Software Development Collaboration Model

Offshore Development Center (ODC)

You hire ten to hundreds of IT engineers, a fully equipped IT infrastructure, and other administrative units dedicated to your big and long-term projects.

When to choose

  • You have large long-term projects or a set of projects bound together.
  • You need a large and diverse team.
  • You need a scalable team & resources.
  • You need your own branding.
  • You want to fully control not just the entire Development Team but also own a private workspace and a complete IT infrastructure, security, access system, etc. 
  • You want to open a branch/subsidiary in the off-shore country without start-up and infrastructure costs, regardless of any local legal/policy problems.
  • You want to expand your market to Vietnam.
  • You need Vietnam localization for your products or services. 


  • Ensure efficiency, stability, and scalability throughout the project lifespan.
  • Faster Time to Market. 
  • Focus on Core Competencies. 
  • No start-up and infrastructure costs
  • Reasonable cost of operation. 
  • Own branding

How to start?

  1. Let us know your initial requirements: We work closely with you to define your exact requirements, business processes, company standards, specific IT systems environment, and the approach to be used, thereby producing estimated resources for the project.
  2. Define an organizational structure for your new team: We ensure your offshore members thoroughly understand their roles, responsibilities, and scope of work. From that, we distribute the workload between the on-site and offshore teams.
  3. Prepare job descriptions for all vacancies: Based on your request, we select and recruit IT talents of relevant experience, in-depth expertise, educational background, working etiquette, and soft skills.
  4. Plan your ODC security measures with us: Determine who gets access to which parts of the project and what decisions they are authorized to make.
  5. Manage the development process: We plan the whole project with agreed methodology, milestones, and deadlines and set up project tracking and management tool.
  6. Establish smooth-running communication: We create an adequate level of rapport and communication to establish smooth connections, give you clear instructions, and evaluate the team’s performance at regular intervals.
Software Development Collaboration Model

Dedicated Development Team

You hire and “own” an entire software development team that we have tailor-made only for your long-term projects. 

When to choose

  • Long-Term Projects.
  • Projects With Vague Requirements.
  • Early-Stage Startups.
  • No time/resources to build an in-house workforce
  • Hiring Resources to Expand the in-house Team.
  • Lack of specialized technical expertise from the in-house developers.


  • Ready professionals with the requisite expertise. 
  • Access to a Larger Pool of Talent with a diversity of expertise.
  • Fast, Scalability, and Flexibility.
  • Control over the team.
  • Cost Saving.

How to work?

  1. Let us know your requirements: We can choose and approve ideal candidates with a detailed list of all your technical and business needs for members within your remote dedicated development team.
  2. Communication with the candidates: Personal interview with the selected candidates. You can then verify the candidate’s compliance with your expectations and determine which of them will be most pleasant for you to work with.
  3. Set-up and integration: When you have decided on dedicated development team members, we will finalize the integration of new programmers while maintaining the stability of remote team members working on your project.
  4. Employee retention guarantee: We provide engineers with career opportunities, ensure professional growth, and execute regular payouts in a healthy working environment alongside a close-knit team.
  5. Scale the team as needed: You may need additional IT specialists on your remote dedicated development team as the project grow. We have a big talent pool, an internal training academy (Luvina Academy), and a professional recruitment network and process that will help quickly provide your team with new dedicated specialists for any requirements in the future.

Typical dedicated team structure

  • Frontend engineers: Responsible for developing the visible part of the project, these professionals are the ones who code and test user interface elements and functionality.
  • Backend engineers: These experts take care of everything that happens backstage. In other words, they focus on developing the inner logic and the background components.
  • QA engineers: These professionals are in charge of the quality of the entire development lifecycle. They don’t just ensure that the product is as bug-free as possible but also that the processes used to build it have optimal quality
  • UX/UI designers: They are responsible for ensuring that the user experience is intuitive, simple, and engaging.
  • DevOps engineers: Professionals who work with the team developers to better coordinate the development, operations, and testing efforts.
  • Project managers: The leaders of the development team. They initiate, plan, design, execute, and monitor the entire development process.
  • Business analysts: They serve as bridges between the IT team and the business, evaluating processes, determining requirements, and offering suggestions and reports to executives.
  • Tech leads: Technical leaders direct the activities of both backend and frontend engineers. They designate and oversee the implementation of tech designs, define technological stacks, and troubleshoot technical issues…
Software Development Collaboration Model

Staff Augmentation

You hire some additional IT engineers as a supplement to your established team for any particular timeframe.

