Running an effective development team in today’s global marketplace isn’t easy. You have to navigate technology, process, culture, language, legal compliance, and countless other complications. Keeping all these components synchronized can be truly overwhelming. Sometimes, a little outside insight and support is all you need to really break through.
Tell us about your team and your current challenges. We actively listen, seeking thorough understanding.
Build a plan to remove the obstacles and strengthen your team’s execution. We help you create and prioritize the plan.
Experience a higher level of execution as our team helps you implement the solutions and manage the change.
Whether you need to make your development team more agile, improve the effectiveness of your global team, define and plan your next big project, streamline your development processes, or setup your own offshore team, our consulting team is here to help. You can leverage our decades of experience building and managing technology teams ― both locally and globally ―to strengthen your teams.
Most development teams today are using some form of Agile development process, but many are not realizing its full potential. If your Agile development process is struggling to regularly deliver working functionality, then it’s probably not optimally implemented to fit your team. If you can’t measure and manage your development process, then you’re probably missing the right tools, or you have them implemented ineffectively.
Our consultants and certified Agile project managers can help you evaluate your existing development processes and determine where the issues lie. Our approach is to observe, listen, and map out your existing processes. We then look for areas of improvement and make recommendations.
Our project managers can help you implement and run the tools and processes to streamline your development team and make your stakeholders happy with the increasingly agile delivery of application features.
Is your globally distributed team working as well as you would like? We’ve found that many of the companies we work with have struggled to get their distributed teams functioning efficiently. Sometimes the causes are easy to identify ― process and tool issues ― but, often they are far more subtle issues with communication, cultural perspectives, environment, exposure, and management practices.
Our approach is to first observe and listen, looking at every aspect of the interactions and processes across the team. We then work with you to identify and prioritize areas of concern and appropriate strategies to correct or improve them. Finally, we help you implement changes, taking into account the dynamics of managing change across teams and cultures.
You’ve invested a lot of time and resources into your global team and you want it to be successful. The frustrations of communication issues and misperceptions caused by different cultural perspectives can make it very difficult to get results. Often, these issues can be resolved through training and awareness, as well as process adjustments to account for and accommodate the differences.
In addition to providing assessment and consultation, we can also bring training and coaching to both the offshore and onshore team members to help them better understand each other and work more effectively together. Our network of experts and partners provide decades of experience in managing and training teams across the globe. Whatever is holding back your distributed team from truly soaring, we can help you identify and remove it so you can realize the promises of a globally distributed workforce that led you to go global in the first place.
Covalience provided insight and experience to help us get the consistent, quality results we wanted from our remote development team. They also guided us through the challenging process of transitioning our team to an Agile development process and provided both the project management resources and experience to help us quickly get results.Greg Salzman
A poorly planned project can be costly both in time and resources during implementation. Finding time to properly define your next development project can be difficult as you balance the day-to-day demands of your current projects and maintaining your legacy systems. If you are looking to leverage newer technologies, you may not even have the expertise in-house to thoroughly assess your options and put a comprehensive plan together.
When you need help planning and defining that next project, our consultants and technical architects can help you pull together your requirements and turn them into an actionable project plan. We start by listening to you and your users to capture and document requirements and goals. Then we work with you to prioritize them. Finally, we help you build a roadmap and implementation plan for your application.
When your development processes are inefficient, your entire business is affected. Projects take longer to complete, market opportunities are missed, and stakeholders are frustrated. Finding and fixing bottlenecks in your development processes is seldom easy, because you have to manage ongoing development while trying to fix the process in mid-flight. Often, having an outside view of the process is critical to being able to identify and correct the issues so that the whole team can benefit from increased efficiency and higher quality output.
Our team of consultants has worked locally and globally to build world-class development processes and to help companies find the team, process, and tool issues that are impeding their development processes.
First, we meet with you and your team and map out your existing tools and processes. Then, we look for areas where you can optimize your processes through standardization and best practices, process enhancements, tool implementation, and automation. We map out the desired end-states and assist you in creating an implementation roadmap.
Once implemented, your process improvements bring tangible improvements to your team’s development efforts. In order to measure and manage these improvements, we build metrics and reporting into your tools and processes.
We were new in the online media space, having Covalience provide us with outside eyes helped us to identify where we needed process maturity and then make it better.
Theresa HoffnerVice President of Technology
Christianity Today, International
Setting up your own offshore team provides numerous benefits: additional capacity, access to talent, more control over the development process, and often lower costs. However, starting a team in another country is a daunting task. You’ll need to understand the legal and compliance environment, navigate another culture, and manage the human resource landscape in a completely different context.
Having set up our own company in India in 2008 and helped several other companies set up their teams in India, China, SE Asia, and Latin America, we know the importance of having a trusted partner to help you through the process.
Our consulting team can help you set up your own offshore team and, if needed, manage it on an ongoing basis.
We start by understanding your objectives in putting a team offshore and identifying the right type of organizational structure to support those goals and minimize the cost and administrative headaches. Then our team walks with you through the entire process, guiding you through the legal and cultural hurdles.
Once your team is established, we remain available whenever you need assistance or come upon the unexpected turns that are inherent with doing business in another country.
The Covalience model to support our program was professional, extremely responsive and provided us with much more than a technology deliverable. Their unique approach included a fair and critical assessment, valuable improvements to the work processes and insightful cross-cultural contributions that made the global implementation very smooth. Covalience delivered value to Panduit, and indirectly to our Customers, beyond our expectations.Rick Conneely
When you need consulting help, you don’t want to have to wait for it or pay for more than what you need. Whether you need a team for a specific project or an ongoing partnership to complement your existing team, our engagement architects can help you define, design, and engage the right team.