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The Art of OveractDev’s Strategy

  • June 5, 2013

As OveractDev takes on new clients it is important for each of us to remember that our Development Process must be adhered to in order to protect the “Three Amigo’s”; clients, employees, and shareholders. Ultimately, the Engagement Manager (EM) and Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) are responsible and involved in every project from the beginning through […]

7 Ways Developers Can Help Engagement Managers

  • April 18, 2013

Working on a team can be difficult at times, but if your team uses an Engagement Manager, like many agile teams do, there are ways to help each other maximize the chance of working within a fluid team. Last week we wrote about different ways Engagement Managers can help developers. This week we decided to […]

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 […]

  • January 8, 2013

Sprint Estimate and tracking Enter values only in the white cells of the document Definitions: Retained time is Sprint hours customer wants developers to be available for the project. If sprint is 3 weeks and customer wants 2 Developers to stand by 40 hours per week on the project then retained time for the sprint […]

Role of Quality Assurance

  • October 15, 2012

Quality Assurance (QA) ensures a level of quality for phase deliverables for the end client. They have to make sure that quality was not sacrificed in order to achieve the project objectives. This role works with the software development team to identify problems early on so they do not become larger issues. The QA Role […]

Role of the Engagement Manager

  • October 15, 2012

Note: We believe the Engagement Manager role encompasses functions of both Product Management and Project Management. Managing large software development projects proves difficult even for the most seasoned veterans. Many methods have been created to help teams manage the vast requirements that a single software development project can have. To understand our software development process […]

Use Cases

  • October 15, 2012

Table of Contents: Definitions Overview – Subsystems, Boundaries – Summary Use Case Diagrams Structure of a Use Case – Header – Main Scenario – Alternate Scenario The CRUD Use Case Additional Resources Definitions: Actor – Refers to a type of Stakeholder – the roles of people who will actually USE the system. Most Use Cases […]

Being Strategic

  • October 15, 2012

A topic for Engagement Managers- information for all. Being strategic is Clarity of Purpose The passion to achieve a specific, desired objective for which we feel no moral, mental, emotional or spiritual conflict. The ability to dovetail the purposes, agendas, and desired outcomes of those who will be affected in one way or another by […]

OTP Software Engineering Process

  • October 15, 2012

Table of Contents Overview Guiding Principles Building the Application Deployment Completing the Phase – Agile Process: The Sprint Cycle – Project Tracking Managing Change Overview Software Engineering refers to: The Execution phase of a strategic engagement – in other words, the shift from planning to execution The Construction phase of a software project. This is […]

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