Apareo – Dedicated UI Team
Apareo is a company that provides a wide range of web based software solutions for professional sports organizations, clubs and associations.
Growth of client’s business and products line required expansion of the software development division with the remote team. The Dedicated Team business model turned out to be the optimal choice. The model provides dedicated development teams along with complete infrastructure and administrative services. This team is located in the remote development center to work exclusively on the client’s projects. The client gets its own remote development department for a fixed monthly budget.
After analyzing specific requirements and skills level, Brightgrove introduced a list of possible candidates. The initial team of several specialists was selected by the client in Kharkov, Ukraine. The skill set of the team precisely matched the IT and business requirements. The managers appointed by the client to supervise the work of the offshore team, interviewed key members of the team, including technical leads and senior developers, scrutinizing both experience and personality traits of the candidates. All necessary infrastructure and communication facilities were located at the remote development center.
Since the client requirements were frequently and substantially modified, the work of the team is based on the agile development methodology with priorities set according to the client’s preferences. Short iterations allowed the developers to obtain prompt client feedback and to get a better idea of the business needs and the logic of the target products. Automated builds and updated unit tests, as well as web reports on the build and tests results are delivered to the client on a regular basis.
One of the most important factors of project success was well established communication and knowledge sharing process, which was achieved by:
Close integration between the client and the off-site team made it possible to close the gap in business culture, business area and minimize the effect of language and time zone differences. The offshore team has become an integral extension to the in-house staff of the company. Such cooperation delivered to the client the following benefits:
The set of development projects was delivered in time;
Due to such a team expansion, the client was able to release several projects faster with obvious reduction of development and operational costs;
Since UI team developed UI based on responsive web design principles, the client could decrease the time to market and development and maintenance costs due to avoiding necessity to have separate mobile version of his products;
Due to proper UI design, products of client become ready for new upcoming mobile devices without necessity of additional modifications.
UI development, HTML 5, CSS3, ExtJS, Sencha Touch, JS, JQuery, HTML 5 Canvas
Team size:2 people