Experience in Multi-site Projects with Distributed Teams
A significant proportion of our new customers expressed their concern regarding our experience with multi-site software projects, where parts of the team work from different locations and where time and cultural differences may impose challenges. We have been working both with software houses and with end customers, in projects with work performed at two or more sites and even projects where
multiple teams located in different parts of the world were involved. In such a project the nearshore team works from Fortech’s office and the client’s team at hundreds to thousands of miles away. We are therefore seasoned in managing mixed, distributed team projects and can prevent pitfalls that occur in such contexts.
Approaches Depending on Location
In terms of location, we normally engage in nearshore or offshore collaborations. In this model, teams located at Fortech act as virtual extensions of our clients’ teams. Such an approach brings costs optimization to our clients due to flexibility and quick resource allocation. It also provides our clients with access to a large pool of software engineers and IT professionals.
If necessary, we can also accommodate on-site presence at the client’s premises. This implies that the team or part of the team members travel to the client, usually at the start of a complex project. The on-site presence may be needed when intense knowledge transfer is required or when the requirements definition and planning stages demand direct contact.