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Photos from Agile Austin U @AgileAustin

October 26th, 2013

Photos from Agile Austin U @AgileAustin

 

Great nine week event held at St Edwards professional learning center which covered all aspects of Agile development approaches. The instructors were some of Austin’s top Scrum Masters and Professionals from companies like BankVue, GM, Dell, Whole Foods, Agile Velocity, and many others…

 

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Grouping and prioritizing User Stories

 

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Full class for Austin Agile U

 

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The awesome instructors of Austin Agile U

 

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Organizing and Prioritizing

 

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Teamwork with determination and velocity during the Scrum simulation

 

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Reviewing the Scrum Board

 

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Teamwork and problem solving

 

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Sprint Presentations

 

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Our final Sprint Deliverable

 

To learn more about Agile Austin follow this link:

http://www.agileaustin.org

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Photos from @atxstartupweek #asw2013

October 26th, 2013

Photos from @atxstartupweek #asw2013

 

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A large crowd gathered for the event at the Omni Hotel

 

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Some of the event sponsors

 

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Big crowds upstairs at the Capital Factory

 

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Even start-ups give away “swag”

 

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More activity downstairs

 

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Austin start-up experts: Elizabeth Quintanilla, Bijoy Goswami, & Steve Golab

 

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Kevin Koym & Joshua Baer at the Tech Ranch event held at the “W”

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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HealthCare.gov Website Process #Infographic

October 26th, 2013

 

HealthCare.gov Website Process Flow #Infographic

Built by 55 total contractors with integrations to 112 different computer systems across the country.

Here is the current high level process flow:

 

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Source:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/what-went-wrong-with-healthcaregov/2013/10/24/400e68de-3d07-11e3-b7ba-503fb5822c3e_graphic.html

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Steve Ballmer Keynote from #WPC13

July 8th, 2013

 

The Microsoft CEO addresses the worldwide partners crowd gathered in Houston, Texas on July 8, 2013.

 

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Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 – Steve Ballmer Keynote – watch the Video here:

http://www.digitalwpc.com/WPC2013/Pages/WPC2013.aspx#fbid=vRSwir7QIME

 

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Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 – Steve Ballmer Keynote – watch the Video here:

http://www.digitalwpc.com/WPC2013/Pages/WPC2013.aspx#fbid=vRSwir7QIME

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s product research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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@TechRanch Emerging Companies Demo Day

July 7th, 2013

 

Tech Ranch held their first International Emerging Companies Demo Day in partnership with Get2Volume on June 28th. Here are a few photos from the event.

 

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Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton of Art and Craft Entertainment talk about their gaming products which are currently under development.

 

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David Johnston of Engine talks about his company’s latest release for managing emails across various platforms.

 

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Kevin Kohm summarizes the day after all of the presentations have been completed.

 

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A quick photo showing the new expansion area of Tech Ranch – the new space was recently added for early stage startups.

 

To learn more about Tech Ranch follow this link:

http://www.techranch.com

To learn more about Get2Volume follow this link:

http://www.get2volume.com

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s product research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Hadoop Overview from the Austin Cloudera Sessions

June 26th, 2013

 

Cloudera came to Austin for an all day look insider at Apache Hadoop and Big Data. Their distribution is one of the most popular distributions today – and they presented a day full of insights and experts.

 

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Drew O’Brian  giving an overview of how to optimize the use of BigData

 

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Cloudera architecture diagram for its distribution of Hadoop

 

 

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Madhu Ganta discusses meeting critical SLAs using Hadoop

 

 

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David Millman talks about creative ways to bring better insights using Cloudera Hadoop

 

 

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Chuck Yarbrough of Pentaho explains a BigData workflow

 

 

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A big box for BigData – The HP AppSystem for Apache Hadoop

 

 

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Josh Willis, Cloudera Data Scientist, gives an overview of Hadoop best practices

 

 

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Detailed component diagram of Cloudera Enterprise Hadoop

 

 

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Advanced Micro Device’s Mark Monroe, Database & Applications Manager, and Jonathan Jarvis, Product Development Engineer discuss their use of Cloudera Hadoop

 

More about Cloudera Enterprise Hadoop here:

http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/products/cloudera-enterprise.html

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s product research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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Ten Big Data Product Leaders

June 19th, 2013

 

Here are ten Big Data companies which are creating products, platforms, databases, or technologies which support predictive analytics on a massive scale:

 

Cloudant

Cloudant

Databases as a service

http://www.cloudant.com/

 

 

Cloudera

Cloudera

Hadoop based Platform

http://www.cloudera.com

 

 

LucidWorks

LucidWorks

Enterprise search tools for Big Data

http://www.lucidworks.com/

 

 

MapR Technologies

MapR

Hadoop (with NoSQL) Big Data Platform

http://www.mapr.com

 

 

ParStream

ParStream

FastData database technology

http://www.parstream.com/

 

 

ScaleArc

ScaleArc

Database infrastructure technology

http://www.scalearc.com/

 

 

SiSense

SiSense

Big Data Analytics Platform

http://www.sisense.com

 

 

Skytree

SkyTree

Data Analytics with Machine Learning

http://www.skytree.net/

 

 

SumAll

SumAll

Data analytics for Sales, Social, and Marketing

http://www.sumall.com/

 

 

xplenty

xplenty

Hadoop as a Service

http://www.xplenty.com/

 

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s product research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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The Technology Behind Austin’s COTA F1 Racetrack

June 12th, 2013

 

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Circuit Of The Americas is a multi-purpose facility that last year hosted the most prestigious racing event in the world – the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. It is the first purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the U.S.

