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Measuring Quality and Progress during a Development Phase


By: James (Jim) R. Hughes, Global Business Analysis Capability Leader, Hewlett Packard Company


We all know that you can’t manage what you can’t measure . . . which is why it is important to consider these ways to measure the quality and progress of a software project during the Development Phase.

Voyage to the top of the Cloud (Part 4) – Transforming Apps to a Hybrid Service Delivery Model

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By: Vijay Seetharaman, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Company


Organizations adopt cloud services to achieve meaningful business outcomes. Often this is done to achieve flexibility, growth and differentiation. What is driving your organization into cloud computing and what are your primary goals for this transformation?


The fourth blog in this series discusses how to transform your existing applications portfolio to cloud. Click on “Read Blog Article” below to continue your journey . . .

Disruptive Service Quality– 7 Drivers to Deliver a Better Customer Experience

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By: Dr. Thom Branning, Delivery Transformation Lead, Hewlett Packard Company


Everyone talks about quality and the customer experience. Here’s how to make sure your company can consistently deliver it . . .

Top 5 reasons why your employees aren’t being replaced by technology

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By:  Bob Picone, Business Transformation Consultant, Hewlett Packard Company


Don’t underestimate employee fear of new technology. Address it with education, awareness and empowerment.


The nuanced relationship between technology and jobs is critical for organizations to understand and to communicate to employees if they truly want to calm underlying fear, gain buy-in, achieve full utilization of new technologies, and most importantly build a culture that embraces on-going innovation and improvement.

Is My App a Good Fit for DevOps?

puzzle pieces comp.jpgDevOps is the latest application lifecycle buzzword, with technical articles and white papers praising this development culture shift. If the concept is new to you, then know that DevOps is a philosophy that emphasizes rapid, small and iterative development and deployment, to better react to and meet customer needs. The DevOps ideology breaks down institutional silos between development and operation IT teams, and allows enterprises to shift from a phased delivery model (typically called a “waterfall” development method) to a continuous delivery model, made possible through team integration and automated processes.

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  • Bryan Coapstick is the Director of Mobile Innovation at HP. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic mobility initiatives and key industry partnerships to enable clients the ability to leverage the mobile channel to effectively reach their customers. Bryan’s expertise lies with several Fortune 200 companies in both public and private sectors that focus on business technology and emerging strategies. Bryan demonstrates innovative leadership though public speaking, panel discussions and blogging on the various ways mobility is changing our daily lives.
  • Benjamin Romberg has over twenty five years experience in the IT industry, the last twelve of which have been as a testing professional. He has experience as a test analyst, performance tester, automation specialist, test lead, test manager, test consultant and test executive. He has worked on all types of testing engagements ranging from small web based applications through to core system upgrades. Benjamin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics, a Post Graduate Degree in Software Engineering and an Executive Masters in Business Administration. Benjamin now leads HP’s Testing and Quality Assurance Practice in Asia Pacific and Japan.
  • Daniel Amor (EMEA, AMOD, Cloud, Portals, Web Apps and SOA domain expert): Daniel has designed, won, led and delivered large-scale, complex applications-related projects by acting as a trusted advisor to clients. Daniel conducts regular training and client-facing sessions, and he has authored six books and numerous articles in European and US-based magazines and newspapers on IT change. He is a regular lecturer and he speaks on Portals, E-Business and Cloud.
  • Solutions Architect working at HP since 2002 with focus on Applications Modernization, located at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Managing Consulting specialising in Business Transformation and Value Management for Defence, Healthcare, Public Sector, Criminal Justice and Telecommunications.
  • Jim has been with HP for 33 years and currently leads a global Strategic Capabilities Management team, with a specific focus on Business Analysis and Configuration Management. Jim also manages a team within the US State, Local, and Education division of HP. He was a member of the IIBA committee that created a Business Analyst Competency Model and he participated in the development of IEEE standards. Jim graduated from Harvard University, the University of British Columbia, and Ottawa Theological Hall. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
  • Jim Judge currently leads Digital and Mobile products strategy within HP Enterprise Services. He is a seasoned senior product management and marketing executive that has built and led high-performance teams designing and delivering enterprise products and services into Global 2000 and Government clients. He has more than 20 years’ experience in mobility, data and cloud-based management technologies. Previously, Jim was the HP Enterprise Services Global Offering Manager for Mobility Management and Virtualization services. Before joining HP, he spent 14 years as a founding principal of Cambridge Consulting, working with Fortune 500 vendors and users on their SaaS, mobility and system software products. His clients included HP, Nokia, AT&T, Oracle, VMWare, Citrix and Microsoft. Judge holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters in Business from Wake Forest University with a concentration in IT Systems Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor, having taught services marketing in the graduate program at Wake Forest University School of Business. He resides in Greensboro, NC, with his wife and three children.
  • Global product marketing manager for HP Enterprise Services SAP Services
  • Parminder Sohal is the Director of Mobile Innovation at HP. In this role, he is responsible for driving strategic mobility initiatives, key industry partnerships and relationships to enable clients to leverage the mobile channel to both extend their brands and more effectively reach their customers, constituents, partners, and employees. Parminder is an active participant in various industry advisory councils to help government and industry exchange information and collaboration on technology issues in various industries. Parminder is also a member of HP Mobility and Testing Global Technical Console team.
  • Ragavendran has Widespread experience in Functional Consulting Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions across various domains- Banking &Financial Services , FMCG, Travel & Transport and across various geographies such as USA, Asia pacific & Oceania
  • Shefali Dua is leading Worldwide BPaaS Strategy & Solution Innovation team at HP Enterprise Services as the Solution Innovation Manager. Her focus is currently assisting in planning and delivery of industry solutions for verticals like social media, big data, mobility and security on the HP Enterprise Cloud offerings for CRM Technologies.
  • Vijay Seetharaman is an Enterprise Architect within HP Enterprise Services - Industry Transformation Consulting practice, focusing on Cloud and Mobility
  • An Enterprise Architect who is interested in everything to do with data management and analytics.
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