Legacy system replacement - strangling a big ball of mud with microservices

by Kosta Hahladakis on 28/04/2016 10:00

In my role as an Equinox IT Senior Consultant specialising in solution architecture, I am often asked by clients to assist in planning IT architecture and technology roadmaps. In a recent assignment I was asked to work with a team from Equinox IT to help a client modernise their core business system. In this article, I cover the work that we performed to migrate the system onto a new platform while minimising business disruption and project expenditure.

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Answers to your Scrum and Agile project management questions

by Carl Weller on 27/04/2016 11:30

Last week I presented a webinar The ‘edges’ of Scrum – Addressing project management concerns on Agile projects which focused on where Scrum fits in to a typical PRINCE2 and PMI project lifecycle and what project management concerns are addressed by Scrum.

During the webinar we received a number of questions, some of them I responded to as part of the webinar, but there was insufficient time for all of the questions. So in this blog post I answer all of the questions asked during the webinar.

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3 Key take outs for writing better user stories

by Kirsten Eriksen on 26/04/2016 10:00

As an Equinox IT Senior Consultant specialising in business analysis I do a great deal of client work with user stories. A couple of weeks ago I attended two of Gojko Adzic’s training courses in Auckland, including his ‘Getting more value out of your User Stories’ course. In this article I share my top three key take outs from that course.

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IT services in solution delivery – How do you get the best results from your provider?

by Ray Cooke on 21/04/2016 11:30

Many organisations work with IT service providers when undertaking solution delivery projects. Solution delivery can be complex and working with IT service providers can be an important factor in the success or otherwise of a project. So in this 7 minute recorded Blab we explore the question 'IT services in solution delivery - How do you get the best results from your provider?'' 

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Enhancing continuous delivery with blue-green deployment

by Kosta Hahladakis on 19/04/2016 10:20

In my role as an Equinox IT senior consultant specialising in solution architecture, I am often asked by clients to help with technology decisions and implementations.

In a recent assignment, as part of an Equinox IT team working with a client, we identified an opportunity to improve the client’s deployment process to better fit a continuous delivery approach. The Equinox IT team comprised of an enterprise architect, two very experienced Java software development specialists, and myself as solution architect.

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