Case Study: Online Advertising Technology Provider

Summary

TecVeris was retained for advisory services by the CIO to assess the technology team dynamics, organizational structures and processes to help recommend and implement improvements.

The scope included the software development lifecycle (SDLC), project delivery and Agile Scrum practices over a period of four months. A second 10-month engagement included 2 Advisors to improve their project delivery and project management office (PMO), with a technical architecture advisor who led next generation scalability and extensibility improvements to their core technology.

The Challenge

The CIO needed help with an organization that had project delivery challenges, resource misalignments and the compounding effect of managing building technical debt that made it difficult for the company to deliver innovations and features in a reliable manner.

TecVeris Delivers

In the initial engagement, the TecVeris advisor helped to quickly assess the technology organization and implement improvements with a broad team development and project management focus.

We next launched an extended engagement that focused on both process and technology. This involved improving the PMO and Agile Scrum processes while our Advisor Architect led NextGen development of their core architecture, to reduce technical debt, improve scalability and enhance future extensibility. Our Advisor Architect played a full-time role mentoring the engineering teams while providing strategic support to both product and technology leadership.

Size:

$50-100MM annual revenue

Industry:

Online advertising, privately held

Locations:

  • New York City
  • London

TecVeris Team:

  • 2 Advisors
  • 1 Partner Advisor (organizational development)
  • 1 Advisor Architect

Duration:

4 months and 10 months (2 engagements)