Centers of excellence in an IT company: benefits for cooperation

What is the center of excellence?

  • Specific technology or domain focus;
  • Clear capabilities, roles, and responsibilities;
  • Dedicated (and usually small) core team;
  • Strong knowledge-sharing culture.

Centers of excellence: benefits for cooperation

  • More accurate project evaluation
    IT teams that have enhanced experience working in dedicated areas have greater predictability in estimations of your future projects. They provide you with an accurate evaluation and experience-based risk management that help you and your stakeholders avoid additional costs and untimely delivery.
  • Improved performance
    Capability building in a company usually refers to standards compliance, deep technology expertise, and best practices formation. It helps a company not only ensure high quality of services but also create an effective working environment for their employees. This way, centers of excellence contribute to knowledge-sharing culture and motivate the team to be proactive and learn more. Specialists in a company with competency centers continuously improve their skills and can build more flexible teams where skills are not tied to one person.
  • End-to-end lifecycle responsibility
    Competency-based teams are interested in solving your entire business problem, not just handling your software development tasks. They guide you throughout the software development lifecycle: from identifying a problem and shaping your idea to delivery and support. In this case, you get a turn-key solution and stay focused on your core business.By the way, if a company provides IT consulting services, centers of excellence are one of the main proofs they can do it well. It means a team has enough unique experience in relevant business cases to help you in decision-making and evaluate the potential of your idea.
  • Cutting-edge solutions
    Companies focused on the dedicated areas of expertise in software development are extremely skilled in trend-watching and are the first to try the latest technologies, approaches, and methodologies relevant to their expertise. It brings your business an opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to the market and gain a competitive advantage over your rivals. Increased market share can positively affect your ROI and open new opportunities for scaling your business.

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