It is appropriate to start with my favorite quote on the subject from
Michael Jordan: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
Adopting a successful Offshore Development Model (ODM) is an ‘Everest’ many companies are afraid to climb. If you are budget-conscious enterprise, keeping the delicate balance between the quality of your software and the project costs could be a challenging puzzle to solve.
How do you make ODM work for you and what is the perfect mix of the ingredients?
What if there was a solution that followed the main principles outlined by Google?
- Psychological safety: Can we take risks on this team without feeling insecure or embarrassed?
- Dependability: Can we count on each other to do high quality work on time?
- Structure & clarity: Are goals, roles, and execution plans on our team clear?
- Meaning of work: Are we working on something that is personally important for each of us?
- Impact of work: Do we fundamentally believe that the work we’re doing matters?
Ideally you want the Team that will integrate into YOUR way of doing things and will adapt and learn with you, provide unparalleled technical expertise, be there for you during tough times when others peel away and cheerfully share your success at the end of the project.
Does that sound like what you want? Read on!
Ayantek’s ODM Success Formula
Everything starts with a story, simple human engagement and a positive attitude. Here at Ayantek, the very first meeting is a two-way open discussion where we chat about our core values (link), our business model and the way we move forward as a TEAM while keeping personal progress in mind. Even though, there is a distance of 5000 miles between us, we strive to erase that distance and make the candidate feel comfortable. No doubt, there is a detailed technical evaluation following our initial conversation, aligned with Ayantek’s strict technical selection guidelines, but by that time, the candidate usually knows if they will align with the rest of our Team. Our goal is to create an atmosphere of openness and transparency where the words ‘onshore’ and ‘offshore’ aren’t even in our vocabulary and our Team is One Team.
Every person joining Ayantek immediately feels comfortable on the team of like-minded individuals where they hit the ground running. Likewise, the existing team players know exactly what to expect from new team members and readily provide all the necessary tools, training and help to make the onboarding process as smooth as possible.
One of many pleasant surprises our clients rave about is how connected and integrated Ayantek teams are – to the point when it doesn’t feel like some of us are thousands of miles apart. By erasing the physical distance, we become a true part of the family – a technical expertise heartbeat that beats in unison with the client’s rhythm. Optionally, our offshore teams can be set up to efficiently communicate directly with the client to speed up the project progress.
The selfless sacrifice, accountability and hunger for success of Ayantek offshore team Members directly translate into the seamless client support, true care about the client and constant micro adjustments to schedules and skillsets to ensure total customer satisfaction and project success.
As one may imagine, keeping this balance is not easy. The Ayantek Leadership must be on point, move fast, sensitive to change and willing to be able to often reflect on its own actions. The challenges are tough and the balance maybe affected by what is Real Life – when people fall ill, get married and move away, make different career choices or simply give up. Constantly keeping the finger on the pulse is the only way to achieve a balanced success.
Look no further – experience Ayantek and our Offshore Development Expertise!