Can SharePoint and IBM i coexist? The Magic 8-Ball says, “YES!”

Microsoft SharePoint has grown exponentially since its release in 2003. Did you know it took SharePoint only five years to surpass the $1 billion mark in annual sales? I believe SharePoint was gobbled up quickly by so many companies because it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to build a business case with a compelling return on investment. …

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Implementing New Systems – Get Involved and Stay Involved

In most decisions involving your business you carefully scrutinize all of the important aspects. You review the business justification, the costs, the return on investment and the plan for implementation. Then, as the activity moves forward, you have your staff involved to monitor activities, track costs, provide information, ask questions and generally gain knowledge that will be …

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The Desperate Project Manager’s Kit (DPMK)

I was reading Jurgen’s blog about scrum projects and again saw these issues: 1) Not following a business-driven approach to goals and priorities 2) Not delivering real value early and often In aXes/RAMP application modernization projects I refer to these two items as BV (Business Value). I think there is evidence that many IBM i …

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LANSA Managed Application Services

The cost effective way to reengineer, modernize & transform your IBM i applications allowing IT to help & grow your business. The IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, Power systems) user base is now facing new challenges and threats based on the longevity of the platform and the age and maturity of many of the key applications …

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Scrum Project Management Approach

So you convinced your management to give you money for your modernization project? Now you will need to deliver! How do you make this happen? When you read the article written by Paul Conte about the ‘Top 10 reasons application modernization projects fail’ you see that four out of the ten reasons for failure have …

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