“Maximizing the quality, efficiency, and reusability by providing innovative technical solutions, creating intellectual capital, inculcating best practices and processes to instill greater trust and provide incremental value to the Stakeholders.”
With the above mission,we have embarked on our journey to establish and strengthen the .NET Center of excellence (CoE).
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Expertise in this CoE is drawn from top talent across all customer engagements within GAVS. Team engagement is maintained at a very high level with various connects such as regular technology sessions, advanced trainings for CoE members from MS, support and guidance for becoming a MS MVP. Members also socialize new trending articles, tools, whitepapers and blogs within the CoE team and MS Teams channels setup for collaboration. All communications from MS Premier Communications sent to Gold Partners is also shared within the group. The high-level roadmap as planned for this group is laid out below.
The .NET CoEfocused on assistingourcustomers in every stage of theengagement right from on-boarding, planning, execution, technical implementation and finally all the way to launching and growing. Our prescriptive approach is to leverage industry-proven best practices, solutions, reusable components and include robust resources, training, and making a vibrant partner community.
With the above as the primary goal in mind the CoE group is currently engaged inor planning the following initiatives.
Technology Maturity Assessment
One of the main objectivesof this group is to provide constant feedback to all .NET stack project for improvement and improvisation. The goal for this initiative is to build the technology maturity index for all projects for the below parameters.
Using those approaches within a short span of time we were able to make a significant impact for some of our engagements.
Client – Online Chain Store: Identified cheaper cloud hosting option for application UI.
Benefits: Huge cost and time savings.
Client – Health care sector: Provided alternate solution for DB migrations from DEV to various environments.
Benefits: Huge cost savings due to licensing annually.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” – Henry Ford
Continuous learning and upskilling are the new norms in today’s fast changing technology landscape. This initiative is focused on providing learning and upskilling support to all technology teams in GAVS. Identifying code mentors, supporting team members to become full stack developers are some of the activities planned under this initiative. Working along with the Learning & Development team,the .NET CoE isformulating different training tracks to upskill the team members and provide support for external assessments and MS certifications.
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Till your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome
The primary determinants of CoE effectiveness are involvement in solutions and accelerators and in maintaining standard practices of the relevant technologies across customer engagements across the organization.
As part of this initiative we are focusing on building project templates, DevOps pipelines and automated testing templates for different technology stacks for both Serverless and Server Hosted scenarios. We also are planning similar activities for the Desktop/Mobile Stack with the Multi-Platform App UI (MAUI) framework which is planned to be released for Preview in Q4 2020.
Additionally, we are also adoptingless-code, no-code development platforms for accelerated development cycles for specific use-cases.
As we progress on our journey to strengthen the .NET CoE, we want to act as acatalyst in rapid and early adoption of new technology solutions and work as trusted partners with all our customer and stakeholders.
If you have any questions about the CoE, you may reach out to them at COE_DOTNET@gavstech.com
CoE Team Members
- Bismillakhan Mohammed
- Gokul Bose
- Kirubakaran Girijanandan
- Neeraj Kumar
- Prasad D
- Ramakrishnan S
- Saravanan Swaminathan
- Sethuraman Varadhan
- Srinivasan Radhakrishnan
- Thaufeeq Ahmed
- Thomas T
- Vijay Mahalingam