Daily development challenges
For a software solution with as many different functions as Eturnity’s, there is quite a bit to do. For Enser, this is a challenge on a daily basis, but doable: “Like with any small to mid-sized companies, we face challenges of finding the time to maintain and improve our current software while at the same time creating new features for our customers. It’s a challenge, but we are up for it.”
For Sutter, the right prioritization is crucial in order to cope with the bouquet of tasks: “My daily routine includes code reviews, developing new features, maintaining the infrastructure and a lot of preparatory work for releases. It’s enormously important to find the right prioritization so as not to block the work in the team.”
The work in the development team
In order to be able to cope with the workload together, it takes a lot of teamwork. After all, both the regular release cycle must be guaranteed and it must be possible to react to short-term support requests at the same time.
For this purpose, the Eturnity development team works with a mixture of Scrum and specially developed processes. In the morning meetings, it is ensured that all developers are informed about upcoming tasks and changes in prioritization due to support requests.
The daily portion of motivation the team gets from the mission: “Everyone at Eturnity is motivated to help to make this world a better place. We are fortunate that we can work in the renewable energy sector, because you can see the large impact that this is having on the world. Since we are all motivated by this positive impact, we are all eager to help each other in any way possible so that we can achieve our goals. This kind of collaboration makes for a great working environment,” adds frontend developer Enser.
According to the two developers the current home office situation does not disrupt the flow of work within the team, and that meetings and exchanges on detailed issues are easily possible digitally.
More than a tool?
When asked whether, from a developer’s point of view, the Eturnity Solutions are more than just a tool, we experience two different approaches from our developers.
For Sutter, the pure advantage that a tool offers is a strong argument: “A tool should fit ergonomically in the user’s hand and make work easier. That’s exactly what we try to achieve every day: To implement our customers’ needs and make tedious and time-consuming tasks as fluid, integrated and holistic as possible for them. We enable this tool function for our users with our software.”
Enser continues the thought: “I still find that anything that can help streamline a process for a company is more than just a tool. Our software at Eturnity saves companies a lot of time, which is hard to put a price tag on. The time savings allows companies to focus on things that are more important for their growth.”
In summary, Eturnity’s solutions offer far more possibilities than a mere tool, without losing the advantage of a tool, namely work simplification.