April 15, 2014

Global Services Magazine Interview

Recently Global Services Magazine interviewed First Line's Chairman & President Nick Puntikov, following our repeated recognition in the prestigious Global Services 100 ranking of the world's top outsourcing service providers.

Nov. 7, 2013

Certification Frustration

With agile development steadily gaining in popularity, there is no shortage of all sorts of agile certifications. The most popular by far is the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification and training available all over the country.

Nov. 4, 2013

We Did Offshore Agile Before It Was Cool

An alternative title I considered for this post was “My favorite chart”. You'll know what I mean when you get to the end.

Oct. 24, 2013

Story Points or Ideal Days?

There is a long running debate regarding the use of story points vs. ideal days for estimating backlog items, both positions supported by many good arguments. In my practice, I actually use both. Here’s how.

July 29, 2013

Agile and Fixed Price?

First, let’s pin down what “fixed price” actually means. It’s not just that the customer demands to know as precisely as possible how much they will have to pay for the project (which, on the surface, is not an unreasonable request).

June 27, 2013

Agile + Cloud = DevOps

The combination of agile development and cloud computing has dramatically changed software delivery for the enterprise. And let’s be clear - there is no way you are going to get there with waterfall and cloud! 

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