27. October 2011 15:05
We’re often asked about what processes and programming methodologies we use at oe:gen.
I’m afraid the answer’s usually - ”well it depends…”
Nearly all of the guys were trained in traditional waterfall techniques. Yet the projects we work on are very rarely ideally suited to this approach...
More importantly the world has changed so much in the last 6 years that the "everything's in beta" approach is gaining ground at a rate of knots. Who's worked on a project recently where the scope didn't change fundamentally - during the dev cycle. Most of the reasons for these changes being completely unforeseen - due to altered business logic or technology advances.
Whatever your views on this - an iterative, flexible approach is usually a win-win result - for both customers and developers!
Leave a comment - what do you think?
27. October 2011 14:44
We’ve all got shiny new job titles - now finally with business cards to match!
We’ve also got our new phone system up and running - and a new main telephone number for the office – 00 44 (0)115 890 3333
When we fell out with BT a few months ago there was a genuinely “heated debate” about whether companies like ours actually need “proper phones” anymore?
Sales calls are usually made on mobiles... ...and tech support is usually to a “hot desk” or a "hot mobile" that's shared between the team - depending on who's on duty.
The main number is usually just people trying to sell you "stuff" - so we've introduced an automated system that we hope will work for our customers - if it doesn't work for you - in any way - just let us know and we'll change it!