June 15th, 2017
The Connamara Client Engagement Philosophy – Part 4
Philosophy 3: Only accept projects where there is a clear understanding and agreement of the features of the software to be delivered This seems obvious. However, you might be surprised at how many software projects are started where the developer and the client have very different ideas of what the finished project will be. ... Read more »...
June 9th, 2017
Connamara Engages Industry as Firms prep for MiFID II Compliance
At the FIA IDX 2017 conference this week, Steven Maijoor, chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the major European regulatory body, announced that there will be no further delays to the deadline of January 2018 for implementation of MiFID II. MiFID II requirements affect all firms trading European securities but also... Read more »...
May 19th, 2017
The Connamara Client Engagement Philosophy – Part 3
For an organization like Connamara, one that delivers custom software solutions for capital markets, project selection is of key importance. Through the nearly two decades of operating Connamara, I have landed on a philosophy of project selection and client engagement that tries to tip the balance away from projects that go sideways to those... Read more »...
May 11th, 2017
The Connamara Client Engagement Philosophy – Part 2
In a previous blog post, I described my philosophy for client engagement that has evolved since founding, growing, and running Connamara Systems. I will further expand my thinking behind each of these tenets in a series of short posts. In this post, I expand on determining the possibility of success for an opportunity. Philosophy... Read more »...