For the last 8 months I've been helping a development team in a government department improve their development capability. Part of this involved introducing various concepts normally found under the "Agile" and "Lean" umbrella terms. This blog post is the beginning of a series recounting my experiences during this work. I hope this is of use if you are introducing Agile in government teams.
When you need the help of an IT services company you no doubt will want a company that is going to help you deliver the result your organisation needs. Finding and picking the right IT company for your circumstances is not always straight forward, so in this Blab we covered the question "How do you pick the best IT services company for your specific delivery needs?"
You may also be interested in our previous Blab question relating to this topic What should you expect from your IT service provider?
In my role as an Equinox IT Senior Consultant specialising in business analysis, I often work on client projects with the goal of modernising their business processes, including their development practices. In a recent assignment, I came on board as the Lead Analyst, for a three phase project, part way through the first phase. In this article, I cover the activities that I undertook to help change the way in which the team was delivering, from Waterfall to Agile.
As a business representative you are no doubt continouously looking to improve your organisation. Today any change often involves new or updated technology and requires you to engage with IT service providers. So in this Blab we answer the question "what should you expect from your IT service provider?".
Sometimes it's important to differentiate
In this post I’ll discuss a few Design Patterns in common use by software developers and solution architects, which I’ve found to regularly cause confusion. This post is primarily directed at practitioners with some intermediate knowledge of these patterns since the context would help, but it will hopefully also help those just coming into contact with these concerns and provide a useful foundation.