5 Ways Remote Teams Increase Software Quality

5 Ways Remote Teams Increase Software Quality

Ever wondered if a remote team could supercharge your startup’s productivity and software quality? Here’s 5 ways remote teams do just that: 1. Autonomy → Increases Productivity In a remote team, you simply don’t have an option to micro-manage your team. Why? Because you almost certainly won’t be in the same time zone as every… continue reading

7 Kanban Board Examples

Kanban Board Examples

The key to a successful kanban workflow is to continuously improve it. You can improve your process by visualizing metrics to help you action the visible bottlenecks. But how do you define a workflow process to begin with? We’ll go through 7 kanban board examples to inspire you and your team: Product development Sales Marketing Design… continue reading

The Psychology Behind SaaS Startup Pricing

SaaS Startup Pricing

All SaaS startups all have the same problem – they charge people to use their products but need lots of customers to cover the costs of developing their product. In other words, they need a pricing strategy. It can be the difference between a potential and a recurring customer. Here are a list of best practices to… continue reading

What is Agile? The Pursuit of Product/Market Fit

What is Agile? Product/Market Fit

Part 1 and Part 2 of the “What is Agile?” series looked at the history of agile software development and the best practices development teams can implement. Building on assumptions Pretend you’ve just delivered another software project on time and budget. But, there’s one problem: no one is using it. What do you do? You’d… continue reading

How To Build Products Like A Product Manager

How to Build Products from Influential Product Managers

The last thing you want your rock star development team to build is a product that collects digital dust. Product management is the difference between building something and building something people actually use. “Good companies manage Engineering. Great companies manage Product.” — Thomas Schranz What is product management? Simply put, product management is the heart of a… continue reading

The Secret to Customer Success in SaaS Startups

While you can have 100s of customers signing up for your app every day, those same customers can leave just as fast.  Effective customer success helps makes your customers happier, keeps them on for longer and is the foundation for your startup’s hyper growth. But first things first… What is customer success? “a proactive, holistic, and organization-level approach that… continue reading

6 Anti-Patterns Every Product Team Should Avoid

Product Team Anti-Patterns

Product team anti-patterns easily (and repeatedly) slip into the fast paced day-to-day of startups and large organizations. I was fortunate enough to see Bill Scott of PayPal speaking at Silicon Valley Code Camp. He shared a number of amazing lessons learned on how to create great products. Here are six anti-patterns that Bill suggests your product team… continue reading

What is Agile? The Developer Practices

What is agile dev practices summary

Part 1 of What is Agile? looked at Agile, Waterfall, Scrum and Kanban. In this article, we’ll look at how teams are able to ship code quickly and with high quality. It’s the question that most teams want to crack – “How do we respond to change in an ‘agile’ way?”. Automation, and lots of it. In a global market,… continue reading

What is Growth Hacking?

Nature Growth

Growth Hacking is About “Growth” “Growth Hacking” has become a buzzword in the startup world. All startups want to grow, because “Everything else… follows from growth“. And Growth hacking helps startups achieve growth. So what’s growth hacking? Growth hacking is the tools, tactics and strategies employed to incrementally grow a startup at scale. It’s not about having one big “eureka” moment. It’s… continue reading

How to manage Projects using Slack

How to manage projects using Slack

As technology enables teams to be distributed around the world (like ours), communication is becoming increasingly critical. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw We use Slack to communicate between team members, but, more importantly, to be aware of what our team is doing. We’ve connected Slack… continue reading