In our approach to development we employ an agile methodology. Much of the framework and terminology is drawn from Prince2. The Agile Development and SCRUM methods are important to us. Most of Alpha Solutions' staff are certified SCRUM Masters, as this ensures a uniform way of communicating. Normally we use Prince2 to provide a project-oriented overview whilst SCRUM gives us tools and concepts for use in our day to day work. Both are agile processes where agility entails that we are prepared for the unexpected, and that detailed specifications are prepared whilst the project is underway by the people developing the system.
When implementing a project in which a number of stakeholders are involved, it is important to ensure that all project participants share a common picture of where the project is heading and what means will be used to get there. In business critical IT projects it's important to create a sense of mutual responsibility for the project. This involves moving the project from a customer/supplier relationship to a joint project in which the various parties are dependent on each other, and where all are prepared to take the extra and, at times, difficult steps in order for the project to succeed.
In Alpha Solutions we always dedicate a number of employees to a project, and put great emphasis on knowledge exchange. This makes it possible to add additional resources to the project when required, without losing pace. Our Project Managers are Prince2 certified and most of our employees are SCRUM-certified.
The Alpha Solutions DNA is characterized by a deep technical know-how within our fields of operation – Sitecore, Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware), InRiver, RichRelevance, Solr and uCommerce. The employees in Alpha Solutions are all naturally interested in technology and we simply can not help but acquire in-depth knowledge of what we are working with. It's in our DNA that we are striving to know all the details of a system/technology as well as understanding why it works as it does. Based on our DNA, Alpha Solutions has specialized in delivering business and e-commerce solutions with search and personalization functionalities, advanced systems integrations, handling of large data volumes, and high performance requirements to clients in Denmark, Scandinavia and USA.
The Sitecore Experience Awards is an international competition held on an annual basis. Winners are selected in several categories within each region. The nominations list is based on input from partners, customers, the press, analysts and colleagues. Winners demonstrate creativity in presentation, integration with a rich data sources and applications, an ability to educate, inform and motivate to action, and a compelling overall user experience.
Alpha Solutions client sites has been recognized as:
Once again, Klaus Petersen, Partner and Technology Director, has been appointed Sitecore Most Valued Professional.
Klaus Petersen is one of only 141 people worldwide to be named a Sitecore technology MVP this year. There are more than 26,000 developers in Sitecore’s global network.
It is the ninth year, Sitecore’s MVP program recognizes individuals for sharing their technology and digital strategy knowledge and experience with other Sitecore partners and customers.
The first year, Klaus was one of only 13 people worldwide to be named MPV and only four of these, including Klaus, is still figuring on the list.
To know more, see Sitecore's press release or visit www.sitecore.net.