What does it take to deliver, Quality?

We have heard this before. Yes, Quality takes time. It also takes talent and tested techniques to deliver high quality output. I think, above all, ATTITUDE of the people involved is what makes the magic.

Why?

Team

Team is the most important piece of any project puzzle. Time, Talent and Technique can be negotiated in any project. One can use very experienced people who inherently know all the techniques, have access to great tools of trade and talent to handle them and get the job done.

One can also negotiate the time required to deliver a project’s outcomes. You can even add resources to increase delivery capacity. You can use time and price to negotiate the minimum value product you deliver to your customer.

You can do all this to achieve output that is acceptable by your various stakeholders.

BUT, none of this will help you achieve superior quality outcomes if you have people with the wrong attitude in your delivery teams.

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Long term K2 partners join forces to deliver Customer Success in the US

Long term partners join forces to deliver K2 Five Success to US customers.

jeylabs, a global technology provider for K2 since 2009 and Method Automation Services, a USA based leading K2 Services Partner since 2011, have signed a teaming agreement to deliver “K2 Five Success” to enterprises.

jeylabs and Method Automation Services will work closely to assist organizations to adopt the latest version of the K2 low code platform.

Method Automation Services will be deploying jeylabs PowerToolz suite to all its K2 customer environments delivering consistent, best-practices based Analysis, Conversion and Test Automation capabilities.

By leveraging Method Automation’s large team of highly skilled and experienced K2 consultants, jeylabs will be able to provide high-quality local support to its market-leading tools in the US.

 

Method Automation and jeylabs both aim to help the success of K2 Five adoption by over 500 of K2’s enterprise customers who are anticipated to be upgrading to K2 Five 5.x in the next 12 months.

paul kPaul Konieczny, CEO of Method Automation said: “Method Automation Services is thrilled to be in partnership with jeylabs and share their commitment to customer success on the K2 Five platform.”

jey

Jey Srikantha, CEO of jeylabs said: “This partnership is paving the way for K2 customers to ensure smooth upgrades of their environments to K2 Five.”

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The Importance of Updating Enterprise Software

At jEyLaBs, we strongly feel that the update and upgrade cycles are essential to see the best performance and optimal user experience of your software platform investments.

Typically, when an update or full upgrade is applied, the following are addressed:

Security Vulnerabilities
First and foremost, updates will keep you safe from known security holes, not always in the product but maybe in the frameworks utilised or the Server operating system that the software runs on.

Better Functionality
Updating your software will frequently provide enhanced capabilities, improved user experience and improvements to the underlying architecture of the software bringing improvements in the efficiency of OS resource usage and consequently improvements in speed and response times.

Squashing Bugs
When you begin using a brand-new installation of a piece of software, you gain the highest level of functionality available at that time. As the vendor continues the development of the software and users ask for more enhancements or uncover “undocumented features”, the validity of updates and upgrades come into play, fixing bugs, enhancing features and providing more efficient software.

At jEyLaBs, we work with K2 a lot.  It is important that the K2 update and upgrade cycles are reviewed with a keen eye. It is essential to get the best performance and optimal user experience from your K2 financial outlays.

Over the weekend you would have recieved a notification from K2, “Customer Bulletin: Code Fix Support End Date Information”. This reminds us the importance of keeping our software platforms up to date.

The latest version of K2 blackpearl and Smartforms – K2 4.7 – has a considerable number of enhancements and reasons for tou to upgrade, some of which we’ve listed below:

  1. SmartForms Application Lifecycle Management improvements, including the ability to identify and address any dependency issues in the designer
  2. SmartForms client event enhancements and Many new and enhanced controls
  3. Package by Reference in P&D tool and New Workspace
  4. K2 4.7, the upgrade mandates a consolidated K2 database.
  5. As per K2 policy, K2 4.5 is now no longer supported.
  6. Database consolidation is now a mandatory requirement.
  7. Support for K2 4.6.10 will cease in June 2017.
  8. Support for K2 4.6.11 will cease in September 2017.
  9. K2 has moved to a new Cumulative update strategy for K2 4.7 patches
  10. K2 is dropping support for older operating systems, databases, frameworks, etc. The installer will not allow you to install K2 4.7 unless you are on a supported OS, .NET framework and using a recent SQL server release.

The following are some key links for you to review:

  1. K2 4.7 Release Notes
  2. K2 4.7 Support Matrix
  3. K2 4.7 Third Party Support

We are able to offer you some incredible offers to assist with keeping your K2 up to date. Contact us via k2update@jeylabs.com for more information.