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WHAT THEY SAY

What are our clients are saying about us?

- Bogdan Lucaciu, Chief Technology Officer at Adore Me

Having Eduard with us was essential for our transformation into a healthy agile ecosystem. He moved our attention from process to interactions. With him we explored for the first time things like feedback, trust, respect and real team work. These things are fundamental for both high quality software and highly engaged engineers. He helped us move from component teams to feature teams, and coached into solving the big dilemmas of multi-team scrum. We could do without the dad jokes, but they come with the package 🙂.

- Bogdan Lucaciu, Chief Technology Officer at Adore Me -
- Mădălina Chelmuș, Scrum Master at Raiffeisen Bank Romania-

The workshop helped me learn more about Scrum framework and to clarify some issues that were unclear before. The information was well structured, the examples and the exercises were very well chosen, thus facilitating an easier understanding of the new concepts. Trainers created a relaxed and pleasant environment being in the same time focused on our goal: to learn more and get prepare for the certification.

- Mădălina Chelmuș, Scrum Master at Raiffeisen Bank Romania- -
- Jasson & Laura Michaud, AppSmith Solutions Founders

We knew that we could do things better in terms of processes and communication so we asked for some help. We reached out to Dovelopers, which was the smart thing to do. From that point everything was easy. They asked the right questions, knew what we needed, what we would like to accomplish and they made a custom plan that would help us reach our objectives. The best thing was the fact that our team liked Cristina and Eduard and felt that they are easy to work with (we think that made a difference). Now we feel that we are on the right path thanks to them. We would strongly recommend them to any company or business that know they can do things better and need some help and guidance.

- Jasson & Laura Michaud, AppSmith Solutions Founders -
- Bogdan Aron, Chief Product Officer at 2Performant

We have worked with Eduard for a 4 months agile coaching program. Eduard had integrated in the team with the role of Scrum Master facilitating daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning and sprint retrospective. Using a variety of retrospective tools and techniques he helped us reflect on improvements, take ownership of the process and integrate new practices. He has great knowledge on Scrum, Kanban and software development, shared it with enthusiasm and showed will to help us make things happen. We definitely had a positive return of investment and I recommend working with Eduard as an Agile Coach.

- Bogdan Aron, Chief Product Officer at 2Performant -
- Andrei Gigirtu, Former Head of Software Business at Adore ME

Eduard had the eye opening type of impact on me and my team as he thought us the subtle buts effective habits of Agile. From him I learned the power of meaningful questions and the art of staying an observer in crucial and tense moments. Combining professional, team coaching with personal coaching techniques truly, helped me overcome my challenges.

- Andrei Gigirtu, Former Head of Software Business at Adore ME -

LATEST NEWS AND ARTICLES

April 8, 2019

Comunicat de presă: Dovelopers lansează, în premieră pentru România, primul studiu despre Agile

Cum influențează metodologia Agile comunitatea de software din țara noastră. București, 9 aprilie 2019 – În contextul uneia dintre cele mai prolifice industrii ale momentului în România, cea de IT&Software, DOvelopers a analizat modul în care companiile de IT din țara noastră aplică bune practici, dar și care sunt interesele comunității de software. În analiza conturată de DOvelopers au fost incluse companiile cu peste 5 de angajați și care depășesc cifra de afaceri de 50.000

April 4, 2019

Retrospective Q1

First three months of 2019 helped me realise that this year will be different. We had the time to finish up the projects we started in 2018, study the market and prepare for the next initiatives. Our activity in the past years involved forming teams and creating a proper environment for people to collaborate. This need came from the growth goals and the desire to launch new or significantly improved products. This year started with

interview with start-up.ro
January 26, 2019

[Video interview] How can teams maximize productivity?

  Eduard had a wonderful time talking to Vlad Andriescu, Editor in Chief at start-up.ro. The interview was about how teams can maximize their productivity. We talked about Agile and software teams. In addition, we finished the talk with 3 things we learned from the past 3 years of entrepreneurship.    Some snippets from the discussion: “2018 was a year in which we managed to grow.  Also from a client perspective as well. We worked with

January 15, 2019

The new year is about…

  At the end of last year, we took a moment to reflect on how was 2018 for us. It was mostly about courage, action, and learning. And each new beginning of the year finds us thinking on a few words that describe how our approach will be for what is to come. Transitioning between these periods, we also realized that we are embracing strongly one of the Agile Principles.  Simplicity–the art of maximizing the

November 14, 2018

Launching the Agile Survey in Romania

We want to feel the pulse of Agile within the industry and find out people’s perception of this subject. This is why we are launching a national survey. The questionnaire measures the impact of Agile methodology within organizations that have adopted it as a working method. We aim to discover the most used methods, techniques, and tools. We are also looking at learning practices and other initiatives implemented in teams/organizations. If you are a Scrum

November 5, 2018

How to engage Students in learning Product Development

Web Technologies (WT) and Mobile Devices and Applications (DAM), two disciplines from Cybernetics Faculty (CSIE), have joint forces and are approaching learning in a practical and modern way.  More than 15 student teams have entered a competition where they must develop a software product and experience real-life development situations. Growing and building product teams is something we are passionate about. When we heard about this learning opportunity,  we were happy to get on board. Eduard is acting

October 30, 2018

JSHacks AI Edition Experience

Last weekend, we enjoyed the JSHacks AI Edition 2018.  This year, the edition was focused on AI. Therefore, the teams had the chance to learn about machine learning and more from their mentors. JS Hacks is an umbrella event, hosting a series of local hackathons organized “by developers for developers”. They are dedicated to all those passionate about JavaScript and innovation. This hackathon was facilitated and brought to you by Angular JS Bucharest, BucharestJS,  jsGirls, Codette and Bucharest AI.

