Effective Technologies offers an approach in which the customer has the opportunity to hire a ready-made team of experts and work with it directly. This approach consists of several components, each equally important.
What is a team?
In IT projects the “combat unit” is called a team. The team has regular contributing programmers and testing engineers. The following team composition is used most often: 2 to 7 programmers and 1–4 testing engineers. Other participants: technical writers, system analysts, managers – can participate on several teams.
The interaction procedure with the team in the TEAM AS A SERVICE approach
The customer interacts with the team as if it were his own development team. Unlike outsourcing, and this is a crucial point, the customer has the opportunity to interact directly with each team member. Undoubtedly, there is a manager who performs routine organizational work within the team, but the final choice of who joins the team remains with the customer.
Organization of interaction between the customer and the team
In the customer’s teamwork system (in IT, this is often called a tracker), tasks are set for the contractor team. In this case, these tasks can change priorities, be postponed to other due dates and change along the way. The team follows business requirements.