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The payment of Advisers is triggered by running the ‘Advisers to pay out’ report On selecting ‘Create Withdrawals’ the withdrawal instructions and subsequent payments are created

This is how I picture our development workflow. Drawing a picture like this helps me to see how we work because it gets a bit too much to hold in my head. I hope this helps to improve our process. Perhaps we can spot big flaws in our thinking. Perhaps we can see where it […]

The team at FINWorks has been doing agile software development since 2005. We deliver hosted software solutions to our clients, mostly in the financial industry. Our development process grew out of extreme programming principles. This story starts about 18 months ago. Where we were Our process looked something like this. The Product Owner would log and […]

We went live with the first phase of the Orbis Australia project. Go have a look at www.orbisfunds.com.au and let me know what you think. Left above is the new site and on the right the old one. The first phase was a content information site with a fund database in the back-end. Admin users […]

We have spent so much time over the last couple of years talking about the development principles that we believe in. I thought it will be good to write something down. These are things we focus on now or our current standard as well as things to aim for. Simplicity (building the simplest thing that […]

So often companies operate much different than what you read in the official writings. Is this the company that you are working for? FINWorks – Who we are A challenge to all FINWorks employees to write some comments … I have again given this a lot of thought over the last couple of weeks. What […]

I did a presentation for the Agile Forum of the JCSE yesterday afternoon. Here’s the event announcement. Being Agile on Prezi Doing the presentation in prezi was interesting. I believe that it has great potential and I’ve gotta learn more on using this tool. The concept of using size and zooming to create context is […]

Except for all the other kinds of conditioning that happens in the workplace (when I say jump, you say how high) the kind that we can really NOT do without is air conditioning. Ours have been off for half the day (Kimberly, aren’t you glad you’re not here now) so I googled the effect of […]

I’ve just seen this on twitter and I think they’re losing the plot. I can’t for the life of me understand how instant search on each keystroke will help with our already overburdened bandwidth et al. The dropdown suggestions are really helpful, but instant search? I don’t know… What do you think?