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Scrum is not enough to be Agile

12 Nov 2012 by Lorraine Steyn
I really love the way Agile is growing in South Africa, and particularly in Cape Town. We have a passionate, involved community, and some top notch Scrum Masters. But Scrum alone is not the full extent of being Agile. [...]

Excel: TLC – A Question of Design

12 Oct 2012 by Jasper Cook
Top Left Corner in Excel. [...]

Introduction to Entity Framework Power Tools

12 Oct 2012 by Jasper Cook
The Entity Framework team created a handy little tool called “Entity Framework Power Tools”. The tool is still in Beta as we speak but already showing a lot of promise. [...]

Agile – A Voice from the Inside

28 Sep 2012 by Nigel Smith
I’d like to share my thoughts and experiences from the inside, gained over my 6 years with KRS where I’ve witnessed the transition from the traditional Waterfall methodology into an increasingly agile style of working. [...]

Cakes vs. Cupcakes

12 Sep 2012 by Claude Botes
Are we more productive now that we are Agile and using Test Driven Development (TDD), Domain Driven Design (DDD), Scrum and all the bells and whistles, than we were before? This was the question posed to us recently at one of our Leadership sessions. [...]

Jerm on Instagram Jerm on Instagram

13 Jul 2012 by KRS
The latest cartoon by Jerm. [...]

Business Value

14 Jun 2012 by Lorraine Steyn
KRS has built up an enormous amount of business knowledge and IP over our quarter century of writing systems, thanks to some superb collaboration with various clients. Lorraine Steyn discusses some of the key things that KRS has learned over the years. [...]

Big Data Choices

14 Jun 2012 by Steve Mabbutt
ScaleConf 2012 was a two-day conference held in Kirstenbosch Gardens earlier this year. It was a huge success: a beautiful venue; capacity crowds and a carefully selected list of speakers. [...]

error-zen Error Zen

7 Jun 2012 by Jasper Cook
Excel errors (like weeds in a garden) can be useful as indicators. Using IFERROR can mask most ugly horrors preceded by a Hash character, if it is passed a blank string [“”] as the If_True parameter. [...]

Case study: KRS deploys Sharepoint at SA National Parks

20 Mar 2012 by KRS
Sharepoint has recently overtaken IBM as the leading portal for business, highest on both the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision axes. This validates SA National Park’s decision to use Sharepoint for its Systems user guides and documentation. [...]

leadinglions Leading the Lions

29 Feb 2012 by Lorraine Steyn
Great teams need great Leaders and great Followers. In Agile teams, we need every team member to step into a leadership role as needed, with no specific manager appointed. [...]

Excel: Search and Replace

29 Feb 2012 by Jasper Cook

Collaboration for Distributed Teams

28 Feb 2012 by Brent Blake
KRS uses Scrum as our Agile software development process of choice, with a focus on delivering working software every 2 weeks (this is called a Sprint). [...]

Jerm on binary Jerm on binary

26 Feb 2012 by KRS
The latest cartoon from Jerm. [...]

jerm-dogs Jerm on dogs

13 Feb 2012 by KRS
The latest cartoon by Jerm. [...]

Jerm on junk mail Jerm on junk mail

13 Dec 2011 by KRS
The latest cartoon from Jerm. [...]

Global Day of Coderetreat

19 Nov 2011 by KRS
Global Day of Coderetreat is a day to celebrate passion and software craftsmanship with 141 cities participating around the world. [...]

Trust – Do we really Understand It?

4 Nov 2011 by Lorraine Steyn
Trust is fundamental to all working relationships, yet it is the value that is hardest to foster in a business environment. [...]

The Prince is not Agile!

4 Nov 2011 by Lorraine Steyn
Agile development is a way of life for us at KRS. We fully subscribe to its aim of delivering value, in the simplest way possible, under short time constraints. [...]

Jerm on marriage Jerm on marriage

13 Sep 2011 by KRS
The latest cartoon by Jerm. [...]