November 15, 2017, Minneapolis, twenty-nine bright, talented women gathered to network and take charge of their own careers by learning about leadership development. Dr. Rita Webster facilitated a compelling discussion focused on the value of leadership coaching, internal women’s leadership programming for high potential women, informal company-wide women’s networks and women’s leadership roundtables.
Avoid these pitfalls when outsourcing your software development project Talk to anyone who has outsourced IT, and you are bound to uncover a horror story or two. Budgets gone wild. Poor quality work. Deadlines missed. And while much has been learned since the earliest days of outsourcing, there are still pitfalls and bumps to be...
Yet as organizations have become more global, teams have grown more dispersed, dynamic and diverse. Collaboration has become more complex. But by choosing to incorporate teamwork into your culture, you can apply the focus, discipline and accountability that make for great teamwork.
Buying custom software development services, especially for the first time, can be confusing and difficult. You may be unsure of exactly what you need, and you may feel the software supplier has the upper hand in negotiations. After all, they have done this before and know how to structure the relationship to their own advantage. You may fear that you won’t be aware of an imbalance until months down the road.
Bluestem uses big data to understand and service their hundreds of thousands of customers, and Coherent Solutions has been integral in helping the company capture, analyze and use that data in a business intelligence system.
Sometimes delivery management is as much about listening as anything. Coherent Solutions’ Delivery Manager Renee Pellinger applied her listening skills when she took over a project with Daikin Applied, the systems and controls division of HVAC world leader, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Wildflower Heatlh’s start-up savvy founders, Leah Sparks and Kathy Bellevin, knew they needed to prove their mobile app concept in order to attract investors. “This phase was vital in securing our initial funding . . . “ explained Leah. With just enough capital to develop their concept for a mobile app to support women through...
Growing a business is about fostering trust and relationships, not pushing a product. The goal is to demonstrate the value of your product and build a relationship with your customer. When your main goal is your customer's success, your own success follows.
Client needs, budgets and timelines are usually clear. Expectations are less clear. Similarly, software development teams have technical skills and tools at their disposal, but team cohesion and synergy are harder to define. Coherent Service Delivery Managers work at this axis to understand and bring clarity to unstated goals and issues. They apply: Interview techniques...
Everyone in software development can point to a failed project that should have worked. It had all the right components including solid infrastructure, the latest technology, capable people and proven processes. On paper, at least, everything was right.
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