5 simple tips on starting a new scrum team

As many companies within the IT industry move away from Waterfall/PRINCE 2 and more towards Agile/Scrum, it can be hard for project managers and Scrum teams to know what the best approaches are for a new Scrum team. There is a lot of information online that provides information about what Scrum is, what tools are available, and what the Scrum process is. I have worked in the digital/ IT industry as project manager/ business analyst since 2005 and have worked with Scrum since joining Inviqa at the start of February 2014. The transition has been a steep learning curve and in this article I will share some of the practices I have learnt to improve Scrum team efficiency.

Personalising the customer experience with Magento Enterprise

Do you know what your customers are looking for before they visit your site? Too many retailers fail to understand what their customers want to see. They try hard to cater for the “average person” in an attempt reach as many people as possible, but the “average person” doesn’t exist. Retailers should understand who their customers are and provide an experience personalised to them. So how do you provide valuable content to visitors as individuals?

Extending Magento with patches

When working with Magento, the need to extend and alter core functionality is something that comes up frequently. Fortunately Magento provides a fairly robust rewrite system to facilitate this, so creating a class that extends a core Magento object, and making Magento load your class in place of the original, is trivial. There are plenty of resources for rewriting core Magento functionality, so I’m not going to dwell on that mechanism here.

Inviqa finds harmony in Symfony for myjobmatcher.com

MyJobMatcher.com, part of the Opinio Group, is an online job matching platform that finds career opportunities for candidates based on content from their uploaded CVs.

MyJobMatcher.com’s intelligent matching system was already attracting millions of job seekers, but was quickly reaching performance capacity. MyJobMatcher.com engaged Inviqa to help it break free of its legacy systems and build a scalable platform that could support its continuous and rapid growth.  

A pocket guide to cross-border tax in the EU, USA and Australia

Launching into new markets can be one of the most fulfilling endeavors of any business. As the global ecommerce landscape grows, the chance to access an entirely new customer base is an opportunity that has swiftly become very real for businesses of all sizes. And with online cross-border trade predicted to grow fivefold to $130 billion by 2020, it’s an opportunity not to be ignored...

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