Aurimas Adomavicius
By:Aurimas Adomavicius Posted On: Topic:Process

Why rapid prototyping helps avoid product failure

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.

Rimantas Benetis
By:Rimantas Benetis Posted On: Topic:Process

Path to microservices: moving away from monolithic architecture in financial services

In an unprecedented era of high customer expectations, low market confidence and the constant threat of small and nimble players disrupting the market, financial institutions find themselves in a position where they must evolve or become extinct. As established players continue to be dependent on legacy technology and monolithic systems that require significant overhead and lead time to deliver even the smallest increment of value, many are struggling to satisfy the needs of their customers and shareholders and their ability to remain competitive is diminishing. This post explores how financial services institutions, particularly banks, can effectively evaluate and embrace the microservices architecture movement.

John Ciecholewski
By:John Ciecholewski Posted On: Topic:Process

How to set up Dual-Track Scrum in Jira

The concept of Dual-Track Scrum was first evangelized by Marty Cagan back in 2012, and more recently elements of it have been incorporated into Google's Design Sprint. We recently wrote about how Dual-Track works from a design perspective, and want to demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. By leveraging Dual-Track Scrum, teams are more focused, reduce their rework and significantly improve their ability to plan while still retaining their agility. In this article, we'll review the benefits of Dual-Track Scrum and show how we implement it in practice using agile tools.

Adam Rusciolelli
By:Adam Rusciolelli Posted On: Topic:Process

5 signs you’re in deep s!?$ with your technology vendor

Regardless of the amount of time and money invested with a vendor to develop a product, if the performance to date has been poor, the path forward will likely continue to yield less than ideal results. Our latest post identifies five telling signs that you could be in trouble with your technology vendor.

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