You carefully selected the best software vendor and defined the project. Then magic happens and you see your project brought to life. Well, it’s not exactly what happens…
Imagine your team has done everything that was required. They’re happy. At the same time the client is angry because the work is incomplete. Say “hi” to poor, assumed or undefined definition of done - source of many miserable failures.
Client demo is so damn important that it’s hard to overstate it! Not presenting working software is a brilliant way to pile up problems in the project. Yet plenty of its benefits are subtle and easy to overlook. Do your project a favor and know what’s to gain or loose here.
Sprint scope changes are one of the most common ways Scrum goes sideways. “We have sprints, but… we change their scope.” The paradox of keeping a sprint scope fixed is to welcome change!
Project estimates are extremely difficult and important. Clients need ones they can rely on. They put them on their roadmaps. They make promises to their stakeholders based on the estimates. They budget according to them. There's always a pressure for the estimates to be low (cheap), yet accurate. At the same time we never have enough information about the project. This is the crux of every project. That's the intersection of plans, expectations, priorities, assumptions and uncertainties. How do you handle all that?
Have you heard about Scrum, but…? This means “we do scrum, but…” we don’t do retrospectives, don’t do daily standups, etc. Well, there’s a deep wisdom behind all the Scrum practices we give up. Be aware of the risks you create and know how to counteract them. This is a first post in a series that aims to show how you can keep the benefits of Scrum in real life.
Tree of knowledge, career choices and selective consistency. Today, we take a step back from our daily work to discuss the frontend landscape. Kuba speaks about chances and challenges of being a Senior Developer in 2016 and how he sees the ecosystem evolving in the near future.
Here’s everything we know about developer salaries. How it works in the long run, how the market looks like? What are the rules we haven't been taught in school but are shaping our careers?
Search has become a key component of growing online platforms and their knowledge bases. Is your search enabling your users to find what they need?
Amazon search experienced a severe outage today. It didn't last long but impacted much more than just the search box and results. It's a good moment to realize how important the search really is.