Go back to the enewsletter Alliance Airlines will

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAlliance Airlines will offer seasonal scheduled services between Melbourne and Kununurra in the heart of Western Australia’s Kimberley region between May and August 2020.The thrice-weekly operation was announced by Alliance Airlines in partnership with Wyndham East Kimberley and the East Kimberley Marketing Group. Four years in the making, the venture aims to lure visitors from the Victorian capital to the northern region of Western Australia.Flights will be operated by Alliance Airlines’ Foker 70 aircraft, seating 80 passengers.Tourism Stakeholders at an event in Kununurra to celebrate the partnership – From left: Mollie Hill, Tourism WA; Alex Ananian-Cooper, National Charter Sales Manager, Alliance Airlines; The Hon Alannah MacTiernan, WA Minister for Regional Development ; Cr David Menzel, President of the Shire of Wyndham/East Kimberley; Michael McConachy, Chair East Kimberley Marketing Group and Angus Tandy, APT.The air service is supported by luxury tour and cruise operator, APT, who have committed to the pre-purchase of a substantial number of the available seats, providing greater access to their guests, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley said.“Alliance Airlines is pleased to be able to offer Victorian and south-eastern states travellers the ability to flydirectly to the famous Kimberley region, as well as providing direct and affordable air services for residents ofthe East Kimberley region to travel to Melbourne and other cities on the East Coast of Australia via ourpartnership with Virgin Australia,” said the regional airline’s CEO Lee Schofield.Paul Scurrah, CEO and Managing Director of Virgin Australia Group said: “We look forward to codesharingwith Alliance Airlines on this new route, allowing eligible guests to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points andStatus Credits. The Melbourne-Kununurra flight will also connect onto our extensive domestic andinternational network out of Melbourne.”Flights between Melbourne and Kununurra are expected to go on sale in the coming months through localtravel agents and via www.virginaustralia.comLead image: Lee Schofield, Alliance Airlines CEOGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Product Development Metrics

first_imgI recently exchanged e-mails with Andreas Graae, CTO at one of the expansion stage software companies, Zmags (www.zmags.com), in our venture capital investment portfolio about the usefulness of a metric around software development.I had posted a list of possible metrics and included “number of builds run per day”.What’s the point?, he asked.My response is the following:If a team is doing continuous integration to best practice, the developers should, in most situations, be doing multiple commits per day as they complete tasks and stories. So if the metric is very low, it may point to opportunity for improvement in identifying defects or other issues earlier in the sprint.  Trying to measure the metric may point to the team not doing continuous integration, and asking for it may spur discussion around it, and again, lead to significant improvement.That said, the metric may be completely useless for many teams (especially those that have been doing best practice in continuous integration for some time), and it is by no means a measurement of performance or a tool for motivating or managing the team.It is an informational metric, not a motivational one (as described in Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations by Robert Austin), and can be turned into a “bad metric“.In the course of our e-mail exchange, this Chief Technology Officer also introduced me to this site: http://www.sonarsource.org/, which seems to have a great tool set of monitoring code “quality”.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more