It’s all well and good to say that you want to adopt Agile practices. But sometimes, waterfall development processes are an ingrained part of the business culture. Changing the behavior for the team – and the executives and users – takes dedicated attention and a deft hand. Here’s one anecdote from Certified Scrum Trainer Mark Levison to show you how it can be accomplished. Continue reading
Enough of the marketing spiel already! It’s time to get down to the technical tips, tricks, and lessons learned to rock your company’s mobile apps in record time. Continue reading
Once, this software project was zooming right along. Now, it’s nothing but schedule slippage and heartache. Maybe this advice can help you get things back on track. Continue reading
As an IT leader, hiring new talent can be an arduous task, but knowing that your next prodigy is hidden in that stack of resumes makes it worth the time and energy. And for the technologists on the other side of the interview desk, starting at a new company can be like time-traveling to another dimension. Enjoy this fun (and maybe scary) read by IT author Lisa Vaas about the tech interview blunders you’d want to avoid.
No, it’s not okay to answer your phone, answer questions with painful literalness, take an interview in the middle of another job interview, demand alternative beverages to those offered, or otherwise come off as if the interview isn’t your top priority. But those are, in fact, the boners that some techies pull during an otherwise-serious job search. Continue reading
Most IT projects have the goal of automation, but the term is so widely used that it’s easy to become confused as to what precisely anyone means. This article helps developers and managers understand the five types of application interface automation that determine whether users will actually use an application (with joy, even) or churlishly toss it aside. Continue reading
The buzz on using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for app development has been loud for a while now but it has just recently emerged as a serious reality play. Sure, a few developers have been working in PaaS, most of whom were quick to tout its benefits. Still, they were in the minority. Many developers and development managers were still kicking the PaaS tires and were not quite ready for the test drive.
But that was then and this is now: 2013 may be the year PaaS goes full bore in mobile app development, according to industry experts and enterprise development teams. Continue reading
Recently Gartner Research published a new report, “Minimizing the Number of Supported Mobile Application Architectures,”* that dissects a common situation that organizations delving into mobile application development find themselves in. Continue reading