Tag: software

Can Machine Learning Be a Tool for Business Analysts?

Can Machine Learning Be a Tool for Business Analysts? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In an earlier blog post, I suggested that Machine Learning might be an interesting alternative to rigorous facilitation for the discovery of business rules.  Today I’d like to talk about how we might identify domains where we might consider Machine Learning. Broadly speaking, there are two large classes of Machine Learning algorithms. In supervised Machine […]

First, break all the requirements

First, break all the requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

What? In 1999, Buckingham and Coffman authored First, Break All the Rules. They used Gallop data from manager interviews to identify how good managers drive employee satisfaction. Internally at ArgonDigital, we use the methodology described in the book for gauging employee satisfaction. People who join us are sometimes surprised by our survey. We ask a number of […]

From analysis to delivery: BPM tools as accelerators

From analysis to delivery: BPM tools as accelerators ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I recently had the opportunity to work with a company that had a long sales and construction process.  In their industry it generally took three months to complete the process, but with this company they knew it was taking much longer.  They were challenged to even measure what their cycle time was with any degree […]

I’m sure they have that DOCUMENTED…right?

I’m sure they have that DOCUMENTED…right? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In the world of software development, especially the Agile part of it, it is easy to live in the now and the current development effort.  The Agile Manifesto values “Working software over comprehensive documentation.”  Some people interpret this to mean that they do not need to worry about documentation as long as the software works.  […]

Sprint Carry-Over: An Agile Team’s Dirty Little Secret

Sprint Carry-Over: An Agile Team’s Dirty Little Secret ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

What does “Done” mean, really? Working on an Agile project is really an exercise in honesty and self-reflection; if your team can’t predictably complete its work, can’t progress through each of its sprints; it’s safe to assume each of your team’s releases will be equally unpredictable. And here lies the crux of an Agile team’s […]

Delivering Success When Replacing a Software System – adapted from Software Requirements, 3rd Edition

Delivering Success When Replacing a Software System – adapted from Software Requirements, 3rd Edition ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Many IT projects today are replacement system projects instead of new software development. A replacement project replaces an existing software system with a new custom-built system, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system, or a hybrid of those. The challenges that most replacement projects share include: stuffing in unnecessary functionality, degrading the organization’s operational performance, users refusing […]