How to Get the Most from Your Delivery Lead at Atomic

You won’t see titles like Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Account Manager on an Atomic project team roster. Instead, you’ll see a Delivery Lead, a role we introduced to give our clients a streamlined experience as they work with our teams.

Here’s a quick overview of what an Atomic Delivery Lead does and how to make the best use of the Delivery Lead on your project. Read more on How to Get the Most from Your Delivery Lead at Atomic…

Why Your App/System Rewrite Will Probably Be Bigger Than You Think

If you’re doing a major rewrite of an existing app, you may be hoping to simply duplicate the existing app’s basic features. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

Your users have come to rely on the set of features they use in your current app. And if they can’t accomplish all the same tasks/goals as they did in your rewrite’s first release, they’ll be very disappointed.

Don’t believe me? Let me give an example from the world of video games. Read more on Why Your App/System Rewrite Will Probably Be Bigger Than You Think…

Have a Big Software Idea? Start Small, then Make it Better

I admire the pursuit of perfection. Think of athletes, artists, and musicians who dedicate their lives to continual self-improvement—to becoming experts.

One thing every expert knows is that striving for perfection is a process. You have to be willing to fall short, learn, and try again.

You wouldn’t refuse to run in a race until you could win the Boston Marathon. And you wouldn’t refuse to play a concert until you were good enough to fill Carnegie Hall.

So why would you wait to launch a new software product until it has every single feature you might need? Read more on Have a Big Software Idea? Start Small, then Make it Better…

Startup Product Roadmap, Phase 1 – Product Discovery

The Product Discovery phase is about determining that you’re solving the right problem, along with starting to validate and de-risk your solution.

This phase of effort is arguably the most difficult of your product’s lifecycle. Each day can be an emotional rollercoaster of extreme excitement and frustrating lows. Read more on Startup Product Roadmap, Phase 1 – Product Discovery…

The Startup Product Roadmap – Maturing your Software Idea into a Scalable Product

Planning to launch a startup around a new software product? The Software Product Roadmap will help you ask the right questions, talk to the right people, and make the right moves every step of the way. Read more on The Startup Product Roadmap – Maturing your Software Idea into a Scalable Product…

Prioritize Your (or Your Client’s) Projects Using Relative Weighting

I was recently working with a client that was considering many different software projects and struggling to decide which should come first. Each project was valuable in its own way, but when we began comparing them, we weren’t getting far. Then, I remembered an exercise that I did during my Scrum Product Owner training called relative weighting. Read more on Prioritize Your (or Your Client’s) Projects Using Relative Weighting…

Five Ways to Help Your Organization Embrace Software Change

They say change is the only constant, yet change is never easy. I consider myself pretty open to change, but I still find myself fumbling around for a few days when Gmail updates its interface or someone tells me about a new shortcut I should start using. Read more on Five Ways to Help Your Organization Embrace Software Change…