How Omnigon Delivers Entertainment to Millions — On Time

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The No. 5 Most Important Key to Delivering High-Quality Products

Are you researching modern product management or product development tools and solutions? This fifth and final series of practical and tactical tips should be worth your time, as it covers requirements management; test and compliance management; definition, features and specifications management; and comprehensive, business-wide intellectual property organization and management. Key #5: Reuse information across product lines. How do you make sure your teams aren’t recreating work that’s already been done? Do you encounter overlap between product versions and projects? What happens when you need to… Read more >

How Omnigon Delivers Entertainment to Millions — On Time

American Idol, NASCAR, the PGA Tour. All three events draw millions of viewers and all three rely on digital consultancy Omnigon to help them deliver superb online experiences to their fans. Headquartered in New York with offices in five other cities worldwide, Omnigon specializes in social and mobile second screen experiences. These endeavors involve complex challenges and often tight deadlines to deliver prior to the live event. As Omnigon VP of Service and Operations Roman Bediner sums it up: “We don’t have the luxury of… Read more >

The No. 4 Most Important Key to Delivering High-Quality Products

Today’s post is the fourth of five key points to consider when designing and building complex products such as embedded systems, integrated systems and connected devices. If you or your team are researching modern product development and management tools and services, our weekly Five Keys blog series outlines how Jama’s products and services can help you put best practices in place. Want a recap of the series so far? Check out previous post numbers three, two and one. Key #4: Connect quality to product requirements… Read more >

The No. 3 Most Important Key to Delivering High-Value Products

About this series: If you or your team are researching modern product development and management tools and services, our weekly Five Keys blog series outlines how Jama’s products and services can help you put best practices in place. Today’s post is the third of five points to consider when designing and building complex products such as embedded systems, integrated systems and connected devices. If you’re just now tuning in, catch up with a quick read of the first and second posts. Key #3: Ensure what… Read more >

Using WSJF in Jama to Support Continuous Development

In our last hosted release we added to functionality to the calculated fields feature, and we are now supporting Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) calculations on Jama items. If you’re familiar with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you may have used a version of this to prioritize work backlogs. WSJF is often associated with scaled Agile practices, though on its own it’s a powerful tool for anyone prioritizing work. At its core, WSJF is a way to incorporate a variety of value measures into a score you can… Read more >

The No. 2 Most Important Key to Delivering High-Value Products

Today’s post concerns the second of five key points to consider when designing and building complex products such as embedded systems, integrated systems and connected devices. In this series, we outline how our products and services help you put best practices in place. If you or your team are researching product management or product development tools and solutions, this series of practical and tactical points should be worth your time. For a refresher on the introduction to the series, read The No. 1 Most Important… Read more >

New in Jama: Find and Prioritize your Data

Today we’re introducing this latest release of Jama, building on the capabilities that help you filter through the noise of busy projects, find important information quickly, and prioritize your team’s work. Enhanced home page The new Jama home page, released last month, is now your default launch pad. This page gets you started with action items specific to your work, giving you a quick view to stream conversations, reviews that need attention, and comments on all of your active projects. Weighted shortest job first (WSJF)… Read more >

The No. 1 Most Important Key to Delivering High-Value Products

To stay competitive, innovative and profitable, companies need to execute product cycles on time, on spec and at or under budget. Easier said than done, right? The processes involved in designing and building products are only getting more complex—particularly for products built with hardware and software components such as embedded systems, integrated systems and connected devices. If you’re building products, you’re tracking, organizing and trying to provide context for an incredible volume of data for weeks, months and years at a time. Pause for a… Read more >

Introducing the Jama Support Community

So you know Jama inside and out. You’re the go-to person at your company for questions about everything from configuring the Explorer Tree to setting up software testing dashboards. You’ve seen your teams go from trying to manage through a chaos of documents, email and disorganized file-sharing tools to collaborating and making critical decisions in real-time, and you can measure the positive impact this has had on the quality of your products and the morale of your team. Or maybe you’re new to Jama and… Read more >

Gartner Reports on the Best Requirements Management (RM) Tools for Business

And calculates the costs and losses caused by inferior RM “Forty to fifty percent.” That’s the percentage of companies that manage the creation, iteration, testing and launch of new products with MS Office, Google Docs and other all-purpose documentation tools, according to research from Gartner’s “Market Guide for Software Requirements Definition and Management Solutions.” The result? Gartner clients report: Poor requirements definition and management is a major cause of rework and friction between business and IT. Gartner notes the growing need for Requirements Management (RM) to… Read more >

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