Category: Demystified

Demystifying the Requirements-Gathering Environment

Define the Problem and Voice Client-Clarifying Questions with Confidence A non-trivial part of a successful software consultant’s job is understanding what the client’s problem is. A significant impediment to that problem is walking away from discussions and requirements gathering meetings knowing you don’t understand the issue but feel uncomfortable addressing it. This article will describe […]

Agile Demystified: 7 Metrics to Assess Your Agile Practices

Agile development has evolved to become the norm for software projects. Many organizations are practicing agile with fantastic results. However, sometimes results are less than stellar. Assess your company’s agile practices with this quick checklist. Score 1 point for every answer you agree with. 1 Number of unit tests: Increasing Your team is checking for […]

Software Solutions Demystified: Buy or Build with Confidence

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to make the important ‘buy or build’ decision many times. In retrospect, some commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products have worked out wonderfully. Others have been less than stellar. I use the following matrix to help make my decision. Here are some key points to consider for your decision. 1 […]

Strengthening Your Enterprise Through Data & Analytics

At IntelliTect, we use cloud services to extract, load and transform transactional data to create agile and scalable data warehouses capable of creating reports for any user. The advanced analytics we designed have been used in various industries throughout the Inland Northwest. This past month, I had the privilege of teaching a crash course at […]

Fix your Git Credential Nightmare in 4 Basic Steps

Struggling to get Git to connect to VisualStudio.com? Here’s a possible solution. Tip: A proxy/firewall can be one of the causes of this frustration. A big shout out to Andrew Scott for working this with me. 1. Install the Git Credential Manager for Windows Go to https://github.com/Microsoft/Git-Credential-Manager-for-Windows/releases, or you can also get this from the […]