Hopefully, you’ve heard by now: we have a new name. We were ISIS. We are now Species360. But some things don’t change. We have the same passion, the same mission, and the same vision. We strive, as ever, to provide the world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable source of knowledge on intensively managed species. Our application ZIMS is the embodiment of that vision. Our goal is to improve it every day.
What you may not know is that we have recently organized five teams dedicated to accomplishing this goal by leading our efforts on specific modules of ZIMS. Each team is led by a product manager and includes a combination of developers, analysts, and testers. The product managers are responsible for driving software products that successfully serve our members and users. They came to Species360 (formerly ISIS) from the same zoo and aquarium community that we serve, and share with our members a common background and perspective. Each team is built to best support our product goals for the year (more on that in my next post). For 2016, our product teams focus on Studbook Management, Production Support, Population Sustainability, Aquatics, and Premium Services.
Get ready! As we continually look to improve our software and service, you will be hearing from our product managers soon: on this blog, in our newsletters, and at conferences near you!
–Doug Verduzco, Chief Information Officer