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adesso global delivery model

Careful analysis and a structured approach

A solid model for distributed project teams

Large customer projects are complex, meaning they require careful analysis and structured approach. We have launched the adesso Global Delivery Model (aGDM) to implement these effectively and to the customer’s satisfaction.

Our adesso Global Delivery Model (aGDM) is not a collection of best practices; it has already been used successfully in a variety of major adesso projects.

The model is a standardised method of executing IT projects that aims to provide regularly optimised and high-quality software increments that have business value for our customers. The adesso Global Delivery Model combines a variety of agile methods adapted to our project work – including Scrum, XP agile software development practices, detailed testing and DevOps processes. This enables us to achieve a continuous supply of high software quality.

The advantages of our adesso Global Delivery Model are obvious:

  • A constant focus on customer needs through software development that is tailored to each company's needs.
  • The regular delivery of functional software increments in a three-week interval.
  • Effective quality management using Agile Quality Gates in which all project roles control and optimise compliance with quality rules across different delivery phases.
  • Faster response times to changes and shorter time-to-market thanks to an agile deployment approach.
  • Project transparency through clearly defined roles, project metrics, regular reporting and continuous feedback.
  • A structured and informative start to the project thanks to the Smart Start approach, which ensures high synergies, team spirit, mutual understanding and alignment of project goals.

Our adesso Global Delivery Model includes predefined processes and meetings, detailed reporting with agile metrics/KPIs and processes that also enter in-depth into the development processes and provide a common understanding in the project team.

Depending on the type, size and requirement of the project, our experts use the required building blocks individually.


How we start makes the difference

SmartStart Workshop

  • SmartStart is a 2-day dedicated workshop designed for a project kick-off involving ideally all stakeholders.
  • With predefined questionnaires and checklist, the objective is to clarify the readliness for a kick-off, define actions, their responsibilities and priorities.
  • All actions are then tracked continuously through the project lifecycle until completion.

On-Site Phase & KT

  • Initial Sprint(s) is(are) planned always onsite as a best practice of adesso GDM.
  • This approach supports team building and smooth knowledge transfer. Dedicated process and checklists are already in place as part of GDM.
  • Quality gates can be adjusted according to the experience out of this phase.

Distributed Work

  • Once onsite phase is successfully completed, team start working in a distributed model.
  • During the project lifecycle, key personal of distributed teams come together for scrum ceremmonies on an agreed interval.
  • In case of need, further on-site phases can be planned accordingly during the lifecycle of the project.

Cultural fit

  • Language

    Team members who speak the same language as you do

    Every adessi has to pass a language exam. Thus we support them with many programs in place. Project leaders have high proficiency both in language and in governing the correct information distribution into the team.

  • Time zone

    Geographical proximity and fewer time-zone differences

    Project meetings will not be lost in the time-zones. Because there is only 1 hour shift in the summertime and only 2 hours shift in the wintertime with Turkey. That brings the advantage of potential extra work on urgent issues.

  • Communication

    Overcoming challenges of remote work

    All SmartShore teams come with a global delivery experience. We provide regular training to enhance communications among the members of the project team and offer platforms and events to socialize. adesso Global Delivery Model (aGDM) makes sure, meetings are conducted in the most effective way. Thanks to the geographical proximity our team members attend selected agile ceremonies on-site.

  • Cultural differences

    Distributed teams bring in different cultures

    “One adesso” approach is in the DNA of adesso, we make sure everyone feels connected and stays aligned. This culture is protected by group-wide events, effective communications portals, and on-site events to increase the personal touch. Keeping face-to-face socialization at the center we harness the power of a fully digital workplace.

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