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Why Every Scrum Team Needs a Great Product Owner

 Jack Goodfriend  May 26, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

The success of a Scrum team’s project rests on the shoulders of the Product Owner. This unique, collaborative role is often the first to be overlooked or diluted when an organization implements Scrum for the first time. Desired outcomes will be affected, and general frustration with the Scrum framework will arise. Here we outline the importance of the role, and some common pitfalls new Scrum teams should avoid.

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The True Cost of Technical Debt in Agile Software Development

 Jack Goodfriend  Feb 24, 2021 7:00:00 AM  0 Comments

If you’re in the software industry, the concept of technical debt will come up at some point. Agile software development’s popularity has spread this concept to teams who aren’t actively practicing Agile methodologies. Unlike the financial debt it was named after, technical debt isn’t characteristically bad and can be useful at times. However, too much can be debilitating to an organization. Here’s how technical debt affects products, development teams, organizations, and customers.

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The Minimum Viable Product Approach to Software Development

 Caitlin Whitworth  Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) can get a bad reputation with software developers, but it shouldn’t. When implemented effectively, an MVP is a tool that allows lean development and product teams to determine the potential of a product before investing substantial amounts of time and money. Using this approach helps teams gain practical insights and feedback on their initial product. The process helps shape later versions and allows for more efficient development, ultimately creating less technical debt and more profitable products. Here’s a quick overview of the MVP approach, how it works, and its benefits.

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Accelerate Your Agile Workflow with Continuous Deployment

 John Reiner  Jan 27, 2021 9:38:48 AM  0 Comments

The end goal of every Agile process is to deliver value to the customer early and often. However, many organizations struggle with getting work that is “done” across the finish line and into customers’ hands. Software teams that accomplish work rapidly and maximize value for their customers use a robust, automated continuous deployment process to reduce work into simple units, remove roadblocks, and embrace change that leads to progress.

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6 Benefits of Software Prototyping in Application Development

 Daniel Anderson  Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Looking to start a new development project? Whether that’s the next-gen version of a product or an application being built from scratch, we recommend including software prototyping early in your process. It involves producing a scaled-down version of a product to demonstrate to stakeholders, end-users, and an internal team what pieces of functionality will look like, how someone can interact with them, and any potential problems with the proposed design.

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