Since the summer of 2016, we’ve been working in our own kasasi company headquarters in Kempten’s Stiftsbleiche industrial estate. This impressive company building was completed by the builders in just nine months. With 1,100 square meters spread over three floors, the building offers our employees ample bright and airy working space. The transparent architecture, including our “ideas lounge” on the ground floor, also facilitates communication and fosters the creativity.
When you leave the building, you’re in the middle of the Allgäu region of Bavaria, which in concrete terms means family and child-friendly structures in towns and communities, stunning landscapes and an endless range of sporting, cultural and leisure activities.
Everyone is different, so we offer everyone the opportunity to develop themselves freely, with a focus on the aspects of friendliness and cordiality, family and health, reflected for example in our flexible weekly working hours and our annual employee excursions.
The core focus is on teamwork. Our development team is divided into “scrum” teams, who keep each other posted about upcoming and completed work in what we call the “daily scrum”. This is followed by the meeting of product owners in the “scrum of scrums” to discuss the current state of affairs. This approach to work makes us highly agile, with the ability to achieve results quickly. Despite our speed, we also attach great importance to good documentation. Fast decision-making processes are also a feature of our everyday work, and what is distinctive about us is that technical implementation and architecture are always determined by our developers, while the product owners set out the technical requirements and management for its part is responsible for our strategic direction. There are no unnecessary hierarchies with us.
We rely on the most advanced software development technologies. In the area of collaboration and knowledge management, for example, we use Atlassian products (JIRA). In the area of CI, good old Jenkins – an expandable web-based software system for continuous integration of components into an application program – is still the tool of choice for us. The developers on their Linux and Windows workstations prefer integrated development environments from the Eclipse Foundation and JetBrains. All of our employees get their coffee from a De’Longhi PrimaDonna S.