At the beginning of May, the entire Scrum team visited a customer in person for the first time in a long time. At the University of Rostock, the team colleagues from the +Pluswerk locations Munich and Dortmund met with the responsible persons of the university multi-portal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for a terrific week together.
The third sprint in total on site at the Baltic Sea for the university multi-portal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which had already been planned five years ago, could now (Corona-related finally!) take place. The personal contact was a great experience for all involved. Not only the weather showed itself from its very best side. "It is simply important for the strategic further development of such a complex portal that you can discuss the important aspects face to face," explains Korbinian Kugelmann.
Built on the TYPO3 CMS, the Higher Education Multiportal of the Universities of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (HSMV Multiportal) is the central website instance of the following universities as well as affiliated institutes and facilities, with around 80,000 active pages, 300 domains and more than 2,500 editors: Universität Rostock, Universität Greifswald, Hochschule Wismar, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Hochschule Stralsund, Hochschule Neu-Brandenburg, Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald.
The team photo with the entire +Pluswerk crew from Dortmund and Munich shows that the further development of the portal, the implementation of new features, and the fast-as-an-arrow search technology "Solr" did not neglect the joy and the personal: Anna Steffen, Christos Keramitsis, Jens Neumann, Korbinian Kugelmann, Sebastian Hofer and Sebastian Richter.
A special thanks goes to Katrin Beez from the IT and Media Center of the University of Rostock for the great cooperation and very personal organization of the Sprint Week at the Baltic Sea.