CMCS partners with US technology firm
Dubai, September 13, 2010
Dubai-based Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions (CMCS) said it has partnered with Santeon, a US technology company to deploy new ‘quality and efficiency’ standards for projects in Middle East region.
The CMCS said the agreement will enable regional projects to achieve strategic benefits including 25 to 50 per cent reduction in time-to-market, 10 to 30 per cent savings in development costs, 20 to 65 per cent improvement in quality, greater customer satisfaction, increased team morale and reduction in employee turnover, via utilizing Santeon’s Agile Training and Services solutions.
The agreement comes as a strategic response to the findings of a recent survey conducted by CMCS which highlighted an alarming region-wide underinvestment in enhancing project management competencies across various project-based sectors.
The majority of the survey respondents pointed to improper planning and methodology (78 per cent), lack of communication (75 percent), and unrealistic target completion dates (67 percent) as the top three contributing factors to project failure, said a statement from CMCS.
They also identified inadequate commitment and involvement from senior management (59 percent), insufficient budgets and resources (56 percent), too many assumptions and unknowns (51 percent), project politics and conflicts (38 percent), lack of set targets or measurable results (45 percent), and the formation of the wrong project team (27 percent) as other major causes.
Agile, a development methodology that is results-oriented and value-driven, is increasingly becoming the preferred industry standard as well as customers' process of choice for building reliable software solutions. With the high-growth rate of software development in the region, the partnership with CMCS is designed to accelerate the Agile adoption rate through training, coaching and consulting.
“As the Agile service provider leader in the Middle East, Santeon plans on continuing to expand its relationship with CMCS and engage aggressively in marketing and road-show campaigns to promote the training and certification program to numerous prospects in the region," said Dr Ahmed Sidky, executive VP solution delivery at Santeon Group, headquartered in Northern Virginia, US.
CMCS has a solid track record and will definitely serve as an excellent partner for our growth initiatives in the Middle East,” he added.
Bassam Samman, CEO and founder of CMCS, said, "We are excited to partner with Santeon and to be the first to deliver Certified Agile to our customers and prospects."
"The partnership will further strengthen our portfolio of project management solutions and enable us to offer greater value to our customers and enhance our ability to promote the continued growth of software development in the Middle East," he added.-TradeArabia News Service