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Digitally transforming manual processes at Cornwall Council

To digitally transform manual processes at Cornwall Council, Headforwards delivered unified data management and self-serve capabilities.

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Requirements gathering: How we prepare – and use – a requirements document

Product Owner Tom Goldring explains how we turn client needs into a living requirements document that our teams can use to guide software development.

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Giving customers fast, easy insight into their cloud and managed services

The client can now easily push information to the customer-facing portal, presenting its customers with a visual representation of all their managed services in one dashboard, and improving the client’s own visibility.

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Predicting the future: How much work is in our backlog?

In the final instalment of our four-part series, Dave Longman discusses how to use averages to estimate the undefined work in your backlog.

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Meet the Data Solution Designer at Headforwards, Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar Our Team

Meet the Team: Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar, Headforwards Data Solutions Designer

Next in our Meet the Team series, we speak to Data Solutions Designer Kanaga Selvi Nachiyar, who’s helping Cornwall’s local authority deliver more effective services.

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Headforwards Scrum Master Andy Roberts looks at the impact of organisational debt and compares it to technical debt Events

HeadTalk: Risky Business – The Impact of Organisational Debt

What is organisational debt, and will it become a barrier to your business growth? Headforwards’ Andy Roberts looks at the silent rot businesses need to look out for…

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Replacing outdated code

The team wanted to use a newer, more flexible framework to simplify coding, create a neater architecture, and make it easier to onboard new developers to the team.

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A new suite of apps for a busy regional car dealership

Headforwards delivered a new suite of apps for Helston Garages who operate 40 new and used car dealerships throughout Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset.

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Meet the Team: Craig, Headforwards Co-Founder Our Team

Meet the Team: Craig Girvan, Headforwards Co-Founder

We’re kicking off a new series introducing you to some of the people who make Headforwards such a successful team. And who better to start with than Craig, one of our co-founders?

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Karmic Programming: Good practice to reduce technical debt

Unlocking the power of Buddha to write perfect code? Unfortunately not. Software dev Peter Conway coins the term ‘karmic programming’ to describe coding with the future in mind.

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Building a unified user experience across disparate systems

Initially, the brief was to combine two cloud management platforms, but the scope quickly expanded to include more systems.

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3 ways to guarantee effective Agile change management

At its most effective, Agile development is part of widespread organisational change – and that requires an Agile approach to change management.

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Predicting the future: How big is this project – and when will we complete it?

In the third of a four-part series, Dave Longman takes you through a spreadsheet that uses Monte Carlo simulations to forecast project timelines.

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Off-the-shelf products or bespoke development – which would you choose?

Scrum Master Andy Roberts discusses why you don’t need to pit bespoke development against off-the-shelf tools when you’re choosing software.

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Orienting for Outcome: strategies for behaviour-driven development

Mike Fosker chats through the highlights from his recent “Orienting for Outcome” talk from this year’s Agile on the Beach.

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Case study: transformation through data at Cornwall Council

Learn more about our work with Cornwall Council, which focuses on unlocking data potential and increasing data literacy across the workforce.

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The role of business analysts in Agile development

Business Analyst Kath Moore explains her role as the connector between clients and devs, and how she helps facilitate good communication and great software.

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How to tell an accurate, detailed, and compelling story with your data

Data analyst Méabh Murphy shares seven principles for effective data storytelling, from digging deep in the data to tailoring presentations to your audience.

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That ‘quality’ thing: how do Agile teams create high-quality software?

Software QA Leader Przemek Furtak explores the challenge of building high-quality software – and the complexity of defining ‘quality’ in the first place.

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Predicting the future: how long will a story take?

In the second of our four-part forecasting series, scrum master Dave Longman discusses his approach to estimating how long it takes to complete a story.

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Predicting the future: estimates, forecasts, and the value of knowing what’s coming next

In the first of a four-part series, Account Director Dave Longman explores whether estimates are a useful tool – and how to forecast project progress effectively.

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