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 dev...

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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, have been particularly revolutionary because it started considering employees and their welfare, as well as their continuous upda...

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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 ...

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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 inn...

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Customers' importance in the BSC

Customers' importance in the BSC

Today we're going to see why the customer's perspective is so important in the implementation of the BSC.A few weeks ago I told you what the BSC or balanced scorecard is, and we saw together why this approach was considered revolutionary: when it was created, more than 20 years ago, companies (almost all) focused only on the economic return to determine the goodness of a strategy or the effectivenes...

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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 un...

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Time Management: how you can use your time in an efficient way

Time Management: how you can use your time in an efficient way

Did you never ask yourself if there is something that can really change your way of working? Do you think that something can really have a big impact in your life?Something that is really important to do? We are often not so focused on our real target and we let that the everyday emergencies lead our working life and finally we see  that we didn’t reach big results or ...

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Information Technology: Now is the time for freelancers and specialised agencies

The following is a guest post of David, content manager of Twago Europe. According to the latest data from twago; the market leader for online outsourcing, IT experts are in demand like never before. What the latest figures show is that projects that required the assistance of expert IT services rose by 430%. This figure represents a five-fold increase on the previous year. This trend is positive for the programmers and dev...

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A new layout easier and more spacious

In the last days we have spent a bit of our time to do a full redesign of our website and our blog. The result is what you are looking while reading this article. Specifically, the innovations we introduced in both the theme of the blog and the web site are: Wider layout splitted into two columns also for the website Blog contents with more space, ...

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