I work for Protegra. I’ve worked here since July 23rd, 2001. I’ve performed in a variety of roles and worked on many projects for a wide variety of clients.
But many times we continue to get the question; “What do you guys do?” Some people limit us to a Software Development Consulting company. We often hear “I didn’t know you did that?” Other times people remember we like to do projects rather than resource augmentation.
So what does Protegra do?
We are a consulting company with people who endlessly care to find the ideal solution for the true business problem. Protegra endlessly strives to ask whether the proposed the solution is the best one. Is the suggested problem the actual problem or just a symptom? Can the solution be made better? Is this solution an ideal solution? Our focus is always on solution consulting before solution building. In our opinion, many people jump to solution building before solution consulting.
Have you confirmed you have identified the real problem and have identified the ideal solution?
Protegra solves a client’s business problems through the use of Software Enabled Solutions. Sometimes this is greenfield development, sometimes this is package integration, sometimes this may be mobile development.
The difference is in how Protegra does this. And there are three steps or methods:
1) Protegra uses Innovation Games and other methods to gather Customer Insight as to what the current pains and gains are for the client.
2) Protegra creates Empathy Maps to confirm the true problems and jobs to be done and create and propose ideal solutions to address those business problems.
3) Protegra then uses Agile methods to iteratively deliver solutions to remove the business problems as soon as possible in an iterative way.
When have we done it?
- We have worked with inventors to realize their visions in a software solution
- We have worked with government to create and propose a job matching solution in joint ownership with First Nations
- We have worked with government to determine how we could deliver a Campground Reservation solution in 92 days – Parks Reservation Service
- We have created a state of the art Payroll and Scheduling system with industry partners – Blue Canvas Group
- We have worked with clients to find funding for ideal solutions though government grants
We’d love to help your company define an ideal solution to your perplexing problems.