Dorling Kindersley Travel site won the top award in the Holiday Extras category at the fourth annual TravelMole web awards – the biggest in the event’s history – held in London on May 24 at the Canadian High Commission.
There were 1,400 nominations for travel industry websites across 13 categories this year, followed by an extensive judging process. The Judges said “In a very competitive category Travel.DK won the overall prize due to the innovative way they are able to present information to the potential traveller. Good content with easy, attractive access.”
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide site was developed by LShift and design
partners Poke London. The site is pioneering as it allows users to select travel highlights from DK Eyewitness travel guide content, and then organise them into their own tailored travel guide. Once users have created their guides, they can download them for a small charge and then take them on their trip. Users can also share their guides within the DK travel community, and when they get back, rate and comment on the places they have visited.
LShift first to take DSDM Atern practitioner course and examination.
LShift were the first software development company to attend
the new DSDM Atern practitioner course since its launch on Monday 23 April.
Atern is the new version of DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Methodology), an
agile project delivery framework that delivers the right business solution at
the right time. Atern focuses on strategic goals and incremental delivery of
real business benefits while keeping control of cost, risk and quality. High
levels of agility are achieved through self-directive, empowered teams working
together in a supportive and collaborative manner.
Atern replaced DSDM Version 4.2 on Monday 23 April 2007. As DSDM is LShift’s
preferred development methodology, the team were eager to catch up on new
developments and incorporate them into current practice. Six Shiftees attended
the DSDM Atern Practitioner course during the launch week and then succesfully sat the
examination. All six Shiftees passed and are now looking forward to working
with the new framework in practice.
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