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3 Things to Avoid When Starting Your MVP

February 26, 2015 by

When failure hits, it hits hard, and although it is considered by many just a part of the learning process and a step closer to success, if you can avoid it altogether, then surely that’s a better option. Failure within the startup environment is common, and while there may be any number of factors that […]

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4 Important Post-Launch Activities for Your MVP

February 24, 2015 by

POP! That’s the sound of the cork flying off the champagne bottle you just opened because you just successfully launched your MVP! The minimum viable product is now live in the open world of the Internet, waiting for eager users to test drive the its wheels off and throw in their two-cents while they’re at […]

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5 Things You Need to Know When Building Your MVP

February 20, 2015 by

So you’ve completed your plan for a minimum viable product (MVP) and created your high-fidelity prototype. The time to take your MVP into development has arrived. This is where the fun starts! The development side of an MVP is the longest and most resource-intensive phase. This part requires the design team and programmers to sync […]

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The Importance of Prototyping Before Building Your MVP

February 17, 2015 by

The initial stages of building a skyscraper are a lot like the beginning stages of building software. In the same way architects create illustrations and draw up blueprints to provide builders and developers with a vision of the end product, designers create sketches, wireframes, and mockups to demonstrate the look and structure of an application. […]

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How to Successfully Plan an MVP

February 12, 2015 by

The perceived lifestyle of an entrepreneur or startup founder is pretty glamorous – you are your own boss, you get to create something from nothing, you get to realize your dreams, and you often have a bunch of disposable income that allows you to put a few pinball machines in your office for your employees. […]

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What is a Demand-Side Platform (DSP)?

February 10, 2015 by

The advertising ecosystem is a broad entity made up of many different processes and platforms, and just as many acronyms. One of its most influential additions over the past decade has been the introduction of Real-Time Bidding (RTB). Related post: How Real-time Bidding Changed Online Display Advertising. Real-time bidding is a complex technology that is […]

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5 Successful Startups That Began With an MVP

February 5, 2015 by

When looking at some tech companies, it can be hard to imagine how they were in their early days. The success of each business is often dictated by their ability to get the fundamentals right. The software industry is unique in that it often doesn’t take much to create something that can offer so much […]

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What Motivates a Developer to Contribute to Open-Source Software?

February 3, 2015 by

It can be hard to imagine that many of the applications and programs we use today are built by hundreds of thousands, even millions, of people all over the world. Open-source software (OSS) is a rapidly growing industry that provides many benefits to the individuals and businesses who use it, as well as to its […]

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How Can Agile Help You Work With a Distributed Development Team?

January 30, 2015 by

Rapid and constant increase in technology means that communicating with people located in other parts of the country or even other areas of the world is now easier than ever. The combination of globalized communication and the forever-growing IT industry means that more and more companies are adopting the distributed-team model in one way or […]

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How to Avoid Project Failure With Premortem

January 27, 2015 by

Only 39% of all IT projects succeed in 2012. If you think that number is shocking, check out this alarming statistic: 68% of IT professionals believed their project would fail right from the beginning. How many of those people from the 68% do you think spoke up before the start of the project and expressed […]

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