Software Development

Beyond the Cloud – DevOps in Financial Services

By | 2017-01-30T18:59:20+00:00 January 27, 2017|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

One of the hottest topics in the financial services industry these days is the swelling adoption of the cloud1. After a late start, financial services is making up for lost time by aggressively moving processes and products to the cloud and to good effect. But does cloud by itself have the ability to deliver [...]

6 Analysis Tools for Optimizing Your Feature Portfolio

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:43+00:00 May 2, 2016|Categories: 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

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:44+00:00 January 26, 2016|Categories: 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

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:45+00:00 January 22, 2016|Categories: 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

By | 2017-04-13T16:12:51+00:00 October 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 [...]

FIA Meet the Disruptors – Financial Services Trends

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00 July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Financial services has seen a great deal of disruption over the past 20 years with the shift from floor-based to electronic trading, serving as an obvious example. Of late, other industries, such as media or retail, have been more profoundly impacted by technology and the perception prevails that financial markets are ripe for a new [...]

DevOps: Beyond the Buzzword

By | 2016-12-07T09:12:37+00:00 July 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

By | 2017-07-17T10:58:10+00:00 October 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

By | 2017-04-13T16:16:59+00:00 October 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

By | 2016-12-07T15:41:39+00:00 July 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, [...]