Unpredictable revenue, constant costs - the agency conundrum.
GrowCreate is a Umbraco Gold Partner based in Oxford, UK. DotSee helps GrowCreate scale engineering capacity to meet demand, whilst maintaining quality standards and a collaborative working relationship.
A core business issue of agencies is that projects will fluctuate, as team costs remain constant. Many agencies try to fix this by hiring external resources, however, they face challenges in terms of availability, quality — and culture compatibility.
Outsourcing is a disaster. Embedded teams are the key
Many agencies have tried outsourcing to keep costs lower, however that fails more often than not. Embedded teams offer a much better model:
Given enough time, teams develop a common language and work gets done more efficiently and effortlessly.
Different companies have different ambitions, but close partnerships help teams create a collaborative culture.
Working with larger organisations, maintaining quality standards is critical, for internal or external teams.
DotSee embeds its engineering team, helping GrowCreate scale capacity
GrowCreate is an agile development agency, that creates advanced digital experiences for high-profile organizations across Europe. Founded in 2012, the agency is an Umbraco, Kentico, and Optimizely partner specializing in integrated CMS solutions for the Azure Cloud.
DotSee engineers work embedded with GrowCreate projects, taking part in sprint calls and using the same toolkit. The upshot is a smooth collaboration that helps GrowCreate scale up without compromising quality:
Quick access to a wide pool of experienced software engineers, to scale up when needed, avoiding costs when not.
Steady growth trajectory
With a trusted external resource, GrowCreate can take on bigger accounts and avoid knee-jerk recruitment drives.
Efficient agile projects
Working embedded and with an aligned toolkit, enables efficient and effective co-working agile processes.