Godel news

Last Friday saw more than 150 guest turn out for the prestigious event held at the Manchester town hall, dedicated to highlighting and celebrating top financial talent from various industries across the North West. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the North West Financial Director Awards and did not disappoint. This year proved to be the busiest to date with the FD awards receiving...
Agile techniques can vary when comparing theory to practice however they generally share common characteristics. These characteristics can often include; iterative development, focus on interaction, focus on communication, and the reduction of resource intensive intermediate artifacts.  “Agile development is the ability to “Deliver quickly, Change quickly, and Change often.” (...

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November

2015

Blog:Godel Charity Update

Chernobyl Children Project UK Update.  It’s been a couple of months since the last update about our work with our chosen charity Chernobyl Children Project (UK), a UK based charity that supports children with cancer and diabetes, adults and children with physical and learning disabilities in Belarus.  Each summer Chernobyl Children Project (UK) brings around 300 children who are in...
This weekend saw the return of the Manchester Hackathon, a 24-hour coding competition in the heart of the city. Having previously walked away with a winning trophy, this years Godel Hack team had a reputation to live up to, and they succeeded in being crowned the company with the best development team.   The event was held at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) known for...
Autumn 2015 sees the introduction of a new UK based representative at Godel, Neil McMurdo, who becomes its new Service Delivery Manager (SDM). McMurdo joins the company with vast experience in process improvement, performance optimisation and leading delivery teams in multi-million pound, mission critical deliveries.  As SDM his focus will primarily involve the management and nurturing...
Godel, a leading agile software development expert, has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification by respected, independent quality assessor, Bureau Veritas.   The industry-recognised accreditation has been awarded to Godel for the quality work it provides in the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of software applications.  Bureau Veritas, a global...

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September

2015

Blog: No room for small talk

Interesting little story this week. Normally, communication and language barriers are the problems that stereotypically come hand in hand with outsourcing, a problem area we have always focussed on trying to eliminate. However, this week, I encountered an area, which I believe we can improve on but it wasn’t your stereotypical example, which made things interesting...  Here at Godel...
The UK’s largest online electricals retailer AO.com has kick started its summer by recruiting a dedicated software development team from Godel.  The partnership sees the Belarus-based Godel team working alongside the retailer’s own software development teams in Bolton, UK. Established after a £1 bet in 2000, AO.com now delivers around 20,000 appliances, nationally each week, with...
Part 2: Why nearshoring agile development works - Overcoming communication problems In an earlier blog entry we looked at how time zone problems when outsourcing can be overcome by nearshoring. This second part of the blog series we are going to look at how nearshoring can solve another potential problem normally encountered by organisations looking to outsource – communication...