Publishing house develops media portals with Indian

1 TYPO3 AND 1 RUBY ON RAILS DEVELOPER

The client

A publishing house active in the print and online sector operates a series of media portals based on Typo3 and Ruby on Rails. The company was looking for a qualified Typo3 and a Ruby on Rails developer to maintain and further develop these portals. Both should be available for long-term co-operation.

The challenge

The developers sought should be able to work on different projects of the customer with changing tasks in parallel. The customer’s demands on outsourcing4work were correspondingly high:

  • Both developers should be qualified and experienced in their respective fields. At the same time, they should also be able to think in an interdisciplinary way and integrate well into existing structures.
  • The customer wanted a simple and pleasant cooperation without excessive effort in coordination or administration.
  • The costs for the developers should be limited as far as possible.

Our approach

Thanks to our co-operation with partner companies in India, the world’s largest recruitment market for IT professionals, we were able to fully meet the client’s needs.

  • Our co-ordinator immediately began work on the project by searching for suitable developers. From a number of qualified candidates, he and the client selected suitable specialists for Typo3 and for Ruby on Rails. The work processes were then jointly defined.
  • The co-ordinator took over the entire administration of the co-operation. In addition, as a “mentality bridge”, it ensures mutual understanding between client and developers. In this way, he avoids misunderstandings or diverging ideas or ensures that they are clarified quickly.
  • As a first step, the developers installed copies of the live pages to be edited on a development server. The actual development work and tests can thus take place in a protected environment before the results are transferred to the live system.
  • On the recommendation of the co-ordinator, the client decided to use the Kanban method and the JIRA software as the central tool for managing the development tasks.
  • Screenshots, which a cloud-based system automatically creates every three minutes, allows the client to follow the work of its developers. An integrated time recording system also enables the work done to be invoiced to the minute.
  • The following workflow has been agreed:
    • The client enters all tasks to be processed in the JIRA Backlog.
    • The developers estimate the amount of time they expect to spend on each task, recommend the best way to proceed and add to the entries accordingly.
    • The customer checks and approves the time estimate and the implementation proposals. If necessary, questions or reservations are discussed beforehand in a meeting.
    • The developers get the tasks to be processed from JIRA Todo.
    • After completion they hand them back to the customer.

The result:

  • The Indian developers have convinced the customer with their expertise, as well as with their working methods and team spirit, and consistently deliver quality work.
  • Thanks to the cooperation of the coordinator from outsourcing4work, customer and developer can concentrate on the actual development work. Additional burdens for administration or organisation are eliminated.
  • Thanks to the cooperation of the coordinator from outsourcing4work, customer and developer can concentrate on the actual development work. Additional burdens for administration or organisation are eliminated.

In this project too, outsourcing4work was able to support the customer with specialists who are in great demand in Germany and often hardly available. The direct access to the almost inexhaustible Indian market for IT specialists and the comprehensive customer service in Germany, guarantee a successful and motivating co-operation of all parties involved.

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