Agility is the key
Technical agility yields better results when combined with agile management and communication - either within an
internal team or in customer relationships. On top of that, agility becomes vitally important when the product
is ready to grow and needs more resources for further development.
Successful staff augmentation is impossible without tech talents that fit customer requirements and adapt to
established company processes and development methodologies. The Mad Devs engineers adopt the best practices
used by the customer and support them with their own development methods and workflow to provide transparency
and seamless collaboration. We give proactive feedback on established management processes to improve the team’s
capacity and create a user-oriented product.
Instead of the standard Agile, GuardRails uses the Shape Up methodology. This facilitates building a meaningful
product in a short time by giving a development team much freedom in their work.
Shape Up is about increasing the team’s freedom and motivation. We
switched to Shape Up in days to ensure maximum convenience to the customer
Shape Up enables managers to spend less time supervising developers and dedicate more time to shaping the
and its needs. For such a development method to be successful, a deep level of commitment on the developers’
Within a four-week cycle, the Mad Devs development team was left with greater
autonomy to define tasks, make adjustments to the scope, and manage their working processes. This is why their
responsible approach was a key in achieving results with Shape Up.
The main idea behind the Shape Up methodology is that no one works alone. The
team members communicate clearly and constantly to report progress and map things to do.
Staying in sync with everyone on the team and the customer, Mad Devs coordinated
each part of the development process, searching for solutions, evaluating risks, and solving problems together.
Being agile in project management, communication, and software development, the
Mad Devs team managed to deliver the GuardRails project on time and in accordance with the customer