Whether you’re an early-stage start-up or a Fortune 500 company, today’s business leaders need their IT peers, in-house teams, and vendors to deliver quickly and efficiently to avoid excessive investments and secure savings on Total Cost of Ownership.
Agile was born as an iterative approach to software development. Since then it grew beyond the IT field and is now successfully applied across industries for everything from marketing to developing hardware 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 so, the debate of Kanban vs Scrum goes on.
Choosing the right software methodology (Agile vs Waterfall) is one of the first decisions you’ll make about your project. It will affect how developers approach your project, the way you manage your team and communicate with your partners.
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.
Nearly 39% of projects fail because of the faulty requirements gathering process. It’s almost impossible to create a product that works as defined, meets its goals and satisfies the stakeholders when you don’t have strong requirements to move forward from.
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.
The whole startup world has become inspired by the idea of building Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) after Eric Ries popularised it back in 2008. It has become a trendy word in the tech world gradually turning into a misleading concept.
Agile teams value flexibility and validated learning. They build products in quick iterations and make frequent changes. This means deadlines are often irrelevant and long-term planning is treated as obsolete. But can you really succeed without a product roadmap?
MVPs are often the beginning for many startups. In this article, we will find out the exact business wins you may get by utilizing a Minimum Viable Product approach for your software idea.
High-speed innovation allowed startups like Amazon, Google, and Netflix to dominate markets. Yet at some point, they all faced issues familiar to established companies. Slow, risky releases and a rift between development (dev) and operations (ops) pushed them to adopt a radical DevOps strategy.