User Stories

How to win a hackathon in seven steps

In a hackathon, a group comes together with a fixed amount of time, a lot of caffeine, and a shared goal to build something or solve a problem. By …

Lean Startups

What is BDD anyway?

In the modern Software Development world, we have various stakeholders each with its own interest. In general, we can divide the stakeholders into 2 …

DevOps

Message-based APIs

REST APIs seem to have taken over dev mindshare. I believe part of that is how well they map to already-understood concepts like databases. Databases …

Software Development

CNN Is Standing By Its Controversial Reddit User Story

CNN executives thought they were showing restraint by not identifying Reddit user HanAssholeSolo. But a strange contingency line has set off the pro-Trump social internet.<p>Posted on July 05, 2017, 18:44 GMT<p>Joe Raedle / Getty Images<p>When a CNN reporter tracked down the Reddit user who claimed credit …

Donald Trump

7 Ideas to Focus on Content Team Productivity

I love talking and waxing philosophically about productivity. Knowing <i>how</i> we work is so essential if we want to create that resonant content we crave …

Digital Marketing

Dear Apple: Notes text styling sucks.

Redesigning Apple’s Notes styling experience.<p><b>Hello World,</b><p>One of the tools I use frequently in my day to day life is the native <b>Notes</b> application. This …

Web Development

Civil War — The Testing User Story, Part One

The testing user story — Good or Evil? Which side are you on?<p><b>What is the testing user story?</b><p>The testing user story is an execution of any series of …

Agile Development

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”<p>It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at …

Product Management

Product Manager vs Product Owner

The existential crisis for the ages“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?”It’s an interesting question and one that …

Product Management

Every Business Needs a Mobile App—Including Yours; Here’s How to Make One

In case you haven’t noticed, these days, nearly every business has a mobile app. And believe it or not, you don’t have to be a big brand name like …

Small Business

Snapchat should be worried about Instagram's daily active user growth

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Instagram stories now has 250 million daily active users (DAUs), which is up from 200 million users in April and well above Snap’s last reported 166 million users, …

Digital Media

The agile Workplace: Be Problem Oriented!

Early in my career, I have heard it many times personally and have given the admonition to my staff many times as well — be <i>solution</i> oriented! And the …

Agile Development

Types of user stories and their uses in the agile world

• <b>Regular User Story:</b> A typical user story written around a functional or non-functional requirement which can be completed in one iteration(sprint). …

Agile Development

Analysis of 2 billion user stories explains how to compete with Amazon

Amazon really is an ecommerce behemoth. The retailer, which acquired Whole Foods earlier this week, already commands 50 percent of first-time product searches and dominates the ecommerce industry in almost every way.<p>But that doesn’t mean it is untouchable. If you know what pushes the average …

Business

The Scrum Product Owner Theses

The 56 product owner theses cover the concept of the product owner role, product discovery, how to deal with external and internal stakeholders, …

Product Management

Product Design Playbook

Concepts and Methodologies To Live By<p>At the time I’m writing this post, I’ve been a full-time product designer for ~ 3 years, though my overall …

UX Design

Unless these three things exist, your organization will always struggle to adopt agile.

Backlogs, Teams, and Working Tested Software are the fundamental preconditions that must exist for an organization to be able to do agile well. In …

Project Management

Effective User Story Creation (and all the other bits needed on a ticket)

Over the last few years, i’ve been slowly learning how to write the most effective user stories for my product teams. I’ve just documented this for …

UX Design

Product Thinking, Part 3: The Value Pattern

<i>Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding</i> …

Agile Development

API design fundamentals: usage driven design

Let’s face it:<p>Until your API has undergone significant real world usage all you have is a bunch of assumptions.<p>It’s interesting how in a world filled …

APIs

Zombie Scrum

A year ago, your organization adopted the Scrum framework. Scrum helped you break down functional silos, improve communication with stakeholders, …

Management

How to Become a Design-Led CMO

"I'm<p>just suggesting, humbly, that better products are easier to sell," says Jerome Nadel, senior VP and chief marketing officer at Rambus, a public …

Design Thinking

Behind the Jam

Right after work on a Wednesday, I met up with my teammate to compete at our very first <i>Adobe</i> Creative Jams experience. Going inside Microsoft …

Design

What you need to know about kickstarting a new design project.

Tips for a successful UX/UI project<p><i>“We are the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one</i> …

UX Design

UX and design thinking: 5 tips for changing your company mindset

image designed by Creativeart / FreepikAn actionable guide to make the UX designer role clear to your company and teamThe UX design is based off an …

UX Design

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

UX Design

Great User Stories for Continuous Deployment

Unity Ads delivers targeted video advertisement to hundreds of millions of mobile phones at staggering rates. We have six teams building the platform …

Programming

My Grandma Kill My Grandfather – Muzli -Design Inspiration

If you are a person who forgets to have medicines on time, here is what you need the most. A reminder for the timely intake of medications!<p>“Enjoy …

Agile Development

Definition of Done vs. User Stories vs. Acceptance Criteria

Definition of “Done”The ScrumGuide says that:“When a Product Backlog item or an Increment is described as ‘Done’, everyone must understand what …

Project Management

4 Ways QA Can Supercharge Your Release Cycle

Testing is often seen as the biggest hindrance to release. QA is known as the number one bottleneck. It’s the phase that’s always in the way.That’s …

DevOps