Best Practices for Distributed Development and Cross Sourcing
Selecting an IT consulting company is about transparency, repeatability, communication, and governance. At QAT Global, we have instituted living best practices for our distributed development engagement models that deliver on each of these critical factors, helping clients reduce time to market, deliver quality software, and improve communications between business and IT stakeholders.
Our unique, repeatable development methodology, Agility RPM℠, combined with a Distributed Development Engagement Model, enables us to develop solutions for virtually any kind of business. QAT Global transformed traditional Agile development and Scrum project management processes designed for single location teams into Agility RPM℠, a repeatable process methodology for distributed development teams. The Agile and Scrum aspects of Agility RPM provide these distributed development teams with strong communications flow, collaboration, and stakeholder alignment basis required for optimal results. Agility RPM enables our distributed development teams to produce quality results immediately since we work from standards that provide a common technology language that allows everyone to communicate effectively. It also makes it possible to bring additional new project staff up to speed very quickly if needed.
Flexibility and Agility By design, the Agile development method treats change as a normal part of the development cycle and produces rapid results with short, closed-ended project duration. With Agile, we can improve the project’s overall value without causing slips in planned completion dates.
Quality Results Fast
At QAT Global, we use distributed development teams with Agility RPM℠ to cut the time it typically takes a traditional outsourcing or offshore team to get up to speed from months to 2 weeks enabling them to produce real results in a few months rather than a year or more.
US-based Architect or Project Manager
Our projects are all guided by a US-based Architect or Project Manager so that our clients always have an English-speaking primary contact to manage their project specifications, feedback, and any offshore team members. In addition, our project leads in Brazil, and Costa Rica all speak English. Brazil and Costa Rica enjoy a culture that is also quite similar to that of the US, unlike India, China, or Russia.