High quality software development requires a demanding set of both skills and tools. Yet learning to implement and use many of the tool sets currently available is an exhaustive and expensive effort that can smother a simple and effective development process.
Organizations that are focused on the tools and process, not the product, experience a drain of vital energy. By the time the organization has sufficiently developed the skills and technical solutions for product development, months or years of opportunity are lost.
With increased pressure to innovate and produce new products, the last things today's companies need are overly complex product development environments and processes. Those organizations that focus on creative product development build higher quality products that "wow" customers.
Douglas Shimp, 3Back partner and senior consultant explains, "What is needed to bring back a product focus is a combination of simple tools that unfetter the mind along with a simple process that gets the job done."
3Back and ProjectLocker offer a unique blend of Scrum training with hosted open source development tools. 3Back offers both onsite and public agile training and coaching in Scrum, Lean and Crystal in staged development environments supported by ProjectLocker's hosted open source tools that are easily customized to support all three methodologies. ProjectLocker is simple, flexible, and immediately available, dramatically reducing or even eliminating installation time, along with the heavy lifting of tool support & maintenance. In addition, teams trained with ProjectLocker tools by 3Back can directly apply those same best practices in their own ProjectLocker accounts with identical configurations to their training forums. Together, 3Back and ProjectLocker bring an effective blend of tools and processes together that enable rapid product innovation.
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