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3 Ways Retailers Can Remain Agile During Supply Chain Disruption

In the midst of COVID-19, we as individuals are faced with personal challenges, including keeping ourselves and our families safe. For businesses, and especially retailers, the challenges continue as you look to support the struggling economy and maintain sales while in-store traffic is significantly reduced. To remain agile during this time – and during any […]

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Three Reasons to Work on Cloud Platform Services at Perficient

Perficient is a global consulting company that provides consulting services for digital transformation. Within the cloud computing space, our core competencies are in strategic planning, workload modernization and migration, pipeline automation, and big data. What Does the Cloud Team at Perficient Do? “Our team helps clients leverage cloud technologies from strategic planning through implementation for […]

A Case Study in Scaled Agile and Business Prioritization

Why it is so critical to get the ever-changing business priorities up-to-date for Agile software development teams? Let’s look at a real customer situation to find out. Case Study Here, we will look at a large fin-tech company that has a web-based application that runs on a scaled agile method. On the other side, they […]

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Agile Street Smarts: Insights from an Agile Practitioner

According to Merriam-Webster, “Agile is marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace.” Of course, this not only describes the adjective, but also the methodology. I’m an Industrial Engineer with an affinity for data and numbers and a Jersey Boy who realizes the need to break free from conventional approaches in order to […]

Writing Better User Stories

Teams that take the Product Backlog seriously are more effective, which means paying more attention to the backlog and collectively ensuring a common understanding of: What is required? why is being done? when it needs to be delivered? In this blog, I’ll explore ideas presented by Mike Cohn from Mountain Goat Software, about getting teams […]

A Doze of Agile-Dopamine to Your Team

My first doze of Agile-Dopamine A corporate training session introduced me to an Agile team. Their actions challenged the myths about many traditional corporate practices. Sampling some of their actions: The team was a mixed group of technical and non-technical members including the Business head. I realized they understood the need for cross-functionality, transparency and […]

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Agile For Programmers: A Streamlined Guide to Meetings

Agile is a data-driven, streamlined project management process designed to minimize distractions while still providing multiple opportunities to check and adjust the course of development. If done correctly, it can allow for long-term project plans that are accurate and resilient to changes. Unfortunately, “Agile” is a trendy project management term that project managers and leadership […]

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5 Methods to Decompose a User Story

This is a quick guide to decompose a user story. There are lots of resources that explain methods to decompose a user story. In this case, there is a parallel with Perficient Denver office lunch time learning session. This is not rocket science, but rather, a quick guide to facilitate a forum. Therefore, use this article […]

Synergizing Agile Projects

The Synergizing Idea This hypothesis started when I was part of the potluck-hosting team in my office. Our lead had set targets on taste, quantity, quality, and timelines. Then he said, “We are presenting this food to our clients; let us make it a unique memorable experience for them. Let us ensure that it does […]

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Agile for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Companies

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many small and mid-sized manufacturers. These companies are typically much more flexible and able to mobilize quickly compared to their larger counterparts. If you have a concept for a marketing campaign, financial reporting, or an improved process, you have the opportunity to walk into the head of that […]

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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) May Not Be Maximum Value

In software development, the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is the quickest time to release for something useful. All these words are loaded: “quickest,” “release,” and “useful.”  Noting that development is a change, the definition [of a one-time] MVP depends on your planned current vs. future business state. Yes, I emphasize that your MVP vision depends […]

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Hype Cycle for 3 Phases of an Agile Backlog Groom

I was reading about the Gartner Hype Cycle and realized the same curve could be applied to Agile Backlog Groom (or simply Grooming).  Grooming is the process for an agile scrum team to absorb new work and add details. Every piece of work, no matter the size, follows this generic evolution. That is, the following […]

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