Agencies and businesses alike fall prey to having discussed ‘going agile’ but never really have the ability or internal support to achieve it . Commonly they are prevented by budgets, estimating, competing priorities and limited resources. This means that rather than being able to keep up, stay ahead of the competition and be innovative, businesses are left being uninfluential an uninspiring to their customers.
When it comes to website development, this is everything you do not want to be. So you choose an agency, and they are wonderful BUT they are slow to deliver quotes and one internal promotion or account change and all work comes to a halt and there’s a ‘settling in period’ that disrupts your timeline and plans, maybe it's time to think they’re not the right agency for you.
Maybe you take your project in-house and hire a developer or two, but then there’s the management, the training, the necessary holiday days and un-planned sick days that cause an internal strain. Or you go off-shore and employ a team that you don’t know and they deliver what you asked but are uninspiring and never quite give you what you want and in some cases, miss the brief entirely.
When thinking about digital, it’s also important to remember that a website is not a one-off project. It’s a beast that is constantly changing, growing and innovating so as to keep up with current trends, new technology, your competition and the needs of your customers.
That’s where Business Transformation Retainers or BTRs as we call them come in…
BTRs are a forward thinking solution that encourage you to stop thinking ‘project to project’ and start thinking ‘always on’ and ‘staying ahead.’ BTRs are essentially a fully-managed delivery team that work with you and your business to deliver customers experiences that are truly inspiring.
Our BTRs follow agile techniques and processes so that the team can bend and flex to the needs of your business, including all elements of digital from hardcore website development to strategy, SEO, design, UX conversion rate optimisation and testing.
Choosing a BTR solution will give your business the comfort of consistency in knowing the same team will be working on your projects everyday. You’ll also find assurance in knowing that every BTR team has project managers and quality assurance experts built-in and not just developers; giving you quality and control. There’s also the added benefit of scalability, with a consistent team in place it easy to add in extra skills (people) during an intense project.
Our BTR teams are managed and trained internally by Sagittarius and know our clients business objectives and challenges, they are brutally efficient in terms of quality and consistent delivery; putting you back in the driving seat of being able to focus purely on the cool fun stuff such as coming up with new and innovative ideas and allowing us to handle to delivery side of things.
How can you be sure all of our developers are ‘up-to-scratch?’
Not only do we employ some of the best in the business including 3 Sitecore MVPs, we ensure all of our developers are Sitecore certified through our very own Sagittarius Training Academy. Everyone from our developers right through to our Account Managers have vast experience in website development, including use of the Sitecore platform and our other experts in UX, design and SEO are all familiar with our platforms, processes and methodologies, ensuring best practice.
"It’s very pleasing to see that we’re becoming more stable with all of the work your team are putting in. A pat on the back for all involved!” Andy Parton, Karndean
Want to learn more about our Business Transformation Retainers? Get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01233 467800.
This blog was originally posted via Sagittarius on 7th February 2019.