Trusted Drupal Teammates
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Iztok
AGILEDROP has recently changed its tagline from "Drupal A-team" to "Trusted Drupal Teammates". Focusing on building the best team of Drupal experts is a default promise. Our vision is to step up and to be what our clients really need. Dependable teammates that are there, when they need them most.
In order to offer better services to existing clients and present a more compelling offer to potential customers, we needed to understand what we are doing right and wrong. What we were really hoping to understand is, what is the one thing that makes us stand out.
We talked with clients in person and over Skype. For some, we even got Clutch to conduct independent interviews. The result was surprising in a way. Alongside our technical skills and high quality in our deliverables, one other key attribute popped up. Reliable and trustworthy people.
To understand why trust is so important, we first needed to understand, what we really do. We already knew that outsourcing and offshoring were not really what our services are. With outsourcing clients would hand over a full project, keeping no control of the actual process. While offshoring would mean clients would have a full-time team on a payroll in another country.
What our service does is integration into client's team. This means our entry in the project does not interrupt the processes designed by the client. Simply put, our developers become client's developers. Working full time alongside other team members they follow their project management and workflows. The circumstances that happen are usually, when there is too much workload or people in the middle of a project. This means that the developers joining teams are projects have to able to integrate fast and start solving problems quickly, without procrastination.
In AGILEDROP we had to recruit people and if we wanted or not it usually came to a question: can we trust candidates to be what they say to be? The shortcut to trust another person is to find if our company values align with the personal values of the individual. If there were a free-minded developer sitting across the table who's most important value was to be free of daily routines, we had to categorically reject him.
We are proud to have a team of experienced Drupal developers that our clients can trust same as they trust their own employees. We do not want to label ourselves with rock-star adjectives anymore. Simply put, we can be your Drupal teammates when you need us most.