We integrate a ‘start-now' philosophy and ‘just-in-time design’ principles with agile development processes. This ensures rapid and cost-effective delivery of custom IT solutions that exceed client expectations.
But we go further than this... We don't only know what works in theory; we know what works in practice. We apply these principles using the wealth of experience that we have gathered over time and with lashings of common sense. We prioritise value at all times.
Complex projects often fail to launch due to the range of variables that need to be understood and foreseen. At Aspire Solutions, we believe in a start approach. We do not get stalled by guesswork, nor do we try to plot a full course before we get going, as we know that the solutions to complicated problems are developed over time.
The ‘just-in-time’ and lean design principles that we apply ensure continuous improvements through iterative development. Working in short cycles makes it possible for us to effectively determine which routes best serve our clients and which challenges need to be avoided. In doing this, projects run a lower risk of stalling and the time required and costs are significantly reduced.
The responsive nature of rapid and short feedback cycles allows for less guesswork and for more substantive choices to be made. We examine the results of every work loop in order to adapt our thinking and make the necessary changes required to optimize development. This results in better integrated and sustainable software design.
Once the project is complete and a system has been implemented, we continue to share expertise and offer support, in areas such as data cleaning and data flows, to ensure that your system is and remains successful.
Mike Steyn and Mushfiqoh Samodien head up the Aspire team and together are a force to be reckoned with. They bring to the table very different work profiles, skills and experience that they dovetail cleverly to form a leadership team without gaps or blind spots.
Operations director and company founder, Mike, has a background in engineering and a wealth of experience in the tech industry. He is grounded and resolute, and a phenomenal teacher. He understands that leadership is not a title but an action and an example.
Mushfiqoh Samodien, business director and mover and shaker, drives Aspire forward into a future that she understands, taking due care to bring each person with her. She has walked a journey that most would have faded from, which has made her strong, passionate and unwilling to quit. Mushfiqoh lives by the philosophy that good leaders lead businesses that make a difference.
We are unwavering in our belief that Aspire Solutions will always be a people-centric company. The formula is simple: we do great work because we take care of a great team.
Each remarkable staff member is fully committed to the agile Aspire mindset and doing tech better. We believe in close collaboration and role flexibility. Furthermore, we understand the immeasurable value of continuous learning and self-enrichment, and go above and beyond every single day to improve on yesterday.
Chef | Gamer | Lover of Long Drives
Aspire has a 'all hands on deck' attitude. We all pitch in where needed to sail each project smoothly.
"Always find the lesson in everything so you can do better next time. There is always room for improvement."
Traveller | Motorcyclist | Coffee Drinker
Aspire has a very distinctive company culture that helps us do tech better.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that determine the significance of the life we lead.” - Nelson Mandela.
Senior GIS Technician
Motocross Rider | Surfer | Artist
Aspire is a team. Where one person falls, another will hold out a hand and pick you up.
"Light can devour the darkness but darkness cannot consume the light. Be the light."
Senior Business Analyst
Traveler | Football Fan | Car Enthusiast
There is a real sense of unity among everyone at Aspire. We learn from each other as we are encouraged to wear multiple "hats" and our titles/roles do not define the way we are treated.
"When things are too hard to handle, retreat and count your blessings instead."
Cyclist | Hiker | Gamer
We punch well above our weight. The quality and the rate at which we deliver solutions sets us apart.
“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas A. Edison
Motorcyclist | Electronics Guru | Radio Nut
The only way to do great work is to love what you do and I love working here. Aspire fills a large part of my life.
"Do what is right, not always easy."
Reader | Footballer | Nature Lover
We work and interact as a team with one vision. As a work environment, Aspire is a cool and healthy place.
"Never give up. Remember things take time"
Project Data Scientist
Chef | Yoga Enthusiast | Reader
Aspire is place to learn and grow while delivering high impact results.
"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience."