Current software development practices are related to two main areas. The first one is close collaboration with business in customer centric cross functional teams. The second uderpinning practice we call software craftsmanship that is related to seamless continous delivery of value to customers.
A lot of companies on the market are still suffering with poor delivery of their services. The common reasons are:
All of mentioned are resolvable but it can take from months to years and requires significant amount of change in company that needs to be managed.
One of options is to engage consulting company or teams that can help with change of “inject” the best practices
The common challenge for internal technical teams it coping with volatility in business or customer demand. One of the options is hiring which is usually much more expensive than engaging external consulting agency that can cover peaks in demand easily. The ROI on cooperation with external craftsman agency is usually very positive including short time to market.
The main models are either staff augmentation (body-shopping) or outsourcing of development services. Neither model is optimal and has advantages and disadvantages. That’s why we developed flexible service called “co-development” which can cover both models easily.