We regard projects as building blocks for ongoing digital success. Lean and agile, in close partnership with our clients.
An usmedia development team consists of everyone needed to make a project a success. As well as our people, that also means the client and any other relevant stakeholders. Usually, about six members in all. People who inspire one another. People who build collective know-how and an understanding of each others’ processes, interests and sensitivities.
We are all about creating value for the user, so we want to achieve that as quickly as possible. To do so we work iteratively, constantly developing small project elements, gathering feedback and making improvements. In this way, we quickly discover what works and can make immediate adjustments if things are heading in the wrong direction.
We have no secrets. As our client, you are a full member of the development team. You can see everything: what we’re doing, how it’s progressing, how it works, what it costs. Our big Kanban boards display the creative process and the project’s progress. Waypoint, our own in-house agile tool, shows clearly where we stand in terms of scope, time and money.
At usmedia, we start the day with a good cup of coffee and a stand-up meeting. In just ten minutes, each team discusses what they are going to achieve that day. In concrete terms. Each iteration is marked by a short meeting with the client and other stakeholders. We prefer personal contact over endless e-mail exchanges.