One-woman-concept is boring
For about one year, I have been working as an independent software consultant – primary helping out with enterprise architecture, java coding and teaching from time to time.
I was tired of the somewhat headless mode you are in when you work on your own as an it-consultant. Committed to projects, no time to look forward, no idea whats next, to put it short – no strategy.
I felt like I have hit a performance wall – you can’t sell your time more than 120% – so once I have done that, there is no growth – and thats kind of boring.
The company has outgrown the basement
Instead of being a one-woman-company, I decided to take a step forward: I have decided to move out from my basement into a start-up hotel, Stjerneskibet in Odense. From that moments things have been happening fast … we are 4 people now – in an office that I rented last month – thinking its only for myself (=crowded!).
I thought – I should be able to do it better. There must be a service I can sell, instead of selling myself as a person. I thought for some time about what MathMagicians should be doing.
One again I am busy writing a business plan …
What are MathMagicians going to do?
We are in the process of making a great agile java consultancy house in Odense – committed to help with doing Web 2.0 enterprise projects.
We want to help companies focus on their processes – apply agile methods to improve communication and efficiency – help them make their software easier, funnier, faster.
We can help with software architecture – from providing ping-pong with the architect in charge, trough making a roadmap of future changes, and how to get there, to throwing a task-force into battle, that can help to become test-driven, by washing away old project sins, setting up a testharness – and following up to make sure
We can help make them ready for outsourcing – and supply MathMagicians from around the world to help get the job done – on time.
We call these services: Future Insurance, Rent-an-Architect, yourEman.
Have you bought your future insurance?
– So what are MathMagicians going to do?
– We will sell future-insurances!
– We will try to infest you with the Test Bug
– We will help making offshore development a success story.
PS. We had some press coverage today (in danish)