Our values really matter to us. We genuinely live by them because our clients see how our values are reflected in the work we do for them and the positive impact they have on those who work with us.
They are the primary reason why Elastic Mint was founded in the first place.
When we came together as a partnership one of the first things we did was to list all the things we would always do and all those we would never do. When we looked at what we had come up with we realised that all of these things are summed up nicely by the Extreme Programming values.
Transparency is key to our behaviour. From the outset we agreed we would always be open and transparent about what we do, communicate both good and bad news, work collaboratively and always deliver software we are proud of.
Communication is a big part of bringing our values to life. We believe smaller, experienced teams communicate and work more effectively than larger mixed ability teams. Everyone is part of the team and we communicate daily. We work together on everything from requirements to code. We create the best solution to your problem we can, together.
Simplicity is about doing just enough and no more than is needed. Working in small, simple steps means we can get feedback sooner. This, in turn, allows people we work with to make more informed decisions about what to develop next and allows the early mitigation of failures. Another benefit of simplicity is that the cost of change is lowered, making our software easier to maintain and extend.
Feedback is about delivering working software in each iteration so that we can demonstrate our software early and often. In doing so we are able to gain feedback from the people we are working with and can plan what to do next, based on that feedback. We will talk about the project and remain flexible enough to adapt our process to it, not the other way around.
Respect is about giving and feeling respect as a valued team member. We respect the expertise of the people we work with. We work with people who respect our expertise and who respect our right to accept responsibility and receive authority over our own work.
Courage is about doing the right thing. We will tell the truth about progress and estimates. We will adapt to changes whenever they happen. We push technology boundaries when necessary, appropriate and sanctioned. We don’t fear anything because no one ever works in isolation. We share responsibility, expertise and workload in order to maximise efficiency and positive business outcome.
From the start of our relationship with Elastic Mint in 2018 they have continually delivered software to the highest standards. Working with Elastic Mint gives me absolute confidence that our software development is of a very high standard with excellent functionality. They let nothing slip.
Elastic Mint challenge our thinking – their expertise plays a key role in helping us deliver our strategy and long-term vision. They provide architectural guidance and bring an outstanding level of quality and maturity to every interaction, be it software or personal