AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Agile, which emerged as a software development method in small teams, today becomes a new management culture for large companies.

Agile is a philosophy that was invented in February 2001 by a group of 17 enthusiasts at the Snowbird ski resort. Among them were mainly representatives of the IT-sphere. As a result of an active discussion on how to avoid problems when developing software, a basic set of ideas and principles was adopted, which became a manifesto of flexible development – “Agile Manifesto”.

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Smart home is one of the main technological trends of 2017. Part 2

In this article, we will understand how technically the functioning of all systems of providing a smart home is carried out. We will try to describe the general features. First of all, the smart house is controlled by its “brain” – the core of the system. This is a separate and independent device, which should be located in some place isolated from the tenants, and what, in fact, is the nucleus itself from the hardware point of view? Of course the server. Yes, yes, the server, not Arduino, not Raspberry Pi, not the router with OpenWrt, namely the server. Why? Because productivity is important, because other devices are not originally designed to deploy a full-fledged and stable solution.

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Traditional Waterfall Method

The waterfall model was first defined by Winston W. Royce in 1970 and has been widely used for software projects ever since. It quickly gained support from managers because everything flows logically from the beginning of a project through the end. Often considered the classic approach to the systems development life cycle, the waterfall model describes a development method that is linear and sequential. In few words, the main features of waterfall approach is distinct goals for each phase of development and once a phase of development is completed, the development proceeds to the next phase and there is no turning back just like a waterfall.

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Smart home is one of the main technological trends of 2017. Part 1

GfK Company in its annual research “Technotrends 2017” named the main technologies that will affect the life of consumers and their behavior in the coming year. This year, experts identified 5 main technology trends: mobile payments,  unmanned vehicles, portable devices, smart home and virtual reality. In this article, let’s pay attention to the trend “for lazy people” – smart home.

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How to make money on a mobile application and which pitfalls to be ready for

To date, the main sources for downloading applications for mobile devices on iOS and Android are the App Store and Google Play, respectively. From the point of user’s view, the principle of using these stores is quite understandable – the user finds the category of interest, selects the application he likes, downloads it for free, or pays for it and enjoys it. Placing materials on the App Store and Google Play brings profit to their authors. But do they really get the amount that the user paid for the application and how do they earn on free applications? We bring to your attention an overview of the various types of revenue that developers can get from mobile applications.

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Personal electric transport – the future of mega-cities

“Rider moves standing on a small device, so he seems to soar in the air or move along the horizontal escalator. Smooth running without jerks impresses others. It’s all about the flawless tuning of the gyro and electric motor system. A smartest mini robot is hidden under the hull of the device, that reads all the rider’s movements… ” – so once any science fiction writer could describe usual for us gyro boards or segways, which are becoming more popular. Continue reading “Personal electric transport – the future of mega-cities” »

New formats from Apple: evolution or revolution?

At WWDC 2017, at which the presentation of innovations from Apple took place, absolutely new formats of photo (High Efficiency Image Format) and video (High Efficiency Video Coding) compression presented within the framework of iOS 11 were completely undeservedly ignored. According to Apple’s description, with identical quality of photos and videos of new formats will occupy less by half of  the space compared to the previous formats.

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Scrum Methodology: members and process. Part 1

Each project is a unique event that can not be adjusted to a specific standard or model. However, project management processes are amenable to standardization and the documents that formalize these processes are called project management methodologies. Scrum is one of such methods. This is a framework, created in 1986, which is considered the most structured of the Agile family. It combines elements of the classical process and the idea of a flexible approach to project management.

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Fantasies about the iPhone

On September 12, 2017, several products from Apple were presented. Of course, the most discussed of them is the iPhone X. One of the most popular phones in the world has undergone both external changes and improvements in “stuffing.” And, despite the fact that some developments have already been applied in smartphones from other manufacturers, Apple has brought them to a new, better level. Let’s analyze what innovations have appeared in the iPhone X and what innovations may be expected in the future from the company’s developers.

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