At Velocity Partners, we know how important it is to our customers to keep a team intact during the duration of their project. This is why we are proud to report that we not only have some of the most talented individuals in the industry working for us, but our employee tenure is above industry average.
The advantage of this type of stability is it allows our clients to invest in long-term relationships with their nearshore teams. Furthermore, as the team develops a deeper understanding of the client’s domain, they begin to operate as a true extension of the client’s team, and work collaboratively throughout the life of the project.
With relatively low attrition and a real sense of team cohesion, we have been able to concentrate on creating the type of environment where people want to stay. Also our reputation for being an attractive place to work means we have the luxury of hiring the best candidates. As further incentive, we offer extremely competitive regional salaries and very generous benefit packages with perks such as a child care and gym allowances as well as a monthly book allowance for software development, project management and business skills resources. Moreover we offer employees in-company English lessons.
Another reason Velocity Partners is a great place for career building is we offer incredible training to every employee. Our team of experienced in-house trainers, internal coaches and instructors allow us to offer leading-edge training and career development that centers on technical practices and Agile/Scrum software development processes.
Additionally VP employees have the opportunity to work alongside colleagues in a real world Agile environment and to be mentored by extremely talented team leaders. They also have the chance to work on challenging projects with a great group of clients.
Velocity Partners expertly delivers nearshore software development services using a distributed Agile model that offers comprehensive planning for accurate delivery and optimal business value. Our team is comprised of top Agile experts, consultants, and engineers who believe in not only meeting but exceeding customer expectations. Contact us for more information about our world-class offshore software development company.
Velocity Partners’ General Manager of our Argentina and Venezuela nearshore delivery centers, Cristian Gohlke is passionate about delivering quality results to our customers. As our first Argentina hire, he was instrumental in helping to build a successful Agile team for VP’s Argentinian operations. From the start, Cristian focused on hiring the “right people” and to establish a culture that is aligned with Agile methodologies and VP’s principles. In fact Cristian’s own commitment and work ethic has led to a work culture that has very little employee attrition in both our Venezuela and Argentina delivery centers.
Cristian’s responsibilities include overall office management, project reviews and resource utilization, preparing nearshore staff for projects, coordinating staff training, recruiting, interviewing and hiring nearshore staff. He started his career as a software engineer but quickly advanced to technology leadership positions.
His background in software engineering has better prepared him to handle the challenges involved in managing our busy development centers. With a computer science degree from Comisión Argentina de Informática, he enjoys music, sports, and recreational activities in his spare time.
Our General Manager of the Uruguay and Colombia delivery centers is Pedro Minetti. One of Pedro’s strong suits is utilizing his interpersonal skills to build long-term relationships both in his personal and his business life. His responsibilities include managing all operations in the region as well as local company growth, financial planning, and resource management.
With a career that has spanned more than 20 years, Pedro’s extensive background in information technology includes managing multiple global accounts along with overseeing and integrating large, multicultural teams. Pedro studied at George Mason University and the Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay. In his free time, he enjoys weekend camping trips or heading to the sea for scuba diving expeditions.
Please visit Velocity Partners’ website to read our entire leadership’s bios and to learn more about our offshore software development company.
Velocity Partners expertly delivers nearshore (Western hemisphere) software development services using a distributed Agile model that offers outstanding planning, accurate delivery and optimal business value. Our team is comprised of top Agile experts, consultants, and engineers who believe in not only meeting but exceeding our customers’ expectations. Contact us to learn more about how a distributed Agile model provides high-quality software development.
Founded in 2004, Velocity Partners has built a reputation for providing innovative, world-class nearshore software development services that offer excellent planning, accurate delivery and optimal business value. We are proud to have worked with some of the country’s most respected names in business including Microsoft, Disney, Expedia, Getty Images, WebMD and MTV and still maintain relationships with many of them.
Velocity Partners’ software development services provide exceptional value to our customers through Lean principles and Agile practices. Agile methodologies include total transparency and visibility in each phase of the project. Work is done in incremental steps in order to facilitate a quick, flexible response to the inherent unpredictability of software development.
Our collective years of software development experience have shown us that by engaging in a two-way dialogue and taking the time to get to know our customers’ challenges, we can save them time and money by proposing the best solutions. We firmly believe that Velocity Partners’ success is based on operating as a true extension of our clients’ teams, and working in close collaboration with them throughout the life of a project.
