Let us tell you a story about our most impressive project of delivering remote, high skilled software development teams. It began in May 2015 when our key client came to us with a challenge:
‘We immediately need to optimize one of our projects. We have a problem with developing and scaling it with a low budget. We can’t afford the long recruitment and onboarding process. Preserving the quality and, above all, keeping business continuity is crucial for us.’
Our answer was: Let’s do it! The solution we suggested was a nearshore agile team model.
The requirements of that client seemed to be ambitious because they assumed no compromises in the project management triangle: time – quality – price. A few years ago, when the project had started, body leasing models were still dominant, big IT projects were managed by waterfall and nearshoring was perceived as a solution for simple cases.
In fact, many IT Directors still face this kind of problems and challenges. But even today nearshore agile team leasing is not a solution they would consider. We want to show you why it is the key to solving current challenges of IT departments and how to proceed. But first, let’s see what we achieved in the described case:
- The client entrusted us with full product development responsibility;
- We designed and carried out a knowledge transfer process and ensured that the business continuity was maximized;
- In 6 months we delivered 6 agile teams ready for effective work;
- In 4 years we more than doubled the number of our remote teams working for that client, and delivered 20 teams in total;
- The client improved the cost efficiency of that project at its various stages up to 40%.