Systems integrations can be wonderful when they work, but they often end in failure. Here are four tips to improve your success rate.
Let’s talk about how to deal with stories that are hard to estimate. (If you’re interested in a broader discussion of Agile point-based estimation, check out this post over here.) In every backlog I’ve estimated, I can recall running into a handful of stories for which I had no idea what point value to assign. […]
Eric Ries defines a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as “…a version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.” An MVP usually targets early adopters and includes only the minimum amount of features to validate your value proposition hypotheses. A Caveat […]
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 […]
Atomic creates custom software for our clients. Our work ranges from greenfield web application development to creating backend data-centric applications. In most projects, we work with multiple technologies and we integrate with other systems. We’re not experts in every technology, but we’re experts at becoming experts with any technology we work with. Every software project […]
It’s much worse in a custom software development project to spend 80% of what you need than it is to spend 120% of what you need. You can understand this better by doing a simple thought experiment. You have a project in mind. You think you know the revenue it will drive or the expense […]