Digital transformation services

Transform your IT to stay competitive

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Do you want to accelerate your development and optimize investment?

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Do you want to digitalize your business to stay competitive?

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Do you want to bring your innovative idea to life?

Drive your digital transformation with Software Mind

What do we bring to the table?

22 + years

of experiance in software development

A competitive edge

through business and IT alignment

A bridge between your business

and top talents from the largest ICT marketc in CEE

Proven industry standards

and technologies

Scalability of development capabilities

built into easily adaptable processes

Security and safety

essential for establishing long-term partnership
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How can you master digital transformation with us?

At first, we had a great idea: let’s create a one-size-fits-all process. And you know what? We failed miserably…

 

… because every situation and every company is different. So instead, we decided to gather the best practices and combine these with our experience to create an ultimate toolbox. This complete set of tools, methodologies and techniques allow us to find the best way to help you achieve a smooth digital transformation.

Our toolbox

Agile for outsourcing

Our teams seamlessly integrate into your organization

Agile for outsourcing

Our teams seamlessly integrate into your organization

Agile for outsourcing

Our teams seamlessly integrate into your organization

As agile practitioners, we don’t stick to one framework. While SCRUM is the most popular, we embrace other approaches, like Kanban and Lean Management, usually adding DevOps practices into the mix. We ensure smooth operations while you maintain control over your product and the process.

Practices:

Scrum, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Kanban, Lean Management, DDD (Domain Driven Design), DevOps, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Deployment

Battle-tested ideation methods

Transforming your idea into a product

Battle-tested ideation methods

Transforming your idea into a product

Battle-tested ideation methods

Transforming your idea into a product

We know that ideation is not a one-time step, but rather an ongoing, continuous discovery process. We’re equipped with experience and tools that enable us to ensure consistent product innovation.

Practices:

Lean Startup, Event Storming, Design Sprint, Game Storming, Lightning Decision Jam

UX/UI Lab

Designing meaningful connections between companies and their customers

UX/UI Lab

Designing meaningful connections between companies and their customers

UX/UI Lab

Designing meaningful connections between companies and their customers

Our UX/UI Lab has a proven track record of designing practical, easy-to-use solutions, perfecting methods that achieve an efficient and effective design process. Research --> Workshops-->UX Design--> UI Design --> User Testing

Practices and tools:

Idea Generation, Lightning Decision Jam, Game Storming, Design Sprint, Design Thinking, Wireframing, User Testing, Competitive Audit, Customer Journey Maps, Design Systems, RoadMap, MVP Mural, Axure, InVision, Figma, Sketch, Lookback, Storyboard, Zeplin, Principle, Illustrator

Agile scope management

Move faster … but not blindly

Agile scope management

Move faster … but not blindly

Agile scope management

Move faster … but not blindly

Nowadays, releasing new products (or features) on the market is more important than ever. There is no time for long periods of system design and business requirement analysis. On the other hand, moving forward without sufficient documentation results in a lot of re-working which negatively impacts time-to-market. We understand this – that’s why our development team does not expect comprehensive system documentation and uses a couple of handy tools that help them gather the information they need, saving you time and resources.

Practices:

Agile workshop, User Stories, INVEST, Personas, Product Backlog Refinement Meeting, Sprint Planning, User Scenarios with early UX testing, Acceptance Criteria as Tests, BDD

Agile reporting

Always know where you are

Agile reporting

Always know where you are

Agile reporting

Always know where you are

Being agile means reacting to change, and observing change, which requires data. In a rapidly evolving business world, you need to notice the right trends at the right time, while not drowning in vast amounts of data. The same goes for software development. Monitoring progress in a smart way improves the development process and quickly enhances your product.

Popular metrics we use:

lead time, cumulative flow chart, team velocity vs capacity, sprint and product burnup charts, technical health of the project, team focus factor, business value tracking

Automated testing

Deploy faster and more confidently… without an army of manual testers

Automated testing

Deploy faster and more confidently… without an army of manual testers

Automated testing

Deploy faster and more confidently… without an army of manual testers

Quality is built into our development process. Our developers start creating automated tests even before writing actual functionalities (TDD). They also create automated user acceptance tests by following Behavior Driven Development principles and write Selenium UI tests. Most of our products have thousands of automated tests that are constantly run by our continuous integration environments which usually cover over 80% of the system code base. This eliminates the need to involve costly testing teams for excessive manual testing.

