Let’s talk about cultures & software engineering!
Uh … What?
Hear us out. Every company has its unique culture, even if there’s cultural similarities between companies in the same domain or vertical. They’ve developed and evolve over time.
Just like most mergers or acquisitions fail because culture differences are not tended to, most software engineering projects carry that higher risk, or cost, or longer time-to-value, because software engineering has its own culture and if it’s not tended to – or if it is expected to operate under the same culture as the organization – you’re going to run into significant challenges.
Almost every time we’re called into a software project at risk, we see cultural clashes that aren’t being tended to which are leading to process, communication, productivity and efficiency breakdowns. The antidote – work harder, work more – is counterproductive and harmful.
We address those issues and we also address the cultural differentiation at the root of those challenges. If we don’t, those issues are going to keep coming up and future software projects will be at risk. We’ve shown, first hand, it’s necessary and indeed possible to do so.
If your company is struggling with their own software development projects – please! – call us. We’re happy to spend an hour on the phone with you, getting to know you, your project and sharing pertinent tips to get you started in the right direction.