Achieving Trust With Intent-Based Leadership

How to excel as an agile product owner

To ensure the success of an Agile project, a development team must be able to rely on a product owner (more commonly known as the “PO”) who’s smart, well-informed and excited about the project. To better understand the challenges that a PO faces every day, I talked to Mohamed, who was the product owner as […]

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Moving to the cloud to speed up your digital transformation

One particularly cold morning last January, we were working on a project and everything seemed to be going well. Our production system was responding well, our email inboxes were under control and everyone seemed to be feeling positive. Then, around 10 am, bam! Out of nowhere, our development servers stopped responding. We looked at our […]

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How automated tests change the composition of development teams

On this blog, we talk a lot about the importance of software quality for Askida, but what does that mean in the context of the company’s day-to-day activities? A developer from our team, Claudio, was telling me that when he started working at Askida, he was pleasantly surprised by how many professionals working on quality […]

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Docker: What’s new and what’s next?

If you use DevOps, like we do at Askida, you’re probably familiar with Docker, an open platform that allows developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend DockerCon in Austin, Texas, which blew me away. It was very stimulating and inspiring to […]

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Why Askida chose quality

I’ve spent years feeling secretly jealous of companies that had properly identified the true core of their organization, that one central, non-negotiable element around which everything revolves. Companies that had successfully managed to identify and cultivate this aspect of their business DNA, I felt, were much more likely to succeed and prosper. Often, this central […]

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How to deliver quality

Since our previous blog entry was about our decision as a company to focus on software quality, I thought I would try shedding some light on the various methods Askida uses internally to deliver exceptional software quality. As Askida’s Director of Operations, I am responsible for the quality of the software solutions we deliver to […]

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Pet of the Month – Wall of Fame

Here’s our Pet Wall of Fame! Every month, we invite our team to submit a photo and a short description of their pets and we choose our favourite. The animal becomes Askida’s official “Pet of the Month.” 🙂   APRIL 2017 – – Logan Nickname: Logi Belongs to: Laurence from the marketing team Breed: Extremely […]

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