Developer-Skills

Exquisite Skills your Development Team Must Have

Exquisite Skills your Development Team Must Have

As rightly said, “Actions speak louder than words” and the same has to be precisely made sure during the course of roundtable meetings before signing and framing of a development project. Generally, good development service providers make sure that they hire the best available of the lot but still, you are advised to not to leave anything for chances. This article in our blogs talks about some must have skills that you should look for while your first encounter with the development team of your priced project.

While signing a project, laying down the requirement definitions it should be foreseen that the skills will be doing a world of all along the development process. One should look through the personal as well as the collective portfolios of the team to make sure that they are well versed with the basics of development. Because there are considerable chances that they will have to work outside their comfort zones and far away from what they are best at. For this, the basic knowledge of computing and computer programming like data structures and basic algorithms is a must. Also, it is not unfair if a client looks for one major programming language that each team member excels.

Here, Aalpha sheds light over the vital most skills that are the essential for your development project to be successful.

Soft skills-before-hard skills

An overall team can manage the absence of technical skills at one of the links as you will not be the only one. But there shouldn’t be any compromise on the soft skills of your team members. Every team member (especially the leaders) should be able to handle conflict efficiently. They must be smart enough to safeguard the interests of every member without slacking at timelines.

Coming to the pivotal hard skills i.e. the development, they should be able to integrate the mixed skill development the omnipresent agile development methodologies. Also, keeping mind the productive member is the one who is able to communicate clearly, raise issues promptly, report progress.

Problem resolution capabilities

Theories and industry watchers believe that the ability to demonstrate problem-solving skills is a rigid pre-requisite for technical expertise. Implementation is the tinier part, how a programmer thinks of solving the problem is what makes him and his solution smartly stand apart. A new development environment or the specific programming language is a matter of hardly a week for any well versed in-practice programmer. Aalpha advises you to choose programmers wisely as their poor and stagnant (non-improving) problem-solving skills can badly hurt your project. Good problem-solving skills are a fruit of brainstorming, ideas sharing.

Business sense

In today’s world when business and technology are so tightly coupled, it’s like a bonus if the developers can apply their business sense at implementing and designing solutions. Focusing on the driving force the project applies on the ROI, it’s of utmost importance that a software or application can rightly fit into the grooves of the enterprise. The industry is in acute demand for programmers who can not only code good but can also increase the slopes of the profit graphs. While the development process, ideally a programmer should think that they are cradling a business with a hand of technology. Moreover, they should be motivated by a belief that there where there is a competition at business, there surely lies a golden opportunity to succeed. The ultimate goal of what they design and develop is not to satisfy their clients but to make the next layer customers happy with a deep experience applying the meanest technology.

It is important for them to keep in mind that customer obsession wins over the business competition. They should look to inculcate all possible pattern defining and data mining techniques to make the solution predictive and adaptive for the user. There are many very successful companies like Amazon who have exemplified the use of advanced technologies for first fuelling and then boosting their businesses. Another killer technology that felicitates business growth is machine learning. A team led by a proactive machine learner can do wonders all the wonders you have been expecting while hiring them.

Wider Knowledge

It is crucial for the chief architect in the development team to be aware of the new technologies know multiple frameworks in and out for a wise choice of the architecture and the platform of the business solution. Also, they must be smart enough to take decisions on the basis of their advantages and deployment of the same if needed. Understanding that a software business solution is more of an asset rather than a product, the technology should be advanced enough to not let the software solution be outdated.

Thinking Cap

Every developer and their development manager should question themselves and the team that “How will they apply the shaping up a solution with private and public cloud services if and when required. An in-depth domain-scope research lays the foundation of an evergreen yet reliable product as it underlines the challenges, boundaries and that are to be met and acknowledged respectively.

Stuti Dhruv

About The Author

My name is Stuti Dhruv & I am senior consultant at Aalpha, primarily working on pre sales, consulting with clients on latest technology trends.