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RASCI chart guide

8 Reasons to Use a RASCI chart on your project

Human super-power is the ability to organize ourselves in groups and do great things together. But with this super power comes the necessity to organize our mutual work. Even a small project like a Sunday picnic with friends can become chaotic, if it’s not properly managed by the most responsible …

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Your Guide on How to Make Product Improvements

Bringing a product to the market and attracting the first customers are important milestones. Some would say, though, that this is just when the fun begins. Startups, established businesses, and even huge corporations constantly innovate and improve their products. They try to gain a competitive advantage, distinguish themselves from competitors, …

Engineering Performance Review

In order to maintain career growth and ensure fair compensation, every engineering team needs an efficient method to evaluate its members. A nicely developed assessment model requires considerable resources in terms of time and professional expertise. However, we believe it is a significant contribution to the team and business development, …

What is Agile Product Development

There is some mystique surrounding agile product development. In this article, we aim to strip that away by explaining the key features and benefits of the Agile methodology. Then we compare them against more traditional approaches. To conclude, we explore how Agile helps to deliver complex product development projects. The …

Django vs. Ruby on Rails Comparison

When it comes to Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), two languages stand out from the pack in terms of maturity, community and worldwide use, namely Ruby and Python. And since a large portion of programming languages are used in conjunction with web development, we have to discuss their respective web frameworks: Ruby …

How to Prioritize Product Features

There are lots of great ideas, but ideas don’t always turn into successful software products. Sometimes, the idea itself just wasn’t good enough, and the marketplace didn’t have any use for it. At other times, poor user experience (UX) is the reason for the lack of success. Research suggests that …

Balance between authority, responsibility and accountability

There should be a correct balance between authority, responsibility, and accountability. Learn how to strike this balance and potential pitfalls. Find out about the Railsware approach to the authority-responsibility-accountability concept. Why can’t you delegate responsibility? Think back to a situation when your business needed expert help, and you hired a …

Go benefits! No bureaucracy!

IT companies worldwide compete to be the most creative in offering people benefits to win the battle for top talent. The pandemic has played its role in forcing businesses to rethink existing value proposition and adapt them to the new reality – and this affects more than just office-based enterprises. …

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Product Development Life Cycle

Things and ideas are alive; they come to life and die as humans do. Their lives are stories – some are straightforward and ordinary to the point of being boring, some are full of ups and downs, abrupt twists, and breathtaking moments. If we put aside romanticism and look behind …

Lean Product Development

What Makes Product Development Lean

Constantly decreasing costs, no waste, minimum throughput time, maximum capacity, unlimited flexibility, and high customer satisfaction. Sounds too good to be true? But that’s what lean is all about. What is “lean”? Being able to progressively create “insanely great” products, as Steve Jobs would put it, and especially at the …