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The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique

3 min read Pomodoro = Productivity! Find out how I use this simple time management technique to check-off my goals and meet deadlines. When work demands the best from you, this technique will help you use every minute productively.
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How to Recognize a Bad Software Developer

How to Recognize a Bad Software Developer

5 min read While some bad developers are easily picked from a crowd, many others are able to fly under the radar, ever-undetected. Why? Because most not-developers don’t know what to look for. Whether you’re a coder or not, here’s how you can differentiate the bad developers from the good...
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4 Reasons Hiring an Outside Development Team Actually Makes You Smarter

4 Reasons Hiring an Outside Development Team Actually Makes You Smarter

5 min read Creating a new software product comes with a slew of challenges, including hiring developers. This article will help you consider the different pathways to software development and why we think we know which one is right for you. 
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7 Ways to Keep Your Developers Happy at Work (and Why it’s Way More Important than You Think)

7 Ways to Keep Your Developers Happy at Work (and Why it’s Way More Important than You Think)

8 min read Employee retention is a puzzle in all industries, but especially so in tech. Everyone on the block needs a great software developer and competition to keep good coders is fierce. Here’s how to retain your development team by keeping developers HAPPY at work. 
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Why We Created a Developer-Centric Company Culture

Why We Created a Developer-Centric Company Culture

4 min read Dev-centric isn’t just a buzz word, it’s a practice… And it works! Find out what a developer-centric company culture is, how it can reenergize your team, improve your business, and how you can create one of your own.
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What it Really Means to Be Agile: The Core Values and Principles of Agile Decision Making

What it Really Means to Be Agile: The Core Values and Principles of Agile Decision Making

3 min read The term “Agile” is used loosely in the tech and software industries; but what does it really mean to be Agile? Can a team or a strategy be Agile just by following a step-by-step “plan” for development? Find out in this no-nonsense video by Mark Shead explaining...
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An Introduction to User Stories and How Using Them Will Strengthen Your Agile Development Process

An Introduction to User Stories and How Using Them Will Strengthen Your Agile Development Process

6 min read User stories will improve the way you develop software. Here’s how you can turn this little strategy into big-time success. 
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RIP Startups: The Top 9 Reasons Startup Businesses Fail (and How We Think You Can Avoid Them)

RIP Startups: The Top 9 Reasons Startup Businesses Fail (and How We Think You Can Avoid Them)

6 min read It stops so many in their tracks… Fear of business failure is real. And so is the fact that more than 50% of new businesses fail within the first four years (stat credit). That’s a scary reality. Millions have puzzled over why the failure rate of new...
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How to Differentiate Your Business Better than Your Competitors

How to Differentiate Your Business Better than Your Competitors

5 min read To achieve big-time success, you first have to stand out, you have to have a differentiator; but, that’s a lot easier said than done. In this article, you’ll find proven tools to help you separate yourself from your competitors and appeal to your consumers.
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The Surest Way to Get Capital for Your Startup (and Why Your Business May Never Take-Off Without It)

The Surest Way to Get Capital for Your Startup (and Why Your Business May Never Take-Off Without It)

5 min read It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there for startup founders, but if you understand this one integral rule of business development, you’ll be much more likely to get capital for your startup, catch the eye of high-rolling investors, and get a leg up on your competition.
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Agile Estimation: How Planning Poker Can Make Your Team More Effective

Agile Estimation: How Planning Poker Can Make Your Team More Effective

5 min read Feeling deflated by disharmony among your team members? Or uneasy about project estimations that don’t reflect true project requirements? We’ve been there, but we’ve found a better way… It’s Planning Poker, an Agile estimation technique that offers a more effective way to estimate work.
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An Introduction to Story Points and How Using Them Can Improve Everything

An Introduction to Story Points and How Using Them Can Improve Everything

3 min read What? Using story points can help me improve everything?! It sounds too good to be true, but, yes; this one simple Agile development practice can do a lot for your process. Get introduced to story points and discover how using this one technique can help you do...
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Tech Startups: Why Some Products Succeed and Many Others Fail

Tech Startups: Why Some Products Succeed and Many Others Fail

4 min read Getting your startup business off the ground is hard, and it requires more than just elbow grease. Get you closer to the secret formula that will get your startup on the pathway to success.
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Why Every Great Web App Needs to Start as an MVP

Why Every Great Web App Needs to Start as an MVP

4 min read Unsure of where to start with your new web app idea? We run through the MVP process and why it’s one of the best ways to launch your idea.
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Is older software slowing down your company?

Is older software slowing down your company?

3 min read Many companies have “growing pains” when it comes to their software. Sometimes this is because the company has grown too large or too fast. Sometimes it’s because the company grew in different, unexpected directions, and the software doesn’t match the new way things are done. And sometimes...
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How to Prevent Your Software Development Project from Failing

How to Prevent Your Software Development Project from Failing

6 min read Here’s what you need to know if you want your Agile project to succeed the first time around.
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Most Software Development Projects Fail: Here’s Why (And What to Do Instead)

Most Software Development Projects Fail: Here’s Why (And What to Do Instead)

5 min read Why do so many Agile projects fail? We have the insight you need as well as a few practical solutions.
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Why Learning to Code is Irrelevant if You’re a Founder

Why Learning to Code is Irrelevant if You’re a Founder

4 min read As a non-technical startup founder you might believe that learning to code is the next step in your journey. We show you why it could be a big mistake.
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What is a User Story and Why Does It Matter?

What is a User Story and Why Does It Matter?

5 min read Have an idea for your web app? Take the first step to bringing your idea to life with user stories.
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Why You Should Stop Looking For a Technical Co-Founder

Why You Should Stop Looking For a Technical Co-Founder

4 min read Spending too much time looking for a technical co-founder? Inside we examine why you don’t need a technical co-founder to help you create the app of your dreams.
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