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PROSTEP strengthens development with Scrum teams in Poland

By Norbert Lotter

PROSTEP AG founds a new branch in Wroclaw, Poland (formerly Breslau). At the beginning of April, PROSTEP sp.z.o.o. started its business activities to support and strengthen the development team of the Berlin-based PROSTEP branch. It is planned to set up two Scrum teams that will develop specific solutions for major automotive customers.

PROSTEP decided to move to Poland because the country has a relatively large pool of qualified IT specialists who are becoming increasingly difficult to find in Germany. Wroclaw was supported by the fact that the city on the Oder River is the country's second largest university location and that for historical reasons more people speak German than in other parts of the country. We are not going to Poland with the development for cost reasons, because Poland is no longer a low-wage country, but because we can find qualified personnel there with German language skills.

The Polish software developers will implement agile development projects on site in cooperation with their Berlin colleagues and in close coordination with the key developers and business analysts. The decentralized model has proven its worth in Berlin, where PROSTEP currently has a development team of more than 20 programmers.

The new branch in Poland will employ 15 to 20 people in the medium term. We are currently looking for personnel and intend to hire eight to ten new people by the end of the year. The first team leader will start work in September 2019. Filip Plochocki will be responsible for the new location, whose office will be located in a startup center in the center of Wroclaw during the first few months.

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