Software Advisory Services

Software Advisory Services

Architecture Assessments
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. 
 
Application Reviews
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. 
  
Solution Design & Transition Roadmaps
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.
  
Agile Methods & Expertise
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.  
 
Agile Mentoring via Player/Coach Model
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.
   
Applications Strategy & Implementation
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.