Logistics Winter Camp 2018

Logistics Winter Camp a two-day workshop about supply chain management in connection to the improvement of logistics skills and development of new solutions for business. Intensive workshop program could help to find potential clients and business partners, optimize systems, research for innovations and trends in international logistics companies. CoreTeka CEO Alex Isachenko joined Logistics Winter Camp as a speaker and shared his best practices in logistics technologies and digital transformation.

Alex told that everyone who wants to be successful in launching and implementation of IT projects should formulate the problem, write a technical task and select implementation tools for that. Actually, we should not forget about developing a working group on the sides of client and executor.

To develop and implement an IT solution, we need to understand the real problem, and then choose the best and most effective tools for solving it. Typical and predictable errors can be minimized with proper project management and prioritization. There are three most common types of problems: the organization of business processes, failure in primary problem detecting, and technical problems.

Thanks for Design Thinking methodology we can define the main hypotheses, test ideas and determine their potential for the company. It can transform the way business develops new products and processes, creates strategies. The possibility of people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools address and solve a vast range of challenges.

Next important method for improvement of business processes is SCRUM project management technique for developing products high in value in confusing environments. SCRUM is focusing on how to maximize the team’s ability to deliver quickly, respond to emerging requirements, and adapt to evolving technologies and changes in market conditions. The most important stages in this process: sprint (time-limited development stage, when the team must close all current tasks), daily meeting (an everyday meeting where the team discusses what was done yesterday, what will be done today and the project’s progress), retro (discussion of results, problems and blockers from sprint).

As conclusion Alex shared a list of mistakes which business should avoid:

  • Lack of technical specifications and project acceptance criteria;
  • Regular introduction to adjustments and revisions of previously agreed terms of reference;
  • Not fixing changes in the technical tasks;
  • The desire to get the project immediately with all the necessary functionality;
  • Lack of technical documentation for current systems with which you need to integrate.

It’s a big pleasure to be part of the Kyiv Logistics School events and share our experience with many interested people.