Things seldom go according to plan, especially in IT projects!
Outputs are more important than inputs. Using 40 hour work weeks is a poor measure for determination of in-house or remote outsourced teams ‘productivity’.
What matters most are results. Is this person doing important work?
Is this person working effectively with their team?
Is this person actively supporting the organization’s long-term goals?
Recent studies show that remote workers are actually more productive than their in-office counterparts. This is another important advantage that businesses and organizations benefit from when they embrace remote work. Outsourcing can further augment worker productivity.
Tracking remote worker productivity using time details, ‘spying’ and virtual tracking is time-consuming and unreliable. The main focus is on the remote team, what it delivers as well as quality, time and cost.
People who are well-suited to working remotely will respond better to encouragement and the freedom their location-independence offers as opposed to a more rigid and structured environment in a physical office space.
What matters most is results.
At Agile Speedup, our unique methodology includes a reliable and practical way to measure and monitor remote worker productivity taking into consideration the many factors involved. Our virtual daily ‘standups’, regular task completion reviews, issue tracking, monitoring and weekly ‘face-to-face’ reviews help ensure every member is working as effectively as possible with the team to keep deliveries on track.
Invariably, situations that impact performance arise. Some are beyond control of the team or individual members. All such cases are dealt with and a resolution determined through consultations between the project manager, team leader, scrum master and product owner. With Agile Speedup, stand-by resources are always available and can be quickly deployed to fill any void in the team.
This enables the team to take early steps to correct delays or performance-related issues. Issues that have the potential to impact the agreed on estimates are brought to the client’s attention and a resolution is sought.
To ensure full buyin for any sprint, we agree upon targets with measurable results for all our team members.
Factors to consider when measuring worker productivity are :
Take early steps to correct delays or performance-related issues on an individual basis.
Call us today for a free consult on how outsourcing your IT development and working with remote teams can help your business go further faster and reduce costs.