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A McMuffin and some collaboration please: Lessons learnt in international communication

10 Apr 2014 by Liaan Booysen
In the last couple of years the world has become smaller, with cheap stable internet widely available there are no real excuses left not to explore international collaboration. [...]

Mobility

4 Apr 2014 by KRS
Why develop a mobile app for your business? Mobile apps are not only for games, travel and entertainment, but are very powerful business tools. [...]

KRS goes to Agile India

24 Mar 2014 by KRS
It is that time of year again where developers like us, who care about getting software development as right as they can, get together to talk about what is happening in the world of Agile and Lean software development. [...]

Looking back on 2013: Did we meet software trend expectations?

29 Jan 2014 by KRS
2013 has been all about developing software solutions that will make your business more efficient, cost effective and flexible. What did we achieve in the past year? [...]

Testing Agile Testing Agile

4 Mar 2013 by Melissa Carelse
Melissa Carelse recently attended an Agile Testing course presented by internationally renowned Agile coach and process consultant Janet Gregory. [...]

Certified Success

13 Feb 2013 by Illana Graff
As the needs of business change in a world fast becoming an information system, the key to “staying on top” requires a lot more than clever business strategies, the key is differentiation [...]

5-Steps to Mobile

31 Jan 2013 by Steve Randles
It doesn’t take a particularly clear crystal ball to know that Mobile technology is taking over from more traditional communications. Some interesting statistics: [...]

superheroes1 The Parallel Theory…

21 Dec 2012 by Illana Graff
Life at KRS and its similarities with The Big Bang Theory. [...]

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
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