Developing with bleeding-edge technologies is tempting, but is it worth it? Using the latest languages and frameworks is a scary and exhilarating place to be. Changes happen quickly, new patterns emerge and evolve in a handful of hours. Of course, avoiding the bleeding edge is also scary, if you think about it; who wants to […]
If you are not sensitive to the different personality types in your company or team, you are probably missing out on significant innovation and growth opportunities. We think personality is very important, so the majority of Atomic employees have taken taken DISC assessments facilitated by Darrell Crawford from The Vantage Group. The DISC assessment maps […]
At Atomic Object, we work with a wide array of clients from all types of industries — over the course of the last year, I’ve worked with clients from medical, education, and office solution backgrounds. Before Atomic, I never imagined I would be involved in many of these industries. They all have been fascinating projects […]
Atomic Object has helped many companies design and implement new software products. I’ve noticed different environments at companies that are primed for innovation and companies that are not. Operational Mindset Roger Martin’s knowledge funnel concept describes how business practices become more algorithmic as organizations scale and strive for efficiency. As companies scale, their technology departments […]
Dedicated, poly-skilled project teams are more effective at delivering innovation projects than well-honed, departmentally-distributed, operationally-focused teams. The choice of using an internal vs. external team is often considered when planning how to take on a significant innovation project. Internal expertise and capacity are two common factors used to assess the viability of the internal team. […]
Designers are more valuable to software product development efforts than programmers. Designers will continue to fuel and shape innovative product development efforts as programmers fall by the wayside as a commodity to be cost managed.
Steve Denning, author of The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century has published a succinct overview of Scott Page’s book The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies in Forbes this week. I found Denning’s review of Page’s perspectives on the potential for diversity fascinating. This […]