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Ben Thompson

Lead Developer On an average day you’ll find me… sipping tea. People think I’m… keen on detail and unrestrained by received wisdom I hate it when… it’s too hot or too cold; 20-25℃ is my ideal temperature range. I’m rather good...

Stuart Parker

Developer On an average day you’ll find me… bumbling around IT in Cambridge poking my nose where it doesn’t belong People think I’m… an inexhaustible salt mine I hate it when… something is half baked because someone took the easy route and put...

Anthony Taylor

Developer On an average day you’ll find me… in OAS learning what I can and helping where I can. People think I’m… socially awkward, it’s a fair assessment. I hate it when… people aren’t punctual. I’m rather good...

Research

Business Analyst The business analyst will often carry out further research during the sprint. This includes gaining further clarity from the product owner, speaking to users about their experiences, or preparing user stories for the next sprint. The BA will act as an...

Building the product

During a sprint, developers will pick off a task from the backlog in Visual Studio (TFS). Developers tasks in priority order and work on them until they are complete, moving them to a different column to show what stage of development they are in. Often, the team will...

Daily stand up

The daily stand up is a 15 minute meeting or call, attended by everyone involved in the project. Usually, the Scrum Master leads the call and will ask each attendee 3 questions: What did you do yesterday? What are you doing tomorrow? Do you have any blockers?...