WORKING WITH AGILE TEAMS #WwAT
Workforce Planning.
14 June, 2020 by
WORKING WITH AGILE TEAMS #WwAT
Data Mavens Ltd, Akwasi Mintah

The Data Mavens Partner Network is enabled by our Adjunct Faculties of Industry Experts.

Hiring suitable candidate(s) is a well-documented Achilles heel for most startups. Thus, starting a technology company that envisions leveraging local and diaspora talents creates an additional rung on the ladder. Without any angel funding or risk capital, we were at our wits end on how to hire and retain suitable candidates, while preventing our organization from becoming a revolving door to those we successfully hire.  

After a series of deliberations, we settled on creating an adjunct faculty to augment our core team based on our product and service offerings. The members of the adjunct faculty were to be selected based on their proven track record and skills. These pre-qualified professionals are to be deployed into agile teams based on project requirements.

By opting for this business model, we have attracted cross-functional professionals: i.e. contractors, part-timers, freelancers and independent consultants both locally and from the diaspora to be part of our growing Partner Network. 

Idle time or downtime is reduced to the barest minimum as professionals are engaged on projects with strict timelines. Teams are laser-focused and that enhances team spirit and productivity. 

The company on the other hand saves on cost of co-locating entire teams during downtimes as well as cost of replacing exiting team members during long downtimes.

WORKING WITH AGILE TEAMS #WwAT
Data Mavens Ltd, Akwasi Mintah
14 June, 2020
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