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Month: December 2018

Working towards Goals

Working towards Goals

On a day to day basis when building a product it’s really helpful to be working towards some kind of objective or goal, to stay focused. How you think about these goals can make a big difference though.  For us, a goal is a short-term focus on an incremental improvement, that can be reached from where we are now. A goal may or may not extend the capabilities of the system, i.e. it might add to the features available to…

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Eating the dog-food

Eating the dog-food

The expression “eating your own dog-food” is about using your own product, so that you see first-hand the same thing your customer does. This is a really powerful approach, and definitely worth doing! The aim should always to to build products that, as a basic minimum, meet the customer/user’s needs, and do so in a way that is “nice”. This is obviously quite subjective, and we’re clearly going to want to get real customers’ opinions and feedback as well, but…

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Welcome to the Agile Labs blog!

Welcome to the Agile Labs blog!

Well hello, and thank you for checking out the Agile Labs blog! We hope you enjoy reading our articles, and that they can help you in some way. Please share your thoughts and feedback, we’d love to hear from you! At Agile Labs our mission is to help teams to build products in an effective and sustainable way, driven by principles seen in the original Agile Manifesto, newer versions, and ideas from the Agile community as we see them emerging….

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