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Successful Jira introduction

So here is the thing: a lot of companies use Jira, but only some of them do it right, why is that? I have a story to tell. We have just introduced Jira as a core system, and it took us 6 months, not counting conceptual phase. The story is long, and it is not possible […]

The ultimate data question

It all starts very innocently. I have just finished the new visualisation presenting a historical view on some subject (let’s say, concerning the Catering Department). As with all good visualisations, it tells some story about what happened in the past (time spent on dishwashing is increasing rapidly) and allows one to draw conclusion of what […]

Technology Radar

Nowadays, in a fast-moving world, it is increasingly difficult to stay up-to-date with technology. From our ‘IT’ perspective it is important to know what’s available on the market – sometimes out-of-the-box and often for free – to not reinvent the wheel or repeat mistakes of others. As Tim Lister said “You’ve got to surf the […]

Branching and Merging: Ten Pretty Good Practices

A bit of history… “Konrad, we have to talk!”, the Programme Manager said rushing into my office. I don’t like it when Programme Managers move fast: it is usually a bad sign. “We have an issue with the release of the next module of our financial system. Its code refers to some core libraries which […]

Technical Architect in Objectivity

Role of the Technical Architect The question “What does a Technical Architect (TA) at Objectivity do?” often crops up during recruitment and in conversations with developers. Alternatively, they may ask “What would my duties be?” or “What would I be responsible for?” In fact, every architect currently working at Objectivity regularly asks himself this question. […]