Agile Software Development Teams and Projects

MAS Global Consulting is a US based Software Development consulting firm with nearshore development hubs in Latin America. We specialize in Agile development methodologies, and by providing both US based consultants and nearshore development teams we provide collaboration during working hours both onsite and remote to reduce project costs and timelines.

 

MAS Global Engagement Models

 

  1. Nearshore Agile Teams
  2. US Based Teams
  3. Hybrid Teams (Onsite and Nearshore)
  4. Project based works
  5. Staff Augmentation

 

MAS Global specializes in:

•Agile transformations

•Digital modernization projects of legacy systems

•Cloud Architecture

•Mobile Applications

•IoT Software

•Machine Learning and AI

•Big Data

 

 
$50,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Palm Harbor, FL
headquarters
  • 3450 S East Lake Rd
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685
    United States
other locations
  • Calle 5 45-54
    Medellin 00000
    Colombia
  • Medellin, ANT
    Colombia

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Johnson Controls
  • Clarios
  • Fortune500 Corporation in the Finance Industry

 

Reviews

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Engineering Staff Augmentation for Money Transfer Business

"What was most impressive was their willingness to communicate and overcommunicate."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using Java and Angular, MAS Global Consulting provided software development services, modifying the codebase of a global money transfer system to facilitate transfers specifically within South America.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Winslow Holmes
Former Director of Engineering, Western Union
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although there have been hurdles along the way, MAS Global Consulting has always been quick to work through and address them, producing high-quality unit tests. The team learned a new, complex codebase to deliver results and their responsiveness allowed them to become more efficient in their work.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the former director of engineering for digital money movement at Western Union.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MAS Global Consulting?

We were looking for staff augmentation. We already had offshore engineers in India, but we wanted to add nearshore engineers to the existing engineering team. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MAS Global Consulting provided software development services by modifying the codebase to enable money transfers across countries in South America specifically. The team used a combination of Java and Angular to develop the software.

What is the team composition?

We work with approximately six teammates including a project manager, a stroke scrum master, testers, and front- and backend engineers.

How did you come to work with MAS Global Consulting?

They were introduced to me by my former boss who is the CTO of Western Union.

What is the status of this engagement?

Western Union started working with MAS Global Consulting in January 2019 and the engagement it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

We measure the quality of the work by the quality of unit tests, which were very well done. Additionally, the quality of the deployment to production has improved over time as MAS Global Consulting has learned the ropes.

How did MAS Global Consulting perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been improving over time. Initially, they were struggling because they had to pick up what was a new codebase for them. It took a while for them to understand how we engineer at Western Union, the expectations and nuances of the code, as well as the policies and procedures.

What I liked about MAS Global Consulting is that they worked through those obstacles and we all recognized that it would take time for them to become acquainted with the codebase and be proficient and efficient. In terms of communication, we had daily stand-ups and met three times a week for about half an hour.

What did you find most impressive about them?

What was most impressive was their willingness to communicate and overcommunicate. They were always available to sort through the problems. We had lots of issues but they couldn’t have been solved if MAS Global Consulting wasn’t as accessible as they were despite the three-hour time difference.

In any collaboration, it’s not so much about the experience when things are going well as it about the experience during adversity. The team did a very good job of sorting through the problems and did that by listening to our feedback. Before I left the company, I could see that they were really starting to be a lot more efficient and were delivering as we wanted.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We could have resolved the problems sooner if they had been more transparent about the problems that they were having. The team had a tendency to muddle through it, which delayed resolutions, as opposed to surfacing the challenges earlier and addressing them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a close relationship with their account managers who have a strong connection with the engineers. The account management team is always there to sort through any issues. Give them regular feedback. Once I started to do that, I saw a shift in the approaches and bahevior of the team at large.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer