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Four Inconvenient Truths About Product Development
May 13, 2024

Four Inconvenient Truths About Product Development

According to a study by the McKinsey Global Institute, the failure rate for new product launches ranges from 25% to 45%, with the consumer goods industry experiencing the highest failure rate of around 45% (‘Reviving…

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One Step Away from Embarrassment
April 29, 2024

One Step Away from Embarrassment

The Integration GigThis is yet another story when incommunicado modus operandi leads to broken builds, shattered dreams, and embarrassment.A FinTech business had several teams working on its automated platform: a dedicated team provided by SPG,…

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What Affects a Project Schedule A Load Balancing Story
April 3, 2024

What Affects a Project Schedule: A Load Balancing Story

Part 1. This Is Not the Load Balancer You’re Looking For…When assessing the scope of a new project, we always do our best to estimate the required level of effort as accurately as we possibly…

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Demo Meeting
October 10, 2023

Demo Meetings: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

According to the seventh principle of Agile development, “working software is the primary measure of progress.”Before this revolutionary ideal, however, although customers could still in theory be kept informed on the status of their projects,…

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What is P3 Express Framework?
May 8, 2023

P3 Express: A Minimalist and Practical Framework

Effectively managing software projects is no easy feat. It requires discipline, coordination, and bucketloads of determination. Yet this is only made more difficult when paired with an inadequate project management framework. To complicate matters even…

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February 8, 2023

Software Optimisation and Performance Profiling

How to Deal with Performance Problems in Software DevelopmentAs most readers are probably aware, software optimisation is essential to maintaining well-functioning software products, but this can also vary considerably depending on your product’s individual requirements.…

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A man starts a bespoke dev project on his laptop, sending out a wave of graphs
August 5, 2022

How to Start a Bespoke Dev Project – a Step by Step Guide for SMEs

Unlike startups – which are partial to simpler processes – and larger corporations, where processes are both well established and clearly defined, when it comes to software development, small and medium enterprises, or SMEs, do…

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January 25, 2022

Hiring Full-Stack Developers: Pros and Cons

Advantages and Disadvantages of Full-Stack Developers In essence, full-stack developers: Possess a Deeper Understanding & Wider View Are More Flexible Choose the Optimal Form of Implementation Handle Errors More Effectively Reduce Implementation Delays Reduce Communication…

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What Are Spikes in Agile and Why Do We Need Them?
December 3, 2021

What Are Spikes in Agile and Why Do We Need Them?

Sometimes the most optimal solution to a problem remains unclear, and there could be multiple reasons for it: perhaps a problem is particularly unique, with no known solution, or there could be a lack of…

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November 13, 2020

Git as the Core of the Development Process

Git as the Core of the Development ProcessUnderstandably, with so many massive projects behind us, our customers often wonder how exactly we manage our source code and if our version control processes will be compatible…

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