From IT strategy, to software development, to basic technology staff augmentation, technology consultants provide a lot of value for an organization. Technology consultants can play a huge role in your organization — they can fix major issues or help you create a strategy that will shape your IT infrastructure for years to come— or they can play a small role, lending a hand when your organization needs one or offering staff development. Technology consultants are also increasingly in demand; a recent survey found that 50 percent of CFOs say they plan to bring in outside consultants in the next 12 months to help with their business systems. Why because they need "experienced professionals with hard-to-find, specialized skills," according to the survey. Why do you need to engage a technology consulting company? And what do you need to know before you even contact them?
Scrum. Agile. If you’ve worked in or near software development in the last 20 years, you’ve heard these two terms tossed around a lot. And, because they’re often used together, people sometimes think they’re the same thing.