The REMS system developed by the IT Center for Science and Nitor helps researchers in their work
Together with the IT Center for Science (CSC), Nitor is developing the REMS system for managing scientific data. The system allows users in different organizations to apply for and authorize access to different materials. The solution is implemented in an agile way in Clojure and published as open source. Nitor has been CSC's framework contract supplier since 2017 and won the tender for the further development of the REMS system also for the years 2020–2022.
Finnair shares its expertise along with the publication of a new open source library
Nitor and Finnair have published Finnair's first open source library to facilitate the validation and conversion of data. The library was implemented to meet the needs of Polaris, Finnair’s operative flight information system, and was later converted into a general open source library. Nitor is the supplier of Polaris.
Nitor renewed Finnair’s operative flight information system
Polaris is Finnair's new operational flight information system that utilizes and shares information related to flight data through versatile interfaces. With Polaris, the transparency and maintainability of the system status increased significantly while operating costs decreased. Nitor acted as Finnair's strategic partner in the design, realization, implementation, and management of the new system.
What is Lean-Agile budgeting and why it matters?
Traditional organizations often operate by trying to achieve more with less budget, which often leads to actually using more money in the long run. Lean-Agile budgeting doesn’t offer quick wins but helps the entire company operate more cost-efficiently for long-term savings.
Nitor revenue grew 15 % in 2019
The Helsinki and Stockholm based software company Nitor’s revenue increased by 15 % in 2019 to approximately 29 million euros. The operating income of 2019 grew to 5,4 million euros (+22 %). The Covid-19 pandemic has affected several industries, but the exceptional times have also raised the demand for digital services. Nitor’s revenue has continued to grow by 20 % during January–April 2020.
The City of Helsinki chose Nitor to develop the Helsinki metropolitan area Service Map
Nitor has been selected as a winner in a restricted tender issued by the City of Helsinki on design and development services for the Helsinki metropolitan area Service Map from February 2020 onwards. Nitor was previously responsible for the complete redesign of the Service Map to improve accessibility and findability of the information on the site. The renewed Service Map was published in January 2020.
Scaled agile pioneer Maarit Laanti nominated as SAFe Fellow
Maarit Laanti is the first Nordic SAFe Fellow. It is the most prestigious distinction that can be awarded to individuals who have exhibited the highest levels of thought leadership and transformational expertise for implementing the Scaled Agile Framework.
How Azure can provide a secure remote access without VPN
Enabling your users to work efficiently from home is pretty much a must-have requirement for all modern IT-infrastructures, and after the coronavirus hit us, more and more people need remote working possibilities. MS Azure offers us some alternatives to traditional VPN connections.
Olli Auvinen is the new CEO of Nitor
The Digital Engineering company Nitor has a new leader as Olli Auvinen, the company's former Chief Operating Officer, and one of its founders started in a new role in March as the Chief Executive Officer. The former CEO Matti Vilmi will continue at Nitor as Senior Advisor concentrating on coaching the next generation of company leaders.
When a pandemic hits, your organization needs resilient crisis management
How will we handle these tricky coronavirus effects, that might affect our workplace, ponders many leaders nowadays. What happens, if many of us are ill at the same time; how do we secure critical operations; how pandemic affects to our profit?
As Nitor goes home – we’ve called in our paw patrol!
Let's admit it: Us Nordic people are quite good at social distancing to begin with. But there is a big difference in choosing to stay away and actually having to keep away from people. So we decided to share some of our home office pictures and best tips of staying sane and productive while confined to our homes. Needless to say – you’ll get to see plenty of four legged helpers!
Tips and tricks for online collaboration
How do you effectively work remotely as a team or as an organization? Combining cooperation and working remotely can be challenging, and if you are used to co-located work, remote work requires more from all parties involved at the beginning. But don’t worry, try new tools, keep practicing and you’ll learn!
How will Great Place to Work winner Nitor develop its culture in the future?
