We stand up a productive pod of Rock Star engineers within 90 days

Your agile shop and product roadmap aren’t always in sync.  Add a pod with the right technical, process and product management skills to integrate seamlessly with your core team.  Use Xtapod to get it done quickly with no long term commitments.

“ Get the team you need to scale, when you need it, with no excuses. ”

Greg Flessas, Chairman of Xtapod

What is Xtapod?

  • A US-based customer success team consisting of experienced agile process and product managers, led by a multi-market SaaS VP of Engineering/CTO
  • An EU-based technical team built to your requirements delivering world-class engineering at half the US costs
  • Unified work culture driven by our US HR, IP and accountability norms
  • Talent magnet where we continuously invest in our engineers’ professional development
  • Transparent evolution of the outsource technical model: Your team is dedicated and transferable to your organization

Why Xtapod?

Quality at Half the Risk

Agile-as-a-Service is the evolution of opportunity-driven software development.  Buy a fraction of a complete development shop configured for your technical needs, not just remote technical talent you need to augment expensively stateside to make productive.  

We build and transfer the infrastructure so you can take advantage of xtapod’s quality on demand.

Star Talent

Our core talent pool is globally experienced, educated and in demand.  We attract & retain them with continuous investment in their professional development and unlimited opportunities to expose themselves to new technologies and clients.

Rock Star engineers pursue the work that inspires them, within an innovative environment that supports them on leveraging their skills & experience to advance technology & develop their unique solutions.

Productivity in < 90 Days

Teams are formed according to your mission, vision, processes & IP requirements.
 
We don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole. Your bespoke pod is productive (accretive to your development roadmap) within 90 days. 

From then on, you have more time to focus on product innovation & market share growth.

Product Management

Documenting and communicating requirements through tested and effective practices and tools is the foundation of integrating new pods into your product roadmap.  
Make substantive progress that truly adds to your effort with our product management support. 

Agile Process Leadership

Our Boston-based agile practitioners facilitate and/or attend daily stand-up scrum meetings between your product owners and your remote Xtapod, ensuring that momentum is maintained without adding to your US staff. 

Technical Depth

Product & process managers are led by Xtapod CTOs with broad product-side public and private SaaS experience, ensuring that all your standards are adhered to & high potential is met. We’ve got you covered from the time you sign on, or we won’t sign you.  It’s that simple.  No excuses.

Grow Your Markets, We Scale Your Engineering

You run a lean shop serving a growing business.  Growing your markets and capturing new opportunities is continuous.  Success demands faster responsiveness to customer needs and exposes technical debt you may not even know you had.  Local talent is scarce and getting ever more expensive, while traditional outsourcing has always had large hidden costs (and/or poor quality, low accountability & IP protection).  Great quality from remote talent works if you have dedicated product and process managers actively integrating your remote teams into your process, product and technology standards.  Every day. Wouldn’t it be much more beneficial if those resources where focused on product innovation & market share growth?

We’ve built that platform to support your productivity and we include it with every team.  We won’t take chances with your success because we’ve bet our business on your satisfaction.  Leverage our as-a-Service agile teams to focus on what you do best: keep growing!

Compare us to the alternatives

Globally Distributed Resources

Growing with low-cost remote resources still requires you to scale the process, product & technical managers to support them. While the quality is variable, control & employee engagement still remains low from a statistical standpoint.

Off/Near-Shore

Building your management & integration infrastructure locally is slow & risky. The cost to be successful is often a lot higher than expected. In many cases valuable recourses are used only to find out that the location selected offers significantly lower ROI than others.

Xtapod

Ramp up quickly with quality talent and the infrastructure to make their contribution accretive within 90 days.

Your Success is our Mission

Xtapod has always been there for our successful portfolio companies when their customer base outgrows their technology.  When we need to meet a product deadline or ramp up a team to remediate technical debt, we know who to call.

Ravi K.

Healthcare Informatics Entrepreneur

We understand that agile methodologies produce the best results, but our product roadmap is dictated and sometimes you just have to throw extra pods into the mix.  Xtapod always comes through quickly.

Kyle O.

Growth-Stage SaaS Product Owner

We went through multiple product-market fit cycles as we ramped up commercial sales, and we got to where we needed a few extra pods quickly to make it to viability.  Xtapod made the promises they kept.

George K.

Custom Software House Founder/CTO

Expand your team today!