I love making people happier and streamlining their businesses by solving problems.
My professional background of 3 years of Product Management at Adobe, and 15 years of Software Engineering, together with a passion for User Experience Design, make me effective at this.
"the amount of dedication and skill that he put into his work was simply amazing"
Ahmer Khan, Oracle
In several video calls, I'll learn about your business and what pains you and your staff are confronting. Usually, problems are about
This phase is only about learning, identifying root causes, discussing workarounds you have tried, etc.
Ideas about potential solutions are welcome, but we'll just collect and set them aside for later. As Sherlock Holmes put it best, "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."
If things can be improved by using technology, I'll prototype a solution which
solves your biggest problem, collaborating with a professional interactive designer.
We'll iterate over it until the proposed solution is clear, and you're happy with both the outcome and what it takes to start using it.
We'll also discuss costs of building and adopting this solution, compared with the problem's costs.
Together with a team of talented software engineers, we'll build and deliver the fully functional solution. We will integrate existing components and third-party services wherever it makes sense, instead of reinventing the wheel.
We'll also help with training, legacy data imports or anything else required for a successful, gradual rollout to all staff which needs to start using it.
After adopting the solution, we'll maintain it, fix remaining bugs, monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) we agreed to, and make adjustments to further improve them.
Trying to listen to the sound of growing grass, enjoying the present moment, here and now.
I believe "work" should be only smart and creative, and done not because one needs the money, but because (s)he is proud of the result.
This comes from getting in love as a kid with the books of Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke.
We're definitely far from Star Trek's world, where
"economics of the future are somewhat different. You see, money doesn't exist in the 24th Century. The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity."
I hope we, as human race, will reach that point some day. Eliminating a few tedious or error-prone activities is my small, insignificant contribution to getting there.