The story begins in 2008 when Mike Potts founded Potts Consulting Group. In the beginning, the idea was simple: build a consulting company focused on value delivery via throughput accounting techniques. Our hypothesis was that if we treated software like an asset, rather than a cost, we could deliver better value to our clients. After a few years in business, we noticed new patterns evolving in terms of what was working for our clients, and what our team excelled at and enjoyed. This was the catalyst that caused us to reexamine our thinking.
We began to question everything, asking, "Are we doing enough for our clients? Are we using the most efficient process? Are we delivering the highest level of value possible?" It's not so much the answers we found as the questions we continue to ask ourselves. feature is, therefore, a philosophy based on software engineering and everything that advances the field. It embodies everything we've come to know about our profession, and everything we believe as professional engineers. feature is centered on continually examining, improving, validating and measuring answers to key questions, so that we may advance the state of software engineering as a craft and profession.
phi·los·o·phy [fi-los-uh-fee] noun
- the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.
- the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge, especially with a view to improving or reconstituting them: the philosophy of science.
Our culture is steeped in research and knowledge. We believe this leads us to faster, cheaper, better and easier.
There's more to coding than code. We read up on our craft.
We break things, and build better ones.
We spend time away from the keyboard.
We invent as we go. Tools, frameworks, whatever.