We, Avisi, have started an agile journey. A journey with one destination: a fancy ISMS for Avisi. I gladly take you along on our trip, by blogging about the adventures we’ve been through. So fasten your seatbelt, we will travel through a roadmap to remember.
Recently I was invited to join a discussion forum to discuss the relationship between architecture and an agile software development process. During the talk with the person that invited me, we talked about what to expect. Then he mentioned students asking the question how architecture and agile relate and he spoke the phrase: “In theory they don’t. They are really a different philosophy.” That triggered a thought train in my head that kept me thinking for some days. Because is it really a different philosophy? In my opinion it is a different craftsmanship.
In the past few months we have been working on Avisi’s new branding. We are excited to tell you about the process of our branding and our visual strategy. With a lot of research, sketching and brainstorming we ended up with an amazing result.
Our core business is software development and we’re good at it. We know our job and are proud of our work. Our customers say we are professionals and we agree. We listen to our customers, we build what they need and appreciate their feedback on a regular basis.
Project planning is easy enough if you work on one project at a time. But when your team works on multiple things at a time and you add maintenance and support tasks, things can get messy and you can lose focus very easily. We have tried a couple of things before we found a process that works really well for us. Continue reading
Gert-Jan wrote a blogpost about ‘Forget about titles’ yesterday, in which he writes about the responsibility of the team. He said that members of a team should help each other out when they’ve finished their work, even if that means they have to help out with work they’re not used to do.
I completely agree with Gert-Jan and would like to dive a little deeper. Continue reading
A very special welcome to the interns of this semester! We found two great candidates that will join us from september until january 2015: Casper Kolkman and Juan David Castellanos. We are confident these two will learn a lot and even teach us new things.
We just rounded up the internships for the first half of 2014. We are very proud to announce that once again, one of the interns graduated with a 9. Here’s the complete list and the story for each assignment: Continue reading