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Software consultant will analyze your business needs and the current process at your company in order to find the best technologies for your project. This can cover, but is not limited to, looking for the most suitable programming languages, frameworks, and databases.
When you have at least a few developers hired, without proper leadership and mentorship conflicts and misunderstandings may arise — both within the dev team and with other teams. A good software consultant takes care of it by clearly saying what developers should do (and, sometimes, how they should do it).
Let a software consultant gather all the data and knowledge about your customers from your marketing team and business analysts, and translate it into clear objectives for the developers. This provides the highest efficiency for the whole software development process by allowing engineers to focus on coding itself.
Ensure that a project you put so much hope in goes smoothly from day one. Let it be supervised by an expert software consultant who, with regular checkups, takes care of all the technical parts of it from A to Z.
Are you planning a software development project that may be going on for months or even years?
Are you already developing some kind of software product but feel like the project is not progressing fast enough?
Are there often misunderstandings happening between the dev team and other teams at your company?
Are you thinking of starting a new project but are not sure what technology would be best to use?
Do you feel your developers are not working closely enough with each other and lack a good leader?
In all of these cases, one of the best remedies might be to hire a software consultant.
Software consultants are people who organize and partly lead the technological part of your project. Although they are very important to the whole process, they are often not working full-time for a company, but rather externally, being regularly in touch with the people that need them at your organization.
To give a better understanding of how actually software development consulting works, let’s look at some of the most important and typical responsibilities of a software consultant:
To simplify things, a software consultant is a person you ask what and how to do, and later this information is passed to your technical teams who do the actual work (code, design, test).
Remember, however, that this kind of person providing software consulting services is not a replacement of a Product Owner, Project Manager, Team Lead, or any other similar roles, even though they do seem to have comparable responsibilities. Software consultancy should be rather considered a useful add-on to your whole software development process.
Let’s explore a bit more what has been already mentioned in the introduction to this piece: why you actually might need software consulting services?
There are two major situations when software consultants are hired:
In both cases, a software consultant can be hired to research the idea behind the project, review the needs of clients, organize the technical process, and more. While some companies hire consultants for a one-time gig, it’s recommended to keep in touch with the same software consultant throughout the whole development process. By taking a holistic approach and regularly reviewing all the processes at your company, they can provide you with the best optimization for the project.
With so many different new roles popping up in IT these days, it may be difficult to distinguish which person does what. In the case of a software consultant, the misunderstandings come mostly from the similarities between this role, software developer, and IT business consultant.
To put it simply:
Software consultants may not code for you, but it doesn’t mean they wouldn’t know how to do it. In fact, a software consultant SHOULD have previous experience working as an engineer.
Most typically, software consultants are people who firstly became senior developers (10+ years of working experience in the area). This suggests that during their career they have also played leadership/managerial roles at development teams.
What does this mean for your hiring process? That you should always review the career of your potential software consultant, looking for one with extensive experience in engineering and leadership positions — one who actually passed the career path from being a junior to a senior dev, and later used their experience to set up a consultancy firm.
Is being a great software engineer enough to become a great software engineer consultant? Not really, even though significant technical knowledge is a must in this role. Here is a short list of the most important skills you should look for in your potential software consultant.
Besides assessing the skills and experience of your software engineer consultant candidate, you should consider how well they fit your company and your exact project.
Three main things to consider are:
It’s recommended to look for a software consultant who has previously worked with companies linked to the same industry as yours. If they have, they probably already know some verified solutions that can be implemented also in your project.
Mobile apps, web apps, AI/machine learning software, Internet of Things devices — there are so many different types of IT-related products that are being developed these days, that it’s really difficult to have the necessary understanding of the technology behind all of them. That’s why, when looking for a software consultant, you should prioritize those candidates who don’t only have experience with your industry, but also with a product/type of product similar to yours. Once again, this will give you an advantage in the form of a software engineer consultant who might already have some solutions for your product in mind.
Connecting with a software consultant is the first step to understanding what your project needs to achieve the results you planned. If you are building your team from scratch, a software consultant might also advise on who exactly do you need to hire.
Whoever the software consultant recommends, be it project managers, designers, developers, or data scientists, Ideamotive can deliver. We’ve established an unusually large network of top IT talents looking for new challenges and work opportunities.
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