Performance Improvement

Posted on 12.12.2017

What makes a shoring cooperation effective? Local leadership brought us customer satisfaction.

Markus Rentsch, Business Unit Leader/ Project Manager, Market Unit Switzerland, and Mircea Laich Malutan, Service Unit Leader, SDC Cluj-Napoca (Romania), delivered a complete application migration and UI rework for a well-known Swiss customer. What made their collaboration productive in the first row? Read what they say in interview. Markus, Mircea, you have been cooperating... 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 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 05.12.2012

Cloud computing - Improving flexibility and ensuring competitive advantage

Cloud computing provides an unmatched degree of flexibility. However, any company seeking to exploit this advantage must design and operate its solutions appropriately. Experience gathered in connection with providers and users of cloud computing services reveals what is most critical here. Cloud computing offers flexibility with great ease. Two mouse clicks are enough to res... read more ›
Posted on 21.11.2012

A picture is worth a thousand words - Collaborative visualisations provide clarity

It is typically PowerPoint that is used nowadays in the knowledge transfer process. Work results are compiled in a report. However, we find that in both cases, visualisations prepared by hand during a meeting or seminar are often more relevant. They are easier to understand and more authoritative, and they motivate all those present to engage in active participation. Visual f... read more ›
Posted on 29.10.2012

Detect errors earlier with quality gates – Great efficiency potential in the debugging process

The earlier that errors are detected, the lower the cost of correcting them. This is why formal checks are essential starting in the early phases of development projects. Only ten years ago, the significance of testing was still not very widely recognised. Since then, however, things have changed. Comprehensive tests that are typically automated are now the normal practice. A... read more ›
Posted on 15.10.2012

Agile test management – customising methodology to new approaches

Agile IT development processes require flexible and well-reflected testing methods Agile, light-weight development  approaches  such as Scrum promise increased efficiency,  shorter release cycles, and higher quality software.  They also represent a paradigm shift in software  testing. Agile  test  management  –  Testing  as  a  continuous  process  in  IT  development  projec... read more ›
Posted on 08.10.2012

IT Project Management with scrum – Improved productivity and greater efficiency

Optimal control and cost-effectiveness with properly adjusted parameters With the agile and lightweight development method Scrum, large software projects are more manageable with respect to functionality, project duration and quality. In practice, however, this will only succeed if the basic parameters are set in a well thought-out manner. Among other things, optimal sprint l... read more ›