The JBS Approach
At JBS, we not only believe but have proven, teams comprised entirely of senior-level experts deployed alongside your existing resources create a more efficient process. Hybrid teams, or "High-Velocity Software Development Teams" as we like to call them, have higher success rates than the industry average. Our project teams take the time to understand each and every clients' unique business objectives and work cohesively with existing resources to produce a return on your investment.
Experience & Expertise Matters
JBS will custom fit a senior-level team with your company's existing resources. Our engineers mentor and support your in-house software, QA, and visual teams throughout the life-cycle of the engagement. Every member of the team works closely together and unlike a traditional top-down approach, High-Velocity Software Development mixes the teams together to create one unit, dedicated to turning your vision into a reality.
We Deliver Every Two Weeks
At JBS, we use a modified agile software development method that allows business requirements to change during the process without creating lots of overhead. We deliver a set of previously agreed upon tasks, features, or bug fixes every two weeks for the product owner to review and provide feedback.
Transparency and communication, to the point of being annoying, are the keys to your success. To help aid transparency, we typically use a Kahnban project management board like Trello. These boards organize tasks in backlogs and have the added benefit of visualizing what each team member is accountable for in any given time period. At JBS, we work in two-week periods called sprints, which is part of the agile methodology. At the end of each sprint, our product manager releases features or updates for review by the product owner.
Continuous communication is at the heart of the agile process. In a daily stand-up meeting, developers explain what they were able to accomplish the previous day and what if anything is blocking them from continuing. It allows your team to address issues before they become expensive and burdensome. The meetings are short, around 15-minutes, and include every member of the team. If a topic takes more than a few minutes to discuss, the product owners, managers, and developers should discuss it outside of the meeting. These meetings keep your project focused on key performance indicators, maintained velocity, and incremental results.
Stand-up meetings have the added benefit of giving developers a voice and promoting engagement. Senior developers are often able to identify faster, easier solutions to problems that may not occur to the project manager and product owner. A small tweak in the way things are developed could save hundreds of hours of development time down the road. All knowledge shared by senior level developers helps to prop up your in-house team along the way.