Building: The Skalar Way
When people share why the work at the place they do, or the way they do, they say: “I get to build something meaningful.”
To be a part of developing new ideas is quite special, and a cornerstone of our business. If we trace our steps, we see that there are a lot of ways to build something. Maybe you remember shop-class from school where you built bird boxes, or arts and crafts where you conceptualised before you put life into that idea. Building is the same whether it is a million-ton brick building or software, it just has different degrees of complexity.
We always need to address that complexity, that is the variable which separates the average from the excellent. It also helps to navigate the ability of team building to see and solve the challenges before, during and after a development project. There is a disputed legend about the architect who built the first library in Alexandria: when the building was finished it was magnificent, but it sank into the sandy ground around the banks of the Mediterranean. It did this because he did not calculate the weight of the books when he determined the weight of the building on its foundation. Thus, he had to rebuild everything with a new and better design.
When a team has the right mix of innovation and experience you get those who know that you have to remember the books, and those who can challenge the way we see design and development. This is the way we work. The people are the most important part of any development process. And when we build our product together, we pay attention to all the parts that make up the whole. The small features of any software is in sum the whole. Simply imagine Facebook without the like button. It’s such a small component, but it changes the entire function of the site.
Our teams have both the experience and competence to see the importance of such features, but also work with the methods that accommodate the discovery of new features that will improve processes and later on be taken for granted.
We build together at Skalar by drawing on experience from different schools of thought. It is in the intersection of business, technology and design that new discoveries can be made, and opportunities built. As we face the new year, which hopefully will see an ease of restrictions and allow us to work in the same room once again. We have learned to be resilient through this change of circumstances with the use of smart and clever technology being able to work almost as before, but apart. That is because there are people out there who don’t allow ‘no’ as an answer, and who combine experience and forward-thinking creativity with business acumen. Building the solutions we all need for a more functional future, that’s the Skalar way.