Artisan Software Consulting was founded in 2009 by Jim and Donna Schiel. After having worked for private companies for 24 years, Jim and Donna had worked in a lot of places that were, simply, toxic environments for the employees. Long hours, constantly shifting priorities. A lot of stuff happened, but not a lot of valuable work got done. As a result, Jim and Donna saw many instances of worn-out, exhausted, frustrated, and just TIRED people. Good people (employees AND management) who got overrun by the organization for whom they worked. Artisan Software Consulting was founded to use the skills learned during those 24 years to bring common sense and focus to as many organizations as we can touch.
Artisan uses skills acquired over many years of actual experience to help organizations create INSPIRED TEAMS, AMAZING PRODUCTS, and PASSIONATE LEADERS. We do this by using techniques curated from technologies, frameworks, and methodologies including: Lean Startup, Lean Development, Agile Development, Servant Leadership, and Common Sense.
Nice words, right? But what do they actually mean?
We've done it many times. It's what we do. Let us help you!