You understand your business, your brand, and your clientele. It’s hard to imagine someone else being able to understand these complexities as deeply as you do. Unfortunately, it’s unusual to find a development team who will do the hard work of getting to know your business. It’s easier for outsiders to call it good after […]
Is technical debt really such a bad thing? Many product managers and developers would say yes. And that’s an understandable perspective. A swift, deal-with-it-now solution is sometimes seen as a kludge — something that works today, but inevitably costs you time, energy and money down the road because it was never designed to meet future […]
Leading by example is a valuable skill in project management, scrum, and everyday life. Tips from Dharmesh Shah help you learn how.
More tools for successful project management using scrum.
Ultimately, multitasking doesn't work in project management. Not for custom software developers, not for anybody!
In our 14 years of business, I’ve been asked all sorts of questions by prospective clients. In hiring our team, I’ve also had the opportunity to ask a lot of developers questions. Through this experience, I’ve learned that there are three really important questions to discuss. Now I’m certainly not recommending you only ask your […]
Tim Ferriss offers productivity hacks for software developers, web designers, and beyond.
Software development best practices include a clear definition of "Done" for the purposes of effective project management.
Custom software collaborations benefit most when transparency is used as a tool to build trust and empower the client to be in control.
Help achieve business growth by asking valuable questions before you get used to the company culture.
Frank and unreserved conversations about budgets are key to a project's success - whether building a home or a custom software application.
In the 90’s the prevailing analogy used to describe software development to business leaders was manufacturing. In this analogy, software requirements, like raw materials, would flow into the factory and progress through a series of workstations (aka software developers) that spit out new features ready to be shipped. The book The Phoenix Project taught me that […]
Once the big requirements gathering questions have been answered (see part I of the series) and you’ve hired a software shop, your development team should ask the little questions next. These relate to the dozens or even hundreds of specific software requirements included in the project. When it comes to language, developers tend to be literal-minded. […]
This infographic from Wrike busts the five most common project management myths and shares a couple of useful productivity hacks along the way.
Mindjet published this infographic about different approaches to thinking: the classic “Right Brain or Left Brain?” question.
Similar in spirit to the principles behind Agile/Scrum Methodology, Design Thinking spurs innovation and solves complex problems.
Des Traynor, Co-founder & VP, Customer Success at Intercom explains how his software developers identify which features get built and which ones don't
In Making Agile the Friend of User Experience Design, Rob Gilham at Foolproof offers four suggestions for making UX Design fit an Agile/Scrum process.
Mavenlink published this infographic illustrating a brief history of project management over the past 2500 years.
How much of a role does fear play in your project? Or in your organization? How much can it, and should it, influence your decisions?
Command your next software project.