Distributed Agile at
Redefining Offshore Software Delivery
Are you struggling with your distributed development project?
Are you considering offshoring, but worried about the risks?
Do you need to find ways to do more with less?
ThoughtWorks redefines offshore software delivery
Too many distributed projects run into problems like late delivery, failure to meet expected cost/benefit goals,
compromising on innovation, and missing key project requirements. Over the last 10 years, ThoughtWorks has pioneered
and refined Distributed Agile to mitigate these problems. Our approach is based on transparency, highly-disciplined Agile,
and technical excellence.
“ThoughtWorks delivered the solution in 57% of the time a traditional
outsourcing company would have, reducing the total cost of delivery
by 30%.” *
Traditional risks of offshoring
Communication and cultural barriers
Poor quality deliverables
Lack of visibility & control
Misunderstood business vision
Mitigating oﬀshoring risks using Distributed Agile
We use Agile practices like inception, showcases, short iterations, pairing and retrospectives which ensure that we deliver
well tested, high quality, production ready software.
Constant cross-pollination between geographically distributed teams helps build relationships, ensures smooth knowledge
transfer, and increases visibility. ThoughtWorks is home to thought-leaders and world-class innovators in every area of
We engage in best practices such as continuous integration, refactoring, test-driven development and test automation to
meet your most complex enterprise software development challenges.
Benefits to our customers
Delivery on time and on budget
High quality, future ready results
We deliver exactly what your business
demands, as fast as possible
Our people & practices ensure that the
delivered IT asset is maintainable &
flexible to changing business realities
Faster results, responsive to changing
Access to a geographically distributed
Our Agile approach significantly reduces the
time-to-benefit for our customers, and is
responsive to changing business requirements
We use our global footprint to offer customers
tailored engagement models & distributed
teams, bringing the exact expertise required
*Forrester Consulting: The Total Economic Impact™ Of Using ThoughtWorks’ Agile Development Approach
Compelling customer experiences
What Our Clients Say
For almost two decades, we have helped clients deliver innovative,
functional products using uncommon but common-sense techniques
that elevate human factors to the same importance as the technology.
ThoughtWorks consultants bring experience in all facets of customer
experience management, and a grounding in Agile methods that can
be highly beneficial to your bottom-line. From research through
ideation, prototyping and evaluation of results, to delivering complex
interactive digital experiences, we can help you bring measurable
benefits to your products, no matter what the stage of their lifecycle.
"We trusted them with the success of our future
business and they delivered."
- David Jack,
CIO, The Trainline
Some of our clients
"The agility of ThoughtWorks and their focus on
delivery was fundamental to BT being able to
create this revolutionary super product."
- Catherine Galton,
Head of Product, BT Super for Life
"Not only did we get a fantastic product to market
in a short time that embraces all the functionality
our clients need, we are adding unique
functionality that reflects the latest changes in a
rapidly evolving marketplace."
- Philip Walter,
“ThoughtWorks was able to come in and help us
quantify how big this effort truly was. If we saw
that a team had more work than could be done in
the timeframe available, ThoughtWorks helped us
prioritise, focusing on value to the business and
sorting through dependencies.”
- Mark Andrew,
Operations Director - Digital, Lonely Planet
ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing systems development, consulting, and transformation services and
products to Global 1000 companies. The company's pioneering approach, which includes industry-acclaimed Agile and
Lean best practices, helps CIOs maximise investment performance across a portfolio of complex, business critical applications, while reducing time and risk. In 2006, ThoughtWorks Studios was founded to create software products based on the
best practices established during the company's history. ThoughtWorks' 1300+ professionals serve clients from offices in
the United States, India, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Canada and Brazil.
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