How to optimize Agile delivery when your development team isn’t co-located

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Co-locating Agile development teams with the customer or business unit is optimal for collaboration and customer intimacy. However, co-location is not always feasible. Development team members could be from multiple geographic locations, the customer could also be spread across multiple locations, and economic considerations might direct some of the development to regions with lower costs. This […]

Want a six-figure salary? Tech is the place to be

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If you’re reading this, you probably are employed in the technology field. In which case, I have very good news: There’s an excellent chance you’re making a six-figure salary — or will eventually. OK, maybe not if you’re working the reception desk (though don’t rule it out!), but according to data from jobs and recruiting […]

Do you have what it takes to be a scrum master?

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Unless you’re into agile development, odds are you don’t know what a “scrum master” is. Briefly, Scrum is a team-oriented agile development framework, and the scrum master plays a coordination and facilitation role within the team and with outside stakeholders. While the Scrum concept has been around for a couple of decades, the job of […]

Bridging the gap between waterfall and agile development

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What if you could bridge the cultural and stylistic divide between waterfall and agile development teams so you could speed your adoption of cloud technologies? One possible solution we’ve adopted in DXC’s AWS integrated practice is using an architectural sprint, or a sprint before the first real sprint – sprint zero, if you will. This […]