Product development assessment and development
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We will make you an analysis of your product development status and prepare your strategy with the proposed areas of improvement.

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Current state-analysis

We analyze the current state of development in relation to the organization’s objectives. We do not audit, but we understand the organization’s operating environment and business requirements.

Concrete development proposals

We create the corresponding objectives of the organization development path. We give concrete amendments to personal, team, organizational and technological levels.

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Change backlog

We make the change backlog, based on which things can begin to be moved forward. We will make a proposal for the order of changes in the implementation.

Change implementation

At the end of the assessment, we show the results. This is a good catalyst for change. In addition, we hold a retrospective about 3 months after the start of the change.

"The most effective product development
organizations can be up to 10 times more effective than others"

H.D.Mills. Software Productivity

FAQ: What is our assessment based on?

Our assessments are not driven by inflexible and old standard models but by modern views on what an efficient product development organization is like. Efficient development is always a whole, in which the different elements function in balance with each other.

Successful product organization

Successful product organization

Successful product organization is based on five areas: operational efficiency, subjective and objective quality, understanding business and customer needs, and the happiness of employees and vigilant sustainability.

Operational efficiency should be composed of Agile and Lean practices. These include the building of quality during the making, suitable size deliveries, continuous integration, and continuous learning and feedback. The methods used will depend on the product and the market.

Subjective and objective quality consists of customer experience and the technical quality of the product. Quality is built through good practices starting at the level of a single person and is affected by the cooperative actions of different teams and people.

Business and customer oriented development is a cornerstone of product development. The goal of product development is to create a profitable business for the organization. This means understanding markets and customers, and making this understanding visible for the employees making the products. This subsection includes the ability to innovate new product, marketing and sales models.

The happiness of employees is the least highlighted cornerstone of product development. Happy people are proven to be more efficient and come up with better solutions. Good practices, working teams, suitable self-guidance and motivating goals are examples of this subsection.

Vigilant sustainability is a long-term approach is the organization's ability to create long-term sustainable business models with changing markets, customer needs, technology and staff. The organization must understand trends and be able to respond to a change in the real market or customer needs without forgetting the existing client base, the existing technology, and the maintenance and development of staff skills. Perseverance and vigilance are key in all these four areas.

Organizations operate guided by culture, practices and tools. R&D organizations work most effectively when the culture, business models, and tools guide the organization towards a balanced and effective product development.

"Developers will lose 1-1,5 hours a day due to
interruptions"

Contribyte studu to over 200 developers

Assessment practices

Contribyte’s assessments are not audits. We do not have a specific Framework to compare to. Organizations are different in their markets, technologies, histories and objectives. Therefore, we focus at the beginning of the assessment on understanding the products, market and visions of the organization. Only once we have understood why and where the organization wants to be with their product development can we analyze the situation and create a concrete plan leading to the objectives.

Assessment practices include workshops, web-questionnaires, personal interviews, and examination of the existing documentation and the existing control tools for analysis. In addition, we can conduct interviews of the customer’s customers to create an understanding of the customer relationship.

We make the assessment always at a fixed price because we feel it is a fair option for everyone. Every time we make an assessment, we will have to become familiar with some of the issues in more detail.

We want to talk to, for example, a few extra people or to do additional workshops with some. If we are able to do this without bureaucratic delay, our prices are always fixed.

Our assessment lasts for 2-5 months depending on circumstances from the beginning to the final report.

Benefits of the assessment

Our assessment is productized impartial method of independent analysis of the company’s product development state. We have made assessments from 2010 for dozens of customers. Some of our customers have ordered an assessment more than once to monitor and guide their development.

As a result of the assessment, concrete development proposals are made. Besides the fact that organizations understand their current state more, our customers will appreciate concrete suggestions for further development. Proposals may be anything from encoding schemes and new organizational structures to a new seating order. We look at every product development as a whole and we find development proposals from across the entire value chain.

A significant advantage of our assessment is a comparison to other product development organization and industry best practices. We have helped more than 300 Finnish software development companies, and we are familiar with and teach all popular development practices.

The greatest benefit from our assessment is that it provides a functional change tool for a longer period of time. In many companies, we have seen our assessment report used after several years as a reference for the progress of the change.

Organizations that really want to develop further use our assessments.

What our customers say

”Based on experience, I would recommend for modernization of any product /software development or a similar process. Understands and acknowledges the processes of the customer quickly and well.”

Pekka Keskiivari

CTO, CRF Health

“A premade solution oriented scheme, competitors are more abstract. I ended up buying  for the very reason that I believe to get a solution for my challenges.”

Markus Laurio

CEO, Paytrail

“With Contribyte, there was a better picture of the operations of Etera and our change management is now more goal oriented.” ”

Janne Ruuska

Director, IT, Etera

We get organizations to take advantage of their full potential in developing digital solutions and products.

Package Pricing

The exact pricing is based on the size of product development. Our prices include all the costs, excluding travel expenses.

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Small organization

10 developers
 10 other people

Mid-size

organization

25 developers
 25 other people

Large

organization

50 developers
 50 other people

Enterprise

organization

100 developers
 100 other people

Satisfaction Guarantee

Half of the assessment is billed at the time of order and the rest when the customer is satisfied and has approved the assessment results.

“45% of organizations engaging in product development using agile methodologies said that some of their teams were not agile”

State of Agile 2015, Versio One

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