A new Agile routine.
The first time I faced up with Imagicle was in November 2018 for my curricular internship.
The meeting was scheduled in one of the Italian offices of the company, the Tuscan one, and so I entered the large open space brightened by large windows for the first time. The first thing I saw was the lettering on the glass running all over the room: It’s always a matter of happy people.
It was the first of a long series of surprises.
Soon after, I started developing a new prototype for the Imagicle Digital Fax mobile app. At the time, I was a third-year student: I didn’t have much work experience yet, but I already had a great desire to succeed in my endeavors.
This first experience immediately allowed me to get in close contact with the R&D team. Since day one, the team has done their utmost to put me at ease, introducing me to the business routines (Stand-up meetings, PBR, Sprint Reviews, etc.) that were completely new to me.
On top of that, I discovered the AGILE approach to software development.
It didn’t take me long to understand how much this framework can increase team productivity (I strongly recommend reading our Agile pt 1 free handbook and other related blog articles)—as well as the test-driven development (TDD), which allow manufacturing excellent and error-free software.
But the great thing about being in an open space of such a composite company is to work side by side (physically or virtually through tools like WebEx Boards or WebEx rooms) with many other departments such as Marketing, Sales, Solution Specialists, Advanced Services, and Support, thus having the opportunity to attend all the phases of development, release, installation, and communication of the product, sharing real-time challenges and successes.