Raising children while also working in the software development space, I have noticed parallels between the two seemingly different areas. These parallels start prior to launch/birth and continue through the various stages of maturity. Now that your product has launched, your baby born, what should you expect next? Following are a few key items to consider.
Companies are reliant on innovation for continued growth and competitive advancement. The issue is that the concept of innovation has been sorely misrepresented and overhyped to be this go-big-or-go-home idea that requires massive amounts of time, money, and resources. In this post, we hope to dispel those myths.
Saying that we're into agile is a bit of an understatement. We've written numerous articles and ranted at scale across conferences globally on the topic. On November 4, Morningstar's offices became the watering hole of the agile community as Agile Day Chicago 2016, went into full swing. One topic specifically drew my attention this year--Breaking Things on Purpose--and I wanted to expand on it in this post.
Innovating with digital products is a risky business. According to Forrester Research, the IT industry spends roughly $30 billion annually on products that don't deliver value. Our latest article discusses how rapid prototyping can be used to decrease the scope of failure and ultimately eliminate irrecoverable failures completely.