A Brief History of Scrum Agile Development:
The year is 1986. Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, two of the most influential business thought leaders in the world, walk into a bar. Within minutes, they’re engaged in a high-level business conversation. But the conversation keeps getting drowned out by the loud cheers of the bar patrons. Annoyed, they look to the TV screen to discover the source of the commotion.
Guessing is a part of life—and it’s necessary. Without it, we’d never get anything done. And college exams would be excruciating.
You feel great when your guess is right. You narrow down the possibilities, do some research, infer based on your assumptions, and voila: the perfect guess (or, you just fill out the “C” bubble on a multiple choice exam!).
But for some things in life, you should minimize guesswork as much as possible. When it comes to your business—and, even more specifically, what your customers want—you shouldn’t depend on guesswork. And luckily, you don’t have to.
This is the beauty of user testing. Well-timed user testing helps you get the product right early, so you can move on faster and build something that people actually want—instead of what you guess they want.
Why Should You Test?
Testing helps you identify real issues with your application—navigation and presentation errors, control usage problems, unnecessary features, etc. It gives you the information you need to remove stumbling blocks from the user’s path through the application.
Product management is a tough job. You must tread the intersection between business, technology, and user experience, to discover a product that is valuable, usable, and feasible.
And there are no guarantees in the world of mobile and web applications. You can have a great application with the most innovative and amazing features—but if nobody wants it, it’s worthless…just another forgotten product in the application market.
So how do you make your application exceptional, and give it the best chance of success?
From the moment you decide to move forward with your mobile or web application idea, you’re faced with a tough question:
Should you build the product in-house, or hire an external team (tech agency)?
You want to to build your product in the easiest and most cost efficient way, but It can be exhausting and costly to build an in-house team and it wastes valuable time. If you hire a tech agency, you can have a full, experienced team at your service—ready to create a great digital product for your business. To view our Slideshare version of this blog, click here.
Basecamp, GitHub, and Baremetrics all bootstrapped their companies in the early stages. How did they do it, and how can you?
The New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTL) Accelerator announces its first graduating class and partnership with Koombea. Demo Day is July 24th in NYC.