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On Building Successful Agile Teams
December 15, 2017

On Building Successful Agile Teams

Although it may be common knowledge that behind every great product is a well-oiled machine of talented people, what is not immediately understood is how to successfully put together a winning team. Of course, anyone…

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The Fallacy of #NoEstimates
November 24, 2017

The Fallacy of #NoEstimates

Like most controversies these days, it seems, it all began with a simple tweet. An avid programmer by the name of Woody Zuill decided to publish his views on estimation, and just as he had…

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Avoiding Sticking-Plaster Solutions
October 13, 2017

Avoiding Sticking-Plaster Solutions

An unnamed engineering professor at Yale once stated that if he had just one hour to solve a problem, he would first spend up to forty minutes trying to define what the actual problem is.…

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Staying on Course Through Continuous Feedback
October 10, 2017

Staying on Course Through Continuous Feedback

What if on a casual sunny afternoon trip down the M25, the driver in a vehicle in front of you suddenly decided to hold his steering wheel tightly in place and ignore everything his eyes…

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A Partnership Tailored to You
October 8, 2017

A Partnership Tailored to You

While the quest to secure investments is a scene all too familiar to startup founders everywhere, every year, millions of people tune into BBC's Dragons' Den to catch but a glimpse of the oft-uncertain and…

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September 20, 2017

When Game Development Meets External Vendors: Game Over?

The global gaming business is at an all-time high. This year, the industry is expected to generate over $150 billion (£116.5bn) in revenue. To anyone truly paying attention, however, this should come as no surprise.…

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August 31, 2017

Why a Product-Based Mindset Works Best

Imagine that you are in South America celebrating your wedding anniversary. Because pottery is a great local tradition and you want your spouse to receive the best possible gift, you have asked two of the…

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August 22, 2017

The Power of the System Metaphor

"Life is like a box of chocolates. "You never know what you're going to get." Forrest Gump In one short and sweet statement, the character played by Tom Hanks was able to sum up life's…

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August 11, 2017

A Common CMS Is Taking Bespoke Software to New Heights

While the advent of cloud computing has served to greatly raise the bar of convenience and portability, as luck would have it, developers of Software as a Service (SaaS) systems tend to fall into one…

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August 3, 2017

Why We Advocate Test-Driven Development

Gerald Weinberg, an American computer scientist, once famously stated that "If builders built houses the way programmers built programs, [then] the first woodpecker to come along would destroy civilisation." While this was far from a…

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