Don't Trip at the Finish Line: 3 Key Ways to Avoid Software Release Failures

You’ve been working on developing a business critical software product.  You’ve invested time, money, and resources and spent months planning, building, and testing.  You are finally ready to release to market and start generating revenue for your business when you fall...
Don't Trip at the Finish Line: 3 Key Ways to Avoid Software Release Failures
Topics: DevOps, Application Development, Software Testing

Testing?  We Don't Need No Stinkin' Software Testing!

All of the IT and software development leaders I speak with want to and expect to deliver high quality applications however, very few of them successfully integrate testing into the development process.  In most cases, testing is an after-thought or is viewed as not as important when...
Testing?  We Don't Need No Stinkin' Software Testing!
Topics: Application Development, Software Testing

The Financial Burden of Application Development

Every application that is built is a capital expenditure and most organizations budget 10% to 15% of the project budget for at least three years after the application launches to fund continuous maintenance, support, and operations of the new application.   Most firms will...
The Financial Burden of Application Development
Topics: Application Development, Application Portfolio Management

Agile Vs. Waterfall: Determining Which Methodology is Right For You

I meet with a lot of organizations who use Waterfall as their standard development methodology and are looking to adopt Agile instead.  During these meetings I always bring up several questions -  What are the result you are trying to achieve?  What problems are you...
Agile Vs. Waterfall: Determining Which Methodology is Right For You
Topics: Application Development, Application Portfolio Management

How Well Do You Know Your Application Environment?

In this new world of BYOD, Cloud Service Offerings, and new business paradigms, the very nature and role of Enterprise IT is transforming. As a leader of the IT Enterprise, you have the challenge to "future proof" current investments and at the same time deliver innovations that...
How Well Do You Know Your Application Environment?
Topics: Application Development, Management Consulting, Strategy

Jumpstart the Success of Your IT Strategy & Projects

You know that planning and implementing enterprise technology solutions comes with many challenges.  Understanding your current environment, creating a solution roadmap, and seeing first-hand how a solution works in your environment is essential to reducing overall project costs and...
Jumpstart the Success of Your IT Strategy & Projects
Topics: Business Intelligence, SharePoint, Office 365, Project Management, SQL, Application Development, Article, Management Consulting, Systems Management