DCG Software Value In the News

Find out what people are saying about DCG Software Value in the news.

TMT Magazine: A Commitment to Integrity

Fall 2016

In this article in TMT Magazine, Mike Harris  reflects on his achievements in establishing DCG as a trusted and well-respected firm in the industry.

Scrum Alliance: What is Productivity in Agile

July 2016

In this article on the Scrum Alliance, Mike Harris discusses how prioritizing software development initiatives based on business value will only help improve overall value and positively impact the organization’s bottom line.

Better Software: Agile Governance: Value Metrics That Work

Spring 2016

In this article from Better Software, Mike Harris discusses how to create top-down Agile metrics that are compatible with and extend traditional waterfall metrics.

TechWell Insights: How Can We Get More Business Value Out of Software Development?

October 2015

Michael Harris, the president and CEO of DCG Software Value, explains the importance of prioritizing IT projects based on value and offers a simple system for doing so.

Sticky Minds: The "Show Me the Money" Approach to Software Development

August 2015

In this interview with Sticky Minds' Josiah Renaudin, Michael Harris, the president and CEO of DCG Software Value, explains his five-step Value Visualization Framework. He discusses how he came up with the idea, how it can help your team right now, and its similarities to the Agile methodology.

The Fast Track: The “Top Project Managers” – Biggest Obstacles

August 27, 2014

The Fast Track blogger Dan Schawbel interviews 14 top project managers, including DCG's Tom Cagley, to discuss the biggest obstacles they've faced in order to help people improve their ability to manage projects.

List about what have been the biggest obstacles they’ve faced in order to help you improve your ability to manage projects. - See more at: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-top-project-managers-biggest-obstacles/#sthash.BbWHM00t.dpuf
List about what have been the biggest obstacles they’ve faced in order to help you improve your ability to manage projects. - See more at: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-top-project-managers-biggest-obstacles/#sthash.BbWHM00t.dpuf
List about what have been the biggest obstacles they’ve faced in order to help you improve your ability to manage projects. - See more at: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-top-project-managers-biggest-obstacles/#sthash.BbWHM00t.dpuf
List about what have been the biggest obstacles they’ve faced in order to help you improve your ability to manage projects. - See more at: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-top-project-managers-biggest-obstacles/#sthash.BbWHM00t.dpuf
List about what have been the biggest obstacles they’ve faced in order to help you improve your ability to manage projects. - See more at: http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2014/08/27/the-top-project-managers-biggest-obstacles/#sthash.BbWHM00t.dpuf

Critical Mass for Business: Mike Harris

April 12, 2012

Michael Harris, President of DCG Software Value, joins guest-host Paul Roberts to discuss his firm, an international software development firm helping companies frustrated with development costs and hampered by poor quality.

 

Smart CEO: Michael Harris on the Hot Seat

November 2011

Smart CEO interviews Mike Harris to learn more about DCG Software Value and its CEO.

 

IT Performance Improvement: A Framework for Measuring the Value of Software Development

November 2010

In this article, Mike Harris and Tom Cagley present some ideas for the simplification of metrics to allow the business to judge the value being delivered by IT.

 

Software Tech: Identifying Your Organizations' True Best Practices

April 2010

Volume 13, Number 1

In this article, on page 7 of the publication, David Herron provides information on how to develop best practices in software quality and related areas.

 

CIO Magazine: Michelin Transforms their Information System with Function Point Analysis

June 18, 2009

This article discusses Michelin's presentation of its findings on internal system transformation and on the company's experiences in using Function Point Analysis. The company implemented a Function Point Analysis strategy with the help of DCG Software Value.

 

Reuters: CAST Announces Premier Partnership with David Consulting Group

May 18, 2009

CAST, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence, announces the signing of a new channel partner, DCG Software Value.

 

IT Business Edge: Six Steps to Improved IT/Business Relations

April 24, 2009

In this article from IT Business Edge, Ann All interviews Michael Harris, owner and president of DCG Software Value and one of three authors of a new book titled "The Business Value of IT: Managing Risks, Optimizing Performance and Measuring Results."

 

The Bottom Line: Canadian Firm Hits High Software Standard in U.S. Test

December 2006

Read about CCH's Canada's successful experience in getting to CMMI Level 3 with the guidance of DCG Software Value.

ITMPI: CAI State of the Practice Interview: David Herron

December 2006

Read this informative interview with DCG founder and industry expert, David Herron.

CrossTalk Magazine: Identifying Your Organization's Best Practices

June 2005

This article discusses how organizations strive to improve the design, development and delivery of software solutions and depend on an effective combination of processes, tools and methods. Finding the right combination requires careful analysis of the variables that influence gains in productivity and quality. By utilizing industry benchmark data and performance indicators, organizations can collect and analyze their own data to determine the combination of processes, tools and methods that provide the greatest impact on their performance. This article reports on three client case studies that incorporated various measurement techniques to determine best practices.

Cutter IT Journal: IT Metrics and Benchmarking: Part 2

November 2003

This issue of Cutter IT Journal is a follow-up to Part 1, which offered ideas on the management, development, implementation and maintenance of IT metrics. In this issue, we introduce process improvement and guidance on the management, development, implementation and maintenance of a measurement process that recognizes process improvement.

Cutter IT Journal: IT Metrics and Benchmarking: Part 1

June 2003

Many organizations today are attempting to realize the benefits of IT metrics and benchmarking — some successfully and some not so successfully. This edition includes various articles from experienced practiioners who share these useful experiences for the readers benefit, including DCG's David Garmus and Tom Cagley.

Cutter Consortium: Myths of Outsourcing

Sourcing and Vendor Relationships; Volume 6, Number 4

As organizations use outsourcing to manage numerous factors ranging from cost containment to capacity management, it’s clear that the use of sourcing as both a tactical and strategic tool is not a short-term phenomenon. Time and experience have led to the accumulated outsourcing lore, which is based on a mix of opinions, facts, and urban myths. This Executive Report, written by DCG's Tom Cagley, aims to help separate fact from fiction.

"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 President

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