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April Conferences with DCG Software Value

Conference season is back in full swing! This month you'll find us at two different conferences - coincidentally held in the same city, on the same dates! Both of these conferences are ones we return to year after year, so we can be sure that this year's events will not disappoint.

QUEST conference

First up is the QUEST conference (Quality Engineered Software and Testing). The conference features an exhibition hall, presenters and workshops/tutorials with a focus on testing. Tom Cagley, our Vice President of Consulting, will present, "Budgeting, Estimation, Planning and #NoEstimates - They ALL Make Sense for Agile Testing!," on Wednesday, April 20, from 11:15am-12:15pm. Tom will explain the difference between budgeting, planning, and estimation, as applied to testing in an Agile environment, and when they make sense, when they don’t, and in what combination for testing.

He will also teach a workshop, "Agile Estimation," on Monday, April 18 from 8:30am-4:30pm. The course focuses on providing QA managers, test analysts, and test automation engineers with an in-depth understanding of the principles and methods of estimating leveraged in an Agile development environment, through a combination of lectures with hands-on technique practice.

DCG is also a sponsor of the event.

Date: April 18-22, 2016
Location: The Renaissance Chicago Downtown; Chicago, IL

IT Financial Management

The second place you'll find us is the IT Financial Management Association’s (ITFMA) Financial World of IT Conference. The focus of this event is how to improve IT financial management capabilities. Harrison Zipkin, our Director of VC/M&A, will present "Shifting Operating Expense to Equity Value," on April 20th in the afternoon. His presentation will discuss how to convert operating expenses to equity value, highlighting current methodologies in IT and finance to enhance ROI.

Date: April 18-22, 2016
Location: Palmer House Hilton Hotel; Chicago, IL 

So, that's where we'll be in April! After each conference the presentations will be available for download - we'll be sure to post the links on the blog (they'll also be in our newsletters).

Our full event calendar is available here.

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About DCG Software Value

We provide numerous materials about ourselves and how we can help our clients. But, sometimes it's best to hear it straight from the top.

This video, from our CEO Mike Harris, explains, in his own words, who DCG Software Value is and why we're in this business.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to Mike directly at m.harris@softwarevalue.com. Of course, if you're looking for more information about the company, you can download our Corporate Profile or check out the About page of our website.

 

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Who is DCG Software Value?

While we've changed our name, we're still the same company - just with a clearer mission and vision for the future. So, we've decided that now is a good time to talk about who we are here at DCG (and why we exist).

The Short Answer

DCG Software Value is a global provider of software analytics, software quality management and Agile support services.

The Long Answer

Since opening our doors in 1994, we have earned and maintained a reputation in the industry for our ability to help companies achieve their IT-related goals – and for our knowledge of how to do so quickly and effectively.

Our mission is to help IT and the business collectively visualize and discuss the value of software development. This leads to better decision making and resource management, ultimately improving a company’s bottom line. Via quantifiable changes in software development, we position IT organizations for high quality, on-time and on-budget delivery of software through all phases of the development lifecycle.

How We Can Help You

Yes, we provide software analytics, software quality management and Agile support services, but what does that mean exactly? Well, our tagline is "Measure. Optimize. Deliver.," which is also an easy way to explain what we can do for you.

  • Our Software Analytics services measure your development process and deliverables to provide you with the insight you need to identify areas of improvement and track your progress over time.
  • Our Software Quality Management services optimize your software quality through the use of proven models and advanced code and testing practices that are tailored for your organization.
  • Our Agile support services have been developed as a result of years of experience in working with clients across industries on Agile-related initiatives. We can help with initiatives to start or improve current Agile or Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) implementations. In short, we help you to effectively and efficiently deliver your software.

What Sets Us Apart?

We've been in this business for more than 20 years, and as a result we have years of proven experience, ready-to-use templates/artifacts and a ability to adapt to an ever-changing marketplace.

We follow an Agile consulting model, allowing for an engagement’s focus to change as necessary. We also believe in Centers of Excellence, fully packaged and successfully tested solutions to address common software issues that plague organizations. We implement them using our Build, Operate, Transfer (BOT) implementation model. We build the CoE framework, and then we operate the CoE until an organization is ready to make the transition to run the established CoE.

Ultimately, we believe that software is a major contributor to the success of the business, and we want to see our clients succeed. We'll do what it takes to help you achieve your goals.

Questions? Leave a comment!

 

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DCG Software Value

DCG Software Value

If you haven't noticed, we've changed our name! David Consulting Group is now officially DCG Software Value. With our new name you'll find other changes here and there (like our new logo!). We also have a new url (www.softwarevalue.com) - and all company email addresses have changed accordingly.

Other changes associated with the transition will continue to take place over the course of 2016, so please excuse us if you see our old name/logo. If you're looking for our menu of services and consulting solutions, you don't have to worry - all of our offerings are still the same!

So, that leads to the question, why have we changed our name? Our mission at DCG is to make the value of software visible, allowing it to be openly discussed between IT and the business. In changing our name, we hope to more clearly convey that mission and what we believe to be our role in client engagements.

If you'd like to read more about the change, the official public announcement is available here. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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"It's frustrating that there are so many failed software projects when I know from personal experience that it's possible to do so much better - and we can help." 
- Mike Harris, DCG Owner

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