This business was started, and is run with, a clear purpose

Before Value Adders transitioned from an idea to a going concern, we sat down and wrote out a rule book for how Value would be Added to our clients. This simple set of beliefs lays out the way we prioritise decisions. It short-cuts two decades of leaning and ensures we focus on the best outcomes and cleanest path to success.

Not everyone will agree, as they say opinions are like armpits: everyone has a couple and often they can stink… from many years, deep, real-world experience, these are our guiding principles:

Quality, modern, Cloud/Mobile Tech
over…Legacy, restrictive technology
Relationships
over…Everything else
Vertical expertise
over…Jack of all trades, master of none
Value-based, fixed fee pricing
over…Variable Hourly charges
Preconfigured best practice
over…Complex, unique customisations
Outputs
over…Workflow of inputs
Agile Project Management
over…Excessive scoping and rigidity
Engaging teams
over…Individuals
Agile Project Management
over…Excessive scoping and rigidity
Single point data entry
over…Duplication
A limited, prescribed menu
over…Excessive choice
Focus on what is needed
over…What is perceived to be wanted
Open platforms
over…Closed applications and ecosystems
Logical, intuitive processes
over…Manuals and training
Solutions
over…Band-Aids
Developing apps
over…One-off customisations
Value-added, evolving engagements
over…Static relationships
Happy existing customers
over…Getting the next sale
Work/Life balance & passion projects
over…Just working…