At the heart of a successful agile development team is a skilled group of developers. Agile software professionals continuously deliver on their objectives, but they need robust development tools and practices to maximize their productivity. If you’re a software developer or solution architect, you'll gain the insights you need to ensure your team has the right tools and practices to maximize your effectiveness in agile development.
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.
As demands for “right here, right now” information sharing continue to rise, today's organizations are taking a hard look at their branch and remote locations, where performance and service enablement have always been a primary indicator of companywide productivity.
In this episode, the TechWiseTV team takes a dive deep into the innovations and opportunities made possible by Cisco's new 4000 family of Integrated Services Routers. Learn how the architecture and new features that make up this exciting addition to Cisco's router portfolio are bringing more exciting new levels of integration, performance, and productivity to the branch office than ever before.
A great team is what makes a company successful. The maxim’s stayed true for decades, but what’s changed is the technology available to find, train, and retain that talent.
Now, you have the ability to spread your talent pool across oceans. Each worker can have a specialized skill set to meet
a range of needs within your company, and oftentimes the work will require some degree of a remote lifestyle. These needs can range from permanent remote workers to employees who travel regularly for client meetings. In fact, a 2015 Gallup poll reported that 37% of all United States workers said they have telecommuted. Being able to accommodate both workers who are out of range and those who are always on the go will help improve your company’s overall productivity and quality of work.
It's time to revolutionize marketing team productivity with social business technology. Improving cross-functional collaboration is the new marketing mandate, and social business is the enabler, allowing marketing teams to drive more leads, increase sales, and cut operational costs. Learn how to drive real business results with social business technology.
In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency, they must be able to clearly communicate and closely collaborate.
Miscommunication, misunderstanding and misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked business processes and market misfires. Most of these issues are avoidable.
A convergence of low-cost but high-quality technology and a
highly competitive business environment is making video
collaboration a channel of choice for today’s information
workers and decision makers. The availability of relatively
low-cost technology—including high-quality video conferencing
equipment, high-bandwidth networks and easy-to-use applications
and tools—is bringing video collaboration within reach of today’s workforce.
The impact on innovation and productivity—as well as critical
business processes, from customer service to problem-solving—is only just starting to be felt.
Published By: Workfront
Published Date: Sep 18, 2014
Among the common phrases used in creative services teams there is a group that are deceptively harmless because we hear them so often:
• "It's a win-win."
• "It’s about 80% complete."
Like an optical illusion, these phrases seem like one thing, but when you look at the whole picture, they turn out to be something else entirely.
Read this ebook to dispell the illusions of productivity. You will learn how to:
• Reduce personal inbox clutter
• Track your work in one place
• Identify approvers from the beginning
Find out how to turn the illusion of productivity into your reality
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
Polycom and Quocirca surveyed over 800 business video conferencing users around the world on the state of video adoption. The global findings revealed that there distinct advantages beyond travel savings, including improved team work and productivity. This report explores why some organizations have embraced and benefited from the use of video communications and why some have not. It outlines the positive visual cultural aspects that drive adoption, as well as the challenges that seem to hold some organizations back.
Service Virtualization For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition written by industry analysts Marcia Kaufman and Judith Hurwitz, shares how to deliver higher quality software by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of your testing
Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With Agile for Dummies by your side you'll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster.
Forrester Research has just completed a Total Economic Impact study for a large financial services institution to quantify the actual return on investment for service virtualization. Read Forrester’s analysis to learn how service virtualization is eliminating testing bottlenecks and significantly reducing the cost of testing.
Get the essentials about agile testing and service virtualization from several different perspectives – get an analyst’s take from Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester Research on how to remove agile testing bottlenecks and ways to calculate your potential return on investment for Service Virtualization
The number one driver of your organization’s success is sales performance.
In this new eBook, 10 industry experts provide their top tips on how to inspire sales reps and maximize their selling power. With decades of sales management and training experience between them, they share proven practices to accelerate performance across your organization.
You will learn how to:
Improve coaching and training processes with weekly teaching labs and goal setting
Motivate behaviors through incentives like SPIFs, bonuses, and recognition awards
Build a better team culture by taking the time to personally connect with reps
Increase rep productivity with practical advice you can start using today
Don’t miss this guide on how you can incorporate continuous improvement and drive better performance. Download the eBook today!
Microsoft Project has been the most popular project scheduling tool on earth. But have you ever wanted to share your task and collaborate on task details, requirement specification, design discussions or track the functional progress?
Project knowledge and collaboration is the sharing of organized information within a team. A new approach that enables project managers to manage project schedules as well as knowledge without additional effort. Learn more with this informative paper.
We’ve analyzed the new features in Windows 10 to provide you with this quick and easy look at how to get the most benefit from these innovations when coupled with a Lenovo ThinkPad®, ThinkCentre®, or ThinkStation® device. Key features you and your team will love include:
• Seamless productivity across multiple tasks, locations, and devices
• New features start tile and screen snap combined with classic Windows ease of use
• Robust, integrated security that matches cutting edge bio-metrics with enterprise-grade basics
Find out more now.
Help your sellers work smarter and build stronger relationships
Sales teams work so hard, they can burn out quickly. It’s tough when customer contacts, sales goals, productivity tools, and social networking are all separated and siloed.
Instead of working in separate systems that make day-to-day selling complex, you can help simplify the way your sellers work. And empower your team to be more productive and efficient. Our e-book, “The Savvy Seller’s Guide to Building Profitable Relationships,” is packed with advice for making selling much less painful—and more profitable.
Did you know if your lead has had prior exposure to content from your company’s brand, that they’re 25% more likely to respond to your InMail? You’ll find this and more helpful facts in the e-book, including actionable insights to help your team:
Identify the right leads—including pinpointing who’s on the buying committee
Capture buyers’ attention
Use insights and predictive intelligence from AI and machine learni
Going with a single-vendor collaboration platform is an easy call, right?
Employees can communicate and share more easily, and your IT team only has to deal with implementation from one vendor, not dozens.
But, in case you’re still pondering, here are five reasons a collaboration suite makes sense:
1.Saved time and increased productivity
2.Lower costs and less complexity
3.End-to-end security compliance
4.Scaling at your pace
5.Control over the back end
Download the Better Together eBook for complete details.
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