Agile Development

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Ensuring a Smooth Go-Live with a Cutover Plan

Project go-lives can be intense and take hours or even days. Following a detailed plan can streamline your go-live to help avoid a rollback and allow everyone to shut their computers as quickly as possible. Let’s discuss how to create a solid Cutover Plan to set yourself up for success.  Why a Cutover Plan?  First, the […]

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Hip-Hip-Hooray for the HIP Sprint

Software delivery projects are most often organized into “Sprints” of work where the team is executing in what can feel like a never-ending loop of plan, execute, demo, repeat. This non-stop, fast-paced cycle leaves little breathing room for reflecting on or implementing unplanned improvements or technical debt which the team is bound to accumulate through […]

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Agile Sitecore Training – Part 2 of 3 

Agile Sitecore Training – Part 2 of 3  Introduction This post is the second in a series discussing applying agile practices to training for Sitecore products. In the first post, I covered applying “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools” to training. In this post, I will look at “Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation”. Over […]

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Agile Sitecore Training – Part 1 of 3 

Agile Sitecore Training – Part 1 of 3  Introduction This post is the first in a series discussing applying agile practices to training for Sitecore products.  Over the past few years, I have been uncovering different ways to deliver training. To help people retain what is taught, I want to deliver in a way that […]

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Part 1: What is Embedded Finance?

This blog marks Part 1 of our Embedded Finance Blog Series and will introduce the overarching concept of embedded finance, setting us up to discuss embedded payments, embedded lending, and embedded insurance (all of which fall under the embedded finance umbrella) in future blogs. Embedded finance is the “embedding” of payment or banking software into […]

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JIRA – Views, Dashboards, JIRA Connect

This blog, last, in our series on Atlassian Optimizing JIRA will cover creating Views & Dashboards and Connecting JIRA with other applications to make it best for you. (Read previous post here on Optimizing JIRA by Adjusting Personal Settings). Jira gives you many ways to see your work : boards, backlogs, roadmaps, etc. In this blog, […]

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Dashboards in JIRA

Dashboard is a customized screen to give you a high-level snapshot of everything happening in Jira. Dashboards in Jira are made up of small configurable blocks called gadgets (Introduction, Projects, Assigned to Me, and Activity Stream). We can create multiple dashboards for different projects OR one single dashboard that spans all the work we’re involved with. How […]

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JIRA – Novice to Pro

You must have heard “Practice makes a Man Perfect” quite a lot and it can be summed up to this one word, i.e., “CONSISTENT”. Make JIRA part of your daily routine spicing it with JIRA Best Practices. Be a JIRA – Novice to Pro User! Yes, this blog is that easy!! Why make JIRA a […]

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Perficient’s Kim Williams- Czopek Discusses Omnichannel, CX, and Data at HCL Commerce Global Summit

Our very own Kim Williams- Czopek (General Manager, Commerce) sat down with Gary Schoch, (VP of Global GTM Software Leader Consumer Experience Portfolio at HCL Software) and other panelists at the HCL Commerce Global Summit 2022 to discuss customer experience, data, and omnichannel. You can watch the full conversation here. Changes in Consumer Behavior and […]

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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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