John Prideaux

John Prideaux

Leading Digital Consulting at Wisereach

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I signed up to a well-known high-street loyalty scheme last week and amongst other things, I was asked to enter my date of birth. Well, like many consumers fed up with having to share my life facts with the world, I used my usual fake DOB (which also makes me feel younger) and is part of my standard online ‘cover’ – I love having multiple identities! It seems I’m not the only one...

Are you getting what you expected out of your outsourcing contract? ... and how do you know?

John shares his experiences of plodding corporate governance stifling Agile benefits

What value do you put on Project Management? Many large organisations have moved towards PMs managing multiple projects with different delivery teams creating a new culture amongst the project management community. Juggling priorities becomes a key challenge.

 

The largest challenge faced today when building software is reaching a shared understanding between stakeholder, tester and developer to make sure that the desired and most valuable functionality gets delivered quickly and efficiently.

 

To tackle this challenge head on, we promote and encourage the use of the Behaviour Driven Development approach.

It wasn't without some trepidation that I set forth to Lee Valley Park to try out the Olympic white water venue. But surely they would set it to 'easy' or 'medium' flow before they send novices down the raging torrent in a rubber dinghy? It reminded me of starting a new project, exciting but with lots of uncertainty ahead. But you know you'll get through to the end somehow!

Governance and change processes can often end up having the opposite affect to what was intended, stifling change, slowing projects down and increasing costs. But it always starts with the best intentions ...

Have you decided to go for an integrated IT solution to meet all of your needs, or are you picking and choosing the best the market can offer for each of your business areas? Both can provide great benefits - but there are many pitfalls to avoid whichever route you go.

The downturn has led to an increase in IT projects in large financial organisations. This has been caused partly through the spate of emergency mergers and acquisitions and because in the long term, technology consolidation and automation ultimately drives down operational costs – as ever the focus of organisations struggling to make a profit.

With Agile becoming increasingly adopted as a key approach to deliver the right solution more quickly you may be thinking seriously about starting your first Agile project.

You may have already chosen your preferred Agile method and are keen to get started on reaping the benefits Agile has to offer. However, how can you ensure your project is going to be as successful as you think?

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