RDT News

Investing in local tech talent

20/05/2015

Office

Congratulations RDT apprentices

As part of RDT’s commitment to supporting young local tech talent and to support our strategy of growing organically we are really pleased to be able to congratulate Anthony Wilson and Jack Greenhalgh on passing their final exams.

Anthony and Jack joined RDT in May last year and embarked on an apprenticeship programme supported by QA. The course is a combination of on the job learning and classroom based teaching, both scored highly in their exams and completed the course well ahead of the expected completion date. They are now working on personal and technical objectives around being completely integrated within the RDT team structure for their second year with the company.

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Steve Knight calls time on 50-year career

22/04/2015

Industry veteran says farewell to RDT and moves into semi-retirement as a consultant

Steve Knight has retired as client services director at RDT, the insurance systems specialist, closing out a career that spans nearly 50 years in insurance technology and software development.

A well-known figure in the insurance industry, Steve began his career in 1966, writing programs in Assembler on an IBM mainframe. From the 1960s up to the present day, he has filled a wide range of senior roles across the industry and his career has traced all the major developments in insurance technology. (more…)

Agile software delivery at RDT

21/04/2015

Agile

At the heart of RDT are seven delivery teams who innovate, develop and support our products. It is important to create the right environment for them to do this and deliver value to our customers. At RDT we use a style of working called Agile to achieve this.

Agile is an umbrella term for a number of lightweight delivery methods that were put together in 2001 by a group of leading business thinkers. They created the Agile Manifesto and 12 supporting principles, which together represent the ethos we want to create in our teams.

At RDT we use the Agile practice of “scrum” for the basis of our project management framework. (more…)

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