Project management is easy. Like riding a bike. Except it’s on fire, and everything’s on fire, and you know how the saying goes. You have shrinking budgets, tight schedules, and dozens of angry stakeholders. No wonder only 31% of software projects become a complete success according to Standish Group.
Most Agile best practices work for small close-knit teams. When everyone sits in the same office, you can easily ask teammates a question, discuss personal matters over a water cooler, go out together for an informal dinner, or throw a little birthday party for your QA engineer.
We’ve spent more than a decade developing software products and refining our processes to achieve high efficiency, fast delivery, and ultimate quality. With our Agile consulting services, MindK helps companies speed up time-to-market, lower the development cost, establish crystal-clear processes, and build high-performance teams.
Even before the start of the pandemic, developed countries had a huge shortage of qualified engineers. The situation only got worse in 2022. As the wages continue to grow, IT team augmentation appears to be one of the most promising solutions to these problems.
If you want to learn how to create and deliver high-quality software products, you have to follow a plan. Benjamin Franklin once said, “if you fail to plan you are planning to fail”.
Agile was born as a more flexible approach to software development. Since then, it has grown far beyond the field of IT. Companies now successfully apply Agile across various industries, from marketing to hardware design and aerospace engineering.
You might start your project with clearly defined goals and milestones. But if you stick to the plan and ignore changes that happen outside of your window, you might end up with a product that fails to address your current business needs.
Scrum and Kanban are two of the most popular Agile frameworks. Both have their pros and cons. Both have proven their ability to produce great results in the face of high uncertainty. Yet, they shine in completely different situations. And here’s where the Kanban vs Scrum debate starts and goes on up until now.
The success of a software development project is closely related to which software development approach is used. Agile and Waterfall are two of the most popular types of software development methodologies today. But how are both of them managed and what is the difference?
Long ago the US Army War College represented the acronym VUCA to describe the situation following the end of the Cold War as Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. Today it is hard to find a better explanation of the current business environment.
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there” – this quote by Lewis Carrol has survived decades because it remains apt, and, surprisingly enough, conveys the value of requirements gathering for software development pretty well. In other words, you should understand what you want to get in the end and why you actually need it.
Most users will abandon your app after a single use. That’s why providing a smooth user experience should be among your top priorities. Moreover, each dollar invested in usability could return as much as $100. And the first step towards improving your UX is running usability testing.