Nitor has been chosen among the best places to work in Europe and Finland for five years in a row, but for now, the company will focus on developing and improving its culture without the Great Place to Work survey. Instead, Nitor will strengthen its PeopleOps activities as well as bring additional services to support the wellbeing and constant learning of its experts.
How source code version control is changing design processes
Version control tools have been used in software development for decades. Now, they are taken into use in areas outside of traditional programming, such as design. Version control tools strongly affect the processes in a development team. Here, a developer and a designer discuss the history of version control and the methods that allow successful collaboration.
From product company to a consultant company
On 15th May 2019, I started in a new job as a software developer at Nitor. Nitor is a Helsinki-based software consultant company with several customers in Finland's Capital area. The move ended my 12-year long stay at Napa, a company making software for ship design and operation since 1979. But more significantly, the move marked a change from companies with their own products (LabSystems, Nokia and Napa) to the world of consultant-companies which don’t have their own products but instead work on helping other companies to develop software.
SAFe 5.0 and what you need to know about it - part 3, Conclusion
It’s been four years since the last major release of SAFeⓇ, Scaled Agile Framework, but in January the framework will be updated to 5.0, and with it comes a number of important changes. In a series of articles, we will go through the key changes and additions. This is the third and final article in which we conclude on the changes and what they mean for you.
SAFe 5.0 and what you need to know about it - part 2, Customer Centricity and Design Thinking
It’s been four years since the last major release of SAFe®, Scaled Agile Framework, but in January the framework is updated to 5.0, and with it comes a number of important changes. In a series of articles, we will go through the key changes and additions. This is part two, where we look closer into Customer Centricity and Design Thinking.
SAFe 5.0 and what you need to know about it - part 1, Business Agility
It’s been four years since the last major release of SAFe®, Scaled Agile Framework, but in January the framework will be updated to 5.0. With it comes a number of important changes. We will go through the key changes and additions in a series of articles. In this first part we’ll look into the updated Big Picture, Business Agility, and the seven core competencies.
Impactful services are designed with – not for
Nitor’s service designers jumped on a plane and flew to Toronto where they participated in Service Design Network’s annual conference SDGC19 on the 9th-10th of October. In this blog post Nitor’s service designer Ville Henriksson provides his insights about the most interesting themes of the conference.
Agility makes organizations happier – Nitor’s new agile coach advocates sustainable code and living
Andreas Tjernsten has for the last 10 years concentrated on making organizations function better and be happier. When he got the chance to work for Nitor, he adapted this principle into his own working life.
Can a Humanist thrive in IT?
For someone not in the tech loop – Solution Architect or UX-designer as profession descriptions in job ads don’t really tell the story of what the work is about. We need to remove the obfuscating fog of strange titles, and make IT professions more accessible to young adults about to select their careers. I believe this will eventually increase diversity and improve the whole IT field.
Are you on the DevOps train?
DevOps has brought along a new, faster and more consistent way of delivering value and bringing operations and development together. Now it’s mainstream for people and companies. However, success and improvement won’t come overnight. What's the best way to get onboard the DevOps train?
Kamu peer support – Psychologically safe goal setting
When an organization aims to maintain a hierarchy-free environment and operate completely without middle management, progressive solutions are in order to effectively support the well-being and competence development of the employees. We created the Kamu support system to meet that need at Nitor.
Designing for better lives - tales from SXSW
South by Southwest is known as the conference for creatives that outgrew into a festival for everyone. And by creatives, I mean all kinds of creative people involved in film, music, business, and – to a greater extend nowadays – digital design. A team of four nitoreans flew across the Atlantic to find out what this event might offer.
Nitor continues to deliver with 18.2% revenue growth in 2018
Nitor, who operates in Helsinki and Stockholm, expanded its enterprise architecture and artificial intelligence services by acquiring ATK Helsinki and starting a new business unit Nitor Insight. The revenue grew 18.2% compared to 2017, reaching 25 million euros. The profit for the financial year was 3.2 million euros.
