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Historically, large companies relied on waterfall methods, but many of these organizations could benefit from a little "agile mojo." Applying aspects of hypothesis-driven development to requirements writing can help cut through the bureaucracy and put your team on a leaner path.
Disposable mobile apps are popular at conferences and events, but should companies be investing in these throw-away apps or should they shift their resources to more flexible mobile web solutions?
Studies and experience show that higher quality and better value solutions are achieved by projects that attain a thorough and unambiguous understanding of business and user requirements. Adrian Reed looks at how requirements can help avoid project failure and waste.
Steve Berczuk writes on the importance of acknowledgement in making people feel good about work. Simply acknowledging someone’s effort can lead to increased engagement and motivation, resulting in more productivity.
Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that was introduced to the world on Jeopardy!, is trying out a new gig as a customer service agent. The artificial intelligence system will use its capacity to respond to natural language by answering call center customer service requests from everyday people.
Often when beginning an Agile project, there is a need for some re-tooling in order to be successful. The same set of tools used in traditional development may not be enough to support rapid communication, dynamic user story change and ranking, and increased code development.
Joe Townsend explores what is happening to Apple and why IT professionals should care. We can all learn a lesson from Apple’s success—and its failures. If we are complacent in our jobs as testers and configuration managers, our “personal stock” will drop dramatically.
When there’s no formal plan for helping new employees get started, those first few days can be mighty awkward. And no one wants mind-numbing orientation presentations. Naomi Karten provides some ideas you can implement to make new hires feel welcome, even before their first day at your workplace.
Google worked with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, and TIME magazine to compile and release more than thirty years’ worth of images of Earth taken from space—using Google Earth Engine technology—into an interactive time-lapse experience.
Not every office is going to be the perfect environment for everyone, but there are certain factors that encourage people to feel inspired and respected. Are you creating a healthy environment for your teams? It's really not as difficult as you might think.