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Nov. 7, 2013, 4 a.m.

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, 4 a.m.

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, 4 a.m.

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, 4 a.m.

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, 4 a.m.

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! 

June 6, 2013, 4 a.m.

Iron Triangle Meets Agile

We all know about the Project Management Triangle: the rules of the game dictate that all project decisions are tradeoffs between “more”, “cheaper”, “faster” and “better”.  We all know that… but do we?

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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.


Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien

Director

David is a business development professional with more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in the acquisition of partnerships and IT/software services for associations, not-for profits and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He has specific expertise in the healthcare, legal and hospitality industries.