13
Aug
2018
Burnout in Agile Teams – what are Bluefruit’s strategies to prevent it?

One of our favourite conferences “Agile on the Beach” took place 3 weeks ago in Falmouth. If you haven't come across it yet and work in an agile / tech environment we really recommend this conference which boasts multiple talks over 2 days, exploring the latest techniques Software Development & Delivery, Business Agility, Agile Teams & Practices, Product Design, and Management.

6
Aug
2018
Bluefruit Agile Huddle – into the big blue!

Time flies and the first week of our Agile Huddle is already over. In previous years, we’ve created mock projects for teams to work through. However, this year we decided to change things up a bit and use the project to do some good for a local social enterprise.

25
Jul
2018
Why we are dedicated to being a Disability Confident employer

Catriona Tong and Steve Forth

There are around 13.3 million disabled people in the UK. In 2017, 376,000 people with disabilities of working age were unemployed. Over half of UK employers are potentially missing out on hiring the best person for the job because they are unintentionally excluding disabled talent.

21
Jun
2018
Football fever at Bluefruit…

Let’s face it, not everyone is a football fan. Some of us aren’t even sure what shape the ball is. But it’s hard to ignore that the World Cup has now kicked off (…see what I did there?!), so here at Bluefruit we’ve been getting into the spirit with a staff sweepstake.

13
Jun
2018
Behaviour Driven Development with Gherkin

Efficient software development occurs when the required functionality is understood unambiguously prior to development work commencing. The key goal is to describe the behaviour concisely in a human-readable way that non-technical stakeholders can understand. These conversations start communication about the requirements very early, improving quality and understanding for everyone involved.

11
May
2018
The Agile Huddle is back and we are taking it to the next level!

The legendary Agile Huddle is back - offering a unique software development training opportunity! Are you a keen coder looking to gain more experience? Want a chance to put a real software project on your CV to progress your software development career? Bluefruit’s legendary agile huddle is taking a slightly new form this July, teaming up with local social enterprise start up The Rock Pool Project to create a proof of concept project.