Over the past 40 years, Transnational Diversified Group (TDG) has transformed itself from a shipping agency into a diverse group of businesses. Today, the organization is made up of 35 distinct companies that are engaged in activities ranging from logistics to travel and tourism to information and communications technology, among others. Collectively, those companies employ 4,000 professionals across the Philippines. (more…)
This week I had the chance to interview Rui David, a long-time OutSystems partner and enthusiast. We talked about how he got interested in OutSystems, the impact OutSystems has made on his professional life and why he decided to create a new website aggregating listings of OutSystems jobs. I hope you find his journey with OutSystems as interesting as I did. (more…)
The final customer case study of the day, but certainly not the least, was presented by Rui Ribeiro, of Estradas de Portugal. This organization works to fund, maintain, plan and extend the road system throughout Portugal as a public service, and Rui talked about the importance of IT in supporting the changes that the company is undergoing. (more…)
Pedro Barreto, from Bacardi Martini Portugal, stepped down from his IT Manager position and took over a truly honest and open stance, sharing his personal experiences with agile methodologies and OutSystems.
He started by quickly reviewing his past (and bad) experiences with Waterfall models, purchased packages and several failed custom built projects. He knew that had to be a better way, and was looking for something new, something fresh, that would allow Bacardi’s IT to reach the desired level of responsiveness and agility. (more…)
Kicking off the after-lunch slot the, now stranded, COOLProfs team of Ton Koot and Joop Stringer from Holland started things off with a bang. COOLProfs is an OutSystems partner specializing in application development and CA Gen. They talked to us about how to execute an Agile project on-time and on-budget. They shared their experience of their first two Agile projects and used two customer examples to show how things can go; both a project that goes well and as expected, and one that does not. (more…)