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The Agile Maturity Index

Agile 20 August 2018

Startups. Fun work environment, fast paced work speed, just-get-it-done attitude and close-knit colleagues. While all of this may sound fun, it’s not something that can last forever. The company must grow, the products that they are working on need to reach stability, and the just-get-it-done attitude changes to a lets-get-it-done-right attitude. As your company continues

The Agile Maturity Index

Sysco LABS 20 August 2018

Startups. Fun work environment, fast paced work speed, just-get-it-done attitude and close-knit colleagues. While all of this may sound fun, it’s not something that can last forever. The company must grow, the products that they are working on need to reach stability, and the just-get-it-done attitude changes to a lets-get-it-done-right attitude. As your company continues

Stop Pretending You’re Agile!

Sysco LABS 17 August 2018

The second Engineering Nexus revolved around the challenges of adopting and absorbing Agile into an organization, especially one with an established culture, why we seem to fail at it, and how to get better – all from an architectural, process and delivery standpoint. Following are the complete video documentations of the individual speaker sessions of

Sysco: Pushing Boundaries and Reimagining an Industry Through Technology

Sysco LABS 15 August 2018

Sysco’s Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Wayne Shurts and Vice President Business Technology for the Americas, Wesley Story, talks to us about how technology is helping Sysco create more value in almost every aspect of Sysco’s business – from improving customer experience and business operations, to helping decrease Sysco’s carbon footprint – pushing

From Plank to Ship as You Sail Along

Sysco LABS 3 August 2018

In this Innovation Session, Ishan Madhusanka, Theekshana Dilshan, Dilini Mampitiya, Nethmi Hettiarachchi and Shashika Gunasena took us on a trip to the high seas. The topic – “From Plank to Ship as you Sail Along”. Is it possible to build a ship, from a plank while you sail? Well no, that borders on the impossible,

Confirmation Bias – the Hidden Trap in Decision Making

Sysco LABS 23 July 2018

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge” – Stephen Hawking It is the quintessential Silicon Valley story. Elizabeth Holmes, a 19 year old Presidents Scholar at Stanford drops out of college to launch her startup. Holmes’ big idea was to perform multiple tests on a single drop of

Things to Consider Before Choosing DynamoDB

Sysco LABS 25 June 2018

DynamoDB is the non-relational database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the fast , flexible and eventual consistent database solution for modern large scale applications. Being an eventually consistent database system, DynamoDB relaxes the consistency in favor of availability and partition tolerance. Even though DynamoDB is a NoSQL database system, DynamoDB has significant differences

The bots are coming – are YOU ready?

Sysco LABS 5 June 2018

Nathan takes a seat at his desk early on a Monday morning, glances at his watch and suddenly remembers that he has two meetings, a conference call and an appraisal… all before lunch. He opens his laptop to start his daily routine of checking his mails but a red flagged email catches his eye. The

Delivery Apps in the World of Food Service

Sysco LABS 4 June 2018

We’ve all been there; craving food, we call our favorite restaurant, place an order, and then wait… and wait… and wait… checking our watch wondering, where our food is… and then finally the doorbell rings, you pay for your food, and you dig in. If you break down this process, it’s pretty simple; the call is answered in a call center, which then places the order in the branch closest to the delivery address,

How to Style Cross Platform React Native UI Components

Sysco LABS 23 May 2018

React Native is a language that specially caters to Mobile Application Development. But what are the pros and cons of using this language? And what exactly is Native Base? In this innovation session, Nilaksha Rathnayake explains exactly that. If you’re thinking of using React Native for your next project, there are three main advantages that

The Internal User Management Tool

Sysco LABS 23 May 2018

Most applications that are created today have one thing in common – users. We are more familiar with the term when its usage applies to end users – for example, on Facebook users can mean people like you and me who’ve created profiles on the platform. However, the term ‘user’ within the context of this

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