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inspired me to write this post was a tour of a company I’ve recently returned
from. It involved a range of SCRUM training sessions that brought up my
philosophical, if not existential mood ;)
Metaphor of a House
is an allegory that I like to quote to make the young agile cadets aware of the
difference between the “agile” approach and the “heavyweight” methods. It also
lets them realise why, despite the simple principles, the application of “agile”
frameworks may be very difficult at the start.
of starting: let’s begin with an illustration, where a project turns into a
house. Every “heavyweight” method offers you a single type of a house,
moreover, a fully furnished one ...
Are you SME that
wants to benefit from IT Outsourcing?
Importance of IT for business success of company is constantly
increasing. New trends like “digital business” create the pressure on extending
capacity of IT resources even more persistent. No surprise that many companies
want to enter IT Outsourcing (ITO) market looking for promised benefits. Their
motives vary from saving costs, finding required skills or simply finding any
programmers at all when talent is missing on their own market. Not those
motives but the way to select an nearshoring partner is the subject of this
Note that I will be looking at the selection process of partner not for
short/medium term staff augmentation. In this second case you can ...
Our process of deployment
Apocalyptic visions continue. This
time we will cover our (quite) complex process of deploying new
functionalities. Our SCRUM sprints cover only development and testing in
developer environments deployments. The rest of the process looks more or less
like this (slightly simplified):
For those who don’t feel like
analysing the complexities of the diagram above, I give a list of the more
interesting properties of the process:
complicated, and a passing it takes a very long time (on average, about a month)
flows through the process are new versions of system components, and a new
functionality usually requires changes in multiple components
fair share of the ...