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Starting Positive Work Relationships In An Agile Team

Whenever I talk to people about social interactions, I like to talk about “different levels” of relationships. At first this may sound as a bit of a stretch, but consider this: We have brief encounters with people we don’t know every day of our lives. Suddenly, due to some unexpected situation, a person that was […]

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5 important takeaways from the 2018 State of Agile report

Published yearly, the State Of Agile report surveys over 1500 software professionals to find out how Agile methods are helping teams deliver more business value. This year, the report contained a number of surprises that are showing where Agile has been and where it’s heading. One thing that’s obvious from this year’s report is that […]

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1.7 trillion: Financial losses caused by software failures in 2017

According to a report from the website TechRepublic, software bugs and other errors related to bad software quality have cost businesses and organizations more than 1.7 trillion in financial losses in 2017, which corresponds to an estimated total of 268 years of downtime. These astonishing and humbling numbers show how important software quality is and […]

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What makes Sprints so powerful?

Sprints are one of the pillars of Agile development methods, which our team at Askida has been using for over 10 years now to supercharge the development cycle and develop high-quality software solutions. Sprints allow the development team to divide projects into intervals of time (usually 4 weeks, but a project can be divided into […]

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4 key elements of a successful continuous testing process

One of the biggest changes in software development in the last few years has been the speed at which teams are now asked to deliver. Some organizations that used to deploy new versions of software solutions twice per year now operate according to a monthly schedule. To meet their business objectives, teams rely on modular […]

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5 factors for technology leaders to reflect on in 2018

In 2018, software plays a key role in our lives. Today, all companies, regardless of their market, need to offer their clients and customers high-quality software. Not only can bad software quality affect revenues negatively, it can also impact the company’s position in the market. To deliver high-quality software, teams must use solid development methods […]

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Top 10 tech trends for 2018 according to Gartner

Every year, Gartner, a firm whose analysts are amongst the best in the world at predicting upcoming trends in tech, publishes a report highlighting 10 technologies to keep an eye on for the coming year. For 2018, Gartner predicts the arrival of new technologies that will transform some economic models and create new environments for […]

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Machine Learning with Desjardins Lab and Google’s Jean-Philippe Gauthier

On November 23rd, we attended a talk by Google’s Jean-Philippe Gauthier at Desjardins Lab on the theme of Machine Learning and its potential. A number of topics were discussed, including Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, the importance of data in today’s world and so much more. Early on, Mr. Gauthier mentioned that data is becoming “the […]

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