Make sure your software is ready to scale as your company grows. Leading companies lead with all aspects of their software, from strategy to process, architecture, and team. Our insight & experience in scaling software helps you get ahead.
We help you drive a competitive software strategy with a solid execution. Define smart strategies and architecture to not have to reinvent the wheel. Select the right tools and technologies for the job to be done. We let you build and maintain a team of top developers, with a process geared for productivity and high-quality.
We help you define a competitive software strategy with professional execution to drive innovation in your market. We do that in the role of advisor to your executive team, sparring partner, or as extra hands to get things done.
In 2000, the founder of Trello and Stack Overflow published his Spolsky Test. 12 simple steps to check if your software process is up to professional standards.
We have updated the test with our insights, reflecting today’s requirements to scale-up software.
How many can you answer with yes?
Especially fast-growing teams often struggle to keep a high score on this test. Thereby missing out on productivity and quality. A low score is disastrous in being able to hire and maintain good developers. Beware that candidates often have these steps in mind to judge if they want to join your team.
A scalable product goes beyond the initial proof of concept. Scaling the development team has its own set of challenges. And how to deal with new technologies that may disrupt your business?
Digital transformation? Riding on the big data and (gen)AI train? How can you incrementally build more business from the data you have? Getting started is easy, but scaling is proven to be hard. We help you define a solid strategy.
The same holds for new technology, such as genAI and DLT. The market is tired of just doing proof of concepts. At the same time, the adoption rate of LLMs is blazing fast. Corporations are actively setting up DLT consortia. How can you take advantage of new technology in your business? We are up-to-date with the latest realism in technology. We help create a technology roadmap that is rooted in business.
A monolith architecture can be a showstopper to scale. On the other hand, microservices have their own challenges. How do you incrementally go to a more performing architecture without losing customers or market timing?
Reputation falls very quickly when clients uncover a security of privacy issue. GDPR constraints cross-cut through the whole product. How do you make sure your product is safe?
Cowboy-coding may have got you to market fast. A product that does not aggravate customers requires a more solid development approach. What is the right process to introduce quality?
Who hasn’t seen user interfaces that are clearly created by developers? Creating a good user experience is a process in itself, from gathering requirements and feedback to a clear and consistent hand-over to developers. How do you build a UX process and team?
Code that is deeply intertwined and lacking a modular structure can quickly block new product development. Software that originated from different teams, using different languages and frameworks, may have become a Tower of Babel. Engineers not having a common language and understanding to base new development on. You may lose your market window if you are forced to rewrite your product from the ground up in a consistent and modular structure. How do you make sure you don’t end up in this situation?
Especially in the SaaS space, software libraries, frameworks, and languages move very fast. Developers strongly prefer to work with the best tools to be productive and not be stuck with Archaic tools. At the same time, you are wary of the pitfall of engineering delight. You may have trouble in sourcing good developers, with your top developers leaving for more modern environments. How to make the right trade-off between engineering delight and productivity?