12 Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto

Below are the guiding practices that support teams in implementing and executing with agility.

  1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
  3. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  4. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  5. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
  6. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  7. Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  8. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  10. Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
  11. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  12. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

Source: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile101/12-principles-behind-the-agile-manifesto/


Top 10 Key Performance Indicators for Accounts Payable Operations

by  | Jun 10, 2017 
  1. Track the Total Number of Invoices Received
  2. Electronic Invoices as a Percentage of the Total Number of Invoices
  3. The Number of Suppliers Using Electronic Invoicing as a Percentage of the Total Number of Suppliers
  4. Number of Invoices Processed Per Day Per Employee
  5. Average Cost to Process an Invoice by Type
  6. Exception Invoices as a Percentage of the Total Number of Invoices
  7. Average Time to Approve
  8. Discount Dollars Lost as a Percentage of Available Discount Dollars
  9. Erroneous Payments as a Percentage of Total Payments
  10. Automated Payments as a Percentage of Total Payments
Source: www.acom.com


Excel VBA Performance Coding Best Practices

Here’s some sample code that shows how and what to shut off while your code runs. Doing this should help improve the performance of your code:

‘Get current state of various Excel settings; put this at the beginning of your code

screenUpdateState = Application.ScreenUpdating

statusBarState = Application.DisplayStatusBar

calcState = Application.Calculation

eventsState = Application.EnableEvents

displayPageBreakState = ActiveSheet.DisplayPageBreaks ‘note this is a sheet-level setting

‘turn off some Excel functionality so your code runs faster

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

Application.DisplayStatusBar = False

Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual

Application.EnableEvents = False

ActiveSheet.DisplayPageBreaks = False ‘note this is a sheet-level setting

‘>>your code goes here<<

‘after your code runs, restore state; put this at the end of your code

Application.ScreenUpdating = screenUpdateState

Application.DisplayStatusBar = statusBarState

Application.Calculation = calcState

Application.EnableEvents = eventsState

ActiveSheet.DisplayPageBreaks = displayPageBreaksState ‘note this is a sheet-level setting

Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2009/03/12/excel-vba-performance-coding-best-practices/