Abba sets the mood while Nitor gets selected as one of the best places to work in Europe
Digital engineering company Nitor is one of the best places to work in Europe. The results of European-wide Great Place To Work study were released in an awards gala held in the home of Nobel banquet, Stockholm City Hall. Nitor took the third place in its category being also the most highly ranked Finnish company. This year, a record amount of Finnish companies participated in the study.
Organizational Resilience Expert Minna Janhonen Started at Nitor
Nitor has appointed organization development and human resources expert Minna Janhonen as a coach for Lean and Agile methods. Before joining Nitor, she has, among other things, had a long career as a Senior Researcher for the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Why Serverless Will Eat the World
Serverless is an architectural pattern that leverages maximally managed services as components of a system and stitches them together with small bits of business logic code that is also run in a managed service. The most typical type of service to implement the business logic is generally called Function as a Service (FaaS), but there are a multitude of ways to implement this custom compute resource.
Digital Engineering Company Nitor Is Finland's Best Workplace For Second Time Running
Digital engineering company Nitor has once again been chosen as Finland's best workplace. A total of 150 organisations, with a combined staff of around 45,000, participated in the Great Place to Work survey. Nitor took part for the fifth time and came at the top of its category for the second time running. Last year, Nitor was also declared the second best workplace in Europe, as well as earning the special accolade of being 'Better for People'.
Näin suunniteltiin uusi uljas Nitor HQ
Millainen työtila on paras mahdollinen digitaaliselle insinöörille? Tämä ajatus oli kaiken taustalla kun Nitorin uusia toimitiloja suunniteltiin. Ohjenuoraksi löytyi neljä c:tä: Communication, concentration, collaboration ja chilling out. Tässä artikkelissa kerromme toimitilojemme periaatteista ja siitä, kuinka suunnitteluprojekti eteni.
Study by Nitor and the University of Helsinki: Finnish companies are pioneers of agility
Agile development has been there for software industry already quite some time. Increasing numbers of companies in other sectors have also been taking agile methods into use Nitor has been conducting a research together with the University of Helsinki on the current usage of agile methods in Finland. These are the initial results.
What rapping on stage taught me about empathy in design thinking
When I registered for the Design Thinking Conference, I had no idea what I had signed up for. Or rather, I knew it was going to take me outside of my comfort zone – but I had no idea how far. If I tell you that the conference was experimental and highly inspired by theatre, you might get an idea. I left for Amsterdam wondering what the heck I had gotten myself into.
Nitor Strengthens its Data Science and Enterprise Architecture Services Through Corporate Acquisition
Nitor completed the acquisition of the company ATK Helsinki on 1 October 2018. With the acquisition, Nitor strengthens its expertise in both data science and enterprise architectures. The acquisition also involves Nitor’s team being joined by two long-standing experts: Samuli Visuri and Jarkko Honkio.
History of a Developer – Sticking IT through the years
My career at Nitor started 10 years ago. In this post, I will talk about what has happened during these years in the Finnish IT scene. Participating in events usually blesses you with various stickers to decorate your computers with. I’ll let the stickers do the most of the talking today.
Achieve sustainable work pace with the Mind Platter
At Nitor, we use the Mind Platter as a lens for wellbeing. It is our attempt to holistically approach our lives which are not limited to time at work. Like a balanced diet, we need balance between the different aspects of our daily life. Learn how you can achieve a sustainable work pace by using the Mind Platter
Keyboard is the Medium of the Developer Part 3 – Codito Ergo Some!
Your keyboard design is likely based on a 150 years old workaround – and I’m not referring to the QWERTY layout. The Sholes and Glidden typewriter was the first commercially successful typewriter. Its rows of buttons were staggered, so that the metal arms wouldn't get stuck. This constraint was removed with the introduction of electronic typewriters in early 1900s. It’s about time to design keyboards for humans.
