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The Pioneers of Quality

May 11th, 2015 | Category: Technology

Quality Pioneers Quality is the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind, the degree of excellence of something. The following six leaders and visionaries of quality pioneered different facets of our understanding of quality. W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993 Deming defined quality as a predictable degree of uniformity and dependability at…

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Requirements Gathering and Modeling – Invaluable BA skills

February 11th, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized

With today’s focus on delivering value, responding to rapid change, and getting requirements done right, the Project Management Institute has put out a very informative practice guide for business analysis (Business Analysis for Practitioners, a Practice Guide). Two areas that are of particular interest to today’s project stakeholders are elicitation of requirements and modeling requirements.…

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How the Agile Software Development Manifesto ideals align with Gartner’s Top 10 Technologies for 2015

December 29th, 2014 | Category: Technology

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/gartners-top-10-technology-trends-for-2015-all-about-the-cloud/?tag=nl.e106&s_cid=e106&ttag=e106&ftag=TREf7159e0 From the above article, “Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015: All About the Cloud”, it is It is no surprise that only two of these technologies have been on this list for more than two years running (IoT and Cloud/client computing). Four of them are on the list for the first time and…

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Scrum in Under 10 Minutes

November 18th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Scrum is the leading Agile development framework in use and this YouTube video does a great job in presenting an overview of Scrum in 10 minutes. Having recently participated in a two-day course learning the mechanics and dynamics of Scrum teams in order to become a Certified ScrumMaster, I thought this was a great presentation…

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Weighing Out the Risks in Business

October 10th, 2014 | Category: Technology

An ISO 31000 definition of risk is the ‘effect of uncertainty on objectives’. Uncertainties include events (which may or may not happen) and uncertainties caused by ambiguity or a lack of information. While common definitions of risk focus on a negative uncertainty, uncertainty by its very nature presents both negative and positive impacts on objectives…

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What Agile is Not: The Feedback

May 8th, 2014 | Category: Technology

In my last post, I set out to understand better what the spirit of Agile is. I first defined some common terminology prevalent in the industry: values, principles, framework, methodology, processes, and practices. Then I applied those terms against Agile and related IT Software Development concepts in a matrix fashion and invited feedback on that…

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