Augmenting an existing in-house IT or software development team with a team extension of nearshored software developers to manage increased workload can be a challenge. How to adapt standard procedures like stand-up meetings when one or several developers are 1000km away from the rest of the team? How to ensure remote specialists understand the wishes and needs of the product owners when it is not possible to talk face to face?
But the lack of experienced IT specialists on the market in western Europe means many businesses simply have to learn how to effectively set-up and integrate global teams efficiently.
With over 20 years of IT outsourcing experience, K&C has seen the pitfalls and how to overcome them. We have implemented German management standards and Agile processes across all K&C specialists and teams. And we make sure that every project starts with well-planned and intensive onboarding. As a result, the integration of K&C developers into in-house teams has become a well-oiled process.
In this case study our client is Burda – a major German media holding based in Offenburg and Munich.
A K&C team has worked on the single-sign-on solution of our partner – harbourmaster. The goal of the project is to analyze user behaviour in media portals so Harbourmaster tenants can approach their advertisers with more relevant, personalised offers.
Team size: 2 product owners, 8 engineers.
Project duration: Ongoing project for the last 1.5 years