Modernizing Core Technology
It’s inevitable that your technology will age, and eventually, become difficult to maintain. But keeping your business running while modernizing your enterprise presents numerous challenges. The team at Tandem has helped many clients navigate through difficult transformations. We will work with you to create an efficient and cost-effective plan for modernization, change management, and implementation.
Agile Process Coaching
Over the last decade the practice of managing and organizing software projects has evolved. The agile movement has exploded and the concepts of flow (from the manufacturing world) have inspired our best practices in project portfolio management. Our team will work with you to assess your team’s capabilities in these areas or create an implementation if you’re just starting your agile journey.
Code Review & Technology Assessment
Knowing the state of your technology assets is half the battle, but this isn’t always easy. Complex integrated systems can be constantly changing and if your organization doesn’t have a good system for reviewing the quality and stability of these systems you can be caught off guard. Our consulting engineers can help you get an understanding of what you have, what issues are present, and what risks do you have with your current technology.
For startups and early-stage corporate innovation initiatives we offer consulting CTO services. This provides you with a highly-experienced technologist to help you with early technical and architecture planning, organizational design of your in-house technical team, hiring and evaluations, and even to be involved with strategic business concerns as your strategy unfolds.
Programming (XP) Best Practices
Techniques such as pair programming, Test-Driven Development, refactoring, and continuous release are incredibly powerful. But, to reach their maximum potential they require discipline and rigor. Our consultants will help you understand where and how to apply these techniques. And, we’ll engage your team in real-world training to help them gain the experience necessary to use these methods effectively.
Hiring and Developing Talent
A great product team starts with hiring - but hiring designers and technologists isn’t always easy. Nor is it easy to retain your team and help them grow on the job. We will work with you to build a hiring process that’s effective and attractive to candidates. We will also advise you on ways to build your overall pipeline of talent through apprenticeship.
Technical, Design, and Product Culture
A strong culture is critical to business success in any area and your product, design, and technology teams are no exception. When assessing cultural strengths and weaknesses an experienced outside eye can help you build perspective. Our senior team will partner with you to build an accurate picture of what’s working, what needs improvement, and how to get the most out of the investment you’ve made in your team.