25 08 2015
Every day at Delaware Consulting, people are reminded of the 5 company values: care, entrepreneurship, team spirit, commitment and respect. They are ever-present, living and breathing, without actually being mentioned literally too often. It is something you feel immediately when you are confronted with our colleagues and teams.
In the coming months, we’ll be welcoming a whole batch of fresh colleagues. But they won’t be colleagues for too long, they’ll quickly become more than that: they’ll become “Delawareians”, which is almost a synonym for ‘Best Friends’!
Let’s admit it: we all have moments that we are craving to go back to those times when we were complaining about the huge amount of work after waking up at noon and still recovering from the evening before. Alas – without being rude – these days have passed for most of us. This also implies that participating in the Delaware Game of Operational Excellence is no longer an option. As a consolation, we give you a glimpse behind the scenes of this business game.
It has become a yearly tradition quite some people are looking forward to: our cycling event at the end of August. For the first time, we were not heading for the Alps, but for the French Pyrenees. Our sponsor – Group Ghistelinck – provided us some vans to get all our equipment and riders on site.
The joy already began at the parking of our Kortrijk office, despite the early hour on a Saturday morning. Some 1200 km further south, our hotel near the top of the Col du Soulor was waiting for us.
28 08 2014
Next Monday, many new graduates will – after having spent almost their entire life at school – start their professional career in a multitude of companies and organizations. At Delaware Consulting, we are getting ready to welcome 50 graduates.
Growth or consolidation?
Although we had planned to make 2014 a year of consolidation, increased customer demand has made us decide to step up the hiring process again. Most customers continue to specifically ask for experienced profiles. At Delaware Consulting, however, we have a tradition to also hire young people, fresh from school.
Quite a lot has changed in software engineering in the past 5 years. The market evolved dramatically, and so have the expectations of our customers. Innovative development paradigms tend to replace the old ones. As a software developer, you have to keep a cool head with all the new hypes circling around. You definitely must not follow all new buzzwords that spread every year along immature frameworks. I am talking about mobility against reason. Think also about agility without delivery. These days, it’s cloud above all, everywhere.
05 11 2013
10 years ago, after 8 years of working at Delaware Consulting, I decided to quit my job and start somewhere else. The reason behind this was strictly personal: I needed more time with my triplets at home.
However, as children grow up fast, and an old love never dies, I came back to Delaware Consulting to pick up again where I left, 10 years ago. I lost pleasure in my job as an IT manager. It had evolved in a direction which was too technical for me to fulfill my passion. I wanted to go back to the diverse challenges of consulting, and I knew that Delaware Consulting could offer me that.
28 08 2013
Today, we all woke up early. The first bus to Kortrijk already departed at 6 am. The drive was smooth, and the final cyclists arrived around 6 pm in Kortrijk. We were welcomed by some enthusiastic colleagues.
27 08 2013
Aready 3 cols are completed. Today we are heading for Italy, especially for the ladies in the ProCycling team. We left sunny Briançon, and climbed the Col de Montgenevre, to arrive in Bardonecchia in Italy. In this beautiful village, we enjoyed a delicious Italian lunch. When everyone was recovered, we headed for the Col de l’Echelle. This tough col surprised us with a heavy downpour. The descent in the direction of Briançon was freezing. After the 90 km, everyone was happy to arrive safe and sound in our wonderful residence. After a refreshing shower, we enjoyed our “last supper”. Again, it was a heroic day for the magnificent Delaware Consulting ProCycling team.
26 08 2013
Monday morning. The sun is shining, and we are ready for the start of a heroic day for the Delaware Consulting ProCycling team. On the schedule: an 80 km ride. Starting from Briançon, we have the Col du Lautaret to warm up, and after that, we have the Col du Galibier to conquer. With our incredible team spirit, everyone reached both tops. We were exhausted, but extremely satisfied. Thanks to the magnificent downhill of the col de Lautarat, we returned in Briançon at 2.30 pm to have a bite to eat. Back in our residence, the owners of our accomodation surprised us with a delicious raclette and stone grill. This promises to be a wonderful evening.
25 08 2013
Sunday morning. And it really was a sun-day morning in Briançon! After a hearty breakfast, we all gathered at the foot of the Col d’Izoard. Starting from Briançon, the climb is 20 km. We began the climb at 9.30 am. It was wonderful: splendid panoramic views in a beautiful scenery. Around noon, everyone had reached the peak, at a height of 2.360 m. This is team spirit at its best! We strengthened our inner selves in the Refuge Napoleon, on the Col d’Izoard. At 2 pm, the time had come to start the dangerous descent. All arrived safe and sound in Briançon, where we celebrated our first top class col in an appropriate manner.