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A Hybrid Approach to Project Management

There are a multitude of project management techniques for software development, but which one is ideal for your company? At Anant, we believe a hybrid approach is best for the Modern Enterprise. CEO Rahul Singh recently presented our approach at the Agile Leadership Network Meetup.

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No single project management method will work for all organizations; however, many companies select and approach without assessing what techniques can be incorporated from other styles. Even though the traditional waterfall software development life cycle (SDLC) method is falling out of style, it is absurd to completely dismiss it in favor of something shiny and new (e.g. Agile) without analysis.

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Both methodologies have strong attributes that can be useful to your organization. The key is finding which pieces to assimilate into your method, and which to avoid. This mix is different for each enterprise.

In the following clip Rahul talks about some of the ways Anant uses a combination of Getting Things Done (GTD), SDLC, and Agile to better prioritize client tasks (also known as stories).

See the slides below for more information pertaining to this talk. The main topics covered include:

  • Why Care So Much About This?
  • SDLC – Initial Requirements & Specifications
  • Agile – Cycles of Continuous Improvement
  • GTD – Mind Like Water

Anant is the sponsor of DC Enterprise Tech Meetup, a group of entrepreneurs embracing new tech trends, modern enterprise, and web technologies. Check out our next event here!

Event Sponsor: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Leadership-Network-ALN-Washington-DC-Area-Chapter/ 

The ALN DC Chapter started in 2008 and since then has been the most active Agile Leadership Network chapter in the U.S. On a monthly basis our expert speakers present on topics from scaled agile to test driven development to agile transformation. If you are interested in getting past “doing agile” and instead are interested in “being agile”, this is the group for you.

 

Business Applications Demo with DC Enterprise Tech Meetup

Towards the end of April we hosted the DC Tech Enterprise Meetup where we had various people from  the business world come and demo applications that they believe can be useful for the Modern Enterprise. We had presenters from Uniplus Consultants, DivvyCloud, and Anant showcasing a total of four different business applications.

 

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Nagesh Kakarlamudi, Software Architect at Uniplus Consultants, Inc., presented a business application platform intended from small and medium size businesses. His software highlighted the importance of being able to get small but powerful applications up and running in a short-time span.

 

Jeremy Snyder, VP of Business Development at DivvyCloud, presented a large scale autonomous policy enforcement platform. This application is meant for organizations that are dealinjeremyg with soaring infrastructure needs while at the same time having to ensure security policies are being met across all systems. His demo showcased the importance of keeping all instances of your virtualized infrastructure compliant with your enterprise policies.

 

Rahul Singh, CEO of Anant, presented Docker, a business application that has revolutionized the way many technology firms now deploy code. Docker is a tool that can be used to contain, store, and transport software applications. It helps programmers focus on programming by making environment setup and testing as easy as possible.

 

Arturs Oganesyan-Peel, Business Aartursnalyst at Anant, presented Metabase, an open-source business intelligence tool that supports multiple database types. Metabase is an intuitive analytics application that is very easy for the non-technical user to become familiar with while also having capabilities that a database expert could find useful. It’s ability to manipulate and display data in a variety of ways, as well as its integration / sharing functionalities make it useful for any enterprise that believes it’s ready to use data as a major driver of business decisions. See his slide below:

 

 

We’d like to thank all the presenters for participating and we are looking forward to our next Meetup!

 

Anant is the sponsor of DC Enterprise Tech Meetup, we are a group of entrepreneurs embracing new tech trends, modern enterprise and web technologies. Check out our next event here!