Books Slideshow: How to Ensure Effective Enterprise Software Delivery

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-26-2012

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

Economic pressures are forcing enterprise software delivery organizations into cost-cutting and stretching budgets.

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

Clients are demanding new services and improved access to existing ones.

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

New models are required to support enterprise software delivery organizations with greater geographic diversity.

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

Need to balance governance responsibilities with demand for increased flexibility in enterprise software delivery.

Modern Enterprise Software Delivery Problems

The Fix: Start Early

Stakeholders are brought in early to agree on requirements and asked to weigh in on progress during development.

The Fix: Start Early

The Fix: Focus on What Works

Progress assessed on what has been proven to actually work, instead of focusing on what you assumed would work.

The Fix: Focus on What Works

The Fix: Test Throughout

Quality is consistent due to early definition of testing criteria, constant testing execution and clear validation of testing status.

The Fix: Test Throughout

The Fix: Pay Attention to Compliance

Make sure your development incorporates what you need to comply with rules and governance., but don't let it stifle innovation.

The Fix: Pay Attention to Compliance

The Fix: Keep Talking

Team collaboration is made as rich and simple as possible to ensure high-quality communications.

The Fix: Keep Talking

The Fix: A Team of Generalists

Team members are "generalizing specialist" -- experts in some areas who also perform many tasks for the good of the project.

The Fix: A Team of Generalists