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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 The urge to customize Scrum based on old habits or outdated thinking typically leads to unsuccessful software releases - or worse, nothing at all.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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Build Amazing MVP Mobile and Web Apps 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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Project Discovery in a Lean Agile World: Introducing the Clarity Canvas

Written by Design Team

This is the first of an in-depth, two-part series on Rangle's project design discovery process. Some Historical Context and Constraints Beginning a new project and bringing clients’ ideas to life is exciting for us at Rangle. We practice Scrum to do product development for a wide variety of clients. As a result, we understand the importance of quickly getting up to speed, to start projects...

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How Retailers Can Fight Back, Survive and Thrive in a Digital World

Written by Shawn Griffiths

Online shopping continues to rapidly grow in the U.S. and global markets, yet most retailers are still figuring out how to do business in an omnichannel world. E-commerce driven companies like Amazon, on the other hand, are crushing brick and mortar focused retailers in online shopping revenue. More than half of every $1 of retail e-commerce growth in the U.S. is already earned...

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