I was excited to read a story in PM Network profiling our client, SATA International, an airline headquartered in Portugal. The article highlights how SATA – using OutSystems’ Agile Platform – built a custom airport operational management system after the packaged software vendor behind their previous application came to them at renewal time presenting a significant price increase. (more…)
This week I had the chance to interview Rui David, a long-time OutSystems partner and enthusiast. We talked about how he got interested in OutSystems, the impact OutSystems has made on his professional life and why he decided to create a new website aggregating listings of OutSystems jobs. I hope you find his journey with OutSystems as interesting as I did. (more…)
Rui Afonso of Hyfas spoke about the key success factors of introducing and succeeding with Agile projects in small and mid-size companies. In comparison, Rui reviewed the distinct challenges presented to these corporations.
We were all very excited to hear one of our customers, Max Rayner, speak at the recent ALM Expo on how he and his team built and delivered the www.fly.com system using an agile approach. If you’re not familiar with it, this is an internet application that’s openly available and was built using Agile methodologies, SCRUM techniques and an Agile ALM toolset. (more…)
Last month our company announced its new Agility Awards – and the first set of awards were presented for five Agile projects that had been completed by customers and partners using OutSystems’ Agile Platform and employing Agile methodology.
The question I want to pose is what are good criteria for assessing a successful Agile project? This question builds on Mike’s recent post about criteria for measuring an Agile project manager’s success – and we got lots of great responses and ideas in the comments. (more…)
Last week’s Agile2009 in Chicago was a pleasant surprise in a couple of ways. First, in a down economy the conference attracted nearly 1400 attendees from around the globe – which is outstanding considering many conferences organizers we’ve talked to are reporting a 30% decline in attendance. According to the organizers 60% of the attendees were first-timers at the conference which is a testament to the quality of the event. And, there was a large international contingent – we met lots of Aussies, Kiwis, Brits and Europeans; in fact it felt like 50% of the Agilists we spoke to were from outside the US – and great to meet them all! (more…)
“Scrum brings the customer and the development team together as often as every sprint. Because the customer is involved throughout the development process and is consulted once per iteration, the team can never deviate very far from the customer’s vision.” says Laszlo Szalvay in his recent Better Software Magazine article on SCRUM in which the author does an excellent job of providing an overview of SCRUM. (more…)