Astăzi, în industria IT, disponibilitatea te face mai valoros decât un angajat
July 18, 2018

Astăzi, în industria IT, disponibilitatea te face mai valoros decât un angajat

(Please scroll until the end of the article for the English version, thank you!) Ce se întâmplă în momentul de față pe piața forței de muncă din România și în particular în industria IT reprezintă o criză semnificativă de personal. Cererea este mult mai mare decât oferta, ceea ce impune presiune pentru angajatori să crească salariile, să găsească metode noi de compensare cu beneficii, să își diversifice strategia de recrutare și să își definească un

daily scrum meetings
June 25, 2018

Don’t Hold Back Your Daily Scrum Meetings

  Sometimes the daily scrum meetings get a bad rap, some argue it’s an outdated practice and a waste of time. This is not your classical article about how a daily scrum is structured. If you need that, Mike Cohn explains it very well here.  It’s rather about why this ritual is important and what can it prevent.   Those 15 minutes of sync and alignment, about what the team needs to work on and clear out misunderstandings

Agile transformed Testing
June 19, 2018

How Agile transformed Testing

  Testing – the island of bugs and production failures, where products and apps crash after a long development trip. Any plan that defers testing to the end of the project is broken. Thankfully, this changed in the past decade, as software development embraced Agile as a mindset and consequently implemented agile development practices as a way of working.  Thus, having continuous feedback loops through implementation lifecycle and spotting those issues in proactively. Using concepts like CI

rethinking change
June 12, 2018

Rethinking change

  The idea of rethinking change appeared while we did a review and retrospective on the past week work. It is something that we do on projects, we zoom in and out on our work, generate ideas and solutions that could be useful in achieving our commitment. It’s a common saying, practice what you preach :). The discussion took us back to a program we did in 2016 – 2017 with one of our clients, Adore Me, an e-commerce company (find out more details about

productivity and software development
June 8, 2018

Productivity and software development

  I am continuously looking for resources about how and what to measure in order to improve team productivity and efficiency in software development. It is a tough topic because you can either get caught in measuring too many metrics and not be able to synthesize and articulate solutions. Or you can remain blocked only on IT level, without correlating other operations or teams that have an impact during the development and post-production phase. I was looking

Our areas of expertise. DOvelopers Services
May 30, 2018

Why and what we do at DOvelopers

We are passionate about learning, software development, and personal growth. That is why DOvelopers came naturally for us and its core is based on personalized learning and coaching programs. We believe in our mission to help companies grow their teams in being productive and enriched with Agile mindset and practices. We summarized what we do in this short video below, check it out!

books
May 29, 2018

Books and readings (II)

We are back with part II of books we recommend reading. I think will make this a monthly blog post :). Today we went on a mix of technical and personal development books. If you read great books and want to share them with the world, please ping us here or on our social media channels and let us know about them.  

Introducing Claudiu Draghia
May 18, 2018

Introducing Claudiu Draghia

Claudiu Draghia is a passionate advocate and a continuous learner of quality testing and software development, with over 14 years of experience in making things happen in software testing. He worked with different companies, from in-house projects to outsourcing, and has used various tools and methodologies in his work. His last role for several years was Quality Manager, but at heart, he told us he is still a passionate tester. Claudiu is involved in the local community

OpenScrum Events and Workshops Scrum Coaching Exchange Product Metrics
May 16, 2018

OpenScrum: what’s happening in June?

We are preparing some great stuff in June at OpenScrum learning space. We thought that after a short holiday at the end of May, there is enough energy to learn and connect with awesome people. So, buckle up, check what is in store for you and register!

Books recommended by DOvelopers
May 2, 2018

Books and readings

A week ago, a friend of mine asked me to recommend some books on project management or something close to this topic. So I decided to write this blog post and synthesize a list of books that were read by me and friends of mine. The topics approached are project management, team management, product, business and personal development. So, besides the books from the header image :D, here is my list of books I recommend

12th annual State of Agile report overview
May 2, 2018

12th annual State of Agile Report released

VersionOne recently released the 12th Annual State of Agile Report. It is an insightful report on Agile trends, best practices and lessons learned. The pool of respondents is worldwide and the data is extracted visually (graphs and numbers). There is a great balance between the expectations of adopting Agile and how the benefits live up to them. The top 4 reason and benefits that match are: increasing the delivery speed/time to market, manage better changing

Ken Rubin Agile transition lessons
April 27, 2018

Ken Rubin – Agile Transition Lessons

There are some moments that happen once in a while, which brings value on the spot for you as a person. The AgileTalks #29 Meetup about Agile transition was one of those moments I am very grateful for. First of all, the one and only Ken Rubin was the speaker. He is the author of Amazon’s #1 best selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process.  Ken is an Agile Thought Leader

sprint planning
April 5, 2018

Sprint Planning Tips

Sprint Planning is an important part of the Scrum framework.  The better the planning,  the more chances to succed in the goals your team commits to.  Check our video for more details and tips.   References to: Agile Methodology and Sprint Planning (Rules and Best Practices) How to prepare for Sprint planning well https://www.scruminc.com/yesterdays-weather/  https://cortelligence.com/best-practices-successful-sprint-planning-meeting/  https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-sprint-planning https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/agile/scrum/meetings/sprint-planning-meeting/  

TRAINERS & CONSULTANTS

Eduard Budacu <br> Agile Consultant & Trainer
Eduard Budacu
Agile Consultant & Trainer
Claudiu Draghia <br> QA Expert
Claudiu Draghia
QA Expert
Cristina Pana <br> Facilitator
Cristina Pana
Facilitator
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