster time to market
The chances are that others might have also thought about creating a solution similar to yours. Our project managers will ensure that your project gets to the market before the others do! If you spend too much time finding your teams and bringing the product to your customers, you may lose the first-mover’s advantage.
- Better products from the first iteration
A well-rounded team gives your product an edge over the competition by being better-engineered and robust from the ground up. At Volumetree, our project managers ensure that your product is well developed, designed and tested at each iteration.
- A better understanding of the product vision
Our consultants and teams understand your project’s vision to ensure that everyone is on the same page. This also helps them to prioritize your feature set better.
- Security and intellectual property
Project security and intellectual property protection are essential for business growth. At Volumetree, we sign NDAs with our customers to ensure that their intellectual property is safe with us.
- Long-term approach
Choosing a development partner for the long haul will help you create a fantastic product that will delight your customers for years to come. At Volumetree, we ensure that you end up with a much-loved product from the first iteration.
How to choose the right MVP developer for my startup?
There are many ways to find MVP app development companies. These include:
- Searching for MVP app development companies on Google
- Using the services of a known MVP development company
- Searching on platforms such as Clutch, Goodfirms, LinkedIn and UpWork
Although Google searches, on-platform reviews and blogs can give you an idea of what you should expect in an MVP app development company, you must understand the following before you choose an outsourcing partner:
MVP development experience
An experienced MVP development company such as Volumetree will understand what your startup needs at the outset. As these companies understand your technical limitations well, they will provide you with the counsel you need for your idea to transform into a product.
A wide talent pool
Just a group of developers may not be the team that you’re looking for. A professional MVP development company will have experienced consultants, project managers, UI and UX teams, developers, testers and DevOps engineers who understand the MVP development process to the T.
Technical capabilities and choosing the right tech stack
The tech stack your development partner excels in might not be the right tech stack for your product. You must find a partner that will understand your needs and provide you with a solution that works best for your MVP. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with us today to know what will work best for your MVP.
Choosing the best engagement model for your startup
Selecting the right MVP development company is not the end of the road. Your MVP provider must also offer you the flexibility you need in terms of the engagement model. Standard engagement models include:
A fixed price model is transparent, predictable, needs less supervision, and establishes trust with a new development partner. This model sets the cost of your project at the outset. However, please note that you must include an extensive first phase of your project. This ensures that you have a project scope and end goal clearly defined before you begin development.
Time and materials
Time and materials helps you work with MVPs that do not have a clear vision of the product yet. You can start project development early and increase or decrease resources as you go. This model is highly flexible and can leverage the power of Agile (iterative and continuous) development models to the fullest. The time and materials model also reduces your company’s risk, as you can stop development if you need to. However, you will be very highly involved in all stages of MVP development, and you may run into discrepancies in your budget as the estimate, and actual costs might differ by a wide margin.
This model is best for augmenting your existing team. You can hire talent such as testers, developers or UX designers to add to your team for a limited time. You will, however, end up paying a contractor’s fee, wages of developers and other additional costs. This model is best for short-term engagements.
The dedicated teams model works best if you wish to hire offshore personnel with a high degree of control. You get exceptional levels of control, total flexibility and the same benefits as hiring your own team. This model works best for large projects and is not feasible for small startups due to the costs involved.
Quality and reliability
The stability, reliability and quality of your MVP will define your startup. The right technology partner will help you to create a first-rate product in each iteration, ensuring that your customers love it from the get-go!
I hope you now understand the need to hire a world-class team for your MVP. At Volumetree, we help our customers transform ideas into much-loved products that have been delighting their customers for years. Our attention to detail, reliability and consistency has helped us retain our clients for years. If you have an idea that you believe can change the world, we have the team in place to make it happen. Let’s do this together!