Clear user requirements using agile user stories and automated testing

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It is vital to have clear user requirements. This can be achieved by using agile user stories. Lately one of the biggest problems we experience in the agile space is the lack of clearly defined requirements.  Lack of clear defined non agile requirements results in a lot of problems during the development cycle.  The following is just some of the key observations around this:

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  • Lots of rework is identified during
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The job market for IT graduates

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Infoware Studios recently gave a presentation to IT students on the IT job market and landscape. Here are some things we highlighted that graduates need to keep in mind when entering the job market.

Motivation

Contrary to popular belief, money is not the best motivator. Surprised? If you get stuck in a job that you really hate, an increase in money is only a temporary motivator. You will ...

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Connecting to Microsoft Azure from Linux (Mac)

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After wasting a couple of hours to fine tune the right settings for connecting to Microsoft Azure from Linux we managed to find the settings that works with MS SQL Server 2012, so I would like to share that with those of you that stumble across this blog and hopefully I can contribute to making your journey less painful as Microsoft Azure is really cool.

So I assume that ...

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Cloud data storage: Cloud hosting

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There is still a lot of uncertainty on aspects around cloud data storage that still makes this a bit of a contentious issue amongst business decision makers, preventing them to encapsulate on the benefits of cloud hosting. 

Some questions that indicate a level of uncertainty are:

  • 1. Where does my business data ACTUALLY get stored?
  • 2. Is my data stored somewhere that I ...
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Using Pivotal Tracker as a time management tool

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The stuff of fairy tales

If you’re anything like me, time management is about as elusive as a golden unicorn that lives in a rainbow. Somehow, things just get too busy and chaotic and at the end of the day I realise I haven’t gotten to half of what I needed to do. And it doesn’t help that, like the unicorn, I am easily distracted by anything (Oh look – a ...

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