AGILE – Implemented by Scrum :

Any projects, whatsoever type, entail components of cost, schedule, and performance. This section addresses, how we propose to manage schedule and performance.

zCon uses the increasingly preferred methodology, known as agile management; a collection of management tools, developed specifically to address the inherent uncertainties and often vague requirement-to-solution path, so typical of software projects.

Agile is a philosophy of software development that is cyclic in nature. Rather than managing a project through a linear series of rigidly set calendar milestones and project deliverables, agile management continuously achieves small successes and builds upon these success, with new goals.

Agile software development consists of continuous cycles aiming to

  • Help users continuously refine application requirements – requirements flexibility.
  • Ensure developers continuously seek, to understand evolving user requirements.
  • Create incrementally built prototypes, intended to meet key user requirements.
  • Elicit constant and active user input and feedback, on prototype designs or features.
  • Tweak prototype design, as users refine their future-state expectations; based upon key features most recently evolved and incorporated. And repeat the cycle.

Rather than at key milestones only, zCon will regularly publish the application software; in its current state to a limited-access (password protected) website for user testing and feedback.

Agile methodology mitigates project risks, by managing expectations; and thereby preventing small problems from growing into big ones. Periodic user inputs are immediately incorporated into the design, resulting in a better product (performance) delivered on time (schedule).

Key aspects of the Agile methodology include :

  • Periodic & intermediate deliveries of development completed on Test Site or Internal zCon site for review.
  • Regular (periodic) requirements review and usability testing, by customer and key management, validate project progress; and redirect as required to ensure timely and successful project completion.
  • Daily Scrum meetings control task execution; and, help overcome hurdles, in implementation.
  • Weekly status review with customer, about project; and, seek feedback and user inputs.
  • Continuous product improvement resulting from user feedback.
  • Improved ROI for all involved parties.
  • Key software milestones accomplishments (Sprints in Agile).

zCon will host the application, on a server accessible to selected customers / endusers; who can run and test the software, with each subsequent ‘build’. Deviations in ‘Builds’ from ‘release’, will have immediate access; to evaluate proposed designs. Surprises are minimized as users gain very clear awareness of progress-to-date of the project.

Scrum way to implement Agile in practice :

The simplicity of SCRUM allows continual inspection, adaptation, self-organization, and emergence of innovation. This can produce an exciting product for the customer, develop high team spirit; and satisfying work. Furthermore, it generates high productivity and customer satisfaction; while achieving the financial goals of the company. As a result, SCRUM is being widely adopted worldwide in companies; large and small, localized or distributed, open source or proprietary, for virtually any type or size of project.

Highlights of Scrum :

    • Sprint of 2-4 weeks: Customer will get actual working software every 2-4 weeks.

 

    • Daily Scrum meetings to manage and control day to day progress and to avoid any surprises.

 

    • Self-organized team – Provide better estimates and taking less time doing them.

 

    • Be more in control of the project schedule and state (short iterations, clear, unambiguous ways of calculating the velocity etc.)

 

    • As a result we are able to achieve conversion of customer satisfaction to customer delight.

 

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New York ::
Albany, Cohoes, Watervliet, New York, Binghamton, Olean, Salamanca, Auburn, Dunkirk, Jamestown, Elmira, Norwich, Plattsburgh, Hudson, Cortland, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, Lackawanna, Tonawanda, Gloversville, Johnstown, Batavia, Little Falls, Watertown, Oneida, Rochester, Amsterdam, Glen Cove, Long Beach, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Rome, Sherrill, Utica, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Geneva, Middletown, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Fulton, Oswego, Oneonta, Rensselaer, Troy, Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Ogdensburg, Corning, Hornell, Ithaca, Kingston, Glens Falls, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, White Plains, Yonkers

California ::
Adelanto, Agoura Hills, Alameda, Albany, Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Alturas, Amador City, American Canyon, Anaheim, Anderson, Angels Camp, Antioch, Apple Valley, Arcadia, Arcata, Arroyo Grande, Artesia, Arvin, Atascadero, Atherton, Atwater, Auburn, Avalon, Avenal, Azusa, Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Banning, Barstow, Beaumont, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Belmont, Belvedere, Benicia, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Big Bear Lake, Biggs, Bishop, Blue Lake, Blythe, Bradbury, Brawley, Brea, Brentwood, Brisbane, Buellton, Buena Park, Burbank, Burlingame, Calabasas, Calexico, California City, Calimesa, Calipatria, Calistoga, Camarillo, Campbell, Canyon Lake, Capitola, Carlsbad, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carpinteria, Carson, Cathedral City, Ceres, Cerritos, Chico, Chino, Chino Hills, Chowchilla, Chula Vista, Citrus Heights, Claremont, Clayton, Clearlake, Cloverdale, Clovis, Coachella, Coalinga, Colfax, Colma, Colton, Colusa, Commerce, Compton, Concord, Corcoran, Corning, Corona, Coronado, Corte Madera, Costa Mesa, Cotati, Covina, Crescent City, Cudahy, Culver City, Cupertino, Cypress, Daly City, Dana Point, Danville, Davis, Del Mar, Del Rey Oaks, Delano, Desert Hot Springs, Diamond Bar, Dinuba, Dixon, Dorris, Dos Palos, Downey, Duarte, Dublin, Dunsmuir, East Palo Alto, Eastvale, El Cajon, El Centro, El Cerrito, El Monte, El Segundo, Elk Grove, Emeryville, Encinitas, Escalon, Escondido, Etna, Eureka, Exeter, Fairfax, Fairfield, Farmersville, Ferndale, Fillmore, Firebaugh, Folsom, Fontana, Fort Bragg, Fort Jones, Fortuna, Foster City, Fountain Valley, Fowler, Fremont, Fresno, Fullerton, Galt, Garden Grove, Gardena, Gilroy, Glendale, Glendora, Goleta, Gonzales, Grand Terrace, Grass Valley, Greenfield, Gridley, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Gustine, Half Moon Bay, Hanford, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hemet, Hercules, Hermosa Beach, Hesperia, Hidden Hills, Highland, Hillsborough, Hollister, Holtville, Hughson, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Huron, Imperial, Imperial Beach, Indian Wells, Indio, Industry, Inglewood, Ione, Inskip, Irvine, Irwindale, Isleton, Jackson, Jurupa Valley, Kerman, King City, Kingsburg, La Cañada Flintridge, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Mesa, La Mirada, La Palma, La Puente, La Quinta, La Verne, Lafayette, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Elsinore, Lake Forest, Lakeport, Lakewood, Lancaster, Larkspur, Lathrop, Lawndale, Lemon Grove, Lemoore, Lincoln, Lindsay, Live Oak, Livermore, Livingston, Lodi, Loma Linda, Lomita, Lompoc, Long Beach, Loomis, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Angeles, Los Banos, Los Gatos, Loyalton, Lynwood, Madera, Malibu, Mammoth Lakes, Manhattan Beach, Manteca, Maricopa, Marina, Martinez, Marysville, Maywood, McFarland, Mendota, Menifee, Menlo Park, Merced, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Mission Viejo, Modesto, Monrovia, Montague, Montclair, Monte Sereno, Montebello, Monterey, Monterey Park, Moorpark, Moraga, Moreno Valley, Morgan Hill, Morro Bay, Mount Shasta, Mountain View, Murrieta, Napa, National City, Needles, Nevada City, Newark, Newman, Newport Beach, Norco, Norwalk, Novato, Oakdale, Oakland, Oakley, Oceanside, Ojai, Ontario, Orange, Orange Cove, Orinda, Orland, Oroville, Oxnard, Pacific Grove, Pacifica, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes Estates, Paradise, Paramount, Parlier, Pasadena, Paso Robles, Patterson, Perris, Petaluma, Pico Rivera, Piedmont, Pinole, Pismo Beach, Pittsburg, Placentia, Placerville, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Plymouth, Point Arena, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Porterville, Portola, Portola Valley, Poway, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Mirage, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Santa Margarita, Red Bluff, Redding, Redlands, Redondo Beach, Redwood City, Reedley, Rialto, Richmond, Ridgecrest, Rio Dell, Rio Vista, Ripon, Riverbank, Riverside, Rocklin, Rohnert Park, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, Roseville, Ross, Sacramento, St. Helena, Salinas, San Anselmo, San Bernardino, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Clemente, San Diego, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Francisco, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, San Joaquin, San Jose, San Juan Bautista, San Juan Capistrano, San Leandro, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, San Marino, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Sand City, Sanger, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, Santa Paula, Santa Rosa, Santee, Saratoga, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Seal Beach, Seaside, Sebastopol, Selma, Shafter, Shasta Lake, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, Simi Valley, Solana Beach, Soledad, Solvang, Sonoma, Sonora, South El Monte, South Gate, South Lake Tahoe, South Pasadena, South San Francisco, Stanton, Stockton, Suisun City, Sunnyvale, Susanville, Sutter Creek, Taft, Tehachapi, Tehama, Temecula, Temple City, Thousand Oaks, Tiburon, Torrance, Tracy, Trinidad, Truckee, Tulare, Tulelake, Turlock, Tustin, Twentynine Palms, Ukiah, Union City, Upland, Vacaville, Vallejo, Ventura, Vernon, Victorville, Villa Park, Visalia, Vista, Walnut, Walnut Creek, Wasco, Waterford, Watsonville, Weed, West Covina, West Hollywood, West Sacramento, Westlake Village, Westminster, Westmorland, Wheatland, Whittier, Wildomar, Williams, Willits, Willows, Windsor, Winters, Woodlake, Woodland, Woodside, Yorba Linda, Yountville, Yreka, Yuba City, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley

Bay Area ::
Alameda, Albany, American Canyon, Antioch, Atherton, Belmont, Belvedere, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Brisbane, Burlingame, Calistoga, Campbell, Clayton, Cloverdale, Colma, Concord, Corte Madera, Cotati, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfax, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hercules, Hillsborough, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Richmond, Rio Vista, Rohnert Park, Ross, St. Helena, San Anselmo, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Sebastopol, Sonoma, South San Francisco, Suisun City, Sunnyvale, Tiburon, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Windsor, Woodside, Yountville

Detroit ::
Hubbard Lake, Adrian, Albion, Algonac, Allegan, Allen Park, Alma, Alpena, Ann Arbor, Au Gres, Auburn, Auburn Hills, Bad Axe, Bangor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Beaverton, Belding, Belleville, Benton Harbor, Berkley, Bessemer, Big Rapids, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Boyne City, Bridgman, Brighton, Bronson, Brown City, Buchanan, Burton, Cadillac, Caro, Carson City, Caspian, Cedar Springs, Center Line, Charlevoix, Charlotte, Cheboygan, Chelsea, Clare, Clawson, Clio, Coldwater, Coleman, Coloma, Coopersville, Corunna, Croswell, Crystal Falls, Davison, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, DeWitt, Douglas, Dowagiac, Durand, East Grand Rapids, East Jordan, East Lansing, East Tawas, Eastpointe, Eaton Rapids, Ecorse, Escanaba, Essexville, Evart, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Fennville, Fenton, Ferndale, Ferrysburg, Flat Rock, Flint, Flushing, Frankenmuth, Frankfort, Fraser, Fremont, Gaastra, Galesburg, Garden City, Gaylord, Gibraltar, Gladstone, Gladwin, Gobles, Grand Blanc, Grand Haven, Grand Ledge, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Grant, Grayling, Greenville, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Village of, Grosse Pointe Woods, Hamtramck, Hancock, Harbor Beach, Harbor Springs, Harper Woods, Harrison, Harrisville, Hart, Hartford, Hastings, Hazel Park, Highland Park, Hillsdale, Holland, Houghton, Howell, Hudson, Hudsonville, Huntington Woods, Imlay City, Inkster, Ionia, Iron Mountain, Iron River, Ironwood, Ishpeming, Ithaca, Jackson, Jonesville, Kalamazoo, Keego Harbor, Kentwood, Kingsford, Laingsburg, Lake Angelus, Lake City, Lansing, Lapeer, Lathrup Village, Leslie, Lincoln Park, Linden, Litchfield, Livonia, Lowell, Ludington, Luna Pier, Mackinac Island, Madison Heights, Manistee, Manistique, Manton, Marine City, Marlette, Marquette, Marshall, Marysville, Mason, McBain, Melvindale, Memphis, Menominee, Midland, Milan, Monroe, Montague, Montrose, Morenci, Mount Clemens, Mount Morris, Mount Pleasant, Munising, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Negaunee, New Baltimore, New Buffalo, Newaygo, Niles, North Muskegon, Northville, Norton Shores, Norway, Novi, Oak Park, Olivet, Omer, Onaway, Orchard Lake Village, Otsego, Owosso, Parchment, Perry, Petersburg, Petoskey, Pinconning, Plainwell, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Pontiac, Port Huron, Portage, Portland, Potterville, Reading, Reed City, Richmond, River Rouge, Riverview, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rockford, Rockwood, Rogers City, Romulus, Roosevelt Park, Rose City, Roseville, Royal Oak, Saginaw, Saint Clair, Saint Clair Shores, Saint Ignace, Saint Johns, Saint Joseph, Saint Louis, Saline, Sandusky, Saugatuck, Sault Ste. Marie, Scottville, South Haven, South Lyon, Southfield, Southgate, Springfield, Standish, Stanton, Stephenson, Sterling Heights, Sturgis, Swartz Creek, Sylvan Lake, Tawas City, Taylor, Tecumseh, Three Rivers, Traverse City, Trenton, Troy, Utica, Vassar, Village of Clarkston, Wakefield, Walker, Walled Lake, Warren, Watervliet, Wayland, Wayne, West Branch, Westland, White Cloud, Whitehall, Whittemore, Williamston, Wixom, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, Wyoming, Yale, Ypsilanti, Zeeland, Zilwaukee

States ::
Wyoming, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin