Outsourced product development sounds fake but okay? Previously, we shared exactly the same view. However, YouTeam clients proved the opposite. To see why we believe product development can be and sometimes even should be outsourced check out the interview with IT Project Manager at Rademade about ‘How they help Product Owners prepare for developing their first release: the Minimum Viable Product’.
A good project manager requires constant contact with the team and attention to every detail. This can be extremely time consuming. YouTeam’s London or Amsterdam-based project manager oversees the work of your remote dedicated team on a daily basis so that you feel like the developers are sitting next to you in your office. Our proprietary agile project management services and methodology give you full control over the process at all stages of development and creates an environment of an intense founder-team interaction, while your involvement should never exceed 4 hours in a given week.
Agile project management with Scrum or Kanban are often referred to as being non-linear approaches to Project Management, which requires teams to work on an ever-changing, collaborative, virtual whiteboard(s) that gives managers the maximum amount of flexibility.
Within this framework each participant on a team can create a “card” for every major task, organise them into “lists”, and combine those lists into one or more master “boards”, accessible from their own shareable URL. This approach allows agile teams to easily and regularly re-prioritise project tasks every weekly kickoff, or daily stand-up.
Project Management & Engineering services provided by YouTeam’s trusted partners include full life-cycle project planning and management, task scheduling and tracking, risk identification and management, change control in terms of custom software development (whatever it be mobile, web, or platform development), software testing and quality assurance, and establishing a dedicated development center when required.
YouTeam together with agile software development company you’ve chosen for your project, will typically set up a Trello or JIRA board for each project under their management which have several lists based on the current state of each task/card. Trello also allows for seamless dialogue to take place between Designer, Developers, Tech Leads, Product Managers and Product Owners (you) on each of its tasks/cards.
The project management services are delivered by pre-vetted vendors and their certified specialists. On the side of tech team, Project Manager will organise a workflow within your development team that matches to your workflow approach. They would guide you through all the process and help you to really focus on the business side of things and growing the project side of things rather than having to be involved deeply in technology
Youteam and the Product Owner frequently review the project’s Product Backlog list (which constantly grows as we add new ideas), move the most urgent cards into the current sprint (for SCRUM) and assign designers and/or developers. Inevitably, some cards in the Product Backlog will become redundant and will be disregarded as part of a thoughtful grooming process, design to minimise wasted effort.