Our partners 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 partners, 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 partners’ desks – not in classrooms.
Our partners 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 partners 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 teammates. We know that we’ll be working with our partners 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.
As software developers, we treat our partners’ products as our own. We believe the key to successful software development isn’t just finishing a project -- it’s delivering a product that can grow with your business. Whether we’re building greenfield applications or revitalizing legacy components, we rely on a process of pairing, testing, and code reviews to provide sustainable solutions.
Our development teams collaborate with our partners to identify opportunities including: programming language, tooling selection, architecture, and deployment approaches. Our teammates advocate for a culture continuous improvement, test-driven development, and XP practices. We strive to build long-lasting, transparent relationships with our partners. We recognize our success is closely tied to our ability to support our partners’ vision.
Our Quality Engineers are champions of quality, not gatekeepers. We maintain multiple perspectives: the user’s, the business's, the developer’s, and the tester’s. We advocate for quality and execute on implementation. When we develop, we’re forecasting strategy, risk, and potential improvements. We’re continually innovating and expanding our testing knowledge across the full stack: code, infrastructure, documentation, and processes.
We empower our teams to own quality - we build our testing tools and techniques into the development process, ensuring consistent, high-quality output. We both “use the tools” and “write the tools,” automating wherever we can. Testing is not a role, but rather an activity that great teams build into every step of their processes.
Our DevOps experts build reliable, observable, and maintainable products. We take ownership of the deployment pipeline to shorten the feedback loop. By leveraging infrastructure-as-code, cloud computing, continuous integration, and continuous delivery, we can perform consistent, frequent deployments while reducing service disruptions.
Our teammates approach all products with a DevOps mindset. Whether our partners have specific infrastructure goals, or aren't sure where to start, we work together to build sustainable solutions. We treat our partners' applications and services as if they were our own. The first thing we do on a new partnership is set up the CI/CD, to ensure a deliverable solution and ongoing product success.
Our User Experience experts advocate for the user at every step of the software development process. We bridge the gap between users and code. Our teams take ownership of the entire experience. We start with user research to better understand the end user and their needs. Frequent usability testing tightens feedback loops, maintaining agility and ensuring we're building the right thing at the right time.
User-focused design increases engagement, efficiency, reduces errors, and provides clarity to increase overall productivity and meet business goals. We strive to create a product that your internal and external customers want to use.
Our Delivery Leads support the team so they can focus on delivery. We understand and communicate our partner's vision. When we take ownership of that vision, we fuel the team's drive to build the right solution, at the right time.
We identify opportunities to remove barriers affecting our teams. We collaborate with designers, developers, and stakeholders to deliver quality work and innovate solutions. Using different techniques and our experience, we recommend and implement the best approach for every situation.
Our Data Analytics experts empower teams to make data-driven decisions. Our analytics mindset impacts every phase of the software development lifecycle. We believe that successful products can’t be built without considering analytics from the beginning.
Data Analytics unlocks the power of data to inform business decisions and streamline processes. We interact with multiple teams and stakeholders to understand the data vision for both short and long-term success. We use metrics to provide insight to prioritize current work and to guide future product enhancements.