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Writings on building software delivery capabilities and delivering digital & technology outcomes for ambitious organisations.

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Defining outcomes as a product team

How defining outcomes can help a product team collaboratively discover, identify, collate and rank what they should do and enable them to perform effectively and happily to ensure outputs are tied to those outcomes.

Don’t estimate without evidence

In software, estimating is controversial. In this post, we’ll look at how to measure the quality of your estimates, and what to do when it doesn’t stack up.

Prioritising your application transformation

After you have mapped your application ecosystem as best as you can, you should begin work on prioritising which applications to modernise first.

Being an Introvert in an Agile working environment

Agile working environments often include open plan offices, close-knit teams and lots of impromptu discussions. Encouraging collaboration both between developers and with other business people is a great way to aid producing valuable software.

Mapping your organisation and applications in legacy transformation

Mapping your organisation and applications is crucial because it enables you to decide which application to prioritise and which transformation strategy to adopt.

Legacy transformation is a team sport

Legacy transformation is a team sport because it’s hard, expensive and can take a long time, so you need to have everyone ready to push in the same direction from the start.

The world beyond the Academy 🚀

Several engineers, including myself, joined Made Tech via the Academy. It’s a 12-week programme that the company offers to teach passionate learners the best software engineering practices in the industry.

Delivery doesn’t finish in production

Our delivery teams at Made Tech fully embrace the devops culture and mindset, which means that we take on many more responsibilities across the software development lifecycle than just writing code.

How financing affects legacy application transformation

Cost is one of the most important drivers of legacy transformation and is usually the catalyst for a much wider discussion about how to finance such projects.

Connecting loved ones: building the NHS Book a virtual visit service in 48 hours

The simple digital service enables ward staff to book in calls which we hope will reduce the burden on staff having to do this manually and reduce the number of calls to wards from loved ones. From the loved ones perspective they receive an SMS stating when their virtual visit is booked for and receive a unique link to join the call when the ward is ready.