SCRUM and RACI

As we have been putting SCRUM into the organization, it has me thinking about how to help the teams understand roles and responsibilities in the new SCRUM formation.  We use RACI (defined below) internally to help dictate everyone’s understanding of who makes which decisions and why. One of the best articles on the subjects of […]

Featured Integration: Fotozap

FotoZap lets businesses capture fun customized photos of visitors, guests, and event attendees and then deliver them by email. Participants are encouraged to share their photo through social media for additional brand exposure. Guests enter their email address to receive their photo and email addresses are transferred directly to Constant Contact. FotoZap integration with Constant […]

Building a Great Developer Experience with SDKs

Investing in Software Developer Kits (SDKs) It’s early in 2015 and if you’ve ever worked in Product Management you know what that means: we are starting to execute our big, audacious 2015 product plans. In our Q4 planning cycle we looked at everything we could possibly do and tried to prioritize for the next year. […]

How to Monetize Your Mobile App

Mobile application development has grown tremendously over the last few years. Building an app can be a very satisfying endeavor, as you will be able to help people accomplish their goals more efficiently. In addition, you can obtain new customers for your business, which can result in a substantial increase in revenue. But if you’re […]

Losing the Trees through the Forest

I have written a number of articles for this blog about our adoption of the SAFe framework for scaling Agile. However, it became obvious in late 2014 that we had a fundamental problem. No matter how well we did release planning, epic prioritization, or release trains, it wasn’t getting us where we need to go. […]

Using JSON Schema to Validate Web Service Requests

Validating input is one of those programming necessities that we sometimes like to put off.  In fact it is much easier to take on faith that the input is correct than to spend many lines-of-code trying to guard against all the ways the input can be wrong. This leap-of-faith approach may make coding faster and […]