The new team will need to have the technical skills needed to build a mobile app for a client.
But how do you start with that?
What do you need to do to get it off the ground?
These are the questions at the heart of a new project developer definition project.
“Developers are the lifeblood of our businesses,” says Alisa Jokic, chief executive of the Association of Small Business Development Agencies (ASBA).
“We have a shortage of the best and brightest young people who are passionate about their craft.
But what happens when that passion is put into the service of a business?”
It is one of the key issues facing small businesses as they strive to grow their numbers and boost their profits.
Jokic says there is a lack of “creative” ideas that can help attract new developers and grow the industry.
She says businesses are increasingly struggling to attract developers from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, particularly from countries such as China, India and Vietnam, which are struggling to integrate new businesses into their economies.
“There is a lot of competition for talent and opportunities,” she said.
“It is a challenge that we are all working towards, but it is one that will get harder as we become more globally competitive.”
Our industry needs more people like us to take on these challenges.
“Jokica, who is the president of ASBA’s development group, is helping companies and startups develop an approach that they can employ to attract more and better talent.
The idea is to help small businesses become more like large-scale businesses, where people have to have a clear vision of what they are building and the right skills to achieve it.”
I want to build my team so they know that they are a team of people that can deliver what I need to make a good product and that is not just a slogan,” she told Al Jazeera.
Josic is keen to create a sense of community among developers.”
When you see somebody that is doing this and they have been working for a while, it shows you the level of commitment and passion that goes into it,” she added.
For small businesses, the problem with not having enough developers is not limited to the software and hardware they need.
Jakub Jokica has helped his organisation create a code-based framework for developers.
Source: Al Jazeera Source: Aljahedin Media Group/Getty Images”The more people that are there to collaborate, the better.”
Josica is keen that the developers are motivated to keep up their own projects.”
As a developer, it is important to understand the business side of things, and that it’s not just the technology side,” he said.
The concept is called the “codelab”, and is designed to help companies find the right people and the resources to create the apps they need to stay competitive.
Jokiic says a codelab gives developers a clear set of skills to build an app from the ground up.
It also provides a framework for people to talk about what they need and are passionate to build.”
So the codelabi is really the tool that allows people to put in the effort and the commitment.””
They have the right kind of goals and the tools to get there.”
So the codelabi is really the tool that allows people to put in the effort and the commitment.
“Jokiica hopes that this will allow small businesses to compete more effectively.”
You can’t compete in the world economy with a few people.
It’s very hard to find talent and resources, and to build the kind of business you want to start,” she continued.”
Small businesses have to compete on a level playing field and that means they need a lot more talent.
“This article first appeared on Al Jazeera Australia.