Hortor’s Next Generation Development Centres+ address all of these business problems to enable organisations to deliver business critical solutions at increased pace and quality.
Development Business Challenges
Organisations are differentiating themselves within their market place through developing home grown software solutions. These software solutions must be quick to market and ever evolving to maintain an organisations competitive edge.
Traditional IT and outsourcing methods such as Offshore have failed to deliver the skills and agility for the promised price points meaning organisations are now considering Nearshoring to complement their existing in house IT development.
The Developer IT Gap
Meeting business challenges require IT organisations to up-skill existing development teams with new technologies whilst maintaining sufficient bandwidth within teams to support changes in business needs which met the business required speed of change.
This presents challenges around, the availability of suitably skilled resources cost pressures on training and certification plus difficulties around time zones and proactivity.
Attempting to bridge this gap with Offshore doesn’t work, it’s proven to be cheap, but not cheerful.
Nearshore vs Offshore
- Same time zone
- Price point ½ UK day rate
- Culturally similar to UK
- Skills readily available
- Recruitment 3-6 weeks
- Economically stable
- Self managing
- 4.5Hrs ahead of UK
- Price point 1/3 UK day rate
- Non challenging culture
- Skills in short supply
- Recruitment 6 weeks +
- High wage increase
- Requires UK management
Hortor’s development is based upon the widely recognised Agile methods and organised through effective collaboration methods. We operate small squads based upon 6 person teams with interaction available via stand-up TVs and video.
Teams are headed by a Scrum Master while a Hortor Scrum Coach ensure continued training, governance and quality using sprints to meet deadlines and clear backlogs.
We consider it critical product owners i.e You – are part of daily stand-up
Using a distributed model allows us to address many concerns of modern day business and build upon proven Agile methods. Developed primarily for the cloud based infrastructure and similar architectures distributed workforces give greater accessibility to a large resource pool. Eastern European countries for example are 5+years ahead of the UK in using this concept yet are in the same working time zone and are culturally very similar to western Europe.
The Hortor Proposition
- Remote or landed developer resources
- Scale teams to address business demand
- Use leading edge technologies and techniques
- Achieve a price point that keeps IT competitive
- Help you develop best practice to use on your internal team
- Use strategies to support small, medium, large or strategic visions