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Tips for Safeguarding Your Company from the Risks of Legacy Apps

 Greta Kelly  Jul 31, 2019 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

It’s likely your organization has a few applications that are considered “legacy” applications. The motto, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” can be very appealing in short-term, but can end up back-firing in the long run. Learn more about the risks legacy apps can pose, tips for safeguarding your organization, and rules for identifying when upgrades may be necessary.

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4 Signs You’ve Found a Great Software Consultant

 Greta Kelly  Apr 17, 2019 11:45:00 AM  0 Comments

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.

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Shed Light on Your Cloud Workload with AWS Well-Architected Framework

 Greta Kelly  Feb 26, 2019 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

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.

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4 Common Problems That Inhibit JIRA Workflow Agility

 Greta Kelly  Dec 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM  0 Comments

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.

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Maintaining a Healthy Product Backlog in Agile

 Greta Kelly  Nov 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

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.

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