Scrum: planning a Sprint

Scrum: planning a Sprint

The rule for planning a Sprint with Scrum effectively is having cristal clear the goals: they will guide the developers to the definition of the possible tasks and the best ways to realize them.In the last articles about Scrum i talked you about its efficiency as a framework for the implementation of the Agile methodology and about roles in a Scrum team. I've also explained that with Sprint we mean a variable period of time during which the Scrum Team develop a "par...

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BSC: Learning and growth

BSC: Learning and growth

Employees are the first customers of a company: the Balanced Scorecard helps you improve their performances thanks to their approval and their continuous training. This is the learning and growth perspective.We've arrived to talk about the learning and growth perspective of a Balanced Scorecard.This point of view, like the others seen till now,...

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Agile software development: win-win contracts.

Agile software development: win-win contracts.

In traditional contracts applied to software development the risk is that between the supplier and the customer the exchange value isn't fair: Agile contracts change the cards in play.A few months ago in this article I was talking about how apps that you use avery day are made. In it I also I listed some software development methods that are now considered almost obsolete, explaining generally how the Agile methodology, the one we use at DevInterface, works. This methodology, in comparison...

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Balanced scorecard: optimize internal processes

Balanced scorecard: optimize internal processes

The balanced scorecard is a tool that can help you make the most out of the resources of your company to optimize internal processes.Few Weeks ago we introduced the BSC and later we focused in more detail on the importance of relationships with customers for a company. Today we will instead see how, among others processes for optimize production and product innovation (ie those that your customers don't see), BSC is crucial for your business.The most important aspect of this pers...

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Balanced Scorecard: give your business the right direction

Balanced Scorecard: give your business the right direction

The Balanced Scorecard is an effective method to monitor business performances, allowing you to monitor and improve your business' internal processes.There are definitely times when you wonder how is proceeding the life cycle of your company: a company goes through good times as well as bad ones, and I'm sure that you have the foresight to recognize them immediately. The problem is that, in both cases, it is difficult to foresee and understand the caus...

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How to migrate from function-based generic views to class-based analogs in Django

Last week I’ve migrated a Django application from version 1.04 to 1.6.Among the many methods deprecated, starting from version 1.5 all generic views based on functions have been eliminated (they were already deprecated in the previous release (https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.4/topics/generic-views-migration/)In my application, the generic view was used in the views.py file in this way:123456789101112131415161718@cache_...

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How to implement dependent dropdowns in Rails 4 with an unobtrusive jQuery script

I recently had to implement a view with the classic search form with two select dependent on each other. My aim was to leave the page as clean as possible and make the code that loads the options for the daughter dropdown reusable.Suppose, therefore, to have two models, SpecializationType and Specialization, defined as follows:123456789101112131415161718192...

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