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Agile All the Things or The Agile Philosophy


What makes SeraphimGate Systems different than any other company on the planet? It's not what we make, right now the only orders I am taking are for my line of custom computers. Each one is handmade and meticulously assembled by technicians with years of experience building custom systems, but there are other companies that do that. What makes these computers so special is the same thing that makes SeraphimGate Systems different: we are Agile all the way down.

Here is where I lose those of you who are not familiar with Software Development Lingo. Software developers are a brave bunch. They have to deal with systems of ever increasing complexity; worse they work in a fog of uncertainty...sure it runs on the test system but production was on a different code branch. Devs are not so easily beaten though and gradually an innumerable amount hours in Dev Hell came the Manifesto.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan

So simple, almost reminds me of a bit of poetry. Like Poetry, there is a high density of information here so lets unpack a bit.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

This one is easy. People are key. Processes are guides at best and roadblocks at worst. Tools are used by humans so they must be ergonomic, meaning we design to the human rather than asking the human to adjust to meet us. The second side is interactions. We focus on communication both within our own teams and also with the greater communities we are a part of.

Working SYSTEMS over comprehensive documentation

First lets make a quick Agile edit. At SeraphimGate we know that the best Software in the world is worthless with out a compatible system to run it on. We focus on building a system in a working state not one that requires hours of tedious reading to make work.

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

SeraphimGate Systems is a collaborative enterprise. Say you want a custom PC but none of the four released today meet your needs. No problem. Give me a call and I will start a remote screenshare and show you how to use pcpartpicker.com to design a custom machine that fits your budget and fulfills your dreams.

Responding to change over following a plan

This is the heart of the entire Manifesto. It's a truth that keeps getting told over and over again. Mike Tyson said, "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Winston Churchill says this: “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” Every build is different, every solution custom. That means we will encounter unknowns but we will meet these challenges with Agile thinking to create real solutions to life's high tech problems.

If you want to read up on Agile thinking check out:

http://agilemanifesto.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development

If you want to know more about how SeraphimGate Systems can build the right system for you email me at [email protected] or give me a call at +1-805-888-0105


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