Vertu, a premium mobile technology developer in Hampshire, had ambitious plans for growth within their software engineering and test development teams. Their requirement was made challenging by their extremely high barrier to entry combined with their geographical location and access to talent. They were also completing a move from waterfall to Agile methods and needed consultancy support in order to effect this change.
Our Agile consultant spent time within the business and the key stakeholders to establish the “current norm” and the “new norm”. A plan was then agreed with the business to combine the change with a programme of new talent acquisition. Vertex proposed an SLA to the business which allowed for a greater level of communication and information flow, combined with commitment to the project. In exchange, Vertex committed to delivery milestones, which were hit through the combined focus of Account management and dedicated talent development team within mobile.
The client achieved the milestone of 8 specialist hires during the period. Through our network, we were able to “increase the agile DNA” to dovetail with the roadmap for change. The business has now successfully implemented continuous integration and scrum throughout the development team. Vertex became and remain 1st tier partner to the business for technical talent solutions.
“Consistently good high quality experience of working with Vertex over 4 years hiring numerous perms as well as contractors. Excellent understanding of our hiring needs and strong grasp of specific role briefs. Particular strength around embedded mobile engineer skillset. Flexible and adaptable to fit with our changing needs and challenging cost landscape. Great working relationship with regular updates and customer visits. Genuine interest in how our business is developing.” CTO