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Agile Innovation for Jobs of The Future

Milena Milićević | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Milena Milićević

Across countries in various offices many employees are developing more agile outputs in their workplace. Agile approach in project management entai...

How Product Managers Use Themes to Build Winning Products

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

How do you make a winning product even better? You never stop pushing for new ideas that will delight and engage your customer. But for every stellar enhancement there are dozens of duds that simply do not contribute to the overall product vision.

4 Skills of Successful Entrepreneurs (No Talent Required)

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Some memes make the rounds online regularly. One that often pops up is the list of "10 things that require zero talent." From big-picture traits like passion to daily habits like being on time, the list is a good reminder that success requires a strong foundation.

4 Roles Aspiring Scrum Masters Need to Understand

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.17.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Do you want to become a scrum master? Before you start stockpiling books on agile and set out to obtain a certification, it is worth taking the time to truly understand what a scrum master does -- and what they do not do.

How Product Managers Build Leadership Skills

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.02.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Building a lasting product is a remarkable experience -- when it happens. It can be a bumpy and uncomfortable ride at times. But when you achieve product success, you will likely be hooked for life. I know I was.

How Firms Can Prepare for the Freelance Economy

Rishon Blumberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Rishon Blumberg

Forbes predicts that by 2020 50% of the US workforce will be comprised of freelance workers. While a large portion of these workers will be non-strategic -- your Uber drivers, etc -- the real shift is with highly skilled, strategic thinkers.

Why Agile Release Planning is Critical for Product Management

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A product release is the launch of a new product or a combination of features that will provide value to customers or users. Digging deeper, a release...

The Scrum Master vs. the Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.02.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A scrum master is a member of a software development team that is practicing scrum -- the best known and most widely used Agile software development f...

How to Determine the Right Agile Development Methodology

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.30.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Not all Agile methods are alike. If someone tells you that they practice Agile software development, you have only heard the start of their story. Tha...

3 Essential Tools in Agile Software Development

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.26.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile teams pride themselves on moving fast. They work with a sense of urgency that drives everything they work on each day. So, it is important that ...

4 Key Roles on Agile Software Development Teams

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.28.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile teams work with a sense of urgency that is tough to match. That's because responding to change is their core value. They know how quickly today's software market moves. So, they use adaptive planning to practice dynamic software development.

12 Principles of Agile Software Development

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.23.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile software development (Agile) is a collection of software development methodologies that promote adaptive planning, evolutionary development and ...

Q&A With Business Education Expert

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 03.19.2017 | Business
Liesha Petrovich

There is nothing I value more in the professional world than education. As both a business owner and business instructor, I understand how important t...

3 Essential Elements of Winning Product Roadmaps

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.09.2017 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The purpose of a product roadmap is to communicate direction and progress to internal teams and external stakeholders. It shows the high-level initiatives and the planned steps to get there.

Can This New Industry Disrupt Fast Fashion?

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.02.2017 | Style
Nancy Laws

Americans love clothes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends $1,700 annually on clothes. Fashion is acce...

Six Resolutions to Help Your Brand Succeed in 2016

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.07.2017 | Business
Marc Hershon

Resolutions don't have to be personal, though. The new year is the perfect time to set some resolutions for your brand, making sure you provide the care and maintenance to help it succeed in 2016.

Agile: Are You Doing it Right?

Bob Gower | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Bob Gower

Two of the most common questions I hear when working with customers, and that couldn't be more frustrating. Simply put, they are the wrong damn questions.

3 Tips for Productive Remote Work

Bob Gower | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Bob Gower

Offices are the reflexive norm because it can be hard to feel like a "real" company, or like you have a "real" job, if you don't gather in the same place each day. But the decision to have an office can often reflect a lack of imagination and a regression to the mean more than anything else

3 Essential Questions for Leaders About Colocation

Bob Gower | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business
Bob Gower

It's clear that where we work can have a powerful influence on how much we enjoy our time on the job and how productive we are. Space is intrinsic to culture, and culture is intrinsic to performance.

The Agile Product Manager vs. The Scrum Master

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile methodologies and scrum teams are popping up everywhere. It all started with software development but agile approaches are now showing up in government, non-profits, and even in families.

Scaling Agile to Create a Great Work Culture

Great Work Cultures | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Agile management methodologies call for doing work in in self-organized, cross-functional teams. These teams generally work in iterative three-week phases, which are called "sprints," with clear deliverables at the end of each phase.

The Secret to Building Teams at a Tech Startup

Dan McCormick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

Here's a bit of information about how our approach to small teams has evolved, and how we continue to change it as we grow.

Is Your Rome Burning? Getting Engineers and Designers Delighted to Build Together

Mona Patel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
Mona Patel

It's the responsibility of both the designer and the engineer to work together to find the smartest way to deliver the desired result. Of course, that's the crux of it--figuring out how to get them working together first.

Serendipity at TED

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

What could we do with a billion dollars invested in a "Deploy or Die" campaign aimed at the world's poorest communities? Would it be a better and more powerful way to address inequality?

Can Your Startup Get Just Corporate Enough to Yield Sustainable Growth While Maintaining Your Agile Culture

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Tiffany Crawford

As the startups of today, you are the future IPOs of tomorrow. You have the chance to change the face and experience of "Corporate America" into one that inspires us as much as the fast-paced, ever-changing, startup world does.