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For the Win! Setting Developers Up for Success

One of the most challenging things in software development is estimating time and resources required to get software into pro...

April 18, 2018

Is fixed-price custom software development possible?

Is fixed-price custom software development possible? (We say yes. Here’s why.) In a recent conversation with a CIO over som...

February 15, 2018

Business alignment is more than a parallel path

Business alignment with IT is more than a parallel path. In fact, it’s a two-way street.   I recently had a discussio...

January 26, 2018

Key Strategies for Choosing the Right Integration Vendor

As with any other solution implementation and rollout, picking the right vendor and tool for your integration needs can be in...

December 13, 2017

API Best Practices

An Application Programming Interface (API) provides a programmatic interface to a Service. They have been used since the earl...

November 15, 2017

Announcing our new Denver offices!

We’ve moved! PREMIOS is happy to announce the opening of our new offices right in the heart of Downtown Denver. Located at ...

October 11, 2017

Why .NET

Focus is the key ingredient to becoming an expert. That’s why Premios focused its custom software efforts on .NET and the t...

August 16, 2017

What is Multi-Tenancy and Why Should You Care?

As businesses continue to deliver their products, services, and data through customer-facing, cloud-based web applications an...

August 16, 2017

Digital Transformation and Integration Strategies: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

In today’s complex technology world, most companies have hundreds of applications running critical business processes. ...

May 16, 2017

The Special Forces Model: Force Multipliers

A few months ago, when our senior leadership team was reviewing where we provided the most impact and value to our clients, w...

May 1, 2017

Digital Transformation: It’s Now or Never

Digital transformation, digital mesh, machine learning, IoT, AI, customer data, cloud computing. All are technology trends ci...

March 22, 2017

Algorithms: What are They Worth and What Might They Cost You?

Every so often, I read an article that gets me thinking in a different way about software value and software risk.  Danilo ...

March 15, 2017

Buzzword Buzzkill: Enterprise Architecture

One of Premios’s primary service offering has always been to provide companies with a strategic road map for their tech...

August 3, 2016

Test-Driven Development

Testing has always been a bit of a thorn in the side of software development, necessary as it is. It costs money and time, ti...

June 6, 2016

State of the Microsoft Union: Should You Care?

Two years ago, Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, began taking Microsoft in a new direction. That direction included b...

May 2, 2016

Project Triage Description

Learn more about the Project Triage Solution. We use quantitative and qualitative methods to determine if your challenged sof...

May 2, 2016

The Spitfire Group Joins the MuleSoft Partner Program

Denver, Colo. (May 1, 2016) – The Spitfire Group today announced its partnership with MuleSoft to provide consulting and s...

May 1, 2016

CMO and IT Collaboration = Higher Software Value

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) have become one of the most frequent internal customers of IT departments in recent years. Th...

March 16, 2016

Top 5 Tips For Working With Consultants

I’ve been in consulting for a long time. About 23 years so far. And I’ve experienced amazingly good outcomes from consult...

February 25, 2016

Salesforce in a New Light

A few weeks back, we asked the question: is it worthwhile to fully buy in to the Salesforce.com platform? And we received ...

January 19, 2016

Digital Transformation of the Enterprise for SMAC: Can Scrum Help?

Scope of this Report In this paper, we consider the impact of the digital transformation on software development and whether ...

December 7, 2015

What is a Product Owner and Why Do I Need One?

Scope of this Report “The Product Owner is the one and only person responsible for managing the Product Backlog and ensurin...

September 30, 2015

Why DevOps is NOT Just About Release Management

Lately, DevOps has become synonymous with Development and Operations organizations working together to Automate Release Manag...

September 28, 2015

Download SQTM Presentations

If you missed out on this year’s Software Quality and Test Management conference, then you missed a great time! We real...

September 21, 2015

The Kanban Game at the Agile Business Conference

  Join Alan Cameron, DCG-SMS Managing Director, at this year’s Agile Business Conference in London. The conferen...

September 14, 2015

Why CIOs Have a Target on Their Backs

The average tenure of a CIO tends to range somewhere between three and five years. I would submit in many cases it is much lo...

September 8, 2015

Glue Conference Review and The Future of Microsoft

The Glue 2015 Conference was held in Broomfield a few months back and I had the chance to see a lot of what’s going o...

August 25, 2015

Case Study: AgilityHealth and VistaPrint

Sean Barrett with Vistaprint shares his experience piloting AgilityHealth and next steps ahead for his teams....

August 25, 2015

The “All-In” Architecture

There is a great debate regarding the business sense of using only one cloud platform as the modern day ERP system. Is it sma...

August 10, 2015

The Cost of Doing It Right

My Grandmother told me “you will never regret buying the best.” I grew up valuing high quality and having things “d...

August 9, 2015

Which ESB Option is Right for You?

Apples and oranges. NServiceBus and Mule ESB. In the same way the first two are both tree-growing fruit, the latter are both ...

July 2, 2015

COSMIC Method ‘Measurement Manual’ Version 4.0.1

We’re happy to announce that version 4.0.1 of the COSMIC method ‘Measurement Manual’ is now available for download ...

May 11, 2015

What is a Force Multiplier?

A few months ago, when our senior leadership team was reviewing where we provided the most impact and value to our clients, w...

March 19, 2015

Agile Methodology and Your Tech Project

Agile Methodology for Efficient Software Management The Spitfire Group uses agile methodology principles to create a custom s...

February 19, 2015

Why Are So Many of Our Projects Late, Over Budget or Deliver Less Than Was Promised?

Scope of this Report This report identifies evidence that projects are late, over budget or deliver less than promised? It th...

February 11, 2015

5 Step Approach

1. INITIAL BUSINESS ANALYSIS: we take a customized approach – no two companies are the same. Our elite consultants perform ...

January 15, 2015

How Spitfire Works with You

The Spitfire Engagement Model Transparency. No surprises. Communication. This is how Spitfire operates. The Client Engagement...

December 18, 2014

Software Estimation is Just That – An Estimate

Successfully estimating a software project is not an exact science; therefore, the estimate delivered may have significant va...

November 17, 2014

Drinking the Agile Movement Kool-Aid

I recently had the pleasure of attending two single-day conferences focused on the Agile development methodology, Agile Phill...

November 3, 2014

‘Sizing’ Application Maintenance and Support Activities

A unique and proven approach for estimating maintenance and support activities using a new type of ‘sizing’ model. The au...

October 18, 2014

What is excellence in Software Development?

In this report we examine what people consider as excellence in software development, and how they compare performance of dev...

June 16, 2014

What is More Important: Software Quality or Productivity?

What is more important: software quality or software productivity? Is there a right answer? We think so! Read this month&#821...

December 2, 2013

Agile is Hard.

Becoming Agile isn’t easy. As we say on the Agile page of our website, “Agile requires a fundamental change in how work ...

October 9, 2013

IT-Business Integration

At DCG, one of the most valuable improvements we recommend for an IT department is to focus on IT as part of the business as ...

September 9, 2013

Our Partnership with Experimentus

“For many, Agile is still SCRUM and testing is the point where the pain is felt.” This observation from a colleague this ...

June 17, 2013

Measurement Roadmap Process Description and Process Flow

This document describes the steps that are necessary to successfully complete the Measurement RoadmapSM . The Measurement ...

April 14, 2013

Can Agile Be Used to Rescue a Troubled Project?

The March Trusted Advisor report is now available on our website. In the report, Tom Cagley considers the question of wh...

April 3, 2013

Properly Framing SLA

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April 2, 2013

Can Agile be Used to Rescue a Troubled Project?

In some circumstances, Agile can be used to rescue troubled IT projects. Learn when to use Agile as a tool and how to employ ...

March 25, 2013

5 CMMI Myths

In my opinion, CMMI still gets a bad rap sometimes. People who have been in development a long time remember the days where t...

March 20, 2013

What Would Be a Basic Framework or Model for Establishing an Effective IT Governance Function?

What would be a basic framework or model for establishing an effective IT Governance function? This is the question that Mik...

March 13, 2013

Source Code Inspections

In case you haven’t heard the news, we’ve partnered with proServices, a leader in independent source code inspections, ...

February 25, 2013

Is It Time for a CMMI Re-appraisal?

As the holidays fall upon us and the year winds down, we’re often too busy finishing up our 2012 tasks to consider what awa...

December 5, 2012

Estimation and the Black Hole

This year I held a series of webinars on Estimation that resulted in some great questions. One of the most recent questions w...

November 19, 2012

The Marine Corp Marathon

I normally share software development-related posts here on our blog – which makes sense given that DCG is a software devel...

October 30, 2012

Project Management: The RACI model

In Tom Costello’s article in the March/April 2012 issue of IEEE Magazine, “RACI – Getting Projects ‘Unstuck,’” he...

October 22, 2012

What Would the Next CIO Do?

Bryson Payne posed an interesting question in his recent article for CIO Magazine: what would the next CIO do? As Payne expla...

October 8, 2012

Four Steps from Heroes

Don’t play the Hero I don’t know why, but I still shake my head at continuing heroic behaviour in the industry. I...

February 16, 2012

What capabilities does a CIO need today?

An interesting article by Michael Koval in the Nov/Dec Edition of the IEEE IT Pro magazine entitled, “The Technologi...

January 23, 2012

Energy management in Software Development

Rob Bernard, Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist, provided the quote of the month in the April 2011 edition of t...

April 20, 2011

The impact of the cloud on software development

I was asked this week, “Why is the cloud relevant to the people who DCG work with daily?”  My questioner conti...

October 5, 2010

The importance of evidence in software development

Hakan Erdogmus is the Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Software magazine.  In the May/June 2010 issue of the magazine, Hakan ha...

June 11, 2010

Key software development problem – too many customers!

How can too many customers be a problem for software development?  That’s the goal, right?  Well, yes, but here a...

April 18, 2010

7 ways to fail big (in IT?)

Paul B. Carroll and Chunka Mui wrote an interesting article in the September edition of the Harvard Business Review on lesson...

October 20, 2008