The end goal of every Agile process is to deliver value to the customer early and often. However, many organizations struggle with getting work that is “done” across the finish line and into customers’ hands. Software teams that accomplish work rapidly and maximize value for their customers use a robust, automated continuous deployment process to reduce work into simple units, remove roadblocks, and embrace change that leads to progress.
Nicolas Chaillan is the first-ever Chief Software Officer for the United States’ government at his post with the US Air Force. As an agency tasked with both innovation and national security, the Air Force has its work cut out for it.
In this week’s edition of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Nicolas shares his thoughts on why employers should give paid time for continuous learning to remain competitive. He explains why we need to think beyond college degrees and offer alternative pathways toward advancement. Take a listen.
Looking to start a new development project? Whether that’s the next-gen version of a product or an application being built from scratch, we recommend including software prototyping early in your process. It involves producing a scaled-down version of a product to demonstrate to stakeholders, end-users, and an internal team what pieces of functionality will look like, how someone can interact with them, and any potential problems with the proposed design.
Innovation starts when all stakeholders are working as a cohesive unit and have identified a common mission. Matt Kelly, a partner and Business Designer at Do Tank, is our guest this week. Matt believes that to be successful, a company needs to spend time doing business modeling that allows them to increase efficiency and ensure they are targeting the right customer demographics.
Women have been leaving the tech industry since the 90s, leaving a void for a critical perspective. Thulasi Kethini, the CTO of Shiftgig, believes that there are highly qualified women ready to take on leadership roles in the tech space. However, most companies aren't searching in the right places to find female tech talent.