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.
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.
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.
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).
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!