When to choose

  • Your established in-house software development team needs to complement extra team members for some new required expertise/skills or increased performance.
  • Short-term demand or a short deadline. 
  • Fill your team with temporary engineers while recruiting permanent employees.


  • Cost-effective. 
  • Recruitment time reduction.
  • Access to a talented pool of experts.
  • Flexibility and scalability enhancement. 

How it works

  1. Describe your needs: Tell us your project requirements. 
  2. Schedule a meeting to align on goals: Discuss in detail to make adjustments to tailor the best staff augmentation solution for your needs.
  3. Approve your team: We provide you with CVs. You approve each candidate who will join your team.
  4. Start your project with remote talents: We seal the deal with a contract and launch your remote team.
Software Development Collaboration Model

Time & Material Model (T&M)

You pay our software team for the exact hours of work needed and all of the materials we use to finish your project. 

When to choose

  • Medium to large-scale software projects with evolving requirements.
  • Projects need to be built from scratch, and the discovery phase hasn’t been conducted.
  • Projects with a scope that is not yet fully known.
  • Projects need to be proceeded to develop as soon as possible, and there isn’t much time to approve documentation.
  • Projects where you want the flexibility of modifying project scope or workloads.


  • Faster project setup: The client does not have to initially specify the entire project scope and set of requirements. Therefore, the project can start much more quickly. 
  • Flexibility: The client can extend the project scope, add new requirements, incorporate user feedback to modify or add new features, or even pivot the project in a different direction.
  • Improved Control and Quality Assurance: The client is more involved in the decisions taken during the project, thus, has better control over the development process. The client can continuously test the product to verify that it meets the specified requirements.
  • Fair price & Pay as you go: You will pay for the actual work done and not a cent more. Payments are made monthly; you can see what has been done and pay precisely for that. 

How to start?

  1. Describe your needs: Tell us your project requirements. 
  2. Schedule a meeting to align on goals: Discuss in more detail based on your requirements and our initial proposal.
  3. Proposal approval & contract signing: We provide you our aligned proposal including candidates’ CVs, Project Management technique, and approach to adapt to your future changes… for approval and sign the contract.
  4. Project launch.
Software Development Collaboration Model

Fixed price

You pay a fix-price to get your fixed-scope software project done as expected and deliver to you regardless of how we use our resources to manage the project. 

When to choose

  • Projects with fixed scope and well-defined requirements (specific projects or projects with a precise A-Z specification).
  • Small projects, MVP development projects, and projects with limited budgets and definite deadlines. 
  • 1/1 copy of apps/websites/platforms.
  • Desktop to mobile or mobile to desktop development. 
  • You don’t have the resources to control every aspect of the project. You want to delegate all the work to the software development company to get everything done!


  • Finalized pricing: The client knows the budget after the contract is signed.
  • Strict deadlines: When the customer understands what features they want in an app, the developers can devise a clear plan and definite deadlines. Everybody knows what work will be done at any given point in time.
  • Predictability: When everything has been discussed and planned, it’s easy to monitor the status of software development and predict if the work will be completed on time.
  • Minor to no management: All project details are defined in the contract so that project management can be passed down to the project manager. No excessive supervision is required on the part of the client.

How does it work?

  1. Requirement Analysis & Proposal: We work closely with you to analyze your requirements and needs, produce a solution, and estimate resources for the project.
  2. Proposal Approval & Contract sign off: There are a few more refinements for the proposal. You can review the contract terms and get the contract signed.
  3. Project kick-off: We set up the development team and start working on the project. 
Software Development Collaboration Model

Hybrid Model

You first choose the Time and Material (T&M) model at the beginning to scope down the work, define detailed requirements and test out the software design. After everything is clearly defined, we will move to the fixed-price outsourcing model to get all the things done!

When to choose

  • Medium-size software projects with requirements need to be discovered from scratch but after requirements are set, the scope is not willing to be changed.


  • Utilizes the advantages of both the T&M and Fixed-price pricing models
  • Optimize the budget without compromising on the quality of deliverables
  • A low-risk model for both service provider and client.

How to start?

  1. Describe your ideas. 
  2. Discussion & Proposal: One or more meetings to discuss in detail and propose the best solution for your problems. 
  3. T&M contract signing. 
  4. Phase 1 implementation: Carry out the T&M contract to define all project requirements. 
  5. Fixed-price quotes
  6. Fixed-price contract signing and project kick-off.