LIMS Support Best Practices

Posted by Derek Perry on Jan 20, 2016 5:13:00 AM

In "Built to Last," author Jim Collins builds the case that companies should focus on their product (or their purpose). That is to say, a company should “be a clock builder, not a time teller.” Within the life sciences industry, supporting LIMS and other scientific data quality systems typically falls within the responsibilities of several organizations with differing charters and motivations. In Collins’ words, they are “time tellers,” in that support for these systems is not their organizational “main thing.” There has been an increasing trend of outsourcing these support tasks, allowing the company to shift focus back to their ultimate purpose of R&D, sales and manufacture of quality product.

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Your Team’s Not Agile Unless You Are Doing Agile Testing

Posted by Jeanne Schmidt on Jan 6, 2016 5:29:00 AM

Many software development teams focus on code development when moving to agile, but forget to focus on agile testing. The result is “scrummerfall” or mini-waterfall development cycles. Focusing on agile testing can help the team get to “done” faster. If you are truly agile, your testers are involved in the project from the very beginning and throughout the entire project. They are questioning requirements and designing tests before code is written.

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What Every CharRM User Needs to Know About ChaRM Security

Posted by Sam Gassem on Mar 18, 2015 5:45:00 AM

ChaRM security can be a bit overwhelming to learn but to top it off, it’s hard to find good information about it.  So, to assist others as they venture on their ChaRM journey, I’ve created a sort of bible (if you will) to help guide and direct you along the correct path.

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Scaffolding - The Future of Software Development

Posted by Christopher Johnson on Oct 13, 2014 6:29:00 AM

As science and technology evolve, new features are compounded upon old features like building blocks. Most people agree that in this linear fashion you can’t get to point ‘C’ without starting at point ‘A’. But should you really have to start from point ‘A’ every single time?

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Hacking for a Job

Posted by Matt Stiver on Oct 13, 2014 4:58:32 AM

I found out about RSI’s Hackathon via a school information board at Aiken Technical College. At the time I didn’t know what it was, or even who RSI was, but it sounded like something I would be interested in. As I learned more by asking around, I realized that this would be a good opportunity to put some of my programming skills to the test. After an easy sign-up process online, I was then emailed with more info as to where, when, and what the event was going to entail.

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