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, delivering quality software and improving the 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 start producing quality results immediately since we work from standards which 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 overall value of the project – 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.
Better Blended Rate
By using a combination of resources that are trained in Agility RPM℠ from across the US and our Brazil or Costa Rica development centers, you get the benefit of offshore rate discounts with the level of quality and time to delivery you’d expect from a solely onshore team.
In all cases, we create and promise these benefits:
- Ownership and Responsibility
- Cost Savings
- Guaranteed Service Levels
- Business Value
Our best practices methodology and proven project management techniques assure our clients that the outsourced operations are properly managed, so they may focus on more strategic efforts. As a result, our clients realize tangible and intangible values such as reduced costs, improved employee morale, and decreased people dependency without compromising on quality or function.
The Distributed Development Engagement Model leverages the optimal combination of talented resources for the project, rather than forming a location-based team, to deliver cost-effective, secure development, maintenance, and management of projects for our clients. QAT Global offers clients the option of leveraging talented resources from the US, Brazil, and Costa Rica. Our nearshore development centers in Costa Rica and Brazil offer minimal time differences to the US enabling a high level of communication between development team members and clients.