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What is an error budget?

Everything fails, that’s a fact. Not even the best system has 100% reliability, right? But then, how many times have you seen Google being unavailable? I’ve never seen that, or if for some reason Google wouldn’t load, I’d blame that on my internet connection. There’s no way it’s Google’s fault. Believe it or not, but [...]

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13 Sep 2018 in  Business  &  Technical
What is the difference between UI and UX?

UI and UX are widely discussed but still somewhat confused. There is a plethora of materials, an overwhelming number of meetings taking on the topic of UI/UX, but just because of that slash right there, many assume that both of these terms are the same and can be used interchangeably. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. [...]

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06 Sep 2018 in  Business  &  Technical
How to write user stories?

Do we really need user stories? After all, these are just the requirements written down in a fancy way, aren’t they? Though it’s easy to fall into the wrongful belief that user stories are just a statement of functionalities we want delivered, it’s also crucial to understand what they really are and how to write [...]

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30 Aug 2018 in  Business
Why do you need innovation workshops?

Over the years that we’ve worked on numerous projects, we’ve learned that building great software products is much more than writing the code. We see our role as the tech part of your team, working together towards the same business goals. When building a new software product, it’s much more important to focus on the [...]

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23 Aug 2018 in  Business
Robotic Process Automation – robots elevating business to a new level

Who owns the robots owns the world, as Richard Freeman, a professor of economics, stated in his article published in the Harvard Magazine. However, there are robots and there is RPA. While Robotic Process Automation doesn’t mean building an actual bot – it’s a process, engaging the machine in mimicking human behavior - robotic solutions [...]

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16 Aug 2018 in  Business  &  Technical
How to prioritize features for a Minimum Viable Product?

When you’re planning the development of your app, you may find yourself falling into one of the traps of app development, such as the One-more-Feature. You want it to be perfect, so you’re thinking of all the cool features that would help to achieve this perfection, and so the list keeps growing. You know what [...]

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02 Aug 2018 in  Business
Your idea is worthless and you shouldn’t raise money for it

I have an awesome idea for …, where can I find an investor? This question comes back like a boomerang when I meet entrepreneurs, read posts in startup groups on Facebook or LinkedIn. Truth be told, you shouldn’t. Before you even think about looking for capital, you need to understand how the startup funding, or [...]

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26 Jul 2018 in  Business
Why do self-organizing teams work best?

Does every team always need a leader? Can a self-organizing team be successful? It’s a common truth that there’s no way a project can succeed if nobody’s in charge. It’s just a natural way of how people work: they get tasks, they’re supervised in the process, and then their work is reviewed. Work has been [...]

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12 Jul 2018 in  Business  &  People
Why test? The importance of software quality assurance

Testing is boring. It's just about clicking around and it doesn't bring any real value. It only makes projects longer and raises the development cost. Quality assurance for sure isn't a hot topic. So why do we still need testers? Can't developers just double check their work? Just kidding. Quality assurance is quite underrated. Though [...]

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05 Jul 2018 in  Business  &  Technical
DevOps: a culture of getting things done

DevOps is one of the most popular buzzwords in the tech industry and for a good reason. Some consider it to be the root of all evil, while others praise it as a silver bullet. I like to call it “technical agile”. It’s simply a culture where we all put emphasis on getting features to [...]

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28 Jun 2018 in  Business  &  People