Meet us at CeBIT 2015

Reading time: 1 minuteYes! We will be there. Join us at the largest IT expo in the world: CeBIT. Syneto is at the forefront of storage technology and software development. For this reason, CeBIT is a natural choice, being considered a barometer for the state of the art in information technology. When? CeBIT 2015, the world’s leading digital Event will take place from the 16th to the 20th of March. Where? In Hanover, …

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Behind the Scene: Double Vision – Pair Programming (#5)

Reading time: 2 minutesTwo pair of eyes are always better than one; or so the saying goes. That being said, this post will discuss pair programming, which is still a controversial practice of agile software development. Its controversy lies in the premise that two programmers working on the same code, at the same computer, can’t produce as much code as programmers working individually. Let’s see how, in an agile environment, as explained in …

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Behind the Scene: Techno Agile (#4)

Reading time: 2 minutesIn our Agile Experience Report published on the Agile Alliance website I explained in detail how we learned to continuously adapt to new situations and learn from our mistakes. The document details our organisational and interpersonal practices. This is, for all intents and purposes, the social side of agile. But there is also a very important technical part we must take into consideration. Without the tools and technical practices, agile …

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Behind the Scene: Culture Shock (#3)

Reading time: 2 minutesBeing part of a long lasting cultural change process in a company has its advantages and disadvantages. As a company and as a team we started to introduce Agile in our culture about five years ago. The effects of such a big change are diverse, but here are two of the most important ones: On one hand, there were changes in the way we organize our work and collaborate with …

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Behind the Scene: We Are Not Prodigies (#2)

Reading time: 2 minutesIn the local and national software community, Storage OS and Syneto have a reputation of excellence in applying agile techniques. At various community events, I am frequently talking about how we develop software, how we plan features, and how we collaborate in general to provide the best possible product. There is, however, one thing attendees keep telling me which is surprising me every time. It is easy to do agile …

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