Our Austin SIM Chapter had a chance to do a behind-the-scenes tour the of facility in order to see many of the high-tech technology products that are used to operate the huge racetrack.

Many thanks to Isilon (http://www.isilon.com) for sponsoring the event!

 

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Tom Schneider of COTA explains the rapid pace and huge scope of the racetrack construction project.

 

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David Wiggins of COTA explains the technology which is built into the racetrack itself.

 

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Steve Finnerty, Matthew Riley, Huseyin Tanriverdi, and Dana Parker listening to David Wiggins.

 

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David Wiggins explaining all of the audio, video, and IT technologies which are utilized to create an amazing race experience.

 

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Inside the racetrack control room.

 

Circuit of The Americas is situated on a 1000-acre site in southeast Austin, approximately two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport. It is a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet.

More information here:

http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com

 

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CIO Panel: Change the Conversation, Change the Game

June 11th, 2013

 

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Gary Hamel joins with Jim Stikeleather, author and chief innovation officer for Dell Services, Leni Kaufman, CIO of Newport News Shipbuilding, and Tim Theriault, CIO of Walgreens, to discuss how CIOs must redefine IT value and sharpen their focus. They spoke at an event sponsored by the Harvard Business Review.

 

See the VIDEO here (Moderated by Angelia Herrin):

http://blogs.hbr.org/events/2013/05/change-the-conversation-change.html

 

Good follow-up: How CIOs Can Change the Game

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/how_cios_can_change_the_game.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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28 Nearly Free Agile Scrum | Kanban Tools

June 10th, 2013

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The offerings below represent the “entry point” user count and functionality level for each agile product. At itmWEB we researched over 40 products and compiled this list of 33 choices which seemed to be mature enough for agile experimentation and learning. Twenty eight of the products have very low price entry points and many of them are offered for free.

Some of the selections are very robust and highly usable for even the largest enterprise level projects. Others are better suited for small teams and small companies or projects.

Each offering has a different scale-up pathway that is designed to meet the potential growth, storage, and functionality curve of agile development efforts.

We have included some screen shots – but these are only for illustrating the look and feel of general agile automation – not because we recommend a particular product.

 

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Atlassain Greenhopper (10 users for $10 per month)

http://www.atlassian.com/software/greenhopper/overview

 

AxoSoft OnTime ($7 per user per month)

http://www.ontimenow.com

 

Blossom (Unlimited Users for $9 per month)

http://www.blossom.io/

 

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CollabNet CloudForge (Unlimited Users for Free)

http://www.cloudforge.com/

 

Darsoft Agile Project Manager – Scrum Sprint Planner (1 user for a flat $9.99 for iPad)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agile-project-manager-scrum/id434217487?mt=8

 

Eylean (1 User for $12 per month)

http://www.eylean.com/

 

Flow (1 User for Free)

http://www.flow.io/

 

IBM Jazz – Rational Team Concert (10 Users for Free)

https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/4.0

 

Kanbanery (5 Users for $8 per Month)

http://www.kanbanery.com/

 

KanbanFlow (Unlimted Users for Free)

http://www.kanbanflow.com/

 

Kanbanize (Unlimited Users for Free)

http://kanbanize.com/

 

Kanbanpad (Unlimited Users for Free)

https://www.kanbanpad.com/

 

Kunagi (Unlimited Users for Free)

http://www.kunagi.org/

 

LeanKit (25 Users for Free)

http://www.leankit.com/

 

Microsoft Team Foundation Server (5 Users for Free)

http://tfs.visualstudio.com/

 

Pivotal Tracker (3 users for $7 per month)

http://www.pivotaltracker.com

 

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Rally Software (10 users for Free)

http://www.rallydev.com/platform-products/rally-editions

 

ScrumDo (7 users $15.95 per month)

http://www.scrumdo.com

 

SeeNowDo (Unlimited Users for Free)

http://www.seenowdo.com

 

SmartQ (1 User for $5 per Month)

http://www.getsmartq.com/

 

Swift Kanban (20 users for Free)

http://www.swiftkanban.com/

 

Target Process (5 Users for Free)

http://www.targetprocess.com/

 

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ThoughtWorks Mingle (5 Users for Free)

http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com/

 

TinyPM (2 users for Free)

http://www.tinypm.com

 

Trello (Unlimited Users for Free)

http://www.trello.com/

 

Trichord (Unlimited Users for Free)

http://trichord.change-vision.com/en/index.html

 

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Version One (10 Users for Free)

http://www.versionone.com

 

Xamun (5 users for Free)

https://www.xamun.com

 

Yodiz (5 Users for Free)

http://www.yodiz.com

 

 

Other Products (with higher Pricing):

 

HP Agile Manager (1 User for $39 per Month)

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/software-solutions/saas-agile-manager-software.html

 

Polarion ALM (1 User for $3,000 License)

http://www.polarion.com/products/alm/

 

Silver Catalyst (Unlimited Users for $75 per Month)

http://www.toolsforagile.com/

 

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Serena (Pricing by Request)

http://www.serena.com/index.php/en/products/agile-planner/

 

To learn more about itmWEB’s product research activities please follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/research.html

To see an outline of our advisory services and expertise follow this link:

http://www.itmweb.com/advisory.html

 

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http://www.itmWEB.com

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