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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - May 15, 2014
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Speakers Discuss Developer-Client Relationship

In May, Rex Brown, program manager, OxBow Data Management Systems (DMS), Omaha, Nebraska, and Carolyn Wendover, senior data analyst, OxBow DMS, spent some time discussing the OxBow development methodology with the chapter. Brown discussed the significance of fostering open dialogue between developer and client. He said the rate of development needs to be streamlined because itís imperative to put something out the door thatís current and useable. The company utilizes a six-step process for their development: 1) Conceptualization, 2) Collaboration, 3) Development, 4) Internal Beta, 5) External Beta and 6) Software Launch. Brown elaborated that during the internal/external beta approach, they use three different models (small, medium, large), where three trusted clients are given 60 days to test the tool. Wendover commented that the company must practice discipline in customer engagement; it only wants to refine features and not add new requirements. In parting, Brown clarified the biggest challenge as building a quality product as quickly as possible.

Event Photographs:

Loring Harkey (l), chapter executive vice president, is pictured with Rex Brown, program manager, OxBow Data Management Systems, and Carolyn Wendover senior data analyst, OxBow Data Management Systems. Brown and Wendover both received a chapter coin for their presentation to the chapter in May.
Loring Harkey (l), chapter executive vice president, is pictured with Rex Brown, program manager, OxBow Data Management Systems, and Carolyn Wendover senior data analyst, OxBow Data Management Systems. Brown and Wendover both received a chapter coin for their presentation to the chapter in May.
Randy White (l), director, 55th Wing, Equal Opportunity, Offutt Air Force Base, shakes hands with Lexi Eker, chapter assistant diversity liaison. White received a chapter coin for addressing the chapter at the May luncheon on how individual experiences are unique and help formulate perceptions of others.
Randy White (l), director, 55th Wing, Equal Opportunity, Offutt Air Force Base, shakes hands with Lexi Eker, chapter assistant diversity liaison. White received a chapter coin for addressing the chapter at the May luncheon on how individual experiences are unique and help formulate perceptions of others.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Gregory Campbell
402-292-7047

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