Posts Tagged "outsourcing management"
Last week I was discussing with some colleagues the challenges organizations face these days regarding software development and application life cycle management. We all agreed that most organizations are looking at outsourcing as a way to reduce structure and cost, but outsourcing may bring other variables into the picture: Manage several providers, control the quality of deliverables, maintenance contracts, some opacity in the process.Read More
“Honey, don’t wait for me for dinner tonight, we have an issue in production and I’m going to stick around until we find and implement a solution”.
How many times have you written a similar message to your wife, husband or partner when your systems start giving preoccupying symptoms of something serious, and you don’t know what’s going to happen.Read More
You can guess that in a blog devoted to software development and quality we have already talked about productivity. Well, you guessed right. You can learn here about how you can increase the productivity of your development teams by measuring quality. Or read about how to measure productivity putting it into context. Or even how technical debt can impact your productivity.
However we had never talked about the cost of not measuring productivity. Today I want to give you some hints about what that cost can be when you outsource your development efforts.Read More
Yesterday, I was in a customer meeting, and one of the development managers of this consumer retail company told me: “A good development team, is the one that never gets attention from anybody in the company, the one that is invisible“. The quote has been wandering in my brain since then, what did he mean? I think I have finally figured it out: a development team only gets the attention when a software application fails. What he wanted is a development team that develops flawless software. Yeah right!Read More
Today we will review the origins and infancy Optimyth through one of the first Optimyth’s implementation projects in a customer in the insurance industry(*). We are talking about one of the leading insurance companies in Spain and South America, which relied on Optimyth Software to take its first steps in the world of quality based on static analysis only, when checKing QA was still a project and Optimyth began its career with its static analysis engine, QAKing. In fact, thanks to the work done on this customer, Optimyth’s products took a quantum leap in their evolution developing the embryo of what now is checKing QA.Read More