Product-Focused Agility in a FDA Regulated Environment

By | 2017-01-31T00:32:46+00:00 January 26, 2017|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

A Must to Stay Competitive in the Digital Space Technology has become increasingly important in the way we work and interact. As people rely on technology in their daily lives, they develop higher expectations for functionality, usability, and performance. The life sciences industry is no different—technology is at the heart of research and development,

Shadow IT Part 3 – Making the Digital Transformation

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:43+00:00 May 1, 2016|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

Recap of Parts 1 and 2 Our first post in this Shadow IT series pointed out that in today’s environment, as technology becomes more sophisticated, more analytical, and more social, the skills required for success are changing more dramatically than ever. We argued that the very nature of the work we do is changing. Creating

Utilizing Agile and UX for Success in Fin Tech

By | 2016-12-07T09:12:36+00:00 April 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

With Fin Tech garnering so much attention these days (see our article “Behind the Buzz in Fin Tech"), what are some of the key factors that will determine the winners and the losers in this emerging field? To address that question, Maven Wave and FinTEx Chicago hosted a presentation and panel discussion a few weeks ago. Entitled

Agile Development for Financial Services

By | 2016-12-07T09:12:36+00:00 October 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When the Going Gets Tough, the Smart Get Agile. In a series of blog posts, Maven Wave has detailed both our commitment to and success with Agile methodologies for software development and project management. In most cases, Agile delivers superior results to traditional, step-by-step, “waterfall” style development. The principles of the discipline naturally foster greater

The Cold Hard Truth

By | 2016-12-07T09:12:36+00:00 October 16, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ALM tools can tell you the truth about your code - but what if you don’t like what you see? Gloria Steinem once said “the truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off!” This reality frequently hits home with many organizations implementing Application Lifecycle Managment (ALM) tools. They find their velocity has slowed

Working Software over Comprehensive Documentation

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00 May 15, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Working software is the measure of progress because there's no other way of capturing the subtleties of the requirements: Documents and diagrams are too abstract to let the user 'kick the tires,'" says Dave Thomas, coauthor of The Pragmatic Programmer (Addison-Wesley, 1999). In Agile, working software is the primary measure of progress, period. Seems simple

Techniques for Enhancing Individuals and Interactions

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00 April 17, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In our most recent Agile blog, Building Agility through Individuals and Interactions, we described how the Agile model, if executed with the right mindset, will enable team members to drive execution and communication inherently within the process, without leadership mandate.  We hope you found this concept to be insightful, but now you are probably looking

Build Agility through Individuals and Interactions

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:02+00:00 March 6, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What is the single most important factor in leading a project to exalted success or bitter failure?  Communication! “Communication” is a vastly overused term, so let us be clear about what we mean when we talk about good communication. We want teams to be efficient in making decisions quickly with effective outcomes.  We want every

IT Investments for Strategic Agility: An Introduction to Agile

By | 2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00 February 5, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Why did Maven Wave chose Agile? Maven Wave specializes in custom solutions for companies that are looking to strategically enhance their competitive edge in their industry.  Studies show that the most “successful enterprises get the infrastructure balance right because they make regular, systematic, modular and targeted investments in IT infrastructure on the basis of an