Lexicon

Agile

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EN Would you spend ages trying to become a guitar hero in private before you come out and actually play? No, you would just pick up a guitar, learn a few chords and make some music! Yeah!!! And that's exactly what Agile methodology is also about. We are firmly committed to this development method in which we deliver our products and projects in a very flexible and interactive way. The communication with our clients stretches much further than just the briefing. This way, you leave out the element of surprise and avoid the fact that you made something you "thought" was what the client intended. No, communication is key in this methodology. Basically, you start working on your project, with ALL the parties involved, as one team, leaving enough room for iteration along the way. It is in this way that you make sure your finished product is exactly what everybody wants it to be. Think of principles like adaptive planning, customer collaboration, quick response and many other buzzwords that keep your work agile like a prima ballerina.


NL Zou jij je een eeuwigheid bezig houden om de ultieme gitaarheld te worden vooraleer je ermee naar buiten komt en durft spelen? Nope, je pakt je gitaar vast, leert een paar akkoorden en maakt er muziek van! Yeah! Dat is exact wat de Agile-methodologie ook inhoudt. We hechten bij Bagaar veel belang aan deze methode om onze producten en projecten op een flexibele en iteratieve manier te ontwikkelen. De communicatie en collaboratie met onze klanten gaat een pak verder dan enkel de briefing. Op die manier laat je geen ruimte voor verrassingen en vermijd je dat je iets oplevert wat je “dacht” dat de klant bedoelde. Je begint gewoon te werken aan je project met ALLE betrokken partijen als één team. Je deelt alles op in testbare brokjes en werkt in korte sprints. Zo laat je genoeg ruimte voor iteraties onderweg en verhoog je de kans dat het eindproduct exact is wat iedereen wilt dat het is. Denk aan adaptieve planning, stand-ups, backlogs, sprint reviews en nog van die blitse principes die je zo Agile als een prima ballerina doen werken. Rock on !

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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