Ask the Right Questions Before Jumping into Development
In today's post, we're going to be talking more about the steps of ID-GEM -
the business impact software framework from Amadeus Consulting that is
designed to streamline your development process. ID-GEM is a free,
downloadable planning tool that helps organizations incorporate business
objectives early in the development process to reduce software project
failure rates by addressing the need for better front-end planning.
In our last post, we talked about step one - the "I" of ID-GEM, which stands
for "Identify Value." It might be helpful to take a step back and read that
blog so you can understand the importance of identifying business value
before beginning your project.
So now that you're brought up to speed with step one, let's launch right into
step two - D, for "Discovery Questions." This is the part of y... (more)
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How many times have you set off on a software development project with a
brilliant idea and boatloads of ambition, only to finish the project and
realize it doesn't meet the necessary business objectives? ID-GEM is a free
tool from Amadeus Consulting that aims to help avoid this seemingly
inevitable "planning gap" and help bring your dev project from ideation to
completion more efficiently, with better overall team alignment, and with
buy-in from all stakeholders.
ID-GEM is particularly formulated for small-to-medium sized businesses -
business that can least afford a project fa... (more)
An inspiring office space is crucial to motivating and engaging staff. With a
good office design you can improve creativity and productivity. Do you still
have physical office space and appreciate the reasons Google has cool things
in their office but have a much, much smaller budget? Then here are some
ideas that are intended to foster a cultural of collaboration, creativity,
and employee wellness.
ROOM/DESK ASSIGNMENTS BY PROJECT
Open spaces can make people feel more comfortable and not so "boxed-in,"
which can create greater productivity and efficiency. We threw out office