by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

A Guide to Agile Project Management with Scrum. Pt 1


Scrum is perfect for small, remote teams working on complex software products. But its rapid rise in popularity has meant that Agile Project Management with Scrum it is often not fully understood, even by those who have been exposed to it. In this series, I hope to clear up some of the confusion around terminology,… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

Our Favorite Project Management Tools for Software Development


Jira, Asana and Basecamp have become popular task managers because of their versatility. But when your business belongs to a specific industry with specific needs, a catch-all solution is rarely optimal. Here are 4 vital questions that will help you find the best fit project management tool for your software development team – whether you… [Read entire article]

How to Write an Effective Product 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 for a product requirements document. People used to follow the Waterfall Model and define everything their software would do at the outset (think bloated Use Cases… [Read entire article]

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… [Read entire article]

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… [Read entire article]

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… [Read entire article]

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… [Read entire article]

by Tomas Gutierrez |
Strategic Adviser

How to Manage Distributed Teams Using Agile Techniques


According to Forrester Research 34 million Americans work from home today. This number is set to reach a staggering 63 million by 2016, comprising 43% of the US workforce. If we extrapolate this to a global workforce, there are potentially hundreds of millions of people willing to work as part of a distributed team. In… [Read entire article]

by Tomas Gutierrez |
Strategic Adviser

Agile Estimation and Planning for teams adopting Scrum: Points Explained


We focus on processes to effectively and efficiently develop digital products. One of our processes is using Agile Development, which includes using Agile Points to assign a common definition to the effort required to complete tasks. In this post we’ll focus on the modified Fibonacci Sequence – 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,… [Read entire article]