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Back in 2018, I wrote an article about OKRs, the idea was to write an introduction about this topic. I was looking at it today, and I noticed that I wrote a very long 5 minutes story where I covered the essential ideas about OKRs and a little more. This is the article if you are interested.
If you are not familiar with this topic, OKR is a simple tool to create alignment and engagement around the measurable goals of your current business priorities and stands for Objectives and Key Results.
The three main characteristics you need to keep in…
Organizations usually need a vendor, usually called a service provider, that offers IT solutions and/or services. This term includes all IT businesses that provide products and solutions, through services that are on-demand, pay-per-use, or a hybrid delivery model. The most common providers are:
A service provider builds, operates, and manages their IT resources, which are bundled and delivered as a service/solution. On the other hand, a customer accesses the service from a vendor via several different…
BDD or Behaviour-Driven Development techniques are used to make your user stories easier to understand by the business and the technical teams. This article is about how to use it to improve your user stories, which as a result, has a direct impact on improving the developer performance, reduce work and increase end-user satisfaction.
First of all, let’s do a brief recap. A user story is a small piece of valuable functionality used for planning and prioritizing work on an agile team. The definition is given by Martin Fowler, pioneer of agile methodologies is:
User stories are a chunk of…
A user story is an informal, general explanation of a software feature written from the perspective of the end-user. The definition is given by Martin Fowler, pioneer of agile methodologies is:
User stories are a chunk of functionality that is of value to the customer.
If you want to dig deeper about the user stories concept, the following article might be of interest:
When it is needed to improve the communication between Business and Tech, the use of Gherkin can help you write better user stories, but…
Gherkin is a specific English-like language, that you can use for writing requirements…
The Scrum Sprint is where ideas are turned into value. They are fixed-length events, typically fifteen days, in some companies considered like short projects, that we use to do all the necessary needed work to achieve the Sprint Goal and ultimately, the Product Goal.
If you are curious about the meetings or ceremonies provided by the framework, included in the Sprint, the following story can be useful for you.
The Sprint Goal was mentioned before and reading carefully it can be inferred that it is the main objective of the Sprint, and you are totally right. …
AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages and is an open-source web component framework to easily create user-first experiences for the mobile web. It is backed by Google, WordPress, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Bing, to create better and faster experiences on the mobile web. Whether you are a publisher, e-commerce company, storyteller, advertiser, or email sender, AMP makes it easy to create great experiences on the web. This technology allows you to build lightweight experiences for mobile by simplifying the HTML and following streamlined CSS rules.
The Effort Impact Matrix is a powerful and easy tool to have a clear understanding of what all your priorities should be.
The agile product backlog is a list of prioritized user stories, containing the descriptions of the wanted functionality desired in the product. If you want to know more about user stories, the following article will help you.
A healthy backlog typically includes stories at various levels of refinement. The top of the backlog include ready stories, