Virtual Pods

It’s not that much of a stretch.

Truth is…

 

“Virtual” is a pretty natural extension of our business.

 

This is our world.

 

Our Pods — virtual or right next to you — are an extension of our studio model. They are built on robust agile communication standards, SME placement for domain ownership, incremental & macro goal mindedness, proficiency in project management software… all of that.

 

For a business environment where distributed teams are in high demand, Virtual Pods add a layer of trust & tested-standards to the delivery team structure we’ve led with for decades. Let’s get to work.

01.

Our Answer

The Virtual Pod

 

Leveraging our proven Pod Model that has defined Cognizant Softvision’s software product delivery for decades, fully distributed to continuously deliver for today’s businesses — anywhere.

Healthy office culture is hard to replace.

For the Virtual Pod, communities deliver vibrant culture that keeps teams engaged.

The cultural connective tissue.

That engages members beyond the POD.

1. Social motivator behind each member’s growth.

2. Provide personal development to create true SMEs.

3. Community Members join Virtual Pods to lead.

Fulfilling & effective communication within a fully distributed team.

“In office” communication quality, via decades of experience in virtual.

The software used is flexible to client preference.

Our culture of continuous & clear communication is built right in.

Small group video chats -- the virtual version of a coffee break.

8AM - Virtual Coffee & Start of Week Scrum:

The software used is flexible to client preference.

12PM - PO Midday Checkpoint:

Report incremental improvements in our project management system.

2PM - Virtual Pair Programming Session:

Set up with Michelle on Visual Studio Code live.

5PM - EoD Checkpoint & Virtual Happy Hour:

Time to check in with peers, share, decompress, and build stronger team relationships.

Getting the most out of every conversation.

Face to face level collaboration, meticulously built in.

Global guidelines for all meetings and project communications.

Blocking for actual work and focus time -- it’s not all about meetings.

We have our preferred tools, but we can adopt yours. It’s not just about the tools either.

MEETING EFFICIENCY PROTOCOLS

No time waste, fight miscommunication.

SOFTWARE & HARDWARE PROTOCOLS

Standardize, assure access, empower, support.

BLOCKER BREAKING PROTOCOLS

Enable teams & provide outside support systems.

WORKFLOW PROTOCOLS

Mitigate uncertainty, drive transparency.

CALENDAR PROTOCOLS

Declutter, simplify, and know who is where, when.

A KPI ENGINE FOR AGILE

IMPROVING PROJECTS

Promotes Agile best practices

KPI reports for stakeholders

Pushes autonomy & teamwork

Scalable for global teams

IMPROVING TALENT

Visualize target achievements

Collaborate more with their Pod

Track progress towards goals

02.

In The Field

Virtual Pods deployed for top 4 professional services firm delivering AI enabled enterprise software products.

Leveraging our proven Pod Model that has defined Cognizant Softvision’s software product delivery for decades, fully distributed to continuously deliver for today’s businesses -- anywhere.

30+ Virtual Pods

150 Client Team Members

Locations: Ukraine, Romania, India, Argentina, Canada, US (Dallas, Texas / West Palm Beach, Florida)

Client Locations Served: Luxembourg, Boston MA, NY, Rhode Island, Dallas TX, Tampa FL

Prominent Communities: .NET, Enterprise Web, QA, RPA, ML, UX, Product Management, DevOps

Virtual Pods in Action:

“ We often have key Pod members open up a video conference instance and keep it running all day during critical sprints.

We treat each-other’s virtual environment like open-door offices. Need to talk? Pop on in.”

Jeff M.,

 

Virtual Pod Member

03.

Tools

The most capable delivery team built on a distributed workforce.

The tools we use are flexible — but we have our favorites.
The standard for great community, communication, and engagement is our constant.

Virtual Pod delivery,
… the exact same impact you expect from every investment.
04.

Security

No way around it, distributed teams require ironclad security planning.
With thorough Virtual Pod security policies, we’ve done that part too

WHERE TO START?

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