Code Breakers was founded in 2016 by Jan Pannecoeck and Lien Van den Broeck. Jan has been working as a mobile developer or Scrum Master for companies like KBC, De Persgroep and Belfius. Lien started her career in marketing and communications but refocused to agile coaching and help companies to improve their company culture. With Code Breakers, they want to set themselves apart from the traditional consulting companies.
With Code Breakers we want to do things differently. Not just selling at any cost without having added value. There are other companies out there who can help you with that. It is Code Breaker’s dream to create a workplace that realizes people’s full potential, either for our own team and for our clients.
In order to realize this vision, we want to bring added value to our clients by building a highly motivated and smart team to help clients with 1) delivering clean and efficient software, either by coaching the development team or by developing the code itself 2) communicating to their different target audiences in a concise and structured way. By doing this, we are convinced that our clients can focus on what really matters to them: their core business. More concretely, we want to do this by carefully implementing the 12 principles behind the agile manifesto.
At Code Breakers, we have 6 values that we live and breathe by. Values that will help us realize our mission and vision and that we promote when we are working with a client. Values that we expect to see in all of our team members:
every company that respects itself has this in its values. For us, it means that we really put our clients’ interests up front. Even if it means turning down assignments because we think we are not the best fit.
We are very clear in what you can and cannot expect from us, both for our clients and our team. We play no political games and we believe that being transparent can push a project and company forward.
Yes, it is our goal to grow and to make a profit. But not by quickly rushing through projects. Or by hiring team members in good times and then firing them at the first sign of bad times. No, we believe in creating value for our society and economy and thus maintaining an organic, sustainable growth.
For us, this is one of the factors that decides whether we want to work with a client or not. We also firmly believe that the people we hire are capable of doing their job without us telling them how to do it.
We are ourselves. That means no management consultants who sell a lot of MB (management bullshit), but concrete actions to help you. And common sense, that too.
unlike the big consultancy firms, it is not our goal to place as many consultants as possible at your company. Quite the opposite: we think it is important you build on your own internal knowledge. We do want to help you with specific projects, for a specified amount of time. After that time, we decide together: do we still both benefit from a collaboration, or is it time to say goodbye?