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Happy People Make for High Performing Teams

Written by David van Rees

Building high-performing teams is hard. It’s even harder with a professional services company, as creating new teams working on new projects is something we do on a regular basis. This means we are often in the position of learning about the client, their product and business on top of learning about ourselves and how we will work together. How do we form project teams...

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Why Banks and Telecoms Need to Embrace Innovative Identity Technologies

Written by Amanda Connon-Unda

Emergent trends in biometric data, persistent identity, blockchain technology, and security, have banks and telecom companies on their toes when it comes to effectively using identity validation while being mindful of customers’ needs. In a panel discussion at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, leaders and advocates for new identity technologies discussed the implications for the financial services and telecom industries. The Future of...

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First Time Using Scrum to Build Software? Do it “By the Book”

Written by Shawn Griffiths

Scrum, one of the most effective contemporary software development processes, is designed to be flexible but new practitioners often try to adapt and change things too quickly. The urge to customize Scrum based on old habits or outdated thinking typically leads to unsuccessful software releases - or worse, nothing at all. Yuri Takhteyev, CTO at Rangle, recently discussed how a “by the book” approach is...

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Facilitating Design: Getting to the 'Why' on Your Projects

Written by Naomi Bower

We don’t often think of facilitation as a core skill for product designers, but there are many reasons why we should. One is that a lot of the design discovery that we do is like detective work. To design great products, you need to tease out and gather information from a wide variety of people, starting with the stakeholders on your project. “To extract...

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How to Build Amazing MVP Products Without Frightening Your Boss

Written by Shawn Griffiths

If you’re building web or mobile apps for an enterprise, it’s beneficial to release the minimum viable product (MVP) into the hands of your customers as quickly as possible. However, that’s easier said than done, with so many dependencies and stakeholders involved, and so many dollars at risk. As a business or technology leader, product owner, or software architect, you might fear...

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