Our professional team is comprised of leaders from the software development community and brings to our firm a diversity of expertise including architectural design, crafting software as developers, testing, and mastery of information technology. Our team also has lots of experience working with large, multi-cultural teams and understands the value of building relationships.
Members of VP’s executive team are centered in Seattle WA, Portland OR and Atlanta GA. Our nearshore delivery centers are located in Buenos Aires, Paraná, and Rosario, Argentina; two centers in Montevideo (Uruguay); Medellín (Colombia); and Caracas (Venezuela). Please visit our website or contact us to learn more our services.
Velocity Partners is an offshore software development company that expertly delivers services using a distributed Agile model that offers outstanding planning, accurate delivery and optimal business value. Our team is comprised of top Agile experts, consultants, and engineers who believe in not only meeting but exceeding our customers’ expectations.
Velocity Partners is pleased to offer the community a number of resources regarding Agile/Scrum practices and methodologies including informative blogs by Bob Galen. For 15 years, Bob’s focus has been leveraging agile methods as the best way to deliver software value. He is an experienced, pragmatic, and passionate agile trainer, coach, and practitioner.
One recent blog from Bob (posted on our website) deals with the problem of agile team members taking on more than they can handle, and negatively affecting both their productivity and quality of work. Bob identifies factors that may contribute to the problem including the project leadership setting unrealistic goals in terms of their teams’ capacity. Overwhelming the teams’ capacity hinders their ability to produce quality work and meet goals. This may also be a result of management not wanting to disappoint their clients and passing the pressure along to their teams. Or it may be a result of technical teams succumbing to the pressure and trying to deliver on unmanageable goals.
Bob points out that more times than not the problem stems from having too many things “in play.” If this is the case, the solution is to reduce the number of parallel projects and really focus on fewer projects, which should increase quality and productivity. He reminds us that multi-tasking doesn’t save time but actually negatively impacts productivity when switching from one task to another.
Galen also reminds Agile practitioners “that busyness or sheer effort is not necessarily correlated with results.” Rather work on small sets of things until you get them done. Furthermore, to be the most productive, align your work and commitments to a doable capacity. Please visit to our website to see more of Bob’s blog as well as to learn about our offshore software development company.
Velocity Partners expertly delivers nearshore (Western hemisphere) software development services using a distributed Agile model that offers outstanding planning, accurate delivery and optimal business value. Our team is comprised of top Agile experts, consultants, and engineers who believe in not only meeting but exceeding our customers’ expectations. For more information about our cost-effective software development services, please see our website.
Velocity Partners was founded in 2004 as a spinoff of an Agile training company and has quickly evolved into a top offshore software development company. Our reputation is built on proudly providing customers with superior software development services that incorporate the latest, emerging technology using Agile/Scrum methodologies.
In fact even our name, “Velocity,” is a term used by practitioners of Agile to track the effort estimates associated with units of work completed over set intervals known as “iterations.” These short work periods often run from Monday to Friday but are usually not longer than four weeks. In addition they are agreed upon by the team and followed for the duration of the project. “The fixed length of iterations gives teams a simple way to obtain, based on velocity and the amount of work remaining; a usually accurate (though not very precise) estimation of the project's remaining duration.”¹
Software development using an Agile model consists of an initial vision and planning period, followed by the sequence of iterations, and finally a short closure period upon the project’s completion. When using velocity to track and estimate the length of a project, it is important to remember to take the aggregate of the team’s efforts during the first few iterations and not just individual results.
In addition since each team and each project is different, there is no meaningful comparison of velocity. To ensure a reasonable approximation of the project’s completion date, user stories must be measured in a consistent manner and the velocity calculated by counting the units of work completed in a set interval.
Please visit our website to learn more about our premium software development services. Our nearshore delivery centers ensure that communication is timely as we are all in the Western hemisphere. Moreover your team will be built to specifically address the technical needs of your project as well as your business domain.
At Velocity Partners, we expertly deliver nearshore (Western hemisphere) software development services using a distributed Agile model that offers outstanding planning, accurate delivery and optimal business value. Our team is comprised of top Agile experts, consultants, and engineers who believe in not only meeting but exceeding our customers’ expectations. Visit our website to learn more about our cost-effective software development services.