Synerzip: The Agile Product Development Experts

Hemant Elhence, Founder & CEO

Synerzip offers software co-development expertise for small to mid-sized companies in a high growth phase. As a 14+ year company, Agile is truly in Synerzip’s DNA. Synerzip applies Agile and Lean Startup principles across contracts within the company, its clients, and partners.

Hemant Elhence, CEO and Co- Founder of Synerzip remarks, “In today’s world where most companies are a tech or software company, Agile is quickly becoming mainstream: the default best way to build software. Agile values and way of working are accepted as the better way to run a business and the ‘operating system’ for a company.”

In addition, building software with geographically distributed teams has become an accepted reality— often a requirement—in order to get the right skills needed to build the best product. New technology trends like Cloud, DevOps and continuous delivery lend themselves well for geo-distributed teams. With today’s technology, employees can work effectively from anywhere. There is a much higher demand for software talent than supply in the US, thus necessitating the need to tap into a global talent pool.
Moreover, most modern companies value diversity in the workplace. All this gives Synerzip a unique stature in the market as it is well positioned to leverage these trends.

Working as a logical extension of clients’ in-house software teams, Synerzip brings the required technology expertise, increased scale and flexibility of software development capacity to accelerate technology roadmaps, and cost advantage of a dual-shore delivery model. A challenge companies face is that many still follow the waterfall approach while superficially using Agile and Lean Startup concepts. Synerzip enables clients to be truly Agile by following core ideas like market validation before building the full-scale software. Next, the company helps clients deal with constantly evolving technology landscapes by taking a proactive role enabling them to make thoughtful technology decisions. “We have an inherently deep learning culture that allows us to keep up with newer technologies, and better development and delivery practices. In the process, we constantly deliver higher business value to our clients, while also improving our skills and capabilities. This is a reward for all parties - employees and clients,” says Elhence.

In Synerzip’s culture, clients are the most dominant axis of focus. For every client, a team is assembled tailored to their specific needs, including technology skills like front-end, back-end, test automation and functional mix including Product Owner/Manager, DevOps, UX, etc. Synerzip continually evolves this team-mix to serve clients’ changing technology priorities and roadmap.
“For most clients, we follow 2-week sprints, using good Agile practices - including backlog grooming, proper sprint planning, sprint demos, and sprint retrospectives,” explains Elhence.

Similarly, Synerzip also tailors Agile practices for each stage of the product life cycle. For example, an early-stage startup where validating product x market fit is the main priority, the company goes for speed of delivery over software quality. On the other hand, if it is a later stage product, Synerzip goes for software quality over speed of new feature delivery.

Synerzip worked with Austin Ventures portfolio company, Credant Technologies, for their full disk encryption software products. In this case, security was a key consideration. Synerzip set up a separate, almost a bank-vault-like, team environment in its Indian office to ensure a robustly secure team and network. In 2012, Credant had a successful exit with Dell and since, Dell has continued as an active client.

Recently, Synerzip expanded its geographic footprint to Mexico –enabling the capability to offer time zone coverage closer to the U.S. From a technical standpoint, Synerzip continues to expand its technology capabilities footprint, now covering AI capabilities, including ML and NLP, data analytics, cloud enablement, DevOps practices, UX Design, Microservices-based API first and cloud-native architectures, as well as Blockchain and Smart Contracts.