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The True Cost of Technical Debt in Agile Software Development

[fa icon="user"] Jack Goodfriend [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 24, 2021 7:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 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

[fa icon="user"] Caitlin Whitworth [fa icon="calendar"]  Feb 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 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

[fa icon="user"] John Reiner [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 27, 2021 9:38:48 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 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

[fa icon="user"] Daniel Anderson [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 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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5 Step Agile Approach to a Productive Requirements Gathering Phase

[fa icon="user"] Caitlin Whitworth [fa icon="calendar"]  Oct 28, 2020 8:49:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Product requirements are the foundation on which a project is built. They define a clear direction and vision that will be used throughout the project, from architecture decisions to budgetary recommendations. Coming up with clear requirements isn’t easy, and if not done correctly, can have lasting implications. The project could easily come in over budget, or the final product ends up not wanted, needed, useful – or even worse - doesn’t function.

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