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7 Ways Engagement Managers Can Help Agile Dev Teams

  • April 10, 2013

Engagement Managers, similar to Project Managers — but a fancier title, are like any other member of an agile development team, invaluable. Using an Engagement Manager will save your other team members a lot of time and in essence provide a positive impact to the bottom line. The following is a list of seven ways […]

Map of Reality

  • April 5, 2013

Whenever you are discussing an idea with other people, it is important to realize that each individual has their own point of view or map of reality. Our “Maps of Reality” are the views of ideas, concepts, systems, etc. The notion of a map of reality conveys the principle that we often are not speaking […]

Talking to Your Clients: What a Concept

  • March 21, 2013

We know, we know, you didn’t become a developer to talk to people. In fact not talking to people might have even been one of the things that drew you to the business. Sorry to disappoint you, but you are going to have to talk to people if you want to be successful. If you […]

Success Criteria for Projects, Defined

  • March 8, 2013

How do you know when your project is successful? It seems like this might get a complicated answer, but the truth is it is quite simple. Your client has to confirm the project’s success. When setting success criteria you should consult your client, ask them for feedback, be realistic and set realistic expectations with the […]

When Good Architecture Goes Bad

  • February 6, 2013

All of the planning and designing on software projects does not always guarantee a positive outcome. We have written blogs in the past that address the importance of software architecture and about how we use architecture when building software applications. This blog will focus on the issues that can undo all of your planning and […]

How to Conduct a Stakeholder Analysis

  • January 24, 2013

Stakeholders can influence the outcome and success of any software project. It is important to conduct a stakeholder analysis during the planning phase of a project because this can impact the strategy you use to complete the project. Step 1: Identify Stakeholders A stakeholder is anyone who is affected by the project or who can […]

Make Your Software Project a Success with Better Communication

  • January 2, 2013

In software development the quality of communication will determine the outcome of the project. Misunderstandings in any of the following interactions can mean that the project will be of less value to the client and their customers. It is possible to have a successful software project, you just have to be conscious of the potential […]

Importance of Retrospective Meetings

  • December 19, 2012

At OveractDev we use a lot of agile methods and one of the things we have adopted is Scrum. One of the aspects of scrum that we adhere to are the meetings that we hold throughout the development of a project. One of the meetings that we regularly hold is the retrospective, an informal meeting […]

How to Create a Professional Website Using WordPress.org

  • October 23, 2012

We are tying it all together for the last installment of our how to series. This week’s article will show you how to put all of the information we have provided over the last few weeks to good use. If you are interested in finding out more information about starting your own WordPress.org website read […]

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