Blume Software Engineering LLC is about efficiency,
multi-use, fulfilling known, stated requirements,
communication between stakeholders and getting it
right up front within each iteration of an engineering
process that leads to solid, working software that
is also extensible and maintainable. We do that by
adhering to just enough process so that several coders
may be working together simultaneously - designing
and building from a set of "master diagrams" that
enable everyone to be working on different parts of
a project - that is managed with a set of "blueprints".
Those "master diagrams" are built incrementally so that
work continues on known quantities while requirements
gathering and management proceeds apace. The old
"stovepipe" model of having one person work on one
project at a time - in a vacuum of detailed requirements
- doesn't fit our business model.
We start at the beginning - with requirements.
We may start with a small set of requirements,
build and test to those requirements, then
continue to gather more requirements or change
prior ones - until we have what a business needs
- and a system or systems that fulfill those needs.
Extensive, complete documentation means
"just enough" to ensure that communication is
happening, that business owners, leaders and
support/staff - get the system(s) they need to
do their jobs and make the business run. We
believe that the Latin
"Verba volent, scripta manent"
- "Words fly away, writings stay behind"
has value FOR the PURPOSE - of providing stable,
working software. Essentialy, written requirements,
discovered collaboratively - are the foundation of
This is primarily a Microsoft "shop", but we have
Sybase experience and are broadening our knowledge
base into the Unix/Linux world of Ruby on Rails
with various IDE's, plus a little bit of Oracle.
What's really different about Blume Software
Engineering LLC is the experience with Business
Analysis, requirements gathering and management,
UML modeling and full round-trip software engineering
that keeps the models and the working code in
synchronization. The CEO of Blume Software
Engineering has experience with Rational Rose,
Rational XDE, Rational ClearCase, Visual UML
and Visual Paradigm. So, in addition to doing
standard coding, we're experienced with
Object-Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming
in a larger architectural context. You can bet
that whatever the specific technology is used to
implement/fulfill YOUR specifications, the mindset
at Blume Software Engineering will always proceed
from the idea that "Well begun is half done."