It is our belief, policy and driving force that the traditional image of individual programmers working alone has nothing to do with the exciting and sociable activity of development. Excellent software comes from great teams working together in close contact with a customer to provide the right solution. The success or failure of a project hinges on this teamwork – which is why we consider our teams as our most important asset.
To foster and develop our teams, we have long embodied the principle of creating quality software through conversation and communication. We support practices that improve openness and transparency for our customers and our own teams, ensuring that knowledge and information is easily and frequently transferred.
We consider curiosity about new ideas and enthusiasm about process improvement to be central to a healthy development process. Regardless of the methodology, process or standards used in a project, we encourage our teams to work with their customers to create the best environment and quality for their development.
Our teamwork isn’t just limited to our own projects. We have always enjoyed sharing our knowledge and experience with other teams in the form of seminars, articles and talks at conferences. Our support of the open source community is also deeply anchored in our history, and has seen our involvement progress from users of open source through being contributors and committers (particularly within the Eclipse Foundation) to having a business model based on it.
Beyond the realms of the world of software, we also are involved in our local and regional communities. We actively support social and cultural activities in the Braunschweig area and award a yearly student bursary to provide financial assistance to promising students at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences.