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The Capri Agile Academy

The Capri Agile Academy has now gone live.

We are very excited to announce that the Capri Agile Academy is now active, offering anyone around the globe access to a comprehensive portfolio of options to match whatever their needs may be, whether it be pertaining to Agile, Lean, Scrum, whether its a starter course or a refresher course.
The academy is run by a team of expert Agile coaches with years of extensive hands-on practical experience, and an unrivaled knowledge of specific real world problems you’re likely to face, as well as their solutions.
The academy offers 10 courses, available both online and for private classes/workshops.

To find out more, click here.

Get in touch:
T: 0333-200-7257
E: info@capriconsulting.co.uk
W: www.capriconsulting.co.uk

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The new courses…

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Our next courses have just been announced, and are set to sell quickly:

23/05/2015 – Agile Master Class

30/05/2015 – User Story Writing 

Book either of these course now and receive a 10% discount using the code CAPTWT10. A further 10% of all booking fees will be donated to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Book here.

 

Capri’s Agile Masterclass is specifically designed to accelerate experienced Agile practitioners to a new level, led by Agile guru Krishna Thakur.
Using a mixture of discussion, instruction and exploration you will learn new techniques for development and testing, operations, automation and team dynamics, as well as working with legacy systems and integrating with third parties. Using these techniques you and your teams will deliver business solutions faster than they thought possible.

In a business, it is very important that the work being produced is well organised and priortised efficiently in order for it to be delivered at a high standard. Capri Consulting offers a specialist course in writing User Stories that can help you manage your work into smaller chunks to create tangible value.
User Stories helps us manage requirements. Their primary job is to define the value a user gains from the system. Since User Stories focus on the underlying Agile values of collaboration and Just-In-Time definition, it makes them a good Agile tool. User Stories are small narrative texts (2-3 sentences) in everyday/business language of the end user of a system. These capture what the user does, or needs to do as a part of his/her job function.

 

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Capri joins hands with SAP

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We are pleased to announce that SAP has selected Capri Consulting for the SAP Partner Edge programme.  This partnership allows Capri Consulting to provide our clients with access to SAP’s enterprise and business-critical partner solutions. As part of this program, we have joined forces with IIS Group who are an authorized SAP Value Added Resellers.

As a member of this program, Capri Consulting will promote and implement selected SAP and relevant partner solutions, together with IIS Group. This partnership will generate new revenue streams for Capri, allowing us to reach new markets, new client segments, and to accelerate the transformation of our clients’ applications.

SAP Business One is an ERP solution targeted for small businesses. As part of this program, SAP also provides ‘best practice’ industry templates that speed-up implementation while reducing risk and ensuring projects work to budget. The demand for SAP Business One is tremendous and we anticipate customers will benefit from this collaboration.

This membership is a significant milestone in the history of Capri. This will enable our clients to get seamless support from SAP experts. We look forward to extending our successful partnership with SAP.

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Scrum team failing consistently?

We love firefighters! Don’t we? They are Heroes! But not in software development. In any Scrum software development, very few teams actually manage to find the time to refine and properly compose their stories (user requirements). Because of this, they’re constantly taking time to try and analyse the software requirements during the projects sprints.

This inevitably results in stories being rushed, ill defined, slapdash and careless. This delays the development of the software and  testing, which  should be a major activities, is compressed and squashed into just the last one or two days of the sprint.

And the result?scrum

Firfighting !!!!

The result, is of course, defect in the code. The team then starts firefighting, to try and fix the problems that were born of their ill planning. However, because they’re so caught up in their self-imposed firefighting, they don’t have time to analyse and create competent stories for the next sprint, so they dive right back into the vicious cycle of firefighting.