our Offices Are Where the magic happens
We have an open and professional but casual atmosphere in our offices. We strive to maintain a great productive atmosphere where much time is used to design and improve our software and business systems. We are already good at what we do, but we want to ensure we get better and better.
From time to time our resources are required to write detailed documentation from new software specifications to new site solution designs. When working on these documents we encourage our employees to "zone out". Take the phone off the hook, put your headphones on, lock yourself in a meeting room and make some magic.
Our engine room is where the software development happens. Here we have a structured Scrum approach to the development sprints. Software engineers are encouraged to work together in teams to deliver the 2 weekly development cycles. Testing takes place in the USA as this allows a 6 hour offset in time between the core development team and the testing time. So testing largely takes place in the development team's evening so that they can focus on the changes first thing the next morning.
We use ZOOM Video Conferencing extensively.... no I mean it extensively! We have highly skilled resources in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Charlotte, USA; Lexington, USA; Toronto, Canada and Wellington, New Zealand. These resources work much of their time in teams with members from different countries. Further, DATASCOPE delivers our solutions throughout the USA and Canada through a distribution partner system called DSP's (DATASCOPE Solution Providers). Projects are run across North America with direct involvement in all of them through ZOOM.