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Why should I get on TeamFit?
Get on great projects and teams. By joining TeamFit, adding projects and confirming your teammate’s skills, you will have a great experience record for your accomplishments. By doing this you demonstrate your expertise to position yourself for projects that are suited to your interests. People can connect with you for projects.

Who owns the data?
You do, the people you worked with on the project, and the company you did the project for. TeamFit does not own your data but we believe more than one person can own data. Especially, in a digital world. Your ownership means that you can export and use your data at anytime. You can control who sees your data by choosing who you want to show it to. You own your own data and allow TeamFit to use it to provide recommendations. We use your data only for those purposes that you have agree to.

What makes TeamFit different?
TeamFit is organized around teams and projects. TeamFit gives you ownership of your data. TeamFit provides meaningful measures of what matters to teams. SkillRank™ is a social rating of your skills. Unlike other systems, you can only be rated by people who have actually worked with you; you are rated on a five-point scale from newbie to guru. You can also rate yourself. TeamFit SkillRank™ measures both your rating on a skill and how confident we are of that rating to give a realistic view of skills. TeamMatch™ measures how well a person fits a role on a team given the other people who are already on the team. Right now this is aptitude based, but we will soon be factoring in attitude. We are also considering ‘team chemistry.’ TeamFit™ measures how well a team as a whole meets the requirements and will evolve into a prediction of how likely the team is to succeed.

How does TeamFit work?
Individuals join TeamFit and begin by creating a record of the projects they have been on and the skills that have applied to those projects. They invite people who also worked on those projects to join them. People rate each other on the skills claimed and the software calculates a SkillRank™ for the skill. There is a forum for discussion of the project and its outcomes.

Who uses TeamFit?
People who want to keep a record of their experience and skills that have applied, stay connected with their teams, validate their skills and expertise, and find work on the projects most suited to their experience and goals can use TeamFit to achieve this.

Companies who want to find talent within and outside their organizations are using TeamFit to understand skills and talent available to them. Companies are also using TeamFit to get insight on the skills they need to grow within their teams to enable better service delivery. With TeamFit, optimizing team composition to increase engagement, demonstrating expertise to clients, and knowing your team has never been easier.

What types of companies are using TeamFit
Service based companies where there is a need to build and rebalance teams frequently to ensure great results are using TeamFit. Key company types include: consulting engineering firms, management consulting firms, and digital agencies and technology service vendors. These organizations are dependent on their teams to perform great work for their customers.

How much does it cost to use TeamFit?
TeamFit will always be free for individuals to use. Companies looking for business insights with TeamFit Skill Insight consulting will be quoted base on requirements. Companies looking to use TeamFit Platform will need a subscription for our service. We partner with innovative companies who can help shape our roadmap so that we can build something of significant value for them.

How long does it take to get set up?
Get and account immediately. Enter your projects and skills within minutes. Get found right away.

Can the teams consist of both internal and external resources?
Absolutely. We recognize the need for you to take into account flexibility as you put your teams together. Team members can come from anywhere and teams can be built from any combination of internal people, external contractors, partner resources and freelancers.

How does SkillRank work?

SkillRank© is an evidence-based rating of a person’s expertise on a specific skill. It is currently based on two forms of evidence. (i) Endorsements from people you have worked with. (ii) The pattern of skills you have. TeamFit© looks for associated skills and component skills when determining SkillRank©. Associated skills are skills commonly found together. Component skills are the more granular skills that contribute to general skills. In 2016 we will be opening TeamFit© so that you can provide additional evidence such as contributions to community projects, education, certifications and publications.

How does TeamMatch work?

TeamMatch is measures how well an individual matches the requirement of a role on a project. It combines the general project requirements, the role specific requirements and the experience a person has had working with other people on the project team. TeamMatch determines the order in which search results are presented in TeamBuilder.

How does TeamFit work?

TeamFit© is our measure for how well the set of people chosen for a project team meet the project requirements. It helps team builders and project managers identify skill gaps and risks in a project.

Do I have to use the recommendations from TeamFit?
TeamFit makes recommendations. As recommendations, you always have the final decision and the choice over which  people you want to include in your teams. We look to provide you a view of the options available to you.

Why do you use a Bayesian model?
Bayesian models have proven to be the best way to estimate probabilities and then build causal models. They allow TeamFit to estimate a person’s rank on a skill and to also estimate our confidence in our ratings. This is critical information to have when making decisions based on SkillRank™. We also apply this approach to TeamMatch™ (our measure of how well a person matches a team’s requirements given who else is on the team) and TeamFit™ (our measure of how well the team as a whole meets its requirements).

Bayesian models have been made popular by Nate Silver on his FiveThirtyEight blog and are used by Judea Pearl for causal modelling.

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