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Legacy Systems

User Stories and Technical Stories in Agile Development

A common problem that I have seen Agile teams grapple with is writing user stories and acceptance criteria for projects that are heavy on technical implementation and modifications with no substantive change in the user interfaces or workflows. This kind of scenario is very common in companies that are upgrading …

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Part I: A look into usability

Working in software product management, you often here the word “Usability” thrown around, though rarely do we examine the term and principals behind it. Lets examine usability a little further. Usability means that the software can be used by the targeted users and help them complete their tasks effectively, efficiently, …

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When Features Attack!

As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention”, Seilevel’s 10+ year mission to “redefine the way software requirements are created,” was no accident either. While vague, incomplete or incorrect requirements are issues we face every day, the more vexing, expensive, and ever-expanding problem we face is how to …

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SharePoint 2013 Upgrade Tips

We recently upgraded our SP2007 to SP2013. As all at Seilevel would call it, it was an experience. We use our SP as a document repository, holding project documentation for easy internal access. We found out information about our current installation of SharePoint and decided to go with a brand …

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When Replacing Legacy Applications, Performance is Key – Part 3

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises As I’ve written in earlier posts, legacy replacement projects need software requirements that take performance into account. And the Ernest Hemingway quote above pretty much sums up the …

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