Software Delivery

6 Analysis Tools for Optimizing Your Feature Portfolio

2017-09-01T10:51:08+00:00May 2, 2016|Categories: Data & Analytics, White Papers|Tags: , , , |

In our previous article, “Roadmapping for Success, A Product-Based Approach to Life Science Software,” we promised to discuss some of the analysis tools in more detail, and how to pick the right set of tools to optimize your feature portfolio. There are more tools to review than the length of this article allows, so the [...]

Consumerization of IT and the Marriage of UX and Agile

2017-09-01T10:52:46+00:00January 26, 2016|Categories: Experience Design, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

According to a recent Tech Pro Research study, 74% of organizations have or are developing some form of BYOD policy (ZDNet, Jan 2015). Users both inside and outside the four walls of the enterprise want simple and easy to use apps to do their jobs. Data visualization is increasingly playing a role in the management [...]

Roadmapping for Success: A Product-Based Approach to Life Sciences Software

2017-09-01T10:54:10+00:00January 22, 2016|Categories: Data & Analytics, White Papers|Tags: , , |

Rising demand and ever-changing technology expectations of end users has ushered in an era of cloud-hosted Life Sciences IT platforms. These platforms have ever increasing plug and play applications aimed at delivering maximum business value. Delivering high value information systems requires a deep understanding of the end user and in-depth analysis to identify the optimum [...]

DevOps: Beyond the Buzzword Part II

2017-04-13T16:12:51+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: Technology Solutions Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

In part one of this article, we discussed the history leading up to the Agile movement and its implications for software development. This new way of doing things - in short sprints and in constant dialogue with the business stakeholders - was a watershed moment. But technology continued to move forward and the innovations of the [...]

DevOps: Beyond the Buzzword

2016-12-07T09:12:37+00:00July 16, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

DevOps is the new black. Any glance through LinkedIn job titles, job boards, or software packages will tell you that the buzzword DevOps is hot right now. Gartner says that “DevOps will evolve from a niche to mainstream strategy employed by 25% of Global 2000 organizations.” CIO.com says that DevOps is “redefining IT strategy.” But [...]

Agile Development for Financial Services

2017-07-17T10:58:10+00:00October 21, 2014|Categories: Drive, Strategic Delivery Posts, Technology Solutions Posts, 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 [...]

The Cold Hard Truth

2017-04-13T16:16:59+00:00October 16, 2014|Categories: Strategic Delivery Posts, 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 [...]

Why Docker Matters

2016-12-07T15:41:39+00:00July 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Docker containers are more than the latest IT trend. When used properly they can revolutionize your software development process.  If you’ve been reading the trades over the past several weeks, you have probably seen some articles about a new tool called Docker. Wired magazine has called it the next big thing. ZDNet said with Docker, [...]

US Foods

2017-04-13T16:17:11+00:00June 23, 2014|Categories: Case Studies, Strategic Delivery Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Company Profile US Foods is the 2nd largest food distribution company with over 250,000 customers. It’s customer base consists of restaurants and institutional cafeterias ranging in size from fortune 500 corporations to small “mom and pop” restaurants. Key to developing this market-share is an advanced e-commerce platform that allows customers of all sizes to [...]

Techniques for Enhancing Individuals and Interactions

2017-04-13T16:18:55+00:00April 17, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog, Strategic Delivery Posts|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 [...]

Build Agility through Individuals and Interactions

2017-04-13T16:19:02+00:00March 6, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog, Strategic Delivery Posts|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 [...]

The Missing Link: Artifact Repository for Development Teams

2017-04-13T16:18:49+00:00February 25, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog, Strategic Delivery Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An artifact repository can get all of your development teams working together, regardless of where they are located. Without an artifact repository in place, your organization may look like this: Without an Artifact Repository Does this look familiar? You work on one or more large enterprise application You have many groups of developers working [...]

IT Investments for Strategic Agility: An Introduction to Agile

2016-12-06T15:48:03+00:00February 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 [...]

How Big Pharma Can Leverage Open-Innovation

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00September 19, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Say Goodbye to Hollywood Historically, Big Pharma, like Hollywood, has operated according to a "blockbuster" revenue model. One or two blockbusters enable the spend for the rest of the company while it is searching for the next blockbuster. The cycle continues on and on. Unfortunately, this model is largely unsustainable in the current economic environment [...]