TEAM International partners with Lulu Enterprises, Inc to support publishing on demand business.
Lulu is an online publishing company, with a plan to disrupt the
traditional publishing industry by allowing the author instead
of the publisher to retain 80% of the revenue from the first item
printed and distributed.
Publishing on demand.
The Challenge and Solution
Lulu approached TEAM to augment their application
development capabilities and improve collaboration with
printing vendors worldwide. The application utilizes various
technologies requiring highly skilled IT professionals with indepth experience in web development (PHP, Java), PostgreSQL
and Oracle database.
TEAM international is performing software development
and quality assurance for Lulu. The current team is closely
integrated with Lulus Research Triangle Park development
team and collaborates on a number of shared projects that fall
into the following categories:
e-Commerce engine replacement
Integration with external distribution channels
Integration and reengineering of interfaces
The Engagement Model
Dedicated Development Center (DDC)
TEAM International consultants are closely integrated with
Lulus R&D team and communicate using Agile methodologies
on a daily basis. Being located on different continents and
time zones, Lulu and TEAM managed to set up effective
communication using all the contemporary media and shared
development infrastructure. The teams work together on
design, requirements definition, development and testing
on a large number of projects. The e-Commerce Engine
Replacement imitative incorporates teams from 3 different
organizations, countries and time zones.
Number of Resources
Length of Engagement
DDC since April 2010
Java, PHP, Python
Agile / SCRUM - 2 week sprints
Daily/weekly project meetings
Remote access to customers development environment / SandBox
Lulu and TEAM enjoy a long term strategic partnership whereby
TEMA delivers a high level of service and the breadth and depth
of the relationship continues to expand. Lulu plans on expanding
the team both in functions performed and quantity of team
members in the coming year.
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