Practices and tools:

Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development, Continuous Integration JUnit, Karma, NUnit, Moq, Mockito, Cucumber, Spock, NSpec, SpeckFlow, Selenium WebDriver, Watir, TestLink, SQLT, SoapUI, Postman, JMeter, New Relic, LoadUI

Code craftsmanship

Great products are built on a solid foundation

Code craftsmanship

Great products are built on a solid foundation

Code craftsmanship

Great products are built on a solid foundation

Keeping high source code quality standards is our pride and joy. Besides making us happy, it also has some minor side-effects like: greatly improving product quality (less bugs), increasing flexibility (easier to implement new features) and speeding up delivery time. “We like our spaghetti on the plate, not in the code.” – Software Mind development team ☺

In our development bible you will find the following practices:

SOLID, YAGNI, DRY, Design Patterns, Code Review per every task, Static Code Analysis, DDD (CQS/CQRS)

Short production cycles

Don’t ask about development progress … see it for yourself

Short production cycles

Don’t ask about development progress … see it for yourself

Short production cycles

Don’t ask about development progress … see it for yourself

In software development everything looks good on paper (or in PowerPoint). Everybody promises the world, but not everybody can deliver. Our teams work in short, 1–2-week production cycles. With a mature, continuous deployment process in place, it’s not uncommon to release new features a couple of times a week. This allows our clients to verify their business ideas and constantly check if the product meets their expectations. Our MVP/PoC approach is another technique that helps us swiftly deliver business value. This way we can quickly (usually within weeks) release the first version of a product in order to confirm its alignment with users’ requirements and market trends.

Security

Security is a responsibility shared by everyone in an organization … not only by the InfoSec team

Security

Security is a responsibility shared by everyone in an organization … not only by the InfoSec team

Security

Security is a responsibility shared by everyone in an organization … not only by the InfoSec team

Cybersecurity is the number one concern for today’s CTOs. Given recent, well-publicized big break-ins and data leaks, it’s no surprise. However, keeping your infrastructure secure with just an InfoSec team is not enough. Security should be the responsibility of everyone in an organization, including software developers. We understand this – that’s why we treat it as part of the overall system quality and strive to educate them in security measures. We also started experimenting with concepts like continuous security and security build into the process.

Tools:

Owasp ZAP, Sonar Qube, Fortify, KubeSec, BDD-Security, Nessus

DevOps Mindset

Software releases should be adjusted to your business plans, not the other way around

DevOps Mindset

Software releases should be adjusted to your business plans, not the other way around

DevOps Mindset

Software releases should be adjusted to your business plans, not the other way around

After months of hard work your team is finally releasing the latest version of your product. Everyone holds their breath and keeps their fingers crossed. Features that the business team have been waiting for so long will finally be available …. if everything goes well. It shouldn’t be that way. With properly implemented automated deployment, features can be released even a couple times a week and deployment goes from being a nerve-racking experience to business as usual.

Practices and tools:

Continuous integration, Continuous deployment, Feature Toggles, Canary Releases, DevOps mindset Octopus deploy, Puppet, Docker, Rancher, Kubernetes, Bamboo CI, TeamCity, Jenkins, Terraform, Ansible

Right communication channels

One misunderstanding is often worth a dozen bugs

Right communication channels

One misunderstanding is often worth a dozen bugs

Right communication channels

One misunderstanding is often worth a dozen bugs

We understand all too well that the right communication is key to building successful products, yet this often proves very difficult to achieve. With a development team working remotely and not available to the project stakeholder on site, this becomes even more challenging. That’s why we’ve put considerable effort into finding the most optimal communication channel (e-mail, message board, reporting tool, chat, teleconference, face-to-face meeting, …) for the tasks at hand. Our experienced project managers are laser-focused on managing information flows, and technical staff members are trained in technical and soft/communication skills.

Tools:

Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Slack, Basecamp, Jira, Trello, Webex

The toolbox is just the beginning. Since technology is always at the heart of what we do, we can also propel your digital transformation with:

Cloud native development
Cloud migration
AI, data science
Big data, data analytics
Machine learning

Digital transformation is more than a buzzword. What will you get?

1.

Better Business – IT alignment

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Competitive position in your market

3.

Lower maintenance costs

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Shorter time to market

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Efficient software development processes

6.

Greater knowledge and expertise

Learn more about digital transformation and the Software Mind approach!

The last few decades have seen our lives constantly change at an enormous pace. Starting with how we communicate, through how we search and shop for both products and services to the way businesses operate. Digital technologies affect almost every aspect of our reality, and it’s not a coincidence that companies of all scopes and sizes consider digital technology a crucial element of their strategies. But don’t just take our word for it –take a look at some statistics:

  1. 84% of surveyed executives agreed that as their organizations are digitally transforming, new business opportunities are emerging. (Harvard Business Review)
  2. The drive for digital transformation is intensifying and becoming more and more essential for business success. 95% of executives surveyed say it grew in importance over the past two years. (Harvard Business Review)
  3. 64% of respondents believe they need to build a new digital business(es), and 21% believe they need to embed digital technologies in their business models. (McKinsey)
  4. 80% of surveyed companies plan to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. (Boston Consulting Group)
  5. Only 11% of respondents think their business model will stay economically viable as is through 2023. (McKinsey)
  6. The growth of spending on digital transformation will continue, as it’s predicted that 40% of all technology spending will be for digital transformation technologies. (IDC)
  7. The leading drivers of digital transformation are growth opportunities (51%) and increased pressure from the competition (41%). (Prophet)

While digital transformation can significantly benefit your company, making the most of it is a challenge from the first planning meeting till the very end of the software development life cycle. Even though every company is different, and the digital strategy should be tailored to unique circumstances, employing the proven methods and tools described above in our one-and-only toolbox to match your exact needs is a blueprint for success. Over the years we’ve been able to identify 3 main steps, essential for successful digital transformation initiatives.

  1. Digital transformation strategy
    We are aware that digital transformation is a complex process, that touches different organizational areas, and to make the most out of it the planning phase should include various stakeholders. Whether you strive to digitalize your products/services or improve operational processes through digitalization, it will surely affect numerous departments in your organization. Therefore, it’s crucial to establish a digital transformation strategy that will allow all of them to benefit from the change. Thus, before diving deep into coding, we start with workshops aimed at obtaining a complete understanding of your goals and business environment to craft a strategy that corresponds to your needs.
  2. Agile software development
    Having created the strategy, we roll up our sleeves and start development. Depending on the scope of the work, we employ team/teams of specialists covering all the skills necessary to drive your digital transformation – ensuring that each aspect is managed with care. Working according to Agile principles, we know that even the best plan might require modifications, thus we keep everyone involved in the loop, and cooperate closely with our clients. This way they can be assured that, with each iteration, we provide as much value as possible and implement changes based on a short feedback loop to let them benefit the most from implementing digital technology.
  3. Maintenance and growthAs the goal of ongoing digital transformation initiatives is to help your company grow, the work does not stop once the last line of code passes through tests and is deployed to production. The system should be always at operational speed, and most importantly grow with your company, since scalability is one of the top reasons for undertaking a digital transformation. Having the inside-out knowledge of your system, we are ready to effectively support it and keep expanding it – ensuring your competitive advantages are being leveraged while your business grows.

A digital transformation can be a challenging venture, requiring a lot of experience and a vast array of skills to be smoothly carried out. Fortunately, our clients can rely on our guidance, support and digital transformation solutions to join companies that have made the most out of theirs. Learn the keys to Software Mind’s success!

  1. Extensive experience with digital transformation 

    As we mentioned before, for years we’ve helped our clients achieve digital transformations, which has given us vast experience in diverse business areas worldwide. Through this experience, we were able to create our toolbox – packed with tools and methods to help clients make the most out of technologies, and discover methods for not only overcoming the most common challenges and dealing with the unexpected.Check our case studies below to learn how our digital transformation solutions helped our clients leverage technology and obtain a competitive edge.

  2. Holistic approach that looks after every part of your business 

    Unfortunately, many companies approaching a digital transformation focus on one thing only – whether that’s a single business process (I.e. data analytics) or particular technology to be used. While in the short-term this approach might seem to work as the chosen part becomes digitalized, in the long run, it is highly ineffective.At the same time, companies that benefit the most out of a digital transformation rely on a far more holistic approach, both in terms of creating synergy and interconnection between all the parts of your business, and by choosing a technology-agnostic approach to software development. This means choosing technologies that work best, rather than the easiest ones to use. After all, tools are meant to work for you, not the other way around. This is the only way to ensure an rewarding digital experience.Only then will your entire company obtain the best results from digitalization, which propel businesses to the next level. And this is exactly the type of digital transformation services you should expect from Software Mind.

  3. Skilled teams built around A-players that perfectly fit your needs 

    Since, as we stated, an effective digital transformation strategy should impact almost every operational area, the team that carries out the process needs to have complementary skills and wide experience to ensure that their expertise maximizes results.Depending on the particular scenario, such a project may require BAs, Front and Backend developers, UX specialists, Data Scientists, Big Data and AI/ML experts and so on. Making compromises and expecting one person to handle diverse areas is a straight road to nowhere – especially in software development.Working with Software Mind, you can expect us to provide a balanced and flexible team with competencies that allow your business to thrive through its digital transformation. What’s more, we know that during the whole digital transformation life cycle, the skills required may changing. That’s why our flexible development teams deliver peace of mind that, at every step of the process you’re the team is perfectly suitable for the task at hand. Combining a vast array of skills with comprehensive experience, we provide digital transformation services at the highest level.

Case studies

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Long-term strategic partnership with a leading business intelligence company

Data Intelligence
USA
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Improving core products for a healthcare industry leader through digital transformation

Healthcare
UK
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Achieving rapid business growth with a first-time outsourcer

Financial Services
Finland
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Creating first B2C product for a B2B financial company

Financial Services
UK

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Witold Gawlowski
General Manager
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Jacek Szmatka
VP of Business Development
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