The Future is SAFe
We had a great time at the first European SAFe Summit at Frankfurt—meeting old and new customers, talking with our friends, and listening to great presentations and case studies. In addition to coaching participants, giving lightning talks, and running a busy booth with cool T-shirts, we also managed to land an interview with the Chief Methodologist of SAFe, Dean Leffingwell. We asked him about the history of SAFe and how he sees the future.
A Week of Innovation with Finnair
As one of the partners in Finnair’s inaugural Innovation Sprint, Nitor designers Mary & Annina spent a week helping nine teams innovate and develop solutions for the aviation industry. Here are their five takeaways from the week and why a dedicated innovation sprint can be beneficial for your business.
Nitor is the Second Best Place to Work in Europe
Digital engineering company Nitor’s success as one of the best employers in Europe continues. Late last night, Nitor was chosen as Europe’s second best employer at the GPTW Gala in Athens. Earlier this year Nitor received the price for Finland’s best place to work. In the study, Nitor’s special ability to develop its business with a people-first approach was highlighted and Nitor also got a special Better for People award.
Nitor invests in Artificial Intelligence
Nitor has founded a new business focused on Artificial Intelligence. Nitor Insight will offer research and consulting services on data science, AI, and machine learning. Nitor Insight started its operations in early 2018 and will be developed into a significant part of Nitor’s services and business.
What happens in Chicago doesn't need to stay there - 3 takeaways from UX Certification course
At the turn of May Nitor designers Niko, Tommi and Ville took a trip to Chicago to complete their UX Certification by Nielsen Norman Group. They met with other like-minded people and came home with ideas to share.
A kingdom for a decent tool review
Backlog tools are seldom the first-order problem in an organization. And even the best ones can’t solve the first-order problems for you. However, bad tools do get directly in the way of your transformation efforts. That’s why it’s useful to tell one from the other.
New Language, New Design
It is an under-appreciated fact of the human condition that our thinking is constrained by our existing language. First of all, our routines and instincts guide us to use familiar concepts like "the design phase" or "project goals". Second, even if we are able to break our routines and reflect on the limits of our language, we will essentially have to invent new language to think in ways that our current way of talking doesn't allow.
Digital Design is made outside the designer bubble
Have you ever wondered how an agile design team works? We’ll take a peek behind the scenes of Nitor’s team of designers. At the same time, we debunk some myths: the best designers are not lone wolves but excellent team players, who produce their best work in multidisciplinary teams in close collaboration.
Keyboard is the Medium of the Developer 2 - a Switch Statement!
Keyboards sporting mechanical switches are common tools among our digital engineers. Besides the precise tactile input, they offer a satisfying soundscape with a chance to show individual preference or even act as a fashion statement. Here’s a look at three different options spotted at our office.
Nitor’s revenue grew by 49% in 2017
Helsinki and Stockholm-based Nitor’s operations continued to expand in 2017. The company’s revenue grew by 49% in the 2017 accounting period to 21.1 million euros. Earnings (EBIT) grew by 58% to 4.35 million euros. The increased willingness to invest in digital development and the strategic partnerships with key customers played a major role in Nitor's growth. The successful year was capped off in style when Nitor recently took first place in Finland’s best workplace study.
How we went from zero to silver in the AWS re:Invent Non-profit Hackathon 2017
This is a story about how our team of Digital engineers won silver in the 2017 AWS re:Invent Non-profit Hackathon. Careful preparations at home as well as prompt communication in the hectic hackathon environment proved to be successful when creating our life-saving solution.
Want agility? Forget those function points!
Function points were invented to quantify the amount of logic in code as a better means to measure productivity. It was never the perfect solution but in the world of long waterfall projects better alternatives didn’t exist. Nitor's Lean-Agile Coach Kati Laine explains why we should – finally – stop using function points as a measure of coding efficiency.
3 essentials to guide your organization through a Scaled Agile transformation
Is your organization about to embark on a Scaled Agile transformation? To make a significant change, you need three things. You need to know why the change is needed, what is the goal and how you're going to make it happen.
