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How we ramped up Playtech’s nearshore Liferay R&D centre.

Introduction/The Client

Playtech, the market leading online gaming software supplier, offers cutting-edge solutions for the industry’s leading operators.
 
As the world’s largest gambling software supplier, the company provides cutting-edge, value added solutions to the industry’s leading operators.
 
That means maintaining several international teams of developers that represent expertise across a wide range of  contemporary tech stacks.
 
In a tight market, finding the individuals with the right tech skills isn’t always easy. So Playtech got in touch with K&C.
 

Project Overview

The Challenge

Playtech needed to build a significant team of experts in Liferay Solutions – the enterprise open-source software. This R&D team would, our partner hoped, eventually exceed 100 people and be able to support the needs of several of their own big clients.

Like most tech stacks in today’s market, high-level Liferay experts are thin on the ground so putting together a team of 100+ was a huge challenge. The difficulty is multiplied by the fact that it is not only a case of managing to hire so many Liferay experts – hard enough.

They also had to be moulded into an effective team, able to handle multiple projects in a coordinated and efficient way.

From Zero to Hero - Our Solution

Thanks to our expertise in building collaboration portals and providing software development outsourcing services, K&C were able to assist Playtech in building and developing the R&D center for Liferay Solutions.

K&C helped to build Liferay proficiency in the Client’s new core team by delivering  training where necessary and providing ongoing support. At the moment there are more than 100 engineers working in Playtech’s Liferay team.

Additionally, K&C ramped up 2 dedicated teams of more than 20 experienced developers from zero within just several months. Both teams worked onsite from K&C’s nearshore IT outsourcing R&D centre, driving development projects for 2 major Licensees of our Client.

Ramping up large tech teams

Core-Team

We built a core team with experienced architects and developers to implement the new architecture

Extend

As a well-known and experienced employer, we managed to gradually extend the team by adding high potential additions.

Deliver

By 2015, the Whitelabel platform had become strategically central to the customer.

Transfer

Knowledge and key developer contracts were transferred as agreed from K&C to the new R&D center of our customer.

Support

K&C continued support of customer projects with a team of 9 people up until 2017.

K&C (Krusche & Company GmbH)

St.-Pauls-Platz 9
80336 München
Germany

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