We don’t want you to sink a ton of time, money and energy into a solution or project that’s not going to last or work the way you need it to.

That’s why testing and experimenting is at the core of what we deliver.

Experimenting means:

  • Problem identifying first: We spend time identifying the problem and asking lots of questions before jumping into solution mode.
  • Creative and visual problem solving: Brainstorming all potential solutions and their pros and cons – being creative and thinking laterally is important because our first idea is rarely our strongest idea.
  • Developing: pilots and proofs of concept.
  • Asking and focusing on: the minimum viable product.
  • Modelling: the entire project to gain a clear idea of the destination and the milestones along the way.
  • Testing: to identify if the model is robust before continuing.
  • Planning for the worst-case scenario and brainstorming all the disasters – including PR, natural and internal – and other roadblocks and bumps along the way.
  • Identifying ways to prevent or overcome obstacles and potential delays.

It’s much easier, safer and more efficient to pull the pin and course-correct in the experimenting phase rather than risk losing months of your time and tens of thousands (if not millions) of dollars on the wrong project, vendor or solution.

Experimenting is key to making sure your time, money and resources are invested wisely and to consider the project from all angles and potential outcomes before going ahead.

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"One of Ant's strengths is relating to owners in a visionary sense and talking to people who are on the ground...[Ant has a] wide understanding of different systems, processes and applications and can articulate where we're going and what the possibilities are...working with Ant has changed the way we make decisions about IT structures and support systems."

Felicity Hopkins, Director - Research Review

We hired Ant to support us with an important project after he was highly recommended by colleagues. Ant was responsive, speedy, super-helpful and helped us to make key decisions. We appreciated his broad experience, and his ability to hold a high level strategic view alongside expert advice on details. We will definitely be consulting with Ant again and are happy to recommend him.

Gaynor Parkin, CEO at Umbrella Wellbring

"We don’t need a full-time CTO [chief technology officer]. Ant knows enough about our business he can deliver it virtually. He can translate things for us. During project management, Ant came into his own... Ant gets his head round your business and [took his time] understanding our context. He was really clear about pausing on investment into the app...Ant's inquisitive, curious and approachable - he's very easy to work with."

Gus McIntosh, Chief Executive - Winsborough

"Ant was really quick to understand the business model and our processes and IT structures."

James Armstrong, Director - MediData

"Ant helped us at the early stages of Aerotruth helping us to plan our technical infrastructure and ensure we built a product that would scale. Ant was great to work with and we really valued his support and contribution to Aerotruth"

Bryce Currie, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer - Aerotruth

"No question has ever been too silly. Ant's been accommodating and helped me understand. I've valued that he understands the charitable sector really well. He can look through the experience that he has with larger organisations and what's the reality for a small and mighty charity where you don't have teams of people that can come in and project manage an IT project"

Nicola Keen-Biggelar, Chief Executive Drowning Prevention Auckland

"Having Anthony was really valuable – to lean in on his skillset – and his connections. He was able to provide impartial advice about the different strengths [of the providers]. It was important that we undertook a good due diligence process. Having Anthony there meant we had impartial selection as well, which is very important to us and [something] other not-for-profits [could benefit from]."

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