How Software Outsourcing Can Empower Digital Transformation

Feb 6 8:00:28 by

Businesses are constantly readjusting themselves to become more agile and innovative while maximizing their opportunity in today’s digital economy. This is especially true for up-and-coming businesses with limited budgets that need to think ahead of the curve to find additional resources to fuel their digital transformation. Software outsourcing is no longer perceived as a choice […] The post How Software Outsourcing Can Empower Digital Transformation appeared first on

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What is Business Agility?

Feb 11 9:28:51 by

I was approached to speak at a startup event for a local Business Agility Institute user group here in the Raleigh/Durham area. I was quite pleased to be approached and am more than willing to present an agile topic to the group.  But the request made me think… I’ve been engaged in agile approaches for nearly twenty years. So, I have quite a lot of experience with the core methods, practices, scaling, agile leadership, cultures, etc. But what the heck is “Business Agility” and what sorts of topics would that group be interested in? The answer escaped me and I realized I had to do some research. Basic Definitions Here’s what CA (Rally Software) had to say regarding a definition and 3 key aspects: A company’s way to sense and respond to change proactively and with confidence to deliver business value—faster than the competition—as a matter of everyday business. 1.     It’s making the customer the central focus of your organization 2.     It’s driving value faster, better, and more efficiently 3.     It’s transforming how your business operates to achieve successful outcomes

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4 Ways Programmers Can Improve Their Communication Skills

Feb 6 19:16:22 by

It's no secret that managers and employers LOVE developers that are great at communicating. Sure, a genius programmer may well be forgiven for their social inadequacy. But imagine being a genius programmer with brilliant communication skills! Given that you are most likely writing code for someone else, or at least with someone else, communication is the foundation of your work. And I say "skills" for a reason. It's a common misconception that people either are good or bad at communicating. I call bullcrap on that. I used to be the shyest person in the room, barely having the courage to open my mouth when asked. Now, I don't hesitate to speak up or even lead the conversation as I see fit.

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5 MVP Development Mistakes Resulting in an Epic Business Failure

Mar 1 14:31:20 by

"Minimum Viable Product is that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort." — Eric Ries After speaking to budding entrepreneurs about launching a business, most of them have massive dreams of starting a big, successful company that will be the next Facebook, Instagram, or Amazon.

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Scrum Tools of 2019 for Agile Project Management

Feb 12 13:01:01 by

Over the past few years, Scrum has become the default face of Agile project management. One of the most popular Agile frameworks, Scrum is widely adopted by software and non-software development teams alike. Due to its growing popularity, there are numerous tools that have jumped on the bandwagon and have started to recognize themselves as the best Scrum tools. The criterion for the best Scrum tools is simple enough: the best tool is the one that fits perfectly with your project needs, helps you in effectively achieving your sprint goals, and doesn’t put a dent in your budget.

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Mobile marketers increase their focus on data

Feb 13 14:43:19 by

Data has become an increasingly popular resource for marketers, new research from marketing platform YouAppi reveals that 98 percent of respondents say they have increased their organizational investment in data. What's more that investment is paying off, 97 percent say they have seen improvement, with more than half of those calling the improvements ‘significant.’ Areas of investment include reporting and dashboard technology (81 percent), in-house data analytics teams (64 percent), purchasing third party performance data (47 percent), adding more data-centric roles on internal teams (46 percent) and hiring outside agencies for data analysis (24 percent). As well as increased spending,… [Continue Reading]

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Developers love Agile, but is it right for content marketing?

Mar 13 14:42:35 by mktingland

Some swear by the highly iterative process for creating marketing content. Others say it's not a fit. The post Developers love Agile, but is it right for content marketing? appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

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Gartner says tipping point in cloud PaaS is almost complete – with $20bn market revenue in 2019

Mar 3 2:02:26 by

An interesting if brief note from the analysts at Gartner this week: according to their forecasts, almost half of today’s platform as a service (PaaS) service offerings are cloud-only, with a $20 billion (£15.02bn)... The post Gartner says tipping point in cloud PaaS is almost complete – with $20bn market revenue in 2019 appeared first on WBD.

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iOS Developers’ Alert: Apple Unleashes the Power of Progressive Web Apps

Feb 12 20:49:00 by

Technology giant Apple Inc. is in an endeavor to extend support for web apps in its default browser Safari. Experts are already working to introduce support for Service Workers in this browser. This move from Apple is a clear hint that they are moving ahead with the growing concept of Progressive Web Apps (PWA).  How will the extended support of Service Workers in Safari browser impact enterprises? Are mobile apps being challenged by progressive web apps for the iOS platform? How does the future of iOS app development for the App Store look after this move by Apple? Let’s dig deeper to understand the intention behind this massive move by Apple.

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What’s the point of doing UX?

Feb 18 17:00:00 by

From a business perspective, differentiation is one of the primary reasons for investing in UX. If your products and services stand out from those of your competitors, they’re much more likely to be a market success – and having the most compelling and relevant user experiences is a great way to stand out! In this video, we will take you through the most important factors in differentiation through UX. So, in order to practice UX that differentiates you from your competitors, you need to use an outside-in work process. Outside-in means gathering information about actual users and customers in the context most relevant for your product or service and bringing that information into...

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