We want to get you better acquainted with the kind of company Agiledrop is, the practices we employ and the team spirit we cultivate. So, we’ve decided to start a series of blog posts that tell the story of how the company has managed to make a name for itself and form a team that major global agencies can trust and depend upon.
In the first post of the series, we’ll present our workflow and the advantages such an approach brings, both in producing satisfied clients and in motivating our team to help each of us with our personal and professional growth.
The nature of the work at Agiledrop dictates a different approach to resource management. With the help of online tools and at least 2 hours of overlap for daily standup meetings, we have been working successfully with customers from all over the world.
Our clients are mostly Drupal agencies who need to expand their existing teams with experienced Drupal developers or agencies who don’t have their own development department but would like to manage their projects entirely in-house.
After onboarding, our developers adopt the client’s best practices, tools and workflows. They are present at meetings and daily standups, and work alongside existing teams while being entirely managed by the client’s project managers. As such, they essentially become members of the client’s team for the duration of the project.
What This Means for Our Team ...
The opportunity to work on a variety of projects with teams from all over the world helps our employees with their personal growth and development. It emphasizes their knowledge, experiences, confidence, and, most importantly, it helps them grow professionally.
They have the opportunity to encounter environments with a variety of different workflows, practices and skill sets, and the chance to work with people outside our company makes their work interesting and never boring or monotonous.
… And for Our Clients
From the clients’ perspective, they are able to fulfill their resource capacities at any given time without a long and costly recruitment process, which means the pipeline for new projects can be more adaptive.
The stress typically caused by catching deadlines or by unpredictable events, such as sick leaves of your in-house developers, can be managed more easily or even eliminated entirely.
Most importantly, the clients can always rely on the collective knowledge and skill sets of the entire Agiledrop team working side by side with the developer they’ve hired.
Granted, such an approach is not without its unique challenges. In the next post of the series, we’ll deal with the first major obstacle that arose from our desire to provide only the best for our employees and our clients, and how we managed to very efficiently solve it, even turning it to our advantage.
Be sure to check back for the next chapter of the series!
Other posts in this series:
- Chapter 2: Our Training Program
- Chapter 3: Cultivating Strong Relationships with Clients
- Chapter 4: A Company Culture That Benefits Both Employees and Clients