When you're working in this line of business, developing web sites,
that is, you're not that used to praise. Once a web site has been
launched, most of what you hear is bugs and new feature requests. But
once in a while we get the praise we deserve! :-)
Today the swedish magazine internetworld published a review of the public web sites for 6 of Sweden's largest unions. The site I have been working on, unionen.se, got 9/10, and a splendid review, the title of which reads "Good looking and smart in a modern suit".
I worked on unionen.se pretty most of 2007 as a Scrum master and systems architect. It was one of our first real Scrum
projects here on Dropit, and I dare say one of the most successful ones
so far. One the most important reasons for that was that we had a great
(Karin), but also that we were a very good and dedicated team (you know
who you are!). Dropit was responsible for the whole delivery, so we worked both with the conceptual and graphical design as well as with the technical implementation. The site is based on EPiServer 4.62 and our internal framework Foundation.
We had the privilege of having the whole team sitting
together with the customer, which wasn't the standard way to do it for
us back then. Since then we are advocating this more and more, since
the collaboration with the customer really improved. It was also a
technically challenging project, as we were heaviliy dependent on the
SOA infrastructure being developed simultaneously, and we even had to
work on New Year's Day to make the launch. But it really paid off, and
it's extra fun for this to get recognized on idg.se!
So once again, thanks to all the people that worked so hard to create unionen.se!