agile stand up meeting

The Points.com software engineering team uses agile development. Agile software dev is fun! We use techniques from XP and SCRUM to make creating software more enjoyable, lower risk, and faster to adapt to changing requirements, while also guaranteeing business value.

Agile Development at Points.com:

Our day starts with the morning stand up. Thoughtworks has an excellent article on why we stand up.

agile stand up meeting

We work in an open office environment; there are no walls within a team. This is great for communication, an essential aspect of any agile environment.

Points office tech area

 

points tech area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are whiteboards everywhere and we use them for technical discussions, sprint tracking, and whenever a drawing will facilitate communication.

points white board

 

points whiteboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more points whiteboards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have comfortable chairs, widescreen monitors, and lots of screen real estate for our code.

points dev desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While not officially part of agile dev, fresh fruit seems to keep our developers happy and productive. 🙂

pointster with a banana