Digital Engineering company Nitor is Finland’s Best Workplace
Digital engineering company Nitor has been awarded as the best workplace in Finland in 2018. A total of 156 organizations with some 50,000 employees took part in the Great Place to Work study. Nitor, now participating for the fourth time, improved its ranking after achieving the second place last year. Last year, Nitor was fourth best workplace in Europe.
What I learned from the first HCI Designer at Apple
Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini is a human-computer interaction (HCI) legend who started his pioneering work at Apple. Here are five takeaways we learned from him that you can use in your work as a designer or engineer looking for better understanding in user-centered design.
Introducing service design to your organization
Service design is a mindset that guides professionals across the world in envisioning services that serve their users. This mindset was on display at the Service Design Global Conference 2017 at Madrid in November. In this piece, our resident service designer Otso Hannula shares his insights into adopting service design at your organization.
Lean-Agile Coach Kirsi Mikkonen: Digitaalisissa insinööreissä ja kilpaurheilijoissa on paljon samaa
Menestynyt purjehtija ja telemark-pujottelija Kirsi Mikkonen työskentelee Nitorilla Lean-Agile valmentajana. Hän on työurallaan edennyt pitkän taipaleen Otaniemen sähkölaitokselta Ericssonin puhelinlankoja pitkin Ruotsiin ja Kiinaan. Kirsi on julistanut itseohjautuvuuden ilosanomaa ja ketteröittänyt tiimejä sekä Suomessa että kaukomailla. Nyt on Kulttuuritoimituksen vuoro tutustua Kirsiin ja ketterään tiimityöskentelyyn.
Nitor Establishes First Office in Sweden
Nitor, a digital engineering company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, expands its operations to Sweden with the opening of the company's first office in Stockholm. As of fall 2017, the new office employs five professionals engaged in client projects. Nitor provides agile design, software development, consulting and training services, and the majority of the company's current customers in Sweden represent retail and finance industries.
Lean-Agile Budgeting supports growth mindset in established enterprises
In traditional organizations the cost center budgets are the ceiling for the spending, but also the floor. The existing budget must be used, because otherwise the cost center budget will be cut for the next year. So, how does SAFe solve this budgeting dilemma?
Akrobaattinen Temppu Ukkeli x Nitor -kesätuotteiden innoittajana
Tänä vuonna tuli täyteen kymmenes vuosi Nitoria ja halusimme juhlistaa asiaa ikuistamalla kesätuotteisiimme, eli t-paitoihin ja kangaskasseihin yhden Nitor-klassikoista. Aihetta miettiessämme pyysimme apuun taiteilija Teemu Keisterin ja Nitor-kaanonista nousi yksi aihe ylitse muiden: Ekin “Temppu”. Syntyi Ukkeli x Nitor -yhteistyöprojekti ja joukko tuotteita kesäisiin rientoihin.
Nitor is the Fourth Best Place to Work in Europe
The best places to work in Europe were announced yesterday at the Great Place to Work Gala in Paris. The Digital engineering company Nitor placed fourth in this year’s European list. 2340 organizations from 19 different countries participated in the survey. Nitor was chosen as the second-best place to work in the GPTW Finland survey earlier this year.
Progressive Web Apps — Part III: Standalone web application
In the previous post I showed how the files of a web application can be cached locally to shorten the start up time and enable offline use. In this post I will continue with the Progressive Web App examples and show how an application can have a home screen icon and it can run in a standalone mode, making it look like and function like a native mobile application.
Progressive Web Apps – Part 1: the new way of making mobile apps
I heard the term ‘progressive web app’ the first time almost a year ago and I thought this could be making big change in how mobile apps are made. I had made some native Android apps as a hobby and I had been involved in implementing a html5/native hybrid application and was familiar with the hacks and awkward deployment processes it required.
