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.
Evidence indicates that agile software delivery results in a higher success rate for software projects as compared to waterfall delivery. Download our infographic to see why.
For more than a decade, Devbridge Group has been working with companies to deliver higher value digital products to market faster. What we’ve seen along the way are many companies burning through budgets and being disappointed by the outcome. In this blog, I outlines a five-step approach to help companies create stellar, value-added products quicker.
If you're building software to empower your business, you're a product company. Too many businesses think about their software as "projects" and don't spend the necessary time talking to their customers. We present "product thinking," a way to build the right product, the right way, for the right reasons.
Why is it that detailed requirements cost twice as much, yet deliver half the value? The initial attempt to ensure software is of actual value to business has always been to document absolutely everything. Over a period of three, six, or sometimes even twelve months, documentation is being produced and all the while generating negative value for a business—the exact opposite of what a company is hoping to achieve. We believe there is a better way to product development.
We've been running into a lot of mysticism around innovation as of late. Is there any hope for the enterprise or are you forever destined to rely on agencies to infuse you with the magic formula? In this article I write about the culture, behavior, and processes that help the largest of companies create great products their customers love.
What are the five key elements of starting a successful agile transformation in a financial services enterprise? Is it possible that focused effort in these five elements can drive 80% of the value delivered by agile, while still staying compliant with regulatory requirements? Read on to find out.
A quick overview of our plans for 2016. Our year after year growth, new offices, new programs for our partners, as well as upcoming events.
Devbridge Group is recognized as one of twenty companies for adding jobs in Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel at 1871.
Classic software project management processes were born out of best practices established in the manufacturing industry. Elaborate contract negotiations, detailed requirement gathering, and excessive documentation were cornerstones of an effective project. These practices fail time after time to deliver software customers actually need. Why do detailed requirements predict the doom of a product launch and how can agile be used to deliver more business value at a lower cost?