Are the computer applications you use struggling to keep pace with the growth or evolution of your business?
I can provide technical direction and the tools to cope with the change and evolution of your business, allowing you to work smarter.
Has your software grown beyond your control?
Did your bespoke software start off as a small or simple application that is now large and/or complex?
Perhaps your single-purpose application has grown with the success of your business and it now supports multiple products?
Does this now make it difficult to make changes quickly, and perhaps you are finding the very software you once relied on as a differentiator is now holding you back?
If your software isn’t effectively working for you then your competitors are going to leave you behind.
Don’t Know Where To Start?
Software that evolves over a number of years ends up being overly-complex and brittle if you don't continually invest in maintaining it's agility and integrity. You may be scared to make changes in case other parts of the system will potentially break. You may be put off making changes simply because it takes too long to release these new features.
All of these are signals that you may need to re-think the structure of your application (architecture). Understanding where to start with this is a daunting prospect. There are so many options and possibilities nowadays.
I can help with this.
Don’t Want To Lose Valuable Data?
If you already have computer applications that hold valuable data you don’t want to lose or compromise this valuable asset. I can ensure with any new applications that your data is migrated safely. Even if you don’t require a substantial overhaul of your application, I can still ensure your data is backed up and protected so that it is not lost or compromised.
Don’t have the time to dedicate to the project?
If you are a small or medium sized business that doesn’t have masses of time or capital to invest in a large project, then my iterative mode of working will be tailor-made for you.
My incremental, set-price approach to delivery means that you never pay for more than the next phase of work. If you aren't happy with a particular deliverable, we can try to incorporate changes in the very next version, minimising wastage and additional costs. If you aren't happy with the way the overall project is going you can call a halt to the project at the end of any agreed milestone and I will provide you with all documentation and plans to enable you to migrate to another provider without additional cost.
I have over 20 years of corporate-level software development and architecture experience, but as a boutique agency I balance that with a personal, hands-on approach to solving your problems.
If you would like to hire me to provide architecture and design advice, direction or consultancy, please get in contact.