TRACKTICS is a leading provider of wearable devices and data analytics for football players and coaches. They provide a powerful tool for footballers at all levels to track, analyze, and improve their performance through data. However, like any tech startup, TRACKTICS faced several challenges during its scaling phase, including keeping up with market changes, managing finances, nurturing company culture, and finding and retaining talented software developers.
To address these challenges, TRACKTICS partnered with Modeso, a technology provider that specializes in providing highly qualified engineering teams to quickly up- and downscale development capacities. Modeso’s flexible solution allowed TRACKTICS to cover occasional development peaks without overstaffing the team and saved them time, money, and headaches. Here are the three steps Modeso took to successfully set up and run a dedicated nearshore team for TRACKTICS.
1. Aligned expectations, set clear specifications, and targets
To get started, Modeso conducted a workshop to understand TRACKTICS’ current needs, roadmap, and vision. This helped to align expectations and set clear specifications, including the technology stack, technical expertise, company culture/value match, communication standards and tools, staffing forecast, and contractual issues (pricing, payment agreement, IPR, etc.). Accurate preparation can save up to 50% of expenses and eliminate any guesswork.
2. Set up a perfect dedicated team
Modeso takes great care in finding the right developers to match the specific projects and in-house teams of its clients. They create a detailed job profile based on the client’s expectations and specifications, interview and evaluate candidates, and allow the client to remotely meet and assess the recommended engineer to ensure a good fit. After a kick-off workshop, the nearshore team is ready to start implementing the next features of the client’s roadmap and work productively.
3. Constant feedback loop
Modeso conducts monthly retro and staffing meetings to discuss potential improvements and future staffing requirements. This feedback loop is crucial for any successful and long-term collaboration.
In conclusion, TRACKTICS’ partnership with Modeso has allowed them to quickly up- and downscale development capacities, cover occasional development peaks, and save time and money. The three steps Modeso took to set up and run a dedicated nearshore team – aligning expectations, setting up a perfect team, and conducting a constant feedback loop – have proven to be a successful formula for TRACKTICS’ software development.