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Agile Software Development

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Get the latest tips on agile software development so you can scale and embrace change.

Stride Staff

By: Stride Staff

June 29th, 2016

Increase Productivity in Agile Software Development Teams with Role Differentiation

Teams

Regardless of the industry, every team leader is always asking themselves the same question: "What can I do to make my team more productive?" No matter how well your team is performing, there is always room for improvement. As a team leader, especially in an Agile environment, there are always actionable steps you can take to boost your teams performance.  Recently, we ran across an interesting piece by Saeed Khan on the importance of differentiating roles within a product management team, which is especially relevant to increasing team productivity in an agile environment. This work inspired us to prepare a post on role differentiation that will help any IT team. We want to help teams of software engineers become more productive by inspiring their leaders.

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By: Stride Staff

June 6th, 2016

Three Decision-Making Secrets of High Performing Teams

Teams

Success in an Agile setting is more dependent on a high-performing team than it is on individual performance. Well-operated, collaborative teams are innovative, efficient, and produce better results for their clients.  One ingredient for success in high performing teams is the ability to make high quality decisions quickly. Yet, many teams fall short when it comes to effective decision making. Here are the secrets to success that many of us are missing out on.

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By: Stride Staff

May 17th, 2016

4 Strategies to Sell Your Boss on Agile

Agile/XP

Agile is both the present and the future of software development. You know that as well as we do, so we won't bore you with the plethora of benefits that come with this development philosophy. But your boss does not, and might not be as quick to adopt an agile methodology as you hope. How do you convince them otherwise? Here are 5 strategies that can help to sell your boss on agile, depending on their management style.

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By: Stride Staff

May 12th, 2016

6 Terms You've Heard Developers Say, But are Too Embarrassed to Ask What They Mean

Agile/XP

  The presentation is starting, and you recognize one word out of the entire presentation: Hello. Software developers are throwing around words like it's their job (which it is), but you are completely lost. You've heard words like "agile," "scrum," and "sprint," but not used in terms of software development. More importantly, you're too embarrassed to stop the presentation and ask what the developers are talking about. 

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The Enterprise Guide to Launch MVPs

You're 11 Steps Away From A Successful MVP.

Your enterprise shouldn't just think like a startup. Act like one. Get our MVP launch guide to fix your MVP launch today.

By: Stride Staff

April 29th, 2016

6 Tips for Hiring your First Developers in a Startup Project

Hiring

Imagine this situation: You've got a great idea for a software product. Your rich uncle is bankrolling you, and you've got a tiny office. You can afford to hire two developers to get the project going. Pick the wrong ones, and you've got no product, no revenue, and a very unhappy uncle. How can you choose your developers so that this won't happen?

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