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The case for a DevOps Model to support your business

By |2020-07-28T16:14:25+00:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19|

In the past few weeks, I have been considering for a few customers, when is there a genuine need for a DevOps model to support your business?  Based on Agile concepts, DevOps models have been in place for a few years, and surprisingly, not that difficult to design, migrate and then adopt. But does every [...]

Where have all the project managers gone?

By |2020-06-12T14:27:37+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19|

When I started in IT there was a project management methodology available in government called Spectrum. It was a room full of ring binders with a template and instructions for every facet of project management from business case writing to benefit realization post-delivery. You started on page 1 of folder 1 and worked your way [...]

Reset and refocus

By |2020-06-02T20:45:01+00:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Covid-19|

As we navigate the new world and re-jig how we do business, it's imperative for businesses to have a plan for “how to grow’. Through business.govt.nz Ascent have identified some handy tools and templates we’d like to share with you, including a 10-step template to assist business to reset and refocus. Complementing this, the Ascent [...]

Directors Insight – Beyond COVID19

By |2020-06-02T20:51:13+00:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Covid-19|

Ascent is in the middle of supporting COVID19 operations.  It’s an incredibly stressful time for all involved and supporting thousands of New Zealanders seeking information, support and financial assistance.  For us, this is a privilege to be a part of this essential operation to help New Zealanders get back on their feet. Our business is [...]