Posted on 26.06.2013

ERNI Technology Post No. 43 - Merge and Integration Process

One of the most important considerations within large projects is a clearly defined and structured merge and integration process. Imagine different teams working on the same code base - these teams could be split over different countries. Problems usually arise when these teams need to implement features affecting more than one subsystem and embed them within the existing sol... read more ›
Posted on 25.06.2013

Techniques for sourcing the right solution provider

Devising invitations for large tenders requires broad domain expertise, practical experience and a thorough knowledge of business analysis. Therefore, every procurement project needs a professional tender submission with clearly defined requirements. Failure to do this may mean overall objectives cannot be wholly achieved, as well as a loss of resources and time. This also ap... read more ›
Posted on 12.06.2013

Viable strategy through facilitation

Dynamic change processes are a part of everyday business. Facilitated strategy workshops at management level are an efficient means of initiating these change processes. The facilitator must be a master of his specialized methods and have knowledge of the domain-specific challenges in order to meet the objectives of the strategy workshop. They can help to generate new approac... read more ›
Posted on 06.05.2013

Scrum without the buts

Scrum is very simple in theory; however its successful implementation does represent a challenge. The success factors lie both within and outside of the team. The necessary improvements usually comprise process adaptation and the understanding of roles within and outside of the team. Scrumbuts and their causes Along with the success of agile software development, reports of f... read more ›
Posted on 22.04.2013

Strategic partnerships create added value

To a growing extent, companies concentrate on their differentiating core competencies. Therefore they outsource specialized engineering and other services to external suppliers. Many forms of collaboration have evolved from this concept. Organizations hire external resources for short-term support; they bring in coaching or consulting experts or they outsource entire projects... read more ›
Posted on 19.03.2013

ERNI Technology Post No. 42 - Keep your domain driven design in order with structure 101

Innovation is the heart of a company, the reason for its growth and the main factor for maintaining the lead over its competitors. For companies depending on complex software systems, a design approach that harmoniously reflects current innovation and facilitates the integration of further new features is essential. That is why Domain Driven Design has evolved over many years... read more ›
Posted on 11.03.2013

Project Management Office - A central service for agile IT Project Management

Using a PMO to optimally disseminate and supervise project management know-how Projects are the central instrument for driving forward change and innovation in a company. For this reason, the crucial factor of project management know-how should be controlled via a central service unit, similarly to human resources or IT. This function is frequently performed by a pro... read more ›
Posted on 04.03.2013

Success based on business - Driven Requirements Engineering

During the development of new software, there are typically some high hurdles to overcome nowadays in terms of the complexity that is involved. However, business-driven software development can be combined especially with requirements engineering to easily overcome these challenges – and thus ensure a solid foundation for sustainable innovation in the company. Practical examp... read more ›
Posted on 25.02.2013

Requirements Engineering in system and data migration

Nowadays, migration projects are commonplace for companies. Migrating a system to the state of the art can reduce costs, increase system availability and data integrity, and allow the company to continue to evolve. In brief: Migration helps to boost competitiveness. However, migration projects are complex and full of risks. Requirements engineering supports the realisation pr... read more ›
Posted on 18.02.2013

Requirements Engineering - the basis for successful IT outsourcing

Many companies are wondering today whether their processes are mature enough to allow outsourcing of development work. Our checklist is designed to provide an assessment of the current situation along with precise suggestions on how to increase the process maturity. Success factors for IT outsourcing Outsourcing of development work is a proven response to cost pressures and i... read more ›