“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans” Allen Saunders, Publishers Syndicate Agile practices are now several decades old, maturing and taking shape in the last 2 decades and every industry has implemented it in some form or fashion, including Governments. The Agile manifesto was developed in 2001 and was originally […]
Organizational culture has been defined in numerous ways. Over the last few decades culture is seen as a competitive edge for different organization. Deloitte reports that a vast majority of companies are using culture as a lever to drive strategy, transform operations and become market leaders and industry benchmarks. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” (ref: […]
Following up on our blog on “Collaborate online or your co-op will lose its competitive edge” we wanted to talk about a very important Key Performance Indicator for co-operatives – the Co-operative Engagement Index (CEI) – this is something that we have developed after nearly 20 years of working with co-operatives, building strategic software and shaping operations for co-operatives […]
Most development companies jump into a project the moment they get their hands on one – why not? That is what we are here to do – solve problems for our prospects and customers and hopefully make a decent living doing it! But how many go the extra mile and actually analyze the risks to […]
Scope creep – the surreptitious phenomenon that plagues so many software projects (and any other project as well). But so many times it cannot be avoided. Best practices dictate that to avoid this it is important to sign off on a scope baseline before development starts – where both parties (supplier and customer) have understood […]
(1) The 1st and the most obvious – do you need an iOS, Android, Windows, RIM product (any or all)? This is actually an important 1st question. Most customers say “yes”…but it is important to vet it out – questions like “Who is the end consumer?” or “Where will this be used?” or “What % […]
Following up from our prior blog on “To app or not to app” this one is equally relevant, if not more. Scene: You are looking for software to solve a business problem or bring efficiencies to operations, processes or provide services to your customers, integrate better with suppliers, partners, employees etc. One question you will […]
Simple 1 line answer: “Think as an end-user of your software.” Let me paint the picture first. You are a software developer, resplendent in the knowledge of the latest and greatest technology out in the market. You are highly valued in a development project and your skills are sought after. You start a project, understand… […]
The 1st question to ask, why choose, when I already have someone I work with or when my best friend has already referred me to some company? The simple answer is that as a business leader you have to ask questions, all the time, if you want to be ahead of your competition. Software is… […]
Solving current problems with yesterday’s process will hurt your business … BIG TIME!
Software development has improved exponentially over the last few years … not only in technology but mainly in the way it is executed.
There is no point talking about buzz words like Big Data, HTML5, and Mobility etc… If takes too long to use and see the improvement in your business. […]