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A community of coders, designers and thinkers who believe in the art of the possible.
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Learn. Design. Build. Repeat.

A community of coders, designers and thinkers who believe in the art of the possible.
How can we help you?

Learn. Design. Build. Repeat.

A community of coders, designers and thinkers who believe in the art of the possible.
How can we help you?
Stepping up for the MS Walk & MS Bike with 'fundraising on the go'
When the MS Society of Canada wanted to develop mobile apps to support their coast-to-coast MS Walk & MS Bike events, they turned to Protegra.
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Projects we're proud of

Our Services

Mobile Apps

Business & Consumer Apps
You have identified that you need a mobile application to solve a need but you ... learn more.
You have identified that you need a mobile application to solve a need but you realize you don’t quite know how to go about it nor do you have the right people to bring it to life.  Protegra Software Studios can work with you and the potential end users of the application to determine what job the app is being asked to do.  We are experienced in delivering custom mobile apps end ensure that we tailor the end user experience to the norms and expectations for the various devices in the market keeping in mind items such as the different buttons, patterns and standards in use between Android and iPhone devices.  You will want to be comfortable that the user can do the functionality they expect and need, but in a look that is familiar for their chosen device.

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Mobile Strategy
The way companies interact with their customers is changing and you ... learn more.
The way companies interact with their customers is changing and you realize that you need to either get on board and have a mobile presence or you want to enhance your existing mobile strategy but are struggling with what that should look like. Whether your mobile focus is internal or external reaching customers across the globe, Protegra Software Studios will work with you and engage your end users of the mobile solutions to understand their needs and requirements as this will form the basis for what technologies, methods and user experiences would best suit your needs and then build the solutions from there.

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Back End Integration
Mobile applications are now the norm for your business but you are having ... learn more.
Mobile applications are now the norm for your business but you are having difficulties in getting the information captured or transactions generated through these mobile applications integrated with your traditional back-end transaction systems or business analytics engines. Protegra Software Studios can work with you to understand where, how and when this mobile information needs to integrate with your other systems and can leverage our extensive software development experience to seamlessly piece these disparate systems together.

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Custom Software

Solution Design
Are you tired of being asked, "So, what do you want?" and are thinking ... learn more.
Are you tired of being asked, "So, what do you want>" and are thinking there must be a better way for the design team to understand what I want. At Protegra Software Studios we try not to use traditional interviews but rather leverage newer methods such as Innovation Games with a focus on Jobs-to-be-Done to capture your customer insights and then use Agile tools like User Story Maps to document these findings. This results in what we believe to be a truer representation of what the solution needs to do and then we can utilize our vast solution design experiences to architect and build the solution that best suits the needs of your company and your customers.

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Web & Enterprise Applications
The old kids on the block, web and enterprise applications, are still a necessity but ... learn more.
The old kids on the block, web and enterprise applications, are still a necessity but that doesn't mean that they need to be architected and built using older methodologies and tools. At Protegra Software Studios we use Agile software development methods and state of the art technology products and tools to give life to your web and enterprise solutions.

We work alongside you and leverage customer insight and empathy, determine and build application features that are prioritized and estimated into rapid iterations by a team of developers, analysts and those people who will directly benefit from the software. At the end of each iteration, retrospectives are done by the team to review the software and the processes used to build it; which informs the scope, priority and expected schedule for the next iteration. We have learned that scope can vary as we learn and build more of the solution and the end solution in some cases can look much differently than initially thought, but this is all based on what you decide.

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Systems Integration
Protegra Software Studios believes that the best way to understand how different systems and technologies need to communicate ... learn more.
Protegra Software Studios believes that the best way to understand how your different systems and technologies need to communicate is to understand not only the technical and application requirements but also what your business needs \ wants to achieve through the integration. We work directly with your business people to determine what data they need, when they need it, how it needs to be presented and then utilize our vast experience to select the integration methods and technologies that are best suited to meet your requirements. These may range from rather unsophisticated overnight of text based files to more technically demanding real-time integration utilizing services such as SOAP, REST, RPC, COM+, etc...

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Custom Portals
You've given them websites and mobile applications and now you have moved on to portals, but ... learn more.
You've given them websites and mobile applications and now you have moved on to portals but maybe you're not even sure what a portal is supposed to do or how to go about creating one. Regardless, Protegra Software Studios can help you determine and understand the best way to bring your information together from all your differing sources into a convenient and standard medium. Your solution may need a variety of different portlets or a singular dashboard, but these will be determined by working with your business and technology experts to determine what a portal will mean and do for them and your customers.

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Application Modernization & Re-Platforming
Is your business growth being limited by technologies but you are ... learn more.
Is your business growth being limited by technologies but you are unsure as to either what the plan should be to transform them into a more current technology or maybe you have selected a technology but have limited personnel to perform the transition. Protegra Software Studios has assisted many an organization through this predicament from assessing your current technologies and business solutions to selecting a future state and then not only building the roadmap from here to there but working side-by-side with those customers to design, install, build, test and implement the newer, modernized, re-platformed end-state.

As Protegra Software Studios has no affiliation to any specific technologies or application providers, we can focus on ensuring that we get the solution(s); both technical and business, that are right for your company.

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Product Software Development
Are you a company that is focused on your core business which is not software development and ... learn more.
Are you a company that is focused on your core business which is not software development and you have a need or want to provide a software enabled product to your customers? Protegra Software Studios can work with you to understand your customers' needs and utilize our core business of software development to bring your idea to life. Leveraging our experiences of building our own product based software we understand the difficulties and intricacies of balancing customer requests with maintaining a configurable solution.

