Gigster: Elastic Staffing Drives Innovation

Chris Keene, CEO
Enterprises must adopt a Silicon Valley-style culture of innovation or risk being left behind as software “Eats the World.” Gigster helps companies expand their ability to innovate. Gigster’s elastic staffing model creates just in time teams that deliver custom software with 40 percent higher productivity.

Traditional custom software developers staff each team role with a full-time resource for the duration of the project. In contrast, Gigster’s elastic staffing model provides resources just-in-time and part-time. As Gigster CEO, Chris Keene, says, “Gigster’s elastic staffing model enables our dynamic teams to deliver software innovation with 40 percent higher productivity.”

Gigster’s approach has been proven in over 5,200 successful software deliveries. For example, a global telco used Gigster to accelerate its machine learning initiatives. They partnered with Gigster to increase innovation capacity and reduce the delivery risk for AI projects spanning 21 product groups.

Gigster’s unique innovation management platform controls the end-to-end delivery process. The Gigster platform also drives a 360o view of risk that uses expert reviews of each project deliverable to improve quality. For example, the architecture for every project part-time by other technical architects.

A key source of Gigster’s agility is that it builds custom software using distributed teams made up of top global talent. These teams follow the Gigster services lifecycle methodology, and so share common roles, processes, and tools. This consistency enables flexible staffing and delivers higher quality.


Gigster’s elastic staffing delivers software innovation with 40 percent higher productivity

It also gives the CIO a single pane of glass to manage execution risk across all of their innovation projects.

Enterprises need a cultural shift that is focused on the customer experience if they are to grow their innovation capacity. This cultural shift requires adopting a Silicon Valley-style culture that is customer-centered, willing to take risks, and able to tap new talent pools to get the specialized skills and on-demand capacity they need to drive rapid software innovation.

For example, Gigster has partnered in Japan with GNUS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dentsu GroupInc., the world’s fifth largest digital agency, to create an entirely new digital transformation business. In the first six months, GNUS created a new, 50-person team that delivered innovative software solutions with 40 percent higher productivity than their traditional in-house teams. GNUS expects this business to grow to over $100 million in the next three years.

Gigster has brought to bear its years of experience in managing distributed teams to develop a unique innovation management solution for IT. The Gigster platform increases productivity with flexible staffing, improves capacity through a global talent network, and eliminates delivery risk by providing its 360o view of risk across all innovation projects.

Company
Gigster

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA

Management
Chris Keene, CEO

Description
Gigster helps companies expand their ability to innovate by building dynamic teams made up of top global talent who create industry-changing custom software. Traditional custom software developers staff each team role with a full-time resource for the duration of the project. The elastic staffing model enables dynamic teams to deliver software innovation with 40% higher productivity. Furthermore, Gigster also offer an innovation management platform that controls the end-to-end delivery process and drives a 360-degree view of risk that uses expert reviews of each project deliverable to improve quality

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