Improve Your Software Team to Boost Business Productivity and Profitability

October 9, 2023
Improve Software Development Team

As the quest for work-life balance intensifies, companies are gradually tipping the scale in favor of remote work. 

In 2023, only 12.7% of full-time professionals can embrace the remote work lifestyle, while an additional 28.2% navigate the hybrid work terrain. 

Implementing remote work has proven a powerful strategy for businesses of all sizes. The advantages are apparent, from increased productivity and cost savings to attracting top talent and fostering a happier workforce.  

Both startups and established organizations alike can reap the benefits of remote work.  It helps optimize resources and enhance competitive edge. We'll explore the remote work benefits for your business and how you can implement it within your organization.

Strategies on How to Strengthen Your Team

Strengthening your software development team is something you can do in a few different ways. First, having clear goals is essential, ensuring everyone is always on the same page and moving in the same direction.


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HR professionals and CEOs must also be proactive about creating the most productive environment possible. This means identifying skills gaps and boosting expertise with precision (and not being afraid to get external help to do so), making sure that everyone has access to the software and hardware resources they need to thrive, and even having defined workflows so that people know what they're supposed to be doing, when, and why.

Metrics and Measurements

You can't improve what you're not measuring, so there are several KPIs (key performance indicators) you should be following to track your software development efforts over time. This will help you identify which parts of your approach are working and, more importantly, which aren't.

These KPIs include but are not limited to ones like:

  • Velocity: how much work a team can complete during a sprint. Well-functioning teams should always be seeing this number improve.
  • Cycle Time: measuring how much time is spent on specific, isolated tasks.
  • Code Coverage: measuring code quality.
  • Code Churn: looks at how stable the code is and how often changes are required as time goes on. A well-functioning team shouldn't need to rewrite code to implement new features constantly.

Software development teams can improve productivity by focusing on the right metrics. Higher-performing teams produce better-quality code that requires less maintenance and bug fixes, and coding sprints happen faster, which cuts down on the time it takes to complete one task before you can move on to the next one.

You don't get to that point unless a software development team is as cohesive as possible, collaborating or working independently as necessary.

Invest in Your Team

At Gigster, we've always understood that software development is at the forefront of success for any organization, and the success of these efforts will evolve at speeds few are ready to tackle. This is especially true with the onset of artificial intelligence in a world that is already becoming increasingly remote-focused by the day.

In our effort to make it as easy as possible for human resources professionals, CEOs, and others to embrace more effective software team development solutions, we have recently begun to offer Gigster's METRX Solution.

This award-winning platform helps transform how businesses engage with and evaluate their software development talent. 

You may know how many employees or contractors you have staffed but don’t have an objective understanding of each employee’s productivity, code quality, and level of performance.

Companies are wasting millions of dollars on underperforming software developers and contractors, undervaluing their 10X developers, and producing bad-quality code.

Our Full Performance Analysis empowers you to understand your software engineering department’s performance to make objective, data-driven decisions and resolve any outstanding gaps – meaning you could have only the best-performing talent working for you, maximizing efficiency and costs. 

Again, it's critical to see an investment in your team not as a one-time effort but as an ongoing process. Especially regarding digital transformation, "continuous improvement" is worth striving for. The moment that you think you've "done enough" or that you're "as good as you can be" in team building is when you'll find yourself left behind by your savvier and more forward-thinking competitors.

In the End

Improving and strengthening your software development team - not just once but continuously - is excellent for large and small organizations. It helps them collaborate more effectively and work more efficiently. It creates an environment where innovation becomes a forgone conclusion. It also puts the entire business in a position to remain flexible, better adapting to the ever-changing market conditions.

But the only way to get to that point is for HR, especially CEOs, to take action today, which is what this investment is all about.

To find out more information about why it's so crucial to improve and strengthen your software team continually or to find out about what a service like CodersRank can do for your digital transformation efforts, please don't hesitate to contact Gigster today.

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