Agile – Sprint Goal Ownership

January 27, 2017 Posted in 4mation, Agile Development, Project Planning and Management

Far too often retrospectives become a chore that agile teams feel obliged to do and forget their core objective of being an open forum for the team discuss both triumphs and failures in order to improve processes and efficiency.

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Agile Gamification – Sprint Leagues

January 23, 2017 Posted in Agile Development, Project Planning and Management

Gamification is a real buzzword in the tech world at the moment. But with good reason, games make things more fun.

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The Top 5 Benefits of Cloud Services

December 23, 2016 Posted in 4mation, Digital Strategy, Integrations, Project Planning and Management, Technology

2016 saw a massive migration to the Cloud in IT infrastructure, with AWS and Azure the forerunners of the serverless trend.

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The Indirect Costs of Quality Problems

June 14, 2016 Posted in Project Planning and Management

Quality problems in web and software development are sadly far too common. Often in a misguided attempt to hit delivery deadlines, Quality Assurance (QA) is not given the attention it deserves, or worse – skipped altogether.

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6 Signs Your Development Team Is Letting You Down

May 15, 2016 Posted in Project Planning and Management

Project stuff-ups causing late nights? Working on weekends instead of spending time with friends and family? Unwanted overtime? If these are commonplace to you, it might be time to ask yourself if your development team is letting you down.

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4mation’s Tech Direction Team

March 31, 2016 Posted in Project Planning and Management, Technology

Have you defined a digital strategy? Is it achieving your business goals? Our Tech Direction Team guides our decisions when choosing the best technologies to deliver a solution and meet your objectives.

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Apple Watch Excitement

April 10, 2015 Posted in Mobile App Development, Project Planning and Management, Software Development

Australians queue in Sydney this morning as they get a “hands on” and prepare to pre-order their first Apple Watch. We take a look into this new, soon to be, must have technology.

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How Prototyping Saves Money and Delivers Better Results

July 10, 2013 Posted in Project Planning and Management

Building a new home requires a lot of research and review of plans, materials and display homes before construction begins. In the same way, prototyping helps you refine the details of your web or software project.
What is prototyping?
Prototyping is a tool that allows you to create cheap models of a complex system

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The Hidden Costs of Outsourcing Your Web Development Offshore

June 24, 2013 Posted in Project Planning and Management, Web Development

Have you ever been tempted to outsource your web development offshore?
The promise of cheap hourly rates from offshore developers in India, China and the Philippines is a lure that many find hard to ignore. But what are the true costs of offshoring?
Many companies have attempted offshoring, and returned to quality Australian developers

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Should I Rebuild My Entire Website? Or Can I Simply Improve It?

May 9, 2013 Posted in Project Planning and Management

Many people seem to be under the impression that a costly, time-intensive rebuild is the only solution to an older website or an internal, web-based system that’s been lacking in some TLC. However it may surprise you to learn that this is simply not the case!
New? Or renew?
Whilst a complete rebuild of

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