We are a team of technology professionals
designing and building web and mobile apps from our
office in central Wellington. We love thinking,
collaborating and creating with clients who, like
us, want to make New Zealand a better place.
Boost is two designers, six developers, two
Agile coaches and a writer, supported by a general
manager, account manager, office administrator and
sales ambassador. The team is led by Nathan
Donaldson, CEO and founder of Boost.
We started in 2000 as a two-person company
designing and building websites and CD-ROMs. We
were motivated by our belief that people deserve
products they love to use. We quickly became known
for our collaboration with clients, strong concept
development and focus on the customer's needs.
Technology doesn't stand still, and neither have
we. The industry has evolved, and what we do has
changed. However, experience has merely
strengthened our founding beliefs and approach to
Today, we specialise in web and mobile
application development using collaboration as the
means of managing projects and delivering quality.
Over time, our collaborative approach with clients
has come to influence everything we do as a
company, culminating in our certification as a
democratic organisation in 2012.
In 2011, after seeing Agile deliver better
teamwork, higher productivity and greater
business value at Boost, we began
training and coaching in Agile and
Lean. Drawing on our years
of experience managing software projects,
we support our clients to build their own
capability to deliver better software, faster.
We have a long-standing partnership with
Rally, a leading provider of cloud-based
solutions for managing Agile software
development. We use Rally's software to plan,
track and manage our work effectively.
Globally, Rally supports 144,000 users and more
than 1,000 customers, including 35 of the
Fortune 100 companies.www.rallydev.com
We are proud to be one of around 50
companies certified by WorldBlu as a democratic
workplace, and the first in New Zealand. Being
an organisational democracy supports how we
work with clients by bringing collaboration
into all levels and aspects of our
We are active in the development and Agile
communities in Wellington. We share our
experiences and expertise on The Board, a YouTube
channel about all things Agile.
From our Wellington office, every month, we
run Scrunch: the Scrum
Practitioners' Lunch. We also contribute to the
Startup scene around New Zealand.
Things we love
We like getting involved in projects close
to our hearts. Boost's first freebie project
was a website devoted to the magnificent
Bucket Fountain in Cuba Street.
More recently we built the WildlifeTracker app for the
Kea Conservation Trust to help locals and
tourists identify and help protect the iconic
and endangered kea.