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Analyzing Scrum and Other Methods of Agile Development

Posted by Sarah on Nov 8, 2017 12:12:27 PM

Most software development professionals have at least heard of Agile development, and likely utilize one (or a combination) of its methodologies. Although Scrum is arguably the most popular implementation of Agile development, many erroneously consider Scrum and Agile to be one in the same. We know this can be confusing, so this post will help you better understand what Agile development is, and what differentiates Scrum from other Agile frameworks. 

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Topics: Software development, Scrum, Agile

Planning, Preparation and Prevention: Pipeline Safety Before, During and After a Hurricane

Posted by Sarah on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM

June through November are known as the Atlantic Hurricane Season; and according to PHMSA, the Gulf Coast supplies 18% of the oil and 6% of the natural gas produced in the US. Production interruptions caused by hurricanes are capable of triggering supply shortages to Gulf Coast refiners, and a subsequent rise in gasoline prices.

The Houston-area is recovering from the devastation Hurricane Harvey inflicted just a few weeks ago, while Florida attempts to re-build after Irma roared through, with Jose right on her heels. Although Jose is projected to remain out at sea, hurricanes can be very unpredictable, leaving an uncertain future for the East Coast.

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Topics: Pipeline Safety, damage prevention, Natural Disaster

Keeping You Informed

Posted by Sarah on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Keeping our customers in the know about our software is of utmost importance, so based on requests from our user community, New Century Software has started publishing a quarterly support bulletin.  The goal is to keep you, the user, informed of our release plans, software updates, and compatibility with utilized third-party software.

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Topics: software, support

The New Foundation of ILI Data Management

Posted by Sarah on Mar 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Managing and analyzing pipeline assessments and planning for anomaly remediation can be complicated. When all of your information is spread out amongst multiple spreadsheets or applications, it can be difficult to stay on top of it all. Break free of the spreadsheets and discover the time-saving, transformative impact of InTrack, the new foundation of ILI Data Management.
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Topics: Integrity Management, InTrack, Inline Inspection

New Century Support Tips & Tricks

Posted by Sarah on Oct 20, 2016 10:30:00 AM

When questions or issues arise, we want to make sure that you get connected to a help resource quickly! We have an amazing Support team that is here to help, but we also have some other resources that you can utilize for quick answers.

 

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Topics: support, NCS applications, help

What is a Moderate Consequence Area?

Posted by Sarah on Jul 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Pipeline regulations are changing, and Integrity Plus and New Century Software are here to help you stay ahead of the game. One of the most recent proposed changes has already been implemented into our Gas HCA Analyst application, so you can get a jumpstart on evaluating the impacts of the proposed change to your integrity management programs and budgets.

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Topics: PHMSA, HCA, 49 CRF 192, Gas HCA Analyst, MCA, GHCA

How to Build an Esri Story Map Tour

Posted by Sarah on Jun 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As a proud Esri partner, we at New Century utilize their tools to produce software that is user-friendly and easily accessible. We also love to use their tools to share information! One of our favorite Esri tools is Story Maps.

Story Maps are a great way to visualize information and share data in a fun, attractive manner. We have made several story maps for our blog in the past, such as pipeline compliance around the world, New Year traditions, and top Thanksgiving producers.

I must admit…I was a little confused the first time I tried to build a story map. There are a lot of options and it can be a little overwhelming. So, we wanted to share some of our Esri partner expertise with you and help you build a story map with ease. 
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Topics: Esri Story Map, Esri, GIS

2016 NCS Software Releases

Posted by Sarah on Mar 28, 2016 9:30:00 AM

We at New Century are never satisfied. We are continually improving upon and innovating with our selection of products to make your job easier and more efficient.

We have already been tirelessly patching and developing new versions of our applications, as well as confirming compatibility with the latest and greatest technology, thus far in 2016. Rest assured, we have no plans to slow down! We have already begun work and planning for plenty of ambitious development efforts this year.

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Topics: New Century Software, software release, software

A New Approach to Identifying Risk

Posted by Sarah on Feb 10, 2016 4:27:05 PM

Can we humbly brag for just a minute? There is so much talent and knowledge in the pipeline risk and integrity arena, and we at Integrity Plus are so honored to play a part in that. We are very proud of the incredibly qualified and intelligent folks on our team driving advancement in the field and we want to share our expertise with you!

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Topics: PPIM, Risk Analysis

Where Thanksgiving Grows

Posted by Sarah on Nov 24, 2015 9:29:42 AM

The leaves are almost gone, football is mid-season, Macy’s is getting their monstrous balloons ready, and you can almost smell the turkey roasting…that’s right! It’s finally time for Thanksgiving!

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