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Decision making and outcome driven planningBlogsIT project managementIT projects

Decision making and outcome driven planning

Author: David Mason Often businesses that are planning a major change put more focus into business requirements than business outcomes. Strong decision making for any process, BAU or project, stems from a clear understanding of the business outcomes (not the requirements) aiming to be achieved. The Government of Canada describes…
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January 1, 2017
Part Five: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s ViewAgileBlogs

Part Five: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Seven: DELIVERING A SPRINT OR ITERATION A Sprint or Iteration process are often two interchangeable terms however, delivery in ‘Sprints’ is more likely to be a Scrum based approach as opposed to an Iterative one which is more of an ‘Agile Mindset’ approach of delivering…
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October 20, 2016
Part Four: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s ViewAgileBlogs

Part Four: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Five: METHODS AGILE PROJECTS APPLY TO LOWER THE COST OF CHANGE Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable and useful software. Identifying issues early and changing direction quickly to satisfy the customer need is key to achieving…
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October 20, 2016
Part Three: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s ViewAgileBlogs

Part Three: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Four: SOME KEY CONCEPTS OF A VALUE-DRIVEN APPROACH Customers continuously care about whether or not you're delivering software that works throughout the agile project development cycle. They require some form of business functionality which proves that the evolving software application serves their business needs. Traditional…
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October 20, 2016
Part Two: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s ViewAgileBlogs

Part Two: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Good Agility Point Two: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOING SCRUM/EXTREME PROGRAMMING AND 'BEING' AGILE Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum are two agile methodologies. Agile trusts highly collaborative teams to quickly and iteratively build production-ready software. Written plans and documentation are kept to a minimum as requirements are assumed…
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October 20, 2016
Part One: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s ViewAgileBlogs

Part One: Agile in the Real World – A Practitioner’s View

Author: Bernadette Greenock Agile in the real world is about frequently delivering working solutions and enabling the user to quickly see the benefits of these solutions. This is far more beneficial than an all at once approach, which can take months or years to deliver. Technology and market requirements change so…
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October 20, 2016
BlogsTesting & Quality

Is offshoring testing services a good idea?

Author: Elliott Caldwell   When we hear the words ‘offshoring testing services’ mentioned in conversation it’s often met with a recoil of slight horror. A depiction of cost savings at the expense of quality, a trend which began in the 90's when companies began migrating call centres and back office services…
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July 8, 2016
SOA SuiteUncategorised

Microservices Challenging the SOA Status Quo?

Author: Warwick Sweeney   While it is generally true that people find change difficult, I suspect it is less true for those of us that are technically minded. At least when it comes to technical change, for technology and the processes we use for delivering technology solutions are constantly evolving.…
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April 12, 2016
Integration and SOA

How to achieve success in SOA or integration projects

Getting adoption in integration platforms Integration platforms and projects have traditionally had challenges gaining adoption. To address that, whenever we work with clients that are undertaking integration work we always look at the project in the context of maximising the opportunities for successful adoption. Clients who integrate successfully achieve significant…
Cameron Tuesley
June 2, 2015