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Small Steps

Do you think you could cycle from Paris to Geneva? 503.9 km, mainly uphill, over mountains and hills, with no material reward? What about 643.7 km from Niagara to New York?

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The former is exactly the journey a group of cyclists undertook to raise money for Small Steps charity last August, and latter is the journey they will be undertaking on the first of August this year. The causes that they’re helping to support this year include the SCSNA (Solihull Special Needs Children’s Association), which provide’s support to the children, often for free, by teaching basic skills, which we might take for granted. They also take the children swimming once a week in an old minibus on its last legs! Without such a playgroup, parents and carers would not have any rest from the hard work they have to put in just to look after these children with special needs. Small-Steps have supported the local charity since 2011.

This year they also begin their support of the Chandratilak Vidyamandir Society, which runs two Primary schools in the tribal area near Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, India. The society runs primary schooling in the tribal area near Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, India. In this school, 186 village children are getting free education until year 4. The society, which has been running on voluntary contributions alone with little support available from other sources, is in danger of closing down. Small-Steps Charity is contributing towards provision of books, school bags, shoes, raincoats, warm clothing to both students and parents, and a healthy and balanced diet. The vision is for Small Steps to establish a long term relationship with the school and help support them as they continue with the fantastic work that they do.

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Capri Consulting has worked closely with the charity since the beginning of its support of the Society, and we’re proud to announce that we are the official sponsors of the 2015 cycling team for their journey from Niagara to New York, after our Company Director, Krishna Thakur, was inspired by the fantastic work they do whilst on a recent business trip to India.

The Charity also holds other regular sporting fundraisers like badminton tournaments and charity walks, find out more and see how you can help here.

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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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Our introduction to Agile course

 

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We’re currently offering an industry leading Agile course…

  •   Don’t miss out on taking part in the UK’s most exciting and pertinent Agile IT course, provided by one of Europe’s leading Agile coaches.

Our next course is…

Introduction To Agile on 6th June’15

In this course, we focus on introducing you to the pragmatic world of Agile development, giving you the basic skills you need as a team member or even project manager of an Agile software development project. This course is suitable for individuals as well as small to large groups, and we can also offer private sessions at a time, date and location of your choosing.

More and more companies are adopting Agile methodology
Don’t get left behind!
Avail 15% early bird discount to all bookings before 16 May’15

Click here to book


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Capri Consulting are proud to announce their sponsorship of the Agile Manchester 2015 taking place in Manchester on 7 and 8 May 2015.  Whether you are new to Agile  or have more experience there is lots of interesting content for you with great speakers like Liz Keogh and Jurgen Appelo and 25 sessions, it’s going to be a productive 2 days!

We are very excited for the event to take place, as it is set to be a corner stone of the Agile industry for 2015. It is particularly exciting as Agile has been becoming more and more popular in recent years, with more and more companies adopting the Agile Methodology, of which we are advocates. Book your place now, as tickets are selling fast

http://agilemanchester.net/2015/tickets/

Make sure you come and check out the Capri Consulting stand and collect freebies! See you in Manchester!!