Protecht's People & Culture Manager, Cassie Thomson, talks to the Chief Technology Officer, Peter Walker about how the development team adopted the Agile Methodology to benefit our clients.
Cassie Thomson: So today I'm talking with Peter. Now Peter, Protecht adopts an Agile methodology. Can you tell us a little bit about how that will benefit our clients?
Peter Walker: Yeah, thanks for that question, Cassie. There are a number of benefits for our clients. Probably one of the key benefits is collaboration. What with the Agile methodology, it allows our developers to work with our clients when they're developing new features, and what this means is that the developers understand what our clients are facing in the field.
Cassie: Fantastic, and I suppose with that communication, how does that affect when changes occur in a project?
Peter: Again, the Agile methodology really helps us respond to challenge, and rather than being locked in, the developers can identify improvements and incorporate those in the features that we're developing.
Peter: Probably the other thing is just making sure we're developing things that meet our clients' requirements. It's really key that we're developing features that our clients want and use and that they need the most.
Cassie: Absolutely, so you know exactly what they want each step of the way.
Peter: Yeah, and finally, just getting early delivery, so putting the development in the hand of the clients as early as we can so we can get feedback and incorporate that feedback in a need-to-review process.
Cassie: Fantastic. Well, thank you so much, Peter. For more information or to find out how we can help, please just visit our website.
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Leading the Technology team, Peter is responsible for driving the development of Protecht's risk management software products; Protecht.ERM, Protecht.CCRM and Protecht.ALM. The team also manages all design, development, documentation, support, testing and hosting operations for the business. Peter has more than 20 years of experience in software development; including design and architecture, security, testing, consulting and training. His many skills include Business Service Management (including ITIL and Six Sigma), System and Application Performance Management, Capacity Planning and, most recently, Risk Management disciplines.