Off-site 2016: Agile, Scrum, Evaluate, Plan and have Fun

Every year we gather somewhere in the Netherlands with the whole Finaps team for our off-site. We then have 2 days to evaluate the year and make plans for the next, do a training together and have a lot of fun. After 5 years, a tradition was broken, normally we went to the south of the Netherlands for the off-site however this year we stayed a bit closer by, namely in Castricum.

 

Agile and Scrum

We had a lovely hotel in the woods near Castricum where we started  on Thursday with a agile and scrum training from Zilverline. We work on a daily basis with agile and scrum however there is always room for improvement. The training was given by Bas Oosterhoek and Marco Mulder, 2 very enthusiastic guys that kept us focused for the entire day.

We closed off the day with a lovely dinner and drinks in the hotel restaurant and bar.

Agile Scrum training by Zilverline group assignment

Evaluation of 2016 and our plans for 2017

We are growing in a rapid but manageable pace and we will continue doing so in the coming year. In which we always strive for happy employees and clients. Our mission for 2017 remains being passionate about developing high quality innovative business solutions that work with market leading technologies. We will invest in expanding on our expertise in the new technologies SAS, Xamarin and Box. R&D will remain key to us as well as developing intellectual property. Quality is one of our important characteristics and we want to further embed quality and information security into our organisation by obtaining an ISO 27001 certification.

Lunch at Cafe de Jaren

Fun

Every year during the off-site having fun is as important as the training, evaluation and plans. Next to the lovely dinner and drinks we had on Thursday evening, we did a city escape in Amsterdam Friday afternoon. Running around with a phone and suitcase to answer questions on the “Wallen” and near the Dam was a lot of fun. Team “Dangerous” eventually escaped the city the fastest and won the trophy.

 

City Escape challenge
City Escape challenge
City Escape challenge

 

City Escape challenge
City Escape challenge
City Escape challenge