Technology Radar has originated from knowledge sharing focused on technologies. Our architects and senior developers from various areas, such as Mobile or Azure, meet every now and then to discuss their project experience, industry trends, POC results and thereby determine the maturity level of various technologies as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of them. These talks are concluded with a visualization that takes the form of a Radar, which allows to pick out the recent technological developments significant to Objectivity, our customers and projects. These are technologies that we’ve checked well in action, those that are something new and promise, for example, greater flexibility or speed of development, and those on which “we’ve burnt our fingers”. It’s a hint to our customers and architects that helps them to choose the right technology for the project and a direction of competence development for our employees.
Our Radar is divided into four rings. In the very centre it has the ADOPT zone – which houses proven technologies, the most developed in our company and most commonly used in our projects. We regularly get trained in these technologies knowing the ins and outs of them. The other rings, moving away from the nucleus of the Radar, are TRIAL, ASSESS and HOLD. In addition, each technology visualized as a symbol, has been qualified to one of the areas. Recently, we’ve focused on such areas as: “Big Data, SQL Server and Performance”, “Mobile & Java”, “Web, Continuous Integration & Security” and Azure.
The closer the Radar centre a symbol gets, the more developed are our skills. Obviously, there’s a specific person behind each symbol, so that we know who to go to in order to create a solution in a particular technology, solve a problem or extend our knowledge in a particular area.
The Radar was created on the initiative of our employees as far back as 2014. The first summary was developed and published on our blog then.
If you are interested in how we evaluate the latest technologies, please have a look at the article written by our specialists.