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Why Metrics Programs Fail

Why Metrics Programs Fail Learn from this Construx whitepaper. The success of software metrics programs can vary significantly from one company to the next. There is more involved than just defining the right metrics. People at one company may embrace the metrics, track progress and use them to demonstrate real [...]

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Value Driven Delivery

Value Driven Delivery Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Value-Driven Delivery is the most compelling way to structure and sequence work when creating solutions. By delivering value to stakeholders in short, regular intervals, in the order the stakeholders prefer, teams learn about the problem at hand and how the solution elements perform. They [...]

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Staffing Scrum Roles

Staffing Scrum Roles Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Scrum is the most commonly adopted Agile approach in the industry today. However, many organizations are not seeing the benefits they expected from moving to Scrum. This white paper discusses the Scrum roles, critical attributes needed to be successful in the roles, [...]

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Solving the Mystery of Innovation in Tech Orgs

Solving the Mystery of Innovation in Tech Orgs Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Construx research has found that innovation initiatives generally fail because they don’t account for internal consequence systems that can either foster or inhibit innovation. This white paper takes a unique view of the innovation process by recognizing [...]

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Software Development’s Cone of Uncertainty

Software Development's Cone of Uncertainty Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Software’s Cone of Uncertainty is a model for understanding estimation uncertainty in software projects. Estimates inherently contain high uncertainty early in projects. Uncertainty can be reduced once the project is underway. Project leadership must take specific steps to cause the [...]

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Software Development’s Classic Mistakes

Software Development's Classic Mistakes Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Classic mistakes are ineffective software development practices that have been chosen so often, by so many projects, with such predictable results that they deserve to be called classic mistakes. Steve McConnell first introduced this concept in Rapid Development in 1996. Construx [...]

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Retrofitting Legacy Systems with Unit Tests

Retrofitting Legacy Systems with Unit Tests Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Automated unit testing directly impacts an organization’s efficiency. The sooner defects are found, the more efficiently developers can fix them. However, many companies have existing systems with little to no current unit testing. Completely retrofitting an existing system with [...]

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Professional Development Ladder

Professional Development Ladder Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Construx developed its Professional Development Ladder to address several challenges facing Construx specifically and the software industry generally, including insufficient knowledge transfer of industry best practices and undefined career paths for software engineers. Construx’s professional development ladder supports increased productivity and capabilities [...]

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Portfolio Management Process

Portfolio Management Process Learn from this Construx whitepaper. Portfolio management is the process of clarifying, prioritizing, and selecting the projects and feature an organization wishes to pursue. It includes activities that ensure the development efforts are aligned with the overall business objectives of the company and enables organizations to effectively [...]

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Managing Technical Debt

Managing Technical Debt Learn from this Construx whitepaper. “Technical Debt” refers to delayed technical work that is incurred when technical short cuts are taken, usually in pursuit of calendar-driven software schedules. Just like financial debt, some technical debts can serve valuable business purposes. Other technical debts are simply counterproductive. In [...]

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