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Highly personalized
engagement models

For over 15 years, we’ve been building software products guided by the same set of principles. These principles have helped us remain a stable and dependable partner to our clients. We have worked as a software product development partner to many over the years and know how to structure and personalize our engagement around your specific organizational and product demands. We ensure success through properly managing an agile development process and providing dedicated agile squads – a team consisting of software development professionals in various fields: UX/UI Designers, Product Owners, Developers, Quality Assurance, DevOps, and Project Managers.

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Highly personalized
engagement models

For over 15 years, we’ve been building software products guided by the same set of principles. These principles have helped us remain a stable and dependable partner to our clients. We have worked as a software product development partner to many over the years and know how to structure and personalize our engagement around your specific organizational and product demands. We ensure success through properly managing an agile development process and providing dedicated agile squads – a team consisting of software development professionals in various fields: UX/UI Designers, Product Owners, Developers, Quality Assurance, DevOps, and Project Managers.

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Working principles

15 years of delivering software products has helped us shape our principles and our approach towards building software. We have a deep understanding of the challenges you are likely facing when working with outside teams. We have structured our organization to address these obstacles. Having a shared understanding of the key principles underpinning the way software products are built is key. Read on to see how we do it.

Multiplexing

Partnered development teams tend to have developers on more than one project at the same time. Consequently, they cannot be focused on building the right solutions for the client, or learning and adjusting to the client’s needs and requests in a timely manner.

Dedicated teams

Our agile squads are solely dedicated to your business and fully focused on building a product that is right for your company and the marketplace.

One-way communication

Many development partners sit back and wait for direction. Their teams perform assigned tasks without much consultation or critical thinking beyond the task at hand. They are not empowered by the management to think, push back, and say NO.

Collaborative partner

We recognize the value in true collaboration. Our teams look to understand your product and business. You can expect our teams to apply critical thinking, to ask questions, and to challenge ideas. We do say NO when warranted.

Communication breakdown

Cultural barriers and time difference in some cases can make communication more difficult. In response, many development partners put forward one person as a proxy to prevent direct access to individual team members. The person becomes the ultimate communication bottleneck gumming the delivery process.

Defined communication procedures

Working level agreements mandate that we communicate frequently and directly with our clients through defined communication channels. You will quickly develop a fruitful relationship with the team and get to know each of them through their work. We don’t proxy communication. All team members are directly involved and speak/write/understand English at a professional level (our South-Eastern European accents notwithstanding).

“Bait and Switch”

Many enterprises have experienced this unpleasant practice. You are promised a level of expertise and knowledge only to discover that the assigned team is different than the team you initially talked to and is not capable of delivering the promised output.

Integrity as a core value

We don’t flaunt talent just to win business. The core team which initiates the product development process follows through the entire life of the engagement. Integrity is a vital part of establishing trust with clients.

Broken development process:

It’s frustrating working with teams that are rigidly focused on initial requirements. A lot of energy can be wasted pushing against an unyielding change control process.

Acting agile

At Maestral, we think and act agile. We welcome and plan for changes along the way, as they are surely an inevitable part of the software product development process.

Engagement Models

We understand that every product is as unique as a fingerprint, which is why our approach will always be tailored around your company’s unique needs. Maestral has carefully developed a variety of engagement models and expert services to develop the right product. We encourage open communication at all times, as see transparency as a key to any successful engagement.

Dedicated Agile Squads

A reliable partner can be beneficial when you lack the necessary capacity or you don’t have access to the right talent. Maestral can provide an agile squad consisting of the required skills mix necessary to see a product development engagement through the entire delivery lifecycle.

Managed services

You bring the idea and vision; Maestral will take care of the rest. Our Managed Services offering includes all the necessary components to deliver on a product vision, including environment and infrastructure ownership and management. You get a complete team who can ensure that product delivery goals are met and that you remain well informed and involved at all times.

Product Delivery

We care about delivering value to your business. We help shape the details of your product vision. You’ll get a dedicated team of developers and testers supported by just the right amount of product management, UI/UX design, and DevOps to keep pace with your product delivery objectives.

 

Dedicated
Agile Squads

Managed
Services

Product
Delivery

Services

Development
 
 
 
Quality Assurance Testing
 
 
 
UI UX
 
 
 
Product manager  
 
 
Product owner  
 
 
Scrum Master
 
 
 
Technical Solutions Architect  
 
 
Business Analyst  
 
 
System Administration (Staging & Production)  
 
 
System Adminstration (Dev & Testing)  
 
 
DevOps  
 
 
         

Responsibilities

Production Environment Admin  
 
 
Ongoing Support and Maintenance  
 
 
Production Deployments  
 
 
Release Management  
 
 
Product Security  
 
 

Agile Development Philosophy

We believe in an agile approach toward building software.
The fundamental tenet of an iterative process gives a product owner frequent opportunities
to review and refine product ideas, as well as the ability to reassess priorities.
Frequent releases shorten the timeframe for moving a product feature from
concept to completion and minimize the work-in-progress (WIP).