The year 2020 has passed and it’s hard to believe that even the first month of the new one is almost over as well. At SupplyOn things are also back to normal. In our minds, Christmas is just a distant memory. Therefore, we were all the more surprised when we found thank-you cards and photos of happy children from Christmas Eve in the mail. The mission of our Christmas campaign of the “Münchener Geschenkeregen” (Munich Gift Rain) has been a complete success. We really could bring smiles on the children’s faces, and not too few of them.
If the hectic pace before Christmas and gray weather get you down, do yourself a favor and give yourself a short break under palm trees – just like we did at the SupplyOn Christmas party: “Christmas in the Caribbean” was our motto this year. I have to admit it sounds a bit strange at first, but sitting there in a beach chair with my feet in the sand and a cocktail in my hand was a wonderful way to shake off all the pre-Christmas stress. You could almost forget that we were still in Munich and not in the Bahamas …
On that note, we wish you a stress-free Christmas, a few relaxing days off and a great start to 2015! Read more
Tuesday, November 11th: Christmas 43 days off
I am sitting in our Christmas Lunch Area and thinking. The morning runs like expected. We had our requirements workshop. I presented the wishes and they were estimated. The task break down was ready before lunch. All run fast and smoothly.
I cannot apply myself completely the new wishes. More wishes are coming in every day. Most of them are more or less standard and we can manage well. Even the other teams are quite good in their plans as First Witch told us this morning during the stand up.
I am convinced that we can manage well. Read more
How Santa Clause tries to align his Christmas organization with agile principles, you could read in Part 1 and Part 2 last week. It´s not the end of the story yet – find out how the tale of “Christmas AGILE” continues:
Monday, November 3rd: Christmas 51 days off
This Friday was horrible! When First Witch came back from Santa Claus, she was so angry, that still small thunderstorm clouds oozed out of her ears. Until late afternoon, she was not approachable. But we didn’t know, what to do – should I really take care of the Asian wishes? The other elves went simply on with their wishes. The engineers occupied themselves with the next wish and the testers had a lot of rainbows above their desks. I saw indecisively to Santa Claus’ files. Should I really screen them? How would First Witch react? I didn’t really want to risk a thunderstorm cloud above my head. So I left them laying on my desk – but I couldn’t concentrate on the wishes of the next sprint either. The days ends without a decision making. Read more
Last week you could read here how Santa Clause tries to align his Christmas organization with agile principles. Find out how the special tale on Christmas AGILE” continues:
Wednesday, October 22nd: Christmas 63 days off
Our first sprint starts. Yay! Backlog is ready. All wishes are estimated. Read more
With only four weeks to go before Christmas, we have an insider reveal some secrets about Santa Clause´s Christmas organization. Every Friday until Christmas, you can follow this special Christmas tale and find out along with the story what it means to be agile.
Wednesday, October 15th: Christmas 70 days off
I am going to go to Santa Claus as each year – I am an elf and must help him bringing the gifts to the children at Christmas. At Eastern, I do the same for Easter Bunny. And in the summer – let us keep silent about it …
Thus I fly to the North Pole (the scheduling of the public flying carpets becomes worse each year). I go to the office and start my computer. As each year, I am awaiting a flood of wishes, which need to be handled: Archive, categorize, structure … of the wishes of last year, preparing the wish categories of this year, sorting of the remaining wishes – called left overs.
My inbox was well filled in the last years. But this year – nothing, simply nothing. Read more