VelocityChain Welcomes new Managing Partner – Jack Record

On January 14, 2015

I am very pleased and excited to announce that effective January 5, 2015, Jack Record has joined me as a Managing Partner here at VelocityChain. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Jack now for almost 10 years; first as a business colleague and then later as a trusted friend and confidant. Over the years I’ve seen firsthand the tremendous value that Jack brings to the organizations and people that he works with. Jack brings with him a unique perspective honed from years working in software development, sales and business development. His experience and relationships within the global agile community are second to none. I have every confidence that Jack is the right person at the right time to help VelocityChain succeed and scale in our mission of bringing agile delivery to the supply chain technology world.

Welcome aboard Jack! 2015 is going to be a great year!

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Team

First VelocityChain will identify, define and form your project team. Everyone on the team will understand what it means to be part of the team: their role, the team’s expectations, and the shared vision that brought them all together in the first place.

Plan

We start planning by first defining what success looks like for your IT project. What are the overarching goals, constraints and milestones? Who will benefit, and what can we do quickly and easily to make progress toward a specific business problem? Together we prioritize “just enough” work into a project backlog so that development and value delivery may begin right away.

Iterate

VelocityChain uses a value-driven approach to “git ‘er done’ – or should we say, “JIT ‘er done?” We use smart, effective project management and collaboration solutions to eliminate waste and promote transparency. All of the decisions, requirements and tests the team will need are documented. Then we dive into execution using modern agile engineering practices:
• Test driven development
• Centralized code management
• Continuous integration
• Automated regression testing
• Performance and load testing

Review

As people start using your features, there will be discovery of new, missing or changed requirements. VelocityChain’s review process embraces this as an awesome opportunity to improve. You’ll have everything you need to prioritize, plan and accommodate frequent changes in customers’ priorities – while evolving success in future projects through continuous inspect-and-adapt processes.

Go-live

Our technical consultants ensure that you release value at a manageable rhythm. When you’re ready to roll, we make sure all of the pieces are in place for a smooth rollout. This includes:
• Deployment of any remaining software, outstanding testing and training
• Onsite, around-the-clock support
• Delivery of all relevant project artifacts, plans and IP
• Vendor transition for long-term support

What We Do

VelocityChain is where agility meets the supply chain. Where customers’ needs take precedence over elusive, drawn-out plans.

It’s like that two-year highway widening project... By the time they finally finish, there’s a whole new traffic problem with different requirements. Lots of time and capital are spent, but they still missed the mark on requirements.

Supply chain management projects suffer from the same waste and failure. At VelocityChain, we enable you to plan and deliver value incrementally. So you can meet change with agility and efficiency, from concept to high-value supply chain IT solutions.