Rock'n'roll! – Developing software with a legendary supergroup

Rock supergroups and best performing software development teams have a lot in common. They are both made up of highly skilled individuals who need to be able to work together to create something special. We at Thriv, are ready to argue that the only way for a software team to reach the level of a legendary rock supergroup is to organise around freelancers.

In the gig economy era, forming a software development team is akin to creating a band. If your aim is to build a supergroup, instead of just an ordinary band, we at Thriv encourage hiring a team of freelancers.

When hiring a full-freelancer team, you have the power to handpick top talents, harness diverse expertise, as well as get multiple perspectives, all of which are essential when trying to reach the supergroup level team composition. With freelancers, individual brilliance converges into a harmonious collective.

However, legendary rock supergroups and full-freelancer teams can also face some similar challenges. Next, let’s discover what those common challenges might be and how it can be possible to overcome them.

1. Balancing different egos

One of the challenges for rock supergroups is finding the right balance and compatibility between the different members' egos. If one person is trying to dominate the band or if two persons simply don’t get along, it can lead to tension and conflict.

The same is true for software development teams. If, for example, one person is trying to take over the project, it can lead to resentment and decreased productivity.

This is one of the key reasons we at Thriv look at the whole team composition when doing talent matchmaking. You need to have a team of talented individuals who are also willing to work together, in order to achieve great outcomes.

2. Staying on the same page

Another challenge for both rock supergroups and software development teams is making sure that everyone is on the same page. This can be challenging when a group of very talented individuals, all with their own great ideas, come together.

It is important for the client to have a clear vision for the project and to make sure that everyone in the team is on board with it. With a shared vision, the team members can focus their creativity towards implementing it. In addition, the importance of open communication cannot be emphasised enough.

3. Finding the right talents

The biggest challenge is anyway finding extremely talented people that meet the compatibility criteria and share the passion for the project. This can be a very demanding task for even the most highly acclaimed brands in the world. For example, Google has more than half of their workforce composed of freelancers.

When looking for the best-in-class professionals, cooperating with a tech talent agency can take you far. For example, we at Thriv have a network of over 1100 highly skilled freelance tech talents, ready to take your project to new heights.

Ready to rock

By being mindful of the challenges above, you are well on your way to building a legendary supergroup or a successful software development team. Remember that things don't always go according to the plan, so be prepared to adapt to changes and to make adjustments as needed.

But most importantly, have fun along the way! Enjoy the process and be passionate about the project. And why not do it all while listening to the masterpieces of the most famous supergroups in rock music history, just to keep up the motivation and inspiration.

Are you ready to build something legendary? Reach out to us and let’s talk!

Check out our previous case article about our client Accountor who built an industry transforming mobile application with a full-freelancer team.

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