In the world of software development consulting, inventory (hourly work) is very perishable. An hour lost can’t be relived! Great software consultants understand this and implement strategies to ensure their clients get maximum value for time spent working on projects. If you outsource all or some of your custom software development, here are 4 signs you’re making a sound investment.
After years or decades of trusting your on-premise infrastructure, your understanding of cloud tools and best practices may be nebulous at best. The Well-Architected Framework is designed to help clear the fog and ensure you’re operating a reliable and efficient cloud workload. It’s developed by AWS Solutions Architects, who share best practices they’ve identified from their experience designing thousands of solutions in a wide variety of industries. Here's a brief intro to the Framework for those who want to get cirrus about building and maintaining value-driven cloud solutions.
Workflows are vital for any Agile team. They help automate repeatable processes to make it easier for people to collaborate with more efficiency and fewer errors. Though they may sound like a magic bullet for productive team collaboration, they aren’t foolproof.
Here are four common problems that inhibit JIRA workflow agility and success. Learn to recognize them so you can prevent inefficiencies and ensure your workflows are always advancing organizational growth and sustainability.
In Agile, items selected for development come from a backlog, a list of prioritized features describing functionality for the desired product. The inspiration for new features can strike at any time, but ideas may not be fully flushed out and can change as more is learned about the product. In this article, I’ve outlined 3 key elements of a healthy agile backlog that facilitate creativity, simplify ongoing development, and create a more valuable and profitable product over time.
I recently participated in the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering Women’s Advisory Group on a mission to help engineering students transition into successful professionals with rewarding careers. We worked in collaboration with the Center for Career Development and met with upcoming graduates getting ready to make their mark on the world. We discussed the following ideas on how to develop engineering careers that are fulfilling personally and professionally.