Adam Cogan interviews Dominic Danis from Pyxis, a software consulting firm based in Montreal.

Pyxis is a fascinating company. Based on a mantra of ‘it’s all about the people’, we see in this video how Dominic and his colleagues strive to always provide the best workplace conditions for their employees.

It’s easy to see how the great working conditions and relaxed atmosphere have translated into great real world products for Pyxis; Urban Turtle, an Agile plug-in for TFS 2010, is a prime example of this.

From the video, you’ll see:

  • An in-depth look at Urban Turtle for TFS 2010, plus some discussion on possible new features (such as Kinect integration)
  • How the product was almost called ‘Greenhopper’ for TFS

Quick look at the Pyxis office

  • Adam and Dom have a walk around the cool Pyxis office
  • Demo of the movable office desks
About the speakers

About the speakers

Dominic

Dominic is a product manager at Pyxis Technologies, a company specialized in development, training, and coaching as well as Agile software development. He is a certified ScrumMaster since September 2006. Before Pyxis, Dominic worked for 10 years at CGI, where, for instance, he carried out a major data warehouse project for Télébec, a subsidiary of Bell Canada. Coauthor of a white paper on Agile business intelligence, he tries to improve software development in order to provide clients with as much value as possible on a consistent basis. He is now in charge of Urban Turtle, an Agile plug-in for Team Foundation Server 2010. Dominic is particularly concerned about the human behind software development; that is why he joined Pyxis in 2008.

Pyxis website.

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