ESSENTIAL VALUES WE ‘ASPIRE’ TO
Aspire solutions was so named for a few very good reasons. We live and breathe our aspirations to produce the best IT solutions for every client’s specific requirements. This takes a genuine passion for our business, but also hard work, innovation and, we believe, 4 essential values every IT company should aspire to…
Every business revolves around and is only as good as its people. We, therefore, place a massive emphasis on the recruiting, training and development of our people as our most valuable asset.
The people for whom we work, our clients, are also valued and seen always as individuals, not just numbers and another job sheet. We build solid lasting relationships through prioritising people both internally and externally above simply making money.
We have no favourites or hierarchy that excludes any of our team or client personnel from being treated as equals and they all greatly valued.
It is through this attitude that we empower our people with our specialist training through our Aspire Academy. In South Africa, ICT specialists are considered to be a rare commodity and so we realised that to maintain the high-calibre team that Aspire requires, with the right abilities and mind-set, we would need to manage the training of developers ourselves.
The combination of our people centricity and commitment to continued learning have enabled us to develop an extraordinary team all fully committed to the agile Aspire mind-set of close collaboration and role flexibility. This team are living testimony to the immeasurable value of continuous learning and self-enrichment and they go the extra mile every single day to improve on the day before.
We add value for every client, not only by offering the best solutions by this extraordinary team (usually exceeding expectations) but by ensuring that no valuable time is wasted.
Time is money and adds to costs so our ‘start-now’ philosophy and ‘just-in-time design’ principles ensure rapid and cost-effective delivery of custom IT solutions that reduce costs and add greater value to the mandated requirement.
The theory is one thing but we apply these things with practical solutions, like working in short cycles to effectively determine which routes best serve our clients, and which need to be avoided. In so doing, projects run a lower risk of stalling and the time required and costs are significantly reduced – ensuring we add value at every turn.
Our ‘start now’ policy also means that we prioritise action over unnecessary deliberation and we do not get stalled by guesswork. We don’t try to plot a full course before we get going as we understand, through experience and know-how, that solutions to complicated challenges are developed over time.
We execute rapid and short feedback cycles to allow for less guesswork and more substantive choices. By the same token, nothing is compromised or left to chance and we examine the results of every work loop to adapt our thinking and make the necessary changes required to optimise development.