There are a variety of different ways of working but, when thinking about them, it’s important to remember that they should always encompass the following: culture, technology and operations.
At eSynergy Solutions, we like to keep things simple but effective. We break our ways of working down into two models:
- An engagement model (what we do) and
- An operating model (how we do it)
The engagement model
Our engagement model is simple: It is what we do.
We begin all engagements by understanding our clients’ business needs and challenges, and proceed with a customer-first, product-centric view. We then work collaboratively to address these.
Next, we collaborate with key stakeholders and plan requirements into sprint–based outcomes, ensuring value is delivered effectively and continuously (aiming to deliver business value every two weeks).
We then design, architect and build to plan, leveraging the value of cloud service providers and modern software engineering patterns and practices. This ensures highly resilient, scalable and quality, software delivery.
Finally, we continuously improve, through testing, security by design, ‘shifting left’ and CI/CD. We embed a growth mindset via upskilling, documentation, pairing and coaching sessions.
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The operating model
We leverage state-of-the-art software engineering principles and practices, through automation and codification, via methodologies and patterns, such as GitOps, DevOps, SOA (Service-Orientated Architecture aka micro-services) and Infrastructure-as-Code. We shift left and embed security by design, ensuring that clients are safe and secure earlier in the software delivery lifecycle. We believe in ‘kaizen’, continuously improving business value and delivery through continuous integration and continuous delivery, aka CI/CD.
We partner with the likes of AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google and we love both open-source and turn-key solutions. Whilst we have strong opinions on solutions based on decades of expertise, we are also adaptive to the client environment and specific business needs.
This is the way
Collectively, developers have the ability to raise global GDP by US$3 trillion over the next 10 years.
Developers working on the right things can accelerate a company’s move into new markets and help differentiate themselves at disproportionate rates.
This underscores the most important point about developers as force-multipliers: It’s not just about how many developers a company has, it’s also about how they’re being leveraged.
So, how do you leverage developers?
The approach we take is with ways of working; not ‘once-and-done’ or ‘waterfall’, but an ever–living, continuous cycle of kaizen, ensuring and striving for continuous improvement.
By deploying a continuous improvement framework, embedded in both the team and the technology, we are able to fast–track feedback loops, enabling a higher quality outcome, sprint-to-sprint.
Ways of working align on culture, within a team, to ensure we are working collaboratively, to a shared goal, leveraging technology, to deliver safe, secure, and high–quality software and operations, to ensure cadence is met with discipline and success.
With these powers and force-multipliers combined, ways of working will help a client’s business move into new markets and ship faster than their competitors, all the while being safe, secure and scalable.
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