Process

How to use AI for Software Development Effort Estimation?

Software development involves a number of interrelated factors which affect development effort and productivity. Since many of these relationships are not well understood, accurate estimation of software development time and effort is a difficult problem. The most significant activity in software development is to develop projects within confined time and budget. As accuracy plays a 

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How enterprises can adopt Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology is fast emerging as one of the biggest disruptive forces to drive benefits across multiple dimensions – cost savings, efficiency, accuracy, scalability, and compliance by automating key aspects of highly skilled knowledge work. Cognitive technologies that learn, recognize and process languages, designs and imagines like a human are poised to 

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How business analysts should approach knowledge absorption during transition

Knowledge Absorption (KA) is one of the critical phase in application transition. If KA fails everything else in the transition phase will be deemed for failure. The KA phase is especially challenging for those applications for which we have no pointers. Typically, the business analyst (BA) will be held responsible for functional transitions and during 

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A quick recipe for effective status reporting in large complex programs: Part II – Close the communication loop

In my earlier blog on effective status reporting, I shared the importance of making status reporting an integral part of program planning and having a structured approach to keeping clients updated of the program status. In this blog let us go a step further to understand how effectively we can close the communication loop once 

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A quick recipe for effective status reporting in large complex programs: Part 1 – Communicate to collaborate

A few days ago, I met up with an old friend of mine, quite unexpectedly at a social gathering. After exchanging the usual pleasantries and talking about random topics, neither of us could resist the temptation of talking about work. Although I was better off at holding back from letting my frustration out, my friend 

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A symphony of product owner, DevOps team and scrum master brings real business agility

“You can’t simply ask what customers really want and then try to give that to them, by the time you get it built, they will want something new.” This interesting quote from Steve Jobs has only become more meaningful and relevant in today’s context. Technology advancements, business dynamics and their associated disruption have challenged IT 

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Three reasons why basic requirement mapping document is a must for successful agile delivery

What level of documentation is necessary for the “Agile” delivery model? This remains a persistent question. Agile practices restrict the amount of time spent on preparing reports and documentation manually for all kinds of transactional activities like reviews, test execution reports, audit reports etc., which need to be pulled from the systems and tools as 

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Are we ready for Agile? Demystifying Agile (Part-2)

In the 1st part of this blog, we emphasized the importance of adopting Agile implementation to move towards seeing its advantages vis a vis the traditional methods. In this blog, we will delve into the measures required to achieving holistic Agile adoption throughout the organization. Agile mindset As competition becomes more intense, there is a 

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Are we ready for Agile? Demystifying Agile (Part-1)

Agile development has been in existence for almost 13 years and has been delivering immense value to organizations. It continuously accentuates on the rapid delivery of customer’s business value and provides the “best bang for the buck”. We witness a lot of frenzy for Agile Implementation. The interest towards the traditional waterfall and iterative models 

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Best Practices in Requirements Gathering: Focus, Flexibility and Adaptability

Based on different studies and surveys, it has been found that a good 60-70% of IT projects fail and only a lucky minority is able to reach fruition. Success here is being defined as the delivery of the agreed upon requirements while adhering to the proposed schedule and budget. One of the key reasons for 

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