Methods & Tools - January 2017
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Although many organizations are certified at SEI CMM Level 5, when a team hits a production snag, those certificates don’t carry much weight. People need IT heroes in the team to pull things through. Dependencies on folks who are technically competent, can think on their feet, and can manage time pressures increase that much more. This has become de rigueur in today’s knowledge transfer world. are learned and different strategies for implementing certain elements of the architecture are put in place.
Source: Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World, Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Addison-Wesley.
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Software Ownership Transfer
In those days were software development is outsourced or companies are acquired and merged frequently, the problem of transferring the ownership of applications and software is more than relevant. In his book "Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World", Vinod Sankaranarayanan, explores this topic from both a theoretical and a practical point of view.
Read the review and quotes from Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World.
Reference: Software Ownership Transfer: Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World, Vinod Sankaranarayanan, Addison-Wesley
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