The "BAF" improvement technique of the OCTO

The "BAF" is a technique widely used in OCTO.

In general, this allows the consultant for a continuous and incremental way to propose a delivery, a technical definition, an article, a conference, etc ... Always together with a critical review of the counterparty, with a view to continuous improvement.

In the OCTO development sessions historically assumed the name of "BAF".

NB: Our consultants equipped with the technique called "PG" (Perfect Game) advocating a meaningful assessment in the form: "I put x / 10 because I liked ... To 10/10, you should add / fix ..."

Still, our clients often ask us about specific interventions to help them in application architectures, and use of technology ...

We recently innovated to offer a customer the "BAF" technique to propose the architecture of a .Net application in a day, with three architects OCTO.

Given the history of "BAF", this proposal proved challenging ...

The day came, after a brief presentation of the company, the project objectives and architectural solutions chosen, then the participants:

• discussed the reasons for the choice of architecture made

• Took the colored pens to discuss a flip about the best solutions available in the world .Net

• They decorated the room with architectural diagrams

• They discussed examples of code

• And of course, ate and had coffee on the terrace OCTO France

After a day of work, the “roti” (Return on time invested: Participants in an event evaluates on a scale of 1 to 5, the value of the event that brought them in regards to time spent) revealed ... and without rounding the overall score was 5!

This exceptional recognition was confirmed by feedback received soon after by mail: "We are impressed with the performance The technical expertise was perfect, pedagogy, methodology ... the customer returned some praise with a touch of modesty, for a great recipe.".

This is a success story that we always aims to repeat. And why not, next time, with your company?