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Flexible Technology Outsourcing Engagement Models

We will prescribe the most suitable collaboration models based on the complexity of your needs, from a range of strategies we are familiar with, including dedicated teams, non-dedicated teams, time and resources, fixed price, nearshore team and mixed team.

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If you rely on a software development team at MKINDO, your software projects will be delivered on time and to the highest quality standard. We’ll recommend one of the following engagement models, depending on the context:

Dedicated teams, ideal for long-term commitments requiring secure teams that fit seamlessly into your own teams and development ecosystem. For projects involving extensive industry or domain expertise already gained by our experts (e.g. expertise of technology, legal and quality requirements in the automotive industry), it is also recommendable. Know more about dedicated teams of programmers (offshore development teams. NET, outsourcing teams Java, web development teams, etc.). Our automotive software development projects and financial custom software development projects can also have assigned dedicated teams.

Non-committed staff, delegated to the mission but not fully dedicated to the long term. The goal of this approach is to meet the time and cost estimates agreed with you, which we prepare on the basis of the specifications you provide or which we collect;

Hybrid teams, which combine dedicated teams allocated to the long-term needs with teams operating on a project basis to temporarily expand the dispersed teams, carry out tasks with little technical expertise or cover certain short-term requirements.

Experience in Multi-site Projects with Distributed Teams

A large proportion of our new customers have expressed concern about our experience with multi-site software projects, where parts of the team work from different places, and where time and cultural differences can present challenges. We have partnered with both tech houses and end-customers in projects of work at two or more locations and also projects where

Several teams in different parts of the world have participated. In such a project the nearshore team operates at hundreds to thousands of miles from MKINDO ‘s office and the client’s staff. Therefore we are experienced in the management of mixed, distributed team projects and can avoid pitfalls in these contexts.

Models Based on Team Organization

Extension of the squad

Designed for long term commitments, this model means that we are developing teams that are completely committed to the projects of the client. Based on the extent of our involvement in managing the dedicated team, this model can range from a dedicated organized team, where we are involved in project planning and development, vision sharing and the lengthy

Term plans for our company, to a dedicated unstructured team where the client directly oversees the dedicated team, taking care of the tasks, the workload and others. Regardless of the degree of participation, the client will take part in the team members’ selection and encouragement, be in direct communication with us on a permanent basis and benefit from a straightforward process and flexible commitment contract.

Our Consumer Value:

  • Citizens with the right credentials and attitude;
  • Size Capacity;
  • Know-how inside the dispersed team is built up and preserved for the long term.

Outsourcing Effort

This model is recommended when a custom software development project needs to be executed and delivered, either in a collaboration on time and materials or at a fixed price. The primary emphasis is on performance and outcomes and we are making preparations for both the team and the project.

Our Consumer Value:

  • Plan completed and executed.

Style hybrid

Dedicated teams in this model are complemented by teams working on unique tasks to temporarily expand the dispersed teams and meet urgent needs.

Our Consumer Value:

  • Increased Allocation Efficiency.

Approaches Based on Effort

Time and materials

This model is used where the overall effort can not be determined in advance, and during the creation process, the nature of the research can be modified. A charge is issued on a monthly basis, based on the total effort reported by the team and accepted by the client. This strategy offers flexibility to balance the size of the team and the workloads of the project, and provides constant control over time , budget and performance.

Fixed price

This model is ideal for projects built through multiple fixed price iterations. This explicitly shows what is to be done, when and what the costs will be (project delivery on-time, on-budget). It’s most successful when software development project scope and requirements are clearly defined.

Approaches Depending on Location

Offshore or Nearshore unit

Typically we participate in nearshore or offshore partnerships in terms of venue. Teams based at MKINDO function in this model as virtual extensions of teams of our customers. Such an approach brings our customers cost optimisation due to flexibility and rapid allocation of resources. This also gives our customers access to a massive pool of software developers and IT professionals.

Mixed Environment

We may also accommodate on-site presence at the premises of the client if necessary. It means that the team or one of the members of the team fly to the company, usually at the beginning of a complex project. The on-site presence may be necessary when intensive knowledge transfer is required, or when direct contact is required for the requirements definition and planning stages.