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What We Do

Source Allies offers consulting services for Software Development, DevOps, Quality Engineering, UI/UX, Scrum/Project Management, Business Analysis, Product Ownership and Agile Coaching.

Ownership Mindset

Our clients consistently look to us for advice and expertise.They trust us to design valuable systems that work.  Our consultants share decades of experience and perspective with our clients, and their tested skills and insights extend beyond the classroom into hands-on mentoring.  We believe that ideas are only valuable if they are translated into working solutions.  Our consultants  are willing to roll up their sleeves and pitch in.  We know that lasting changes are made at our clients’ desks – not in classrooms.

Our clients tell us that the thing that really makes Source Allies different as a consulting company is that we have an “ownership mentality” instead of a “renter’s mentality.”  We take pride in our work and craft our solutions for our clients as if we were building them to use in our own business.  We also think this has a lot to do with the fact that we’re all full-time employees.  We know that we’ll be working with our clients for the long term.

It might sound like a simple thing, but this mindset is very different from the temporary contractor attitude that you might find at other companies.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Our clients prefer to work with our team because we take ownership of their success.  The key to successful software development is delivering working software.  We are not satisfied until valuable, working software results in profits for our clients.  We achieve this through a commitment to incremental improvement.  We work with teams to identify opportunities spanning from programming language choices all the way to their deployment approach.

Others might define success as writing code that works on their machine.  We carefully select our employees to avoid this kind of “renter’s mentality”.  Our team understands that we can only succeed if we create effective, long-term relationships with our clients; our team’s success is therefore carefully connected with the success of those with whom we work.

Quality Engineering

Our clients value the quality software for which Source Allies is known. Achieving this level of quality is the direct result of team-based collaboration with Quality Engineers.

Source Allies teams universally value and consistently practice test-driving. Quality Engineers lead teams to new heights in quality assurance practices through continuous innovation and expansion of testing knowledge. 

What does this mean for our clients?  Validation and verification of quality at many system layers, top notch productivity, predicting and reacting to upcoming constraints, and the making the right recommendations at the right time.

The leadership provided by our Quality Engineers creates an environment in which every team member can thrive, the result of which is delivering outstanding value to our clients.  

DevOps

Our clients trust our team to provide comprehensive solutions.  As a technology company, we know how important it is to have a reliable, secure development environment and network.  We achieve this through cutting-edge infrastructure automation.   We rely on advanced automation techniques to eliminate development and network disruptions.  We are committed to designing a comprehensive, proactive solution, rather than just focusing on fighting emerging fires. We treat our clients’ environments like they are our own.

Whether your business requires a cloud platform migration strategy – or even if you are unsure of your needs – we’re here to help!  Our “engineers in slippers” will take ownership to design and build you a system that will flexibly scale as your business grows, removing the worry of a heavy load on your servers and enabling you to focus at what you’re good at: your business and services.

UI/UX

Our clients value the User Centered Design process offered at Source Allies.  Our approach ensures every user has an optimal experience.  User Centered Design achieves overall process efficiency, reduces user interaction errors and increases the client’s return on investment through information clarity, process awareness and overall business productivity.

By systematically mitigating usability design problems early in the process, Source Allies’ User Centered Design methodology creates a more efficient software development lifecycle.  Foundational user research clarifies and defines the mental models and working styles of each user persona.  Early and frequent usability testing allows a view into users interacting with the system in real world scenarios.  Usability testing sessions identify barriers to efficient use, allowing the user experience to be fine-tuned.

Overall, software development costs are reduced by a process that more efficiently delivers an optimal user experience.  When a system’s user experience is optimal, that system can be used to its full capacity.  Source Allies’ User Centered Design process helps to insure that every dollar of software investment is optimized for maximum business gains and profitability.

Product Owner / Business Analyst

Our clients entrust their market goals and product visions to our product owners and business analysts (PO/BA’s).  

This is something we take very seriously.  Our PO/BA team employs their ownership mentality by learning everything they can about our clients’ markets, organizations, customers, and users.  Armed with this knowledge, they work with our UI/UX, engineering, and QA teams to translate that product vision into actionable work.

Our clients are continuously engaged in the software development process by our PO/BA’s to ensure their vision is continually clarified and built upon.

For our clients that are new to software development, our PO/BA team provides critical value that safeguards them from spending unnecessary time & money entering the software development world.  We make it easy for them to start on the right foot, and make sure each step they take after will lead to a stronger software product.

For our clients with experience in software development, our PO/BA team collaborates with their existing team to bring out the best in one another.  We are always open to learning from others in our industry, and happy to share what we have learned.

Scrum Master / Project Manager

Our clients’ projects are never one size fits all, and neither is our approach to delivering them.  Source Allies’ talented team of Project Managers and Scrum Masters partner with Product Owners and Business Analysts to bring your vision to life.  From Waterfall to the various Agile frameworks (such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe and more), our Project Managers and Scrum Masters use their years of experience to recommend and implement the best approach for any delivery team’s unique skillset.

Source Allies’ Project Managers and Scrum Masters are professionals who inspire collaboration, trust, and ownership throughout a project team.  That ownership mentality fuels the team’s endless drive to promote change, increase communication, reduce risk, and deliver results.