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Impact of Cycle Time on Enterprise Customer Facing Applications and What to Do About It

Written by Ken Ono

With support from Dave van Reese. Enterprises inspired by Agile and Lean startups often embark on innovation projects only to be disappointed. Although they faithfully implement many Lean practices, entrenched processes elongate cycle times and can dampen the benefits. This article examines the negative impact of delivering large releases infrequently, techniques for shortening cycle times and the benefits associated with success. Common Enterprise Malfunction The...

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Writing Analytics User Stories

Written by Ken Ono

“Your job isn’t to build more software faster: it’s to maximize the outcome and impact you get from what you choose to build.” - Jeff Patton, User Story Mapping A key to successful projects is incorporating learnings to drive decisions. To obtain learnings from live users, teams must deliver features that collect and analyze behaviour. This post discusses writing user stories that involve...

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Two Good Approaches for Implementing Analytics Tags

Written by Ken Ono

Good analytics are no longer just a nice-to-have. Your digital analytics are one of your competitive imperatives. Companies that win, will succeed through data driven insights and increasingly through automated intelligent systems. Front and center in this battle ground are web and mobile analytics. Modern websites and applications track user actions to drive insights and dynamic personalization in a constant game of conversion rate optimization....

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Google Analytics Best Practices for JavaScript Developers

Written by Ken Ono

As a JavaScript developer, you may find it disorienting when you first start learning about yet another large subject matter that is Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager (GA/GTM). There are many GA/GTM articles and examples that paint a confusing or outdated picture for single page and mobile apps. However, fear not. This post introduces GA/GTM to seasoned JavaScript developers and suggests...

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