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Software Advisory Services

Architecture Assessments
Protegra Software Studios is not affiliated with any technologies and this allows ... learn more.
Protegra Software Studios is not affiliated with any technologies and this allows us to provide you with truly unbiased assessments of your current and future architectural needs.  We have highly skilled technical architects that focus on what your architecture is being asked to support in the short and long term.  From there we assess the health and continuous viability of current architectures; if required, and work with you to determine what would best suite your needs moving forward.

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Application Reviews
You have an existing application or more that you are unsure of and you want to ... learn more.
You have an existing application or more that you are unsure of and you want to know if they are technically sound or viable enough to continue to provide your company with the level of services you need moving forward. Protegra Software Studios' experienced technical and application architects will delve deep inside the technology and functionality of the application to determine its current health state and what would need to happen to the solution to move forward with the intent of meeting your corporate goals.

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Solution Design & Transition Roadmaps
Do you know you need to develop business solutions and put them in place but find that ... learn more.
Do you know you need to develop business solutions and put them in place but find that determining how to do this is perhaps a bit overwhelming from either a knowledge or capacity perspective? Protegra Software Studios' experienced architects understand how to leverage different technologies to produce better designed solutions. After spending time with your business and technology personnel and capturing your objective needs, Protegra Software Studios will turn our attention to determining what technologies, development and testing strategies, and what implementation method would work best in your environment. Our goal is always to ensure that the development environment and strategy is right for you and your organization.

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Agile Methods & Expertise
Protegra Software Studios brought Agile to Winnipeg and is currently the only ... learn more.
Protegra Software Studios brought Agile to Winnipeg and is currently the only consulting firm that sponsors the Winnipeg Agile User Group (WAUG). We continuously strive to find better and innovative ideas and methods to not only help our client but to also grow our knowledge and the practice of custom software solution development.

As much as possible, we like to have the business and technical people from your company and ours working together as a single co-located project team to get the full use of visual management tools like Kanban boards that allow for a "pull" based system of development where teamwork and short feedback loops are key. The project teams determine if, when, how often, and by what method they want to convey project status; typically this results in daily stand-ups that are very short and issue based.

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Agile Mentoring via Player/Coach Model
We believe the best agile development teams include our customers so that ... learn more.
We believe the best agile development teams include your people so that we can teach, solve and build the solution together and when the solution is completed you have the confidence to move forward and continue to maintain the solution with minimal or no support from us.

Along with hands-on mentoring and training our Agile experts have also provided in classroom training, conference speaking and written blogs and articles to spread the words of Agile.

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Applications Strategy & Implementation
You are trying to be response to your corporation's needs for solutions but you find yourself with ... learn more.
You are trying to be responsive to your corporation's needs for solutions but find yourself with more questions than answers. What solutions should I deliver, what technologies should I use, if I choose something how can I implement it; these are all valid questions. Protegra Software Studios will work with you and your company's stakeholders using a variety of client insight methods to determine the true jobs to be done and then we will work together to prioritize your business needs and align those with a technology strategy which will form the basis for how we will implement your future state.

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Strategy, Research, and Applications

Application Maintenance & Support
At Protegra Software Studios we have a dedicated team of IT professionals that are ... learn more.
At Protegra Software Studios we have a dedicated team of IT professionals that are cross-trained on the technologies and applications that we support to ensure that someone is always available to provide service levels customized to your specific needs. Our contracts provide customized service levels based on your needs and allow for variances in services that go beyond just fixing bugs and allow for larger scale solution enhancements

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Research & Development
Have you heard about a technology or method but don't have the ... learn more.
Have you heard about a technology or method but don't have the time or resources to fully research how it may be of benefit to your company. In an effort to be leaders in our industry, Protegra Software Studios believes very strongly and encourages our people to be thought leaders and consistently look and experiment with new technologies, methods and practices. This energy has allowed Protegra Software Studios to develop not only our own products (Blue Canvas, Better Outcomes, Butterfly) but to utilize this mentality if you would ask us to research a problem or initiative for you.

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IT Strategy
Your business is evolving and you are trying to ensure that your ... learn more.
Your business is evolving and you are trying to ensure that your IT is situated so that it not only supports the business but is aligned with the corporate strategy. Protegra Software Studios will work with you and your fellow stakeholders to understand where your IT needs to be and where it currently is and will develop with you a strategy that falls within your corporate goals and parameters be they financial, time, technical, personnel, etc.

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Our approach

Placing the customer at the centre
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Our Team

We're a team of coders, dreamers, story-tellers, coffee drinkers, architects, and Jets fans.
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Blog Posts

How to create a User Story Map
Author: Steve Rogalsky
http://blog.protegra.com/2012/04/22/how-to-create-a-user-story-map/
Tips for Facilitating a User Story Mapping Session
Author: Steve Rogalsky
http://blog.protegra.com/2013/01/04/tips-for-facilitating-a-user-story-mapping-session-2/
Iterative Development and User Story Mapping
Author: Steve Rogalsky
http://blog.protegra.com/2011/02/01/iterative-development-and-user-story-slicing/
Innovation and Empathy
Author: Chris Loewen
http://blog.protegra.com/2015/10/30/innovation-and-empathy/
What is the #Compete Level of your #team?  #Agile
Author: Terry Bunio
http://blog.protegra.com/2015/06/16/what-is-the-compete-level-of-your-team-agile/