What is a Kanban Board?

A Kanban board is the key visualization tool for implementing Kanban in your business. A Kanban board is used by any team that uses Kanban for visual management of their work and improving their delivery of products and services in terms of predictability, quality and time-to-market performance. A Kanban board can be physical – which […]

What is Extreme Programming? | Agile Methodology

Definition Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile software development framework that aims to produce higher quality software, and higher quality of life for the development team. XP is the most specific of the agile frameworks regarding appropriate engineering practices for software development. When Applicable The general characteristics where XP is appropriate were described by Don […]

Why Move To The Cloud? 10 Benefits Of Cloud Computing

Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet. When you update your Facebook status, you’re using cloud […]

Top 10 benefits of IT outsourcing

If you’re an executive of a small or mid-size company, this information is for to you. Why? Because it can help you make better decisions regarding your business and it can also help you realize that IT outsourcing is the fresh air your company needs. In this day and age, there are just a handful […]

Azure vs. AWS Cloud Service Comparison: Which One is Better?

We’ve used Azure for nearly five years at Stackify; in fact, we built Retrace with Azure in mind. But is Azure the right cloud for you? The battle between Azure and AWS is heated, so we decided to see how they measure up in this head-to-head comparison. (Get a side-by-side, feature-by-feature comparison chart including Google Compute.) […]

Agile Methodology and How You’re Already Using It

As a project manager, you’re aware that your company needs to keep up with a constantly changing landscape, and traditional methods of project management aren’t always enough. Many companies stay ahead by using leaner, faster, and more experimental ways of driving production. Enter: the agile methodology. There is no one definition of agile methodology. Rather, […]

Why is outsourcing important?

Outsourcing is important because it helps businesses manage costs, become more efficient and be more flexible. It can also allow businesses to take advantage of new opportunities, notes The New York Times. One of the biggest reasons both small businesses and larger companies outsource is because it helps reduce costs. It cuts the cost of […]

Benefits Vs. Risks of Outsourcing IT Services

Large enterprises and small businesses often choose to outsource their information technology (IT) systems and services for a variety of reasons. This choice carries with it some obvious benefits and some often not so obvious risks. Companies choosing to outsource IT must weigh the benefits and risks carefully, take measures to attenuate the associated risks […]

4 tips to help ‘teleworking’ work for your business

Recently, Toronto Mayor John Tory made headlines when he put out a call to Greater Toronto Area (GTA) employers to consider flexible work options — including work from home — with an aim to reduce impending gridlock pressure while the city plays host to the PanAm and ParaPanAm Games this summer. He also commented that […]