Role definition and change management are the most difficult obstacles to overcome for large organizations that adopt Agile. Employees can feel threatened and pushed out of their comfort zone by the barrage of changes—from the process they use, to the changes in titles, the reporting structure, and the focus on results versus risk mitigation. This article explores how best to facilitate role changes during an agile transformation.
In Part I of our recent white paper, "Digital customer onboarding: Building valuable customer experiences through digital bank channels," we assess the state of the banking industry’s onboarding approaches, each with its own level of digital sophistication—or lack thereof. This post explores some of the findings from Part I of the white paper.
Our passion for what we do doesn’t stop with making great digital products for our clients. We make it a point to share our experience and insights. This fall, we will be participating in and hosting several events from Austin, Texas to Toronto, Ontario. Learn more about where we'll be and join us!
Have you had the same requirements-gathering discussion multiple times but still don’t know what to do next? Does your team shudder when they see you break out sticky notes in a meeting? (Hint: If you answered yes to either of these questions, keep reading) Practice the five skills outlined in this post for effective workshop facilitation.
This week, Devbridge Group celebrates its birthday: Nine years of making great things. In that time, software and technology have changed drastically. So has Devbridge. To celebrate nine years in business, it’s the perfect time to reflect on those changes and look ahead at what’s to come. We asked some of our senior leadership what has changed the most in nine years. The answer? In short, everything.
Four years ago, Devbridge adopted Scrum as a process for driving development. However, we're constantly reevaluating our processes to ensure they produce the best, most efficient products possible. In this post, one of our senior software engineers shares some things he's learned in those four years. These ideas can help build better backlogs and engage development teams. To not just build products, but own them.
Throughout the past year, Devbridge Group has seen rapid, exciting growth. That growth is fueled by our energetic and talented team—our people make us successful. In a new video, we asked our Chicago team what it’s like working at Devbridge. Here’s what they had to say.
Most of the software, computer systems, devices, and digital interfaces that we constantly interact with have a shocking number of qualities in common with people who are psychologically classified as psychopaths. Despite increased awareness, discourse, and focus on “user-centered” design, people are continually exposed to what can be defined as psychopathic interfaces. Find out if your software is a psychopath with our 16-point checklist.
From exploratory, to generative, to formative, and summative, research helps make the right decisions throughout the product design and build lifecycle. Learn more from our Director of Product Design Chris Wilkinson.
Devbridge Group was recently named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces 2017, the publication’s second annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Out of thousands of applicants nationwide, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies. Read all about what it takes to be one of them.
Touchscreen devices have changed how we interact with computers. People are already spending more time on their smartphones than their desktop machines. This shift in behavior has prompted the need for mobile-first design and development. A mobile-first approach is important, but where do you start? In this post, we detail three being methods used today and what approach will work best for you.
At a bare minimum, software applications need to be usable and useful. But more organizations are seeing the benefit in building digital products that tolerate user mistakes and allow users to learn the systems in a fraction of the time and training costs. This approach, design thinking, has given the discipline of design a greater voice in enterprise digital strategy. Products that adopt design thinking not only meet the bare minimum usability requirements, they also create brand advocates. This post details how design can take products from usable to useful. Then, to desirable—and finally—to delightful.