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Improve Your Business With A Quality Management System Review

Once in a while it’s good to review your quality/business management system (structure, processes, requirements, etc) – we’ll focus on processes for the moment.  The relevance of processes is critical.  They must be useful to your staff, customers, partners and … Continue reading

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Peer Reviews Improve Product Quality and Project Delivery

Shock! They actually work! Peer reviews are an effective tool to improve the quality of deliverables – be they documents, code, tests, presentations, etc.  Yet they are still not used in many companies. Why not? People don’t have the “time” … Continue reading

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Practical Steps To Recover From a Project Failure (Project Disaster Recovery)

One of the most difficult things to do is to recovery from project disasters – you know the sort – where EVERYTHING that can go wrong does go wrong. There are four key activities to undertake when recovering from any … Continue reading

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Imagine a Simpler Process

A client recently pointed out to us that we have a recurring theme in our blog posts recently – that of simplifying processes.  This is not surprising as it’s one of our prime company service offerings. Even in a time … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 3

315 Arvo Tea We like to take advantage of as many informal activities and gatherings as possible (plus we love coffee and donuts 😉  What strikes us with the people in this company is that everyone at all levels have … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 2

12.30 Lunch We have a great lunch at Tokio’s in Melbourne CBD.  The team highly recommended it as fantastic for the sukiyaki-don and other specialties.  Sounded good and they were right – it was a great experience.  We have a … Continue reading

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A Day in Refactoring Agile Project Process Part 1

8am Breakfast Meeting We’re here with the project team and find ourselves in the local coffeeshop.  Attending is the entire project team (2 BAs, 6 developers, 1 tester, project team lead) and a number of managers and PMO rep. We … Continue reading

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