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Best Practices for Managing Global Software Development Teams

Economic globalization and remote work have an undeniable impact on the software development process. Project managers who lead software development projects are likely to find themselves managing project teams with members scattered around the globe. To deliver successfully, we need to work effectively with geographically distributed teams, a.k.a. global or multi-shore teams. Working with global […]

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The Importance and Development of An Iteration Plan

As an agile Project Manager, you face a lot of pressure to assure your stakeholders that your project is on track. You are the one the client is calling saying, “are we going to finish this thing on time??” It is imperative to have documentation that can eliminate all doubt that you will. Enter the […]

Working Agreements for Team Cohesion

This is the second post in my series focused on individuals and teams. In this blog I will share how working agreements help a group of disparate individuals become a team. A team is a group of individuals who come together to work towards a common goal.  But a group of individuals doesn’t become a […]

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Perficient + Atlassian = Success!!

Perficient’s team of Atlassian experts help clients with all of their tooling and process needs. The team is comprised of a cross-functional group of consultants and architects with backgrounds in agile coaching, project management, system administration, engineering, quality assurance, and automation. Certified professionals work across the full Atlassian product suite (and Marketplace applications) including Jira, […]

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Listening to Understand, Not to Save the World

One of the values in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools”. People who embrace the agile mindset tend to put a heavy emphasis on people and teams.  We dream about having cohesive, happy teams who can tackle any challenge.  But what happens when we run into challenges? […]

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Journey through the mysteries and technology behind the Voice

I was attending a meeting as part of my daily office routine. One of my colleague’s voice was sounding very much like my colleague from previous organization. Only the voice was familiar, name was no way linking to the region where he belonged to and virtual meetings with no faces attached to it …it just […]

Where Quality Analysis (QA) fits in the World of DevOps

Development and Operations (DevOps) is the agile software development approach that allows for simultaneous software development and testing. A successful DevOps practice requires quality assurance and testing (QAT). DevOps developed from the need for businesses to respond faster to market changes to acquire a competitive advantage and accelerate their growth. DevOps is assisting firms with […]

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Perficient Launches Knowledge Sharing Community for Colleagues

In 2021, Perficient continued launching new resource groups for colleagues to find connections and community while building their skills. In addition to the Giving ERG and Agile Community, Lance Bruner, director, took the reigns to formalize a group that had been providing information on consulting best practices to our localized GEO teams so that more […]

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The Pandemic – Our Agile Coach

The Coaching Program I can see the quizzical look on your face with the question, “Why is she calling this pandemic an Agile coach?” My answer is: “Yes because it taught us agile principles, and imbibed agile mindset in us.” Let me explain in detail: During this pandemic: How many of us responded to change […]

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It’s Okay to Fail

One of the benefits of taking an agile approach to product development is the opportunity to make mistakes, to learn from them and to improve.  Our sprints and frequent releases work to our advantage, giving us the chance to inspect and adapt.  We can fail fast, reflect on the experience and quickly change direction to […]

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5 Ways to Test an Idea Without Spending a Fortune

Inspiration is all around us.  That inspiration can come from something we see or hear while going about our daily lives, from our own experiences, from our customers or from internal stakeholders. Suddenly you find that ideas start to flow and the excitement builds.  You get carried away and want to start developing right away.  […]

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5 Tips to Be a Fantastic Developer

There are millions of developers worldwide, each of them is working on different platforms and programming languages. Every other developer has a different way of writing their code, but one common aspect is their logical and analytical mindset. This blog will go through some of the daily interactive areas of a developer and situations that […]

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