I realized last night that even though Volano is a little over four years old, we have a bit of tradition. I think tradition comes from taking a routine and making it significant. I worked for a company once that had beers on Fridays. The department responsible for picking up the beer order was on the corporate calendar. They did not miss a beer:30 during the 14 years (at the time). I enjoyed that tradition and is probably where some of my want for tradition at Volano stems from.
We have drinks and play darts on Friday.
Everyone gets a Herman-Miller chair on their one year anniversary (I didn’t think about attrition when I came up with this one, so we have some newbies sitting in nice chairs now – it just doesn’t seem right to have nice chairs sitting in the corner).
We have purchased an office Christmas present every year.
And now it’s the 5 year, I really wanted a couch and area rug for Rod and my office. I want a place for us to sit and discuss the projects we have on the board, a more creative space to architect the solutions and troubleshoot the problems at hand. Make the office a little cozier.
So Rod and I went to NFM and picked up the couch and a coffee table. I think it makes a nice addition to our office.
January 19, 2021
Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires: Leadership Product management Project management […]
January 13, 2021
One definition of rot is the process of deterioration. Something that decays over time. By this standard – software rots like food in the Nebraska heat. It’s true. If your software isn’t regularly updated, it deteriorates and breaks down. Consider this – software is written to work at a moment in time…but time marches on. […]
January 4, 2021
OMAHA, NE, January 4, 2021 – In late 2020, Volano Solutions announced it has changed its name to Volano Software and launched a new website: www.volanosoftware.com. The name change was made to more accurately reflect what the company does, and the website was designed to be more informative and user-friendly to clients and prospective clients […]
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]