Pair programming is an Agile software development technique that was popularized in the 1990s by the Extreme Programming methodology. One of its rules is that each work item performed must go through the hands of at least two team members. As a reflex, we might think that the code review process is the ideal way
The PyeongChang XXIII Olympic Winter Games have recently ended in South Korea. On our part, it is now time to take a look at the Pyxis Studio Olympic Challenge. The Olympic Challenge As I mentioned in my first post about this, the Olympic Challenge was an activity to get employees to exercise. An activity
During the first three months following my arrival at Pyxis, I have been told I had to go through a 360 evaluation. My first reaction was: “A what?” A 360 evaluation, I was told, is conducted with your peers and is about different aspects of your work and yourself. I went there with a
The XXIII Winter Olympic Games will soon begin in PyeongChang, South Korea. It will also be the moment for our team to start their own Olympics. This year our wellness committee decided to instill an Olympic vibe into the office with some thematic activities. The Olympic Challenge To promote our 0-5-30 workplace program, Laval’s
Many companies boast about the flexible hours, teleworking policy and work-family balance they offer their employees. At Studio Pyxis, we have real flexible hours and we are talking about work-life balance. This flexibility provides an environment that allows our employees to carry out personal projects. In fact, management strongly encourages personal initiatives from the employees.
We are more than ever immersed in a software development era. Everything around us is activated by lines of code, by programs that are increasingly intelligent and essential. The IT industry is in very prosperous period and it might not be such good news for managers. The world was doing fine I remember a
Organizations’ employees working in IT, especially developers, often drag the reputation of not really caring about their physical workplace. Of course, it is important for them to have adequate space and to be close to colleagues with whom they collaborate regularly, but we often believe that they give more value to having the right tools
Hi, I am Marc André, intern at Pyxis; or should I say member of the team. I am presently doing an internship in the Studio of Pyxis Technologies in Laval. It has already been a month and half since I started my adventure here and what an adventure it has been until now! What’s Pyxis?
I began my career as a Human Resources advisor in 2003. As the title shows, my role had always been more conventional within the businesses of different sectors where I evolved. Most of them were rather traditional in their management style and culture. This being said, I joined Studio Pyxis in May 2016 and to
During a third-year class in university, I received a text saying : “Hey, have you realized that you’re the only girl in the class?” The answer war no; I wasn’t seeing it any more. It had become the norm. Being the only or one of the rare girls in the group had stopped bothering me. I
Urban Turtle is an Agile project management software for the Microsoft Team Foundation Server platform developped and and marketed by the Studio Pyxis team. In the past nine years, the product has evolved to become a reference in the world of Agile management tools around the world. Urban Turtle is present in more than thirty
Organizational culture is a fascinating topic, and one that is of interest to employees, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. University students scrutinize it in countless case studies. It is the subject of a number of research studies at the university and corporate levels. Everyone agrees that culture is an important factor in the success of an
Do you have difficulty letting go of your work? Do you still think of your projects after you get home? Do you think of your code even in your sleep? Do you have trouble getting back into the context of your work in the morning? If you answered yes to at least one of these