Feature teams provide a complete package for customers, including software designing, programming, analyzing, and testing. They are customer-centric and deliver a full customer feature with just one team, leading to faster results and more innovation.
In this guide, we’re going to break down what a feature team is, some of the key benefits to using one, and how Kingsmen Software utilizes them to provide value to our customers.
What is a Feature Team?
A feature team is a cross-functional and cross-component team that completes end-to-end customer features one at a time. These teams are long-lived and stable, resulting in increased levels of expertise due to the advanced knowledge of their role within the team and how their other team members contribute.
The ideal team completes features with focus and attention to detail.
A feature team includes specialists in multiple areas:
- User Experience (UX) support
Unlike component teams, feature teams bring experts from all these areas together to create a focused and efficient group.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Feature Team?
Let’s break down why a feature team would benefit your business, your customers, and the products or services you deliver.
Expertise in All Areas
Feature teams are built to complete any task. Each member of these multifaceted teams has expertise in at least one area (development, UX, programming, testing, etc.) and combine to create a cohesive group of experts that provides end-to-end services for customers.
More Focus & Less Wasted Time
Feature teams waste no time with hand-offs between multiple teams like standard development processes. These teams also decrease the time-to-market for different modules, meaning multiple teams can work on separate features to accelerate how quickly a product can be used.
Constant Innovation & Optimization
Feature teams consistently deliver small-scale modules and components instead of massive, complete products. This delivery model allows the team to quickly adapt and optimize instead of rebuilding entire portions of the deliverable if they don’t meet the customer’s standards.
On a feature team, every team member is responsible for delivering modules on time and ensuring every deliverable is of the highest possible quality. This increases the team’s accountability and decreases the need for a project manager or direct supervision.
What Makes Kingsmen’s Feature Teams Special?
Kingsmen Software’s feature teams are different. We pride ourselves on our adaptive capabilities, as well as our ability to create software that saves you time and increases the productivity of any application.
In addition to the benefits listed above, Kingsmen saves time by supplying talent for you, eliminating the need to sift through resumes and interview people. We also reduce the risk of hiring the wrong people for the job by having a team of experts at the ready.
Kingsmen offers a unique and flexible point pricing structure that covers all elements of product development. Points are allocated to the highest-priority tasks and are entirely managed by Kingsmen; all you need is a point of contact with one of our feature teams.
Why Should You Use a Feature Team?
The feature team model provides an excellent alternative to standard component teams by offering increased effectiveness and innovation.
Feature teams provide a focused and expert group in development, programming, testing, and UX that will save time, offer innovative solutions, and provide the constant optimization that your software needs.
Kingsmen Software offers feature teams that will save you time and effort while enhancing your software suite. Ask us about feature teams if you’re ready to innovate your business’s software and increase your productivity.