Reusable Components

How to Build Mobile Apps with Reusable Components

August 29, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

So you want your enterprise to reuse the same component in different apps? Smart move. Let’s say your component is a barcode scanner or signature capture. What happens? Your development organization creates it for one app. Then, they copy the…

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Ask the Exec: Build vs Buy – Which Path to the Cloud?

August 29, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

  Sanjeev Singh is AVP of Strategy and Solution Delivery at Fidelity & Guaranty Life , a publicly traded insurance company with 700,000 policyholders. He was kind enough to speak with us about the challenges IT executives in his position face…

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agile quiz

How Agile are you really? Take this Quiz to find out.

August 22, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

Let’s be honest. What a lot of teams call “Agile development” is really just Waterfall without all the documentation. How about your organization? Are you truly Agile? Or are you just treading the no man’s land between Agile and Waterfall without seeing…

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QA agile

Five Helpful Tips for doing Agile QA

August 22, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

QA is no longer measured just by the number of defects found. The real goal of agile QA is to improve the software – not just give it a pass or fail at the end. You want to provide valuable…

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agile and testing

If it’s not Tested, It’s not Agile

August 22, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

Be honest with yourself – is your agile implementation really just waterfall in disguise? If you aren’t testing as you go, the answer is probably yes. Too many companies often approach agile as “waterfall without documentation”, leaving QA until the…

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QA testing

How to Reduce QA Testing from Weeks to Hours (4 Simple Steps)

July 30, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

You know how important it is to test at the end of each sprint. But testing manually at every step is guaranteed to put you behind. If you automate your testing, you can boil three weeks of labor down to…

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sprint

Why the Finish Line for your Sprints isn’t Where You Think it is

July 30, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

One of the biggest surprises in an agile environment is that you can have completed code at the end of your two-week sprint and still not cross the finish line. What’s the problem? Testing. You know you’re supposed to test…

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protect apps from app syndrome

Protect Your Enterprise from "Disappearing App Syndrome"

July 30, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

When the volume of mobile activity exploded, enterprises that didn’t have the expertise or bandwidth to develop all their own apps had to scramble for help wherever they could find it.  Often this meant turning to any boutique provider or…

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mobile center of excellence

Six Signs Your Mobile Center of Excellence isn't Excellent yet.

June 17, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

Companies are rushing to set up their Mobile Centers of Excellence. Many say they already have one in place. Some do. But a lot think they have a Mobile CoE, when all they really have is a handful of mobile…

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reasons for mobile apps fail

10 Reasons Mobile Apps Fail (Chapter Two: Reasons 6-10)

June 11, 2014 | Posted by: Randall McCroskey

In our previous post (Part One: Reasons 1-5), we introduced five very common reasons that enterprise mobile apps fail. By failure, we mean more than just failure to launch. That’s because success is not simply delivering an app on time. Success…

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