Our President and co-founder, Mohammad Anwar, recently visited our office in Bangalore, India for the first time this year. Mohammad brought back with him some very exciting updates about happenings in our India operations and the company threw a family day party where the staff was encouraged to celebrate Softway’s success with their family and co-workers.
Family Day Event
The 29th of March this year was a memorable one for all employees at Softway Solutions India; we had the pleasure of having our families and a few employees from our US Team enjoy this event. Gracing the occasion were Mohammad Anwar-CEO & President, Mike Chaney-CFO, Taban Rashid-Financial Controller, Danny Gavin-Internet Marketing Director and client as well as the a valued client Amir Eskafayan, Co-founder of Torch Energy.
Hosted at The Infantry Hotel, Central Bangalore, the program commenced at 6 p.m. with the broadcasting of the “Thank you- Video featuring Mike & David“ as well as the “Softway Retrospective,” so that families could have an insight into the history behind Softway Solutions and the spirit of celebration for the success achieved so far. We had leadership team members deliver inspirational and emotional speeches that included Capt. Khalil Anwar-Co-Founder, Mohammad Anwar, Taj Anwar- Co-Founder & MD, Mike Chaney and Danny Gavin. Following this we had a round of Housie, the Lucky Draw call and loads of Bollywood dances and solo performances that eventually got everybody on the dance floor.
R&D Project Leads to Experimenting with Development Methodologies
Our first software based R&D project has resulted in the team deciding to take on a new development methodology called behavioral coding. Traditional software development is led with consensus on a feature list, black and white mockups and a schedule for completing all of the features and making them look like the mockups. Behavioral coding has the same desired outcome but the project is not based around features. At times, features can be interpreted differently based on who is reading them. With behavioral coding, the quality assurance team steps in early on and defines step-by-step behaviors that the features need to meet. The development team will use the step-by-step behaviors to determine whether or not their work meets the needs of the software.
Our President noted, “Given the progress on this project the level of quality far exceeds expectations usually seen mid-way. We will continue to look for opportunities to set up projects utilizing this methodology.”
Establishing Dedicated Teams for Turnkey CMS Integrations
As the wild world of the web becomes more adapted and evolved, technologies are becoming easier and more turnkey for the end user. The CMS revolution is a great example of off-the-shelf solutions that are aimed at empowering the non-developers to build websites. Softway Solutions has been utilizing CMS platforms since their inception but we have approached these integrations in a silo embodied as a custom solution. We are now creating dedicated teams who will be solely focused on working within 1 CMS platform. These teams will be trained and refined to focus on excellence, timeliness and dependably high quality of execution.
The CMS systems we are choosing to start this initiative with are Joomla, Magento and Sitefinity.