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6 Tips for Scrum Teams to Capitalize on the Sprint Retrospective

[fa icon="user"] Rebecca Ghazali [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

This may be a bold claim, but embracing the sprint retrospective is the key to adopting the agile rhythm with your scrum team. Agile itself is about incrementally improving a product and making it work for those who use it. The retrospective meeting is “agile for agile” – it’s the system that drives continuous improvement.

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People Behind the Product: 3 Pillars of a Scrum Team

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In the world of Agile project management, Scrum is one of the most important tools that companies use to keep complex projects on track, on target, and on budget. It was originally created for the quick life cycle of software development and has since become a standard discipline for effectively managing all types of projects. While there are many roles within a scrum team, the three pillars are the Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Development Team.

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How Enterprise Architects Can Drive More Business Value

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

At least 87 percent of companies fail to execute their corporate strategy each year, according to Dan Prosser, author of “Thirteeners.” Traditionally, the responsibility of the Enterprise Architect was to define an IT systems architecture to support business strategy. In today’s landscape, however, the role of Enterprise Architect must evolve to that of Business Architect and focus on establishing successful business and departmental partnerships that drive organizational growth.

This article outlines a way to transform your Enterprise Architecture Framework from reactionary to visionary and offers the tools for clearing the path to innovation and greater business value.

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Transformational IT Leaders Embrace a DevOps Culture

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The term "DevOps" pops up frequently in IT, but there is a lot of confusion and misconception about what it really is. DevOps goes beyond being a process or tool that someone can license, buy or install: it’s a culture built from a combination of ideas, philosophies, and practices that allow organizations to deliver applications and services at a high velocity.

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How User Story Mapping Drives Better Product Development

[fa icon="user"] Melissa Herrick [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 13, 2017 12:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Developing new products or enhancing existing products is critical for continually adding value to your customer base. If you are short on ideas or have more than you know what to do with, story mapping can help!

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