How to Write a Simple yet Effective Requirements Document


Any aspiring Product Owner looking to build a great software product could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. A quick Google search turns up a lot of conflicting, dated examples of requirements documents from the old days. When people used to follow the Waterfall Model and define everything their software would do at the outset (think […]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

5 Effective Ergonomic Tools for a Healthier Workspace in 2017


Working remotely has many perks, but it comes with one glaring disadvantage. Coffee shops, hotel rooms and cowork spaces, the preferred haunts of the remote worker, rarely provide an ergonomic work environment. This has lead to an increase in injuries among the nomadic workforce. I should know, I’ve been part of this workforce for about […]

An Event Apart: Our Favorite Quotes


An Event Apart is about designers and developers coming together to share their newest and greatest ideas on how to make the web a better place. It’s one of the most exciting conferences on the circuit and luckily for us it was hosted in our hometown of San Francisco this week. Here are some of […]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Project Management Tool


The Information Revolution is subjecting today’s workforce to a structural change as significant as its 18th century Industrialization counterpart. While that change was characterized by the organization of labor into factories, the 21st century is seeing the workforce decouple itself geographically from its employers. This change is already upon us. 1 out of 4 Americans […]

by Dan Patrick |
Freelance Architect

How to be a Great Product Owner


At Scalable Path we recommend following the Scrum methodology. Improving this process within the development team is something that is frequently thought about, but it’s also important to consider how a client, who often has the key role of the the Product Owner, can play their part more effectively within the team. MEET THE PRODUCT […]

by Chris Miller |
Strategic Adviser

Functional vs Procedural JavaScript


So, I hate JavaScript. Well at least I used to; because I misunderstood it. Before JavaScript, I was mostly a .NET and PHP guy and approached JS the wrong way. Here is why. There are two major programming paradigms: Procedural Programming, which is based on concepts of procedure-call-like routines and subroutines and Functional Programming, which […]

by David Alsbury |
Freelance Architect

Six Tips for Success with Scrum


To those in the trenches getting their hands dirty writing code and implementing, designing, and engineering real-world software, smooth and painless development projects often seem like unicorns: Rarely heard of and more rarely seen. Given how often we tend to hear of or are directly involved in software development projects that run into problems, we […]

What the Wall Street Journal Did Not Tell You About The Freelance Market


Last week the Wall Street Journal published a story on the robust freelance market for software developers. I was interviewed for the article and was happy to provide insights to the reporter on the trends, pay and demand for software developers. It’s a topic that can be discussed extensively. Indeed, we have written about its […]

by Stephanie Hager |
Freelance Lead Designer

7 Ways To Bridge The Gap Between Design and Development


Most modern day work culture separates designers and developers into silos. While I was at a larger company, there was very little communication between our design team and the development team. We were separate assets and literally in different corners of the building. Once the designs were complete, designers would digitally hand off the files […]