Why Agile Development is Taking Off in Ghana

Why Agile Development is Taking Off in Ghana

Over the past decade, software developers over the world have adopted a new project management framework known popularly as Agile Development. This framework ostensibly seeks to put the customers first to develop and deploy software that most directly meets customer needs. Simply put, it proposes breaking down the software development process into incremental stages that continuously create increasingly complex versions of software. This entire process is meant to be responsive to changing customer demands. Agile Development has really picked up steam both amongst major software developers and tech start-ups over the years as they look to achieve more with smaller development teams.  In Ghana as well we are seeing a rise in the teaching of agile methods in tech education as well as its use by local developer teams in organizations. So what exactly is ‘Agile’?
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What Can We Expect in 2012? (Part 1)

What Can We Expect in 2012?2011 was a very big year for tech-related issues in Ghana. The past year saw the launch of many products and service that may very well revolutionize personal and business life in Ghana. This week we take a look backwards at some of the innovations and events of the past year, and then take a look forward at how these events could transform Ghana in 2012 and beyond.

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Will Virtualization Really Save You Money?

Virtualisation Solutions‘The Death of the PC’, this was the title given to a Forbes.com article detailing the rise and increasing use of Virtualization in the business environment. Today’s Information Age has made the purchase and use of some form of IT infrastructure an integral and necessary component of most organizations.

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How Can Your Business Utilize The Crowd?

CrowdSourcing CartoonSince its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has expanded to have versions in 270 languages and is accessed by millions of people seeking information from all over the world, each day. Yet it may come as a surprise to learn that this massive collection of information is not run by just one group of people in an office, Wikipedia is updated and ‘run’ by everyone. This is the phenomenon of crowdsourcing.

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Are Businesses in Ghana Cloud Ready?

Cloud ComputingFor the past few years, a new trend in computing has been quickly gaining traction not only in the tech world but increasingly amongst businesses. What is it? Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing has proved since its inception its great personal and business benefits. It is then not surprising that many businesses, both small and large, have caught on to its possibilities and have integrated it in many ways in their business activities.

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Has Communication Technology Transformed Your Business?

CommunicationGeorge Bernard Shaw wrote “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” In Ghana today, Shaw’s statement continues to hold true for many of our organizations, whether private or public, for profit or otherwise. As the world has changed and communication technology has transformed how we speak to each other, it is a sad fact that many organizations in Ghana have failed to take advantage of the new communication tools available to them.

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Can e-Commerce Succeed in Ghana?

eBay's WebsiteAs the internet revolution has swept the world e-commerce has grown right along with it. The success of companies like E-Bay and Amazon has proven the point that the Internet can be and is an important and effective tool for business. So the question is asked, can e-commerce bring the same benefits to Ghanaians that it has brought other, larger nations?

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