The Headforwards structure
Headforwards’ model is designed to empower teams to self-organise, play to each other’s strengths, and collaborate effectively—and clients see massive value from this.
Every team is built to create the perfect balance of skills, and individuals are encouraged to focus on what they do best, which means the client gets the most out of every person assigned to their project.
We are Agile
We are an Agile organisation, and as you can imagine we have a lot of experience of how Agile delivery works. But we don’t centralise delivery, which means we give teams parametres but we don’t dictate strict structure and processes. We’re always learning and evolving, so teams which are getting the best results from their approach are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience with everyone.
Collaborating closely with our clients is the secret to great software. Many of our teams follow a timeline of regular check-ins (including weekly, quarterly, and annually) to ensure the project’s heading in the right direction, and our clients are happy with the progress.
Headforwards’ success comes from its strong relationships within teams, collaborative nature with clients, and effective communication throughout projects.
The day-to-day process
The weekly structure at Headforwards helps keep everyone on track. Every day starts with a team stand-up; a chance to figure out any issues, discuss what’s been completed and work out what’s going to happen in the day ahead.
To touch base with clients, team members have regular catchups throughout the week, and weekly strategy meetings present a chance to discuss progress with the entire team.
We’re always trying to keep the client up-to-date. Our weekly strategy meetings are a good opportunity to reprioritise tasks, update the client on our progress, or demo new software; overall, communication is key to a successful project.
70% of our team are based in Cornwall and 30% are completely remote, but even the people based in Cornwall have the flexibility to work from our offices in the FibreHub, at home or wherever else they are comfortable.
Our teams are empowered to self organise, so it is their responsibility as a team to find the most effective way for them to deliver. For some of our teams this means weekly days in the office, for others it’s more frequent and for others it’s less!Find out more about our culture