arSensa began in 2009 when an IT department was made redundant
through acquisition. That team struck out on their own. Our first
project was helping our former employers complete their transition.
In the early days, most contracts were for web-site and custom
software development. Clients came from a wide variety of industries
including digital media, mining, software, athletic wear, cosmetics,
government, and health care.
As Agile methodologies became more common throughout the software
industry, arSensa used what we knew from running efficient development
teams to create a consulting practice. Our hands-on knowledge acquired
through building software using Agile translated into helping other
organizations adopt new processes, improve their speed of delivery and
A key component of lifting-off new Agile teams is ensuring that they
have a common vocabulary and understanding of the methodology they’re
about to use. This requires training. arSensa formed key partnerships
with training organizations to augment our ability to help companies
become more Agile. Over the years our training capabilities grew and
widened into other areas of the software development life cycle.
Throughout this journey, arSensa’s focus has been on building highly
capable teams. Whether we used this focus internally to build better
software for our clients, or helped others do this in their own
organizations, our guiding principle has always been about getting the
right people in the room and giving them the power to get work done.