One evening I was having drinks with some colleagues after work and, as should come as no surprise, the topic made its way to Scrum - more specifically, what was the best advice we’d ever heard on the subject.
Words can be funny; more specifically, how the same word can have incredibly different meanings for different people. Take the word scrum for example. For 95% of the population, that word either elicits thoughts of people in jerseys all huddled together about to restart a game, or holds no meaning at all. However, when you change the ‘s’ to a capital, to us, the word Scrum takes on a whole new meaning.
Socrates was an ardent critic of the written word and his most famous pupil Plato once wrote that “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written.”
You know it’s vital, I know it’s vital, so let’s move on and dive right into our recipe for success. True quality comes from quality minded people, and as such, we’ve subscribed to a different angle towards QA, one that differs from the traditional practices.
Daniel Park is Head of Digital Experience for a large enterprise. Among his many ongoing projects, he has recently been tasked to launch a “mission-critical” venture that has the promise to change the way the organization interacts with their customers. However, before Daniel can begin, he needs to choose which vendor to partner with.
Depending on which study you read, you’ll find failure rates for large IT projects range anywhere from 30 to 90 percent. Whatever the number, it is an astonishing figure considering the strategic importance of many IT initiatives in today’s world. Which begs the question - how can you improve project management and create a scalable framework by utilizing the best attributes of the Agile and Waterfall methodologies?
Digitization is sweeping across many industries, creating an unparalleled demand for companies to innovate, experiment and deliver capabilities faster. Increasing speed and agility isn’t just a desire—it’s imperative for survival. You need to adopt a more flexible and efficient approach to software delivery—one that eliminates the barriers and exploits the dependencies between development and operations. And for that, you can adopt a DevOps culture.
“Machines will take over nearly half of all the work done by humans”, claims an Oxford university research. Another prediction says, “90 percent of the world’s population will soon be jobless owing to the fast development in the field of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, analytics, and robotics.” The panic that robots taking over our jobs is going viral!
You already have a vision about your new mobile app, a website, an eCommerce solution, or any disruptive digital solution and now need a development partner. If you have started this hunting exercise then you must have realized that finding a right partner who will transform your vision into reality, is a challenging and painstaking task.
Over lunch with my colleagues, I enquired on how is everyone keeping up with their New Year Resolutions? While only a few proudly claimed to be bang on with their target, most couldn’t keep up or had totally forgotten about it!
So, we reminded ourselves that with technology at bay, getting off track should not be so easy. The campaign expanded and I reached out to everyone with the question "How are you keeping up with your New Year resolutions", "What technologies can help to keep resolutions alive" and believe me I got some real amazing recommendations.
Here's a quick list of most common resolutions and its related tech to keep them alive and strong.