Agile Project Team
What is it: You hire an Agile team comprising of coding team, designers, testers, domain experts, DB designers etc. which will work dedicatedly on your project and deliver a minimal viable product within 2 to 3 months. As per the agile principles, the team delivers a set of functionalities every two weeks (sprint) and seek your feedback on the same. As the requirements change and functionalities keep on adding iteratively, you will be able to keep track on your costs and what you are spending each week for the resources your have hired.
Why Agile: In these times when business realities are changing as fast as we change clothes the traditional waterfall methodology of software development becomes untenable due to its outdated methods in present business scenario. In the new agile paradigm the product owners get a chance to assess the direction of the project every two week throughout the development lifecycle.
Agile is “iterative” and “incremental” which not only makes it relevant but also reduces the overall cost of development and time to market a product.
The agile framework can be applied to any time bound project which requires you to keep a check on your costs and reduce time to deliver a minimal viable product.
How does it work: The founder or the product owner of the company provides us with initial requirement, which could be in the form of an idea, a concept or a story, or a loose ended scope or a feature list. Based on the initial requirements gathered and your deadline, we will allocate an Agile team with required resources that best suit the needs.
We also convey to you the monthly cost that will be incurred by you for these resources and what scope we will be delivering every month so that you will have ample information and time to raise your funds for the complete project scope. Agile’s iterative and hand-in-glove model ensures that our resources work as your extended team and thus you can show something to your investors periodically, raise money and get valuable feedback on how to improve to make it better for next round.
The continuous feedback loop, regular communication and strong project management will also give you the flexibility to anytime scale-up or down the resources from the team as per the requirement. The Agile team reports directly to you (or the product owner assigned) and you have full control over all the aspects of the project. We monitor the project for quality standards and step in whenever necessary.
Who should use it: Any product development company or a start-up, who does not have a clear and well defined project scope to estimate the effort and cost, but is looking at faster delivery to market or raise next round of funding.