3 Ways to Enhance Software Reliability and Increase Speed to Market

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

According to the Harvard Business Review, “Every business is, willingly or unwillingly, a competitor on a software playing field, no matter which sector it’s in.” Consequently, the overarching goal for businesses today is to leverage software in a way that increases speed to market, improves customer satisfaction, and allows you to become more responsive to customers’ needs. To achieve all this, there must be a framework that supports a culture of innovation and shortens the time from identifying an opportunity or challenge to acting. This is where Agile, DevOps, and Cloud come into the picture. This article shows how each supports the other to create the perfect synergy for 99.99 software.

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How to Create High Performing Teams Using Agile Methodology

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

High performing teams regularly accomplish the impossible. They are the engines of innovation. Unfortunately, they are far too rare. A study in the Harvard Business Review estimated that three out of four cross-functional teams are actually dysfunctional. The study found that these teams most often fail to meet organizational expectations due to:

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Characteristics and Responsibilities of a Great Scrum Product Owner

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Sep 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Complex software projects have no shortage of moving pieces, making the Agile methodology a logical approach to keep everyone heading in the right direction. Though there are several roles on a scrum team, there is only one that provides the “single source of truth.” Within the Scrum framework, the scrum product owner is THE key stakeholder of a project. But what does this really mean? And most importantly, what makes a great product owner?

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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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