How we work.

Our greatest strength is our process, and our clients know it. Cuttlesoft's creativity, communication, and partner focused attitude is rare and powerful.

Since the beginning, Cuttlesoft has been a technology agnostic company. This means two things:

  1. Solutions are unique to and fit the problem being solved.
  2. Diversity of thought is an organic principle of our team.

This isn't the easy approach. It's the right one. By maintaining proficiency with many different standards we're able to provide an increased level of service that's decoupled from any single technology, language, or trend. It means we're able to serve a broader range of clients, and be prepared for evolving needs.

Plus, the team at Cuttlesoft gets to call themselves a rather fancy word: Polyglots.

pol·y·glot /ˈpälēˌɡlät/ (noun)
a person who knows and is able to use several languages.
project journey

project
life cycle.

01 Discovery

We think of this initial phase as a fact-finding mission. It's a chance for our team of experts to dive into the problem space, build mental models, and come out a charted path.

Read Our Discovery Guide

02 Analysis

During the analysis phase, we break down the deliverables, draft the Project Charter into detailed business requirements, and align on acceptance criteria and KPIs.

See an Example Charter

03 Development

The title "Development" can be misleading as it covers many areas of work. This phase is where the design, engineering, and testing of the software is performed.

04 Release

Once software is tested and compared against the acceptance tests and KPIs defined in step 2, the system is ready for it's initial deployment. From there, we'll move on to user testing and repeat the process.

dynamics

Engineering. Product. Design.

We believe communication is the most vital component of any team. As the dynamics of software teams evolve, new disciplines are created. Roles such as Product Management, UX Research, DevOps, and Interaction Design are now integral to the success of digital products. Which means that teams can become larger and more diverse than ever before.

That's a good thing!

Teams diverse of disciplines is just one way that Cuttlesoft builds success into our game plan. But that's not the only reason we do it. We often say "vaporware leaves poor reviews" because we know getting to market and winning customers is the goal.

Each project's team features a product manager focused on business objectives and delivering value, a design lead to ensure we attract those customers, and of course, expert engineers to bring your brilliance to life!

Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce systems which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. Conway's Law

Engineering


You won't find magicians, ninjas, or rock stars on Cuttlesoft Engineering Teams. Instead, you'll find a group of insatiably curious, resourceful, and passionate software experts that ask questions, validate ideas, and put UX above the rest.

Product


Product Management is how we ensure that every line of code is solving a business problem. Each team maintains a key member focused on the OKRs for your product, and the success of your business.

Design


Making digital products competitive in today's market requires an elegant interface and a well researched user experience. Our Designers create visual langauges that engage and converse with your end-user.