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Even though native mobile applications have more usability than the mobile websites at this time, this is what Gartner believes to happen in 2012:
In mature markets, the mobile Web, along with associated Web adaptation tools, will be a leading technology for B2C mobile applications through 2012, and should be part of every organization’s B2C technology portfolio. (Gartner, 2010)
If you are interested in further reading, here is the direct link to their press release.
Here is why we should consider employing agile software development (in other words, agility) in order to ensure better ROIs for our customers:
Traditional practices did not stress the need for innovation, but business now runs very differently than it did in the past. Boundaries no longer exist, and we play on a global field, where unforeseen changes in the marketplace and the competitive climate can arise at any time. (Hoque, 2010)
It is not only because we enjoy the flexibility and the heightened responsiveness that agility provides, but also because agile practices empower the innovation with the customer-centric approach.
I am not an anti-agile (by all odds!) and I have never planned on posting cartoons in this blog, but I just couldn’t resist to the following Dilbert ones.
I have recently been asked to prepare some professional TE (technical evaluation) and TD (technical design) documents by one of my friends that I used to work together couple of years ago. He currently runs his own small IT consulting company here in Atlanta, and he was in a need of new format of these documents for a new client. He didn’t want something that is just a “copy and paste” of some other documentations that can be easily found on the internet. He was basically looking for a well written functional specifications that both his new client (which I guess not a computer savvy) and his application developer can understand what the final product will look like at the end.
Even though I wasn’t going to copy and paste anything from the net, but it wouldn’t hurt me to search about how to write a successful functional specifications for technical projects and I found this resource written by Allen Smith. If anyone would be asked to write functional specifications from scratch, it will be a good starting point.
Thanks Allen for sharing this great piece of writing!