Customer presence will increase in K-food stores and Kesko
K-food store customers can now contact their K-retailer even more efficiently. At the end of last year, Kesko introduced a new multichannel customer feedback software, which improved communication significantly. The new software is called Hymy.
Nitor’s revenue grew over 40% last year
The growth was driven by customers’ increasing interest in digital development. In 2016, Nitor expanded its sustainable digital development business significantly. During the fiscal year, the company’s revenue grew 41.7%, reaching the grand total of 14.18 million euros.
Suunnittelupeli tuo yhteiskehittämisen palveluiden suunnitteluun
Suunnittelupelit ovat palvelumuotoilusta lähtöisin olevia yhteiskehittämismenetelmiä, jotka yhdistävät pelaamisen ja osallistavan suunnittelun. Suunnittelupeleistä väitöskirjaa kirjoittava nitorilainen Otso Hannula kertoo, miksi ATLAS-suunnittelupeli valittiin juuri alkaneen NCC-projektin käynnistykseen.
Our partner Yle receives Lean Award of the Year
The Finnish Lean Association bestowed its Lean Award of the Year on Yleisradio (Yle), the Finnish national broadcasting corporation, where Nitor has been advancing the lean agile way of working. The award ceremony took place at the Lean Management seminar in the Messukeskus fair center in Helsinki.
Yle has chosen Nitor to develop its IT architecture
Yleisradio has made a general agreement with Nitor about developing Yle’s IT architecture and processes. In accordance with the agreement, Nitor will provide its expertise to Yle in developing the end-to-end IT architecture as well as architecture development methods.
Maarit Laanti is the first SAFe Program Consultant Trainer in Finland
Maarit Laanti, the Head Trainer of Nitor, is the first Finn to achieve the SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4) certificate, which validates her expertise in lean software development. Consequently, Nitor will become the second European company to have SPCT certified trainers.
Jos olet ketterä, maksat vain käyttämästäsi pilvestä
Pilvessä toteutettavat infrastruktuuriratkaisut ovat viime vuosina kypsyneet merkittävästi, ja niiden käyttö onkin räjähdysmäisessä kasvussa. Menestyvät yritykset koosta ja toimialasta riippumatta rakentavat infrastruktuuriaan yksinomaan pilvipalveluiden päälle.
SAFe 4.0 on nyt täällä!
Scaled Agile Inc. on julkaissut uusimman versionsa ketterän kehityksen SAFe-mallista, jonka periaatteita me Nitorillakin noudatamme intohimoisesti. Järjestimme julkistuksen kunniaksi asiakastilaisuuden, johon saapui pääpuhujaksi Scaled Agilen Managing Director (EMEA) Michael Stump.
Oletko ikinä ollut aloittamassa uuden palvelun suunnitteluprojektia, jossa pian huomaat että ihmiset ovat täysin eri mieltä miten palvelun tulisi toimia ja mikä on prioriteetti? Niin minäkin. Olen koonnut alle toimivia tapoja, joilla itse suunnittelijana olen ratkonut näitä tilanteita päästäkseni kohti kaikkia ilahduttavaa palvelua.
Posti chose Nitor to maintain its core digital services
Digital engineering agency Nitor and Posti have made a permanent agreement, which states that Nitor is now responsible for 38 of Posti’s major digital services and operative applications. The agreement includes Posti’s application maintenance services, such as disturbance reports, modifications and development.
Nitor develops Helsinki region’s Journey Planner
Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and Finnish Transport Agency are jointly developing a next generation electronic timetable and journey planner. Both HSL’s Journey Planner and Transport Agency’s Matka.fi service will use the resulting nationwide journey and timetable service platform.
Agile economics expert to lead Nitor Delta
Digital engineering company Nitor has appointed Rami Sirkiä as new lead of agile consulting. Sirkiä, the CEO of Nitor Delta, is an expert in economics with solid experience in R&D. He will be in charge of the operational and sales management as well as business development of Nitor Delta.
International Conference on Agile Development XP2015 Lands in Finland
After nine years’ hiatus, the XP2015 agile software development conference is again held in Finland. Over 350 experts in software development and agile methods are expected to take part in next week’s international event. The participants come from both academic and business domains.
Nitor Selected as ICT Supplier by Finnish Government's Purchasing Body Hansel
Nitor and Talent Base have been selected as suppliers for ICT project management and integration services consulting for the framework agreement of Hansel. The four-year framework agreement will come into effect in summer 2015.
SAFe-malli ja Lean Systems Engineering
Osallistuin huhtikuun puolessavälissä Scaled Agile Academyn järjestämälle neljän päivän Applied Lean Systems Engineering with SAFe LSE- kurssille Boulderissa, Coloradossa. Tämä oli ensimmäinen kerta kun SAFe for LSE-kehystä koulutettiin laajemmalle yleisölle. Osa yksityiskohdista on vielä auki kehyksessä, joka on tällä hetkellä versiossa 0.61. Kurssi eteni kuitenkin sujuvasti ja kehystä viedään jatkuvasti eteenpäin keskustelujen ja kurssipalautteen pohjalta.
Nitor Reached Record Sales of Nearly €10 million in 2014
Nitor, award-winning digital engineering company based in Helsinki, recorded another strong year in 2014. Revenue growth exceeded 25% in the fiscal year that ended December 31st, while profits grew by 16% to 2 million euros. The company currently employs more than 80 engineering-savvy specialists and is constantly searching for more talented staff.
Nitor Wins HSL's Public Tender for Park and Ride Solution
Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the agile software company Nitor have signed a contract on the development and delivery of the park & ride information system. The park & ride concept in general responds to the congestion of the main fairways of the Helsinki region and the growth forecasts of the region by directing private car and bike traffic to park & ride and further to the public transportation.
Nitor's Toyota Kata Course to Unemployed Fully Booked in a Day
Nitor challenges IT companies to contibute for the welfare Finland and the companies themselves to improve their competitiveness by developing their problem solving skills. The familiar industry practices help solve day-to-day problems. Therefore Nitor pays it forward and trains unemployed IT professionals in a free course in November. The course was fully booked in a day.
Pragmaattista arkkitehtuuria dokumentoimassa
Ketterä kehittäminen on saavuttanut jo ainakin jollain tasolla jokaisen ohjelmistokehittäjän ja tiimin. Toimivaa ohjelmaa arvostetaan ohi teorioiden ja dokumentaation. Tuotantoon halutaan mahdollisimman pian, sillä tiedetään, että vasta loppukäyttäjiltä saatu palaute antaa oikeita vihjeitä tuotteen tai ohjelmiston onnistumisesta.
Nitor Speakers in Demand at European Lean and Agile Conferences
Along with digitalisation, agile development is estimated to be a global megatrend, which influences the success of all companies in the future, throughout industries. This can be seen in the absolute explosion in the amount of Agile and Lean conferences in Europe. Companies are competing in figuring out what the agile methods are eventually about, and how agility can be transferred from the team level into strategic thinking of an entire organization.
Miksi SAFe parantaa tekemistä niin paljon?
Yli 50%:n parannus läpimenoajoissa, 100% projekteista budjetissa ja aikataulussa, 25%:n parannus asiakastyytyväisyydessä... SAFen käytöstä saadut kokemukset tuntuvat uskomattomilta. Miten tällaiset parannukset ovat ylipäänsä mahdollisia? Kysymys on kuitenkin asiakasyritysten mittaamista tuloksista.
Nitor Completes 2 Million Euro Deal with a Major International Corporation
Nitor has closed a deal with a major international corporation. The contract covers professional services worth up to 2 MEUR ranging from digital service concept, architecture and user experience design as well as agile software development and testing services using Nitor Pragmatic Agile® delivery model.
Tietoviikko Selects Nitor Creations Tivi ICT Company of the Year
Nitor, the leading developer of digital business solutions, continues at growth curve. The financial year 2013 was successful at every indicator. The net revenue of the company grew to 7.78 MEUR, up 16% year-on-year. The operating profit reached 2.16 MEUR - matching 28% of the revenue. The analysis conducted by Tivi resulted in the highest possible TE score of 10. The selection from the 250 biggest IT companies as the ICT Company of the Year is not only based on numbers though.
Nitor Boosts Sanoma's Subscription Sales with New Platform
Sanoma Corporation has renewed the online sales tools for its main subscription-based products over the past winter. The Sales Platform was developed by Nitor who has also published other significant cooperation contracts with media houses lately.
Nitor Boosts Sanoma's Subscription Sales with New Platform
Sanoma Corporation has renewed the online sales tools for its main subscription-based products over the past winter. The Sales Platform was developed by Nitor who has also published other significant cooperation contracts with media houses lately.
Toyota Katan avulla rutiinit käännetään muutoksen voimaksi
Arkisessa kielenkäytössä rutiinilla tarkoitetaan tottumusta, saman asian toistamista. Se osataan yhdistää tottumuksen avulla hankittuun taitavuuteen, mutta joskus myös puuduttavaan tylsyyteen. Joku saattaa sanoa kammoksuvansa rutiineja, koska ne rajoittavat luovaa ajattelua. Toisaalta rutiinien pelkääjäkin myöntää, että autolla ajaminen on helpompaa monen vuoden harjoittelun jälkeen kuin ensimmäistä kertaa ratin takana ollessa. Rutiini auttaa.
Nitor Delivers Itella Verkosto with a Solution in Agile Offsite Development Service
Itella Verkosto's web-based accounting company solution, Verkosto Noutaja, was developed in Nitor's offsite development service. The solution enables Itella' s SME customers to share documents seamlessly to 3rd parties such as accounting companies. Nitor took part in the design, implementation and deployment of the solution.
Nitor and Talent Base Revamp the Technical Platform for MTV.fi
The renewed technical solution for MTV.fi web was delivered by the project led by Nitor and Talent Base. In the first phase, the studio55.fi service was launched in August 2013 with the new tech platform. This was succeeded by the upgrade of MTV News area in conjunction with the major brand renewal of MTV on the 4th of November 2013. The other services will be migrated during 2013 and 2014.
Nitor Wins Yleisradio's Public Tender for Lean & Agile Consulting
Nitor has been selected the primary vendor in Yleisradio's public tender in which the media corporation was looking for partners for developing the company's business processes and leadership towards lean and agile model. The 4-year frame agreement signed between Yle and Nitor was announced in October 2013.
Nitor Creations Enters into Frame Agreement with Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY)
Nitor Creations, a provider of business-driven software solutions, has entered into a frame agreement with Finland's Slot Machine Association (RAY). The contract period for the agreement is four years and it became into effect in September 2013. The contract scope consists of the services for designing and implementing RAY's backend systems and deploying them into production use.
Nitor Creations in a Key Role in the Change Project of Itella's Contact Information System
Nitor Creations was in a key role in the change project of the contact information system of Itella. The challenge in the solution was, that it required modifications to the entire value stream and the channels used to receive service orders. These channels included the Internet, phone service and the orders received through paper form scanning. Nitor took part in the project right from the beginning in solution concepting, architecture design and in the implementation project.
Nitor Becomes the First in Europe to Launch Certified Training for Scaled Agile Framework
Software and training company Nitor has signed a partnership agreement with Scaled Agile Academy and becomes the first to launch training and certification for large-scale agile to Finnish companies. Applying agile methods in large scale can be used to generate significant savings and improve time-to-market for customer companies.
Nitor Launches New Business for Adopting Agile in Large Scale
Nitor has established a new subsidiary which specializes in adopting Agile in Large Scale. The new subsidiary, Nitor Delta, offers comprehensive transitions to agile model. The operations in Nitor Delta started already in 2012 and the company has already delivered services to several customer companies.