STORIES OF ENABLE EMPOWER EXEMPLIFY

STORIES OF ENABLE EMPOWER EXEMPLIFY

Naga Satya Lakshmi Kalyan Allam
COVID-19 dashboard

Kalyan’s team built a COVID-19 dashboard and showed it to our customer contact. She, in turn, took it to her boss. As Kalyan’s team was already hard-pressed for time, the customer told them to put the project on the back burner. However, his team persisted and did that as pro bono work. His team ended up building a good dashboard in two months. Now, it is a significant revenue-making dashboard for our customer, and has expanded to seven other dashboards

Tamil Bharathi
Creative prospecting

Zuci got this lead from a conference that we participated. But it went cold after a point in time. Still, the sales resource kept in touch with him. Finally, he wrote a mail stating that if he gets a response from the prospect on the weekend, he will treat himself to a beer during the weekend. The prospect asked him to treat himself to a beer, so a meeting was set up for Monday. They are our customers now.

Fidelis Rodrigo
Stakeholder collaboration

A seemingly unresolvable issue popped up in one of our projects that the client gave up on after hitting a major technology roadblock. Fidelis refused to accept defeat and burnt the midnight oil for the next 3 days to find a solution to make it work. We woke up to see him have achieved the impossible on the third day. The client was obviously ecstatic and a Zengineering moment came to life. Fidelis’s attitude that night is an example of everything Zuci stands for.

Dhanalakshmi Tamilarasan
Non-functional aspects – all the time!

At Zuci, we don’t stop at functional testing, but as a practice, testing team also ensures that they examine the non-functional testing aspects, even when it is not a direct ask from the customer. Anytime Dhana’s team is tasked with ensuring the functionality of a customer’s product, her team takes ownership of the product and assesses the non-functional aspects like performance, security, and then recommends the development team on the modules/areas of improvement. Post the development team’s fix, customers receive a detailed report on the defined objectives, including the functional test artifacts. Now, it’s one of the ways her team empowers the customers’ products to thrive through release.

Pavithra Seshadri
Delivering beyond expectations

Zuci had a challenging project from a customer that required a mix of skills – Big data with Business Intelligence experience. The skills needed weren’t easy to find. A team of two led by Pavithra was working on Phase I of this project filling the shoes of five resources. Collaboration was a challenge, and relationships were a more significant challenge. Her team’s Friday lunch and coffee sessions helped break the ice by knowing her team better and identifying each other’s strengths. This helped in proper work allocation and project delivery. During the Phase II discussions, the CTO came forward for their suggestions about the delivery items, feasibility, and implementation timelines. That’s when her team realized that the team’s hard work had been recognized and acknowledged by the customer.

Balamurugan Vellaichamy
Learn and Implement

The customer wanted to develop a cruise ticketing system. While the project was not complex, they wanted Bala’s team to implement Vaadin Framework and UWP (Microsoft), which were quite new. Considering past experiences, it was a tough decision that his team had to take, though the customer was willing to partner with Zuci. However, Bala’s team quickly did the learning and cracked the technology pieces to start the development sooner. Moreover, his team along the way felt that the client should deploy this application in any environment and not restrict themselves to Windows OS. His team suggested to the client that they use a Docker container. Docker provides the capability to test once and deploy anywhere. This ensured that the application did not have any issues during production and reduced its time to certify for different environments.

Hamna Thottumugath
Onboarding 100+ resources within a few months

Initially, Zuci faced a lot of recruitment challenges – No-shows and multiple rounds of negotiations by resources. The complications multiplied when the HR team was looking at onboarding 100+ resources within a few months. However, Hamna looked at recruitment challenges as possible opportunities, flipped the onboarding processes a bit, and provided an experience that the resources would not forget. Her team ensured that the entire interview process got over within a day, offline or online. Every individual gets feedback and offers within 48 hours from the time they start engaging them. Often, people go with great experiences, and this cut no-shows a great deal. That is the reason why Zuci was able to onboard 100+ Zengineers in the last four months. Her team is in the process of adding another 100 by Jan 2022.

Saifudeen Khan
Banking customer – project planning

Once the lockdown was announced, Saif’s team was struck as they couldn’t access the client’s bank’s systems and servers working from home. So, his team checked with the client to get their data available on the cloud but in vain. Now, there was only one choice left. Saif’s team rewrote the project planning documents explaining what is possible from remote, their dependencies on their on-premise system that aren’t accessible, and how this would affect the delivery timelines. While the customer was reconsidering their security policies, his team identified portions of work that could be handled remotely and diligently worked on those. In the past two quarters, their relationship with the client has evolved, and they have relaxed their security policies, and the work has generated speed.

Aswin Francis
Collaboration and curiosity

When Aswin’s team of 4 started to work on the project, all the knowledge sharing was done over chats and calls, and they documented all of it in Wiki for future references. Through this collaboration, the entire team was up to speed in no time. When working on the project, they talked about the solution implementation, how it works, and what is going on behind the framework. This allowed his team to share their wisdom with others and any relevant articles that they come across. Today, they have an internal wiki that has more details about the products than what the customer has.

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Siva Kalavagunta,
CTO at Xpressdocs

Zuci’s team built a reliable and scalable test automation framework including 1000+ testcases. We wanted to go a step further and research on new approaches. Zuci’s team adapted to the approach promptly. Their implementation has been very flexible and robust. In a partnership with Zuci, we have never witnessed a compromise in quality.

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UG Mamidipoodi,
Director of Product Development at Eze Software Group

Zuci proposed the right approach to build BDD Test Automation and allocated the right people to help us automate about 400 test scenarios covering the entire application and to be able to make faster and nimble releases. We could achieve our business goals within the stipulated timelines. Thank you Zuci for your trusted partnership!

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Ramesh Gopalarathinam,
Assistant Vice President at Toppan Merrill

Team Zuci has been quick to understand our internal solutions and ensured faster delivery of “proof of concept” work. This helped our development team gain ‘Dev Points’ during every sprint cycle. I am delighted to work with them and would strongly recommend Zuci to any enterprises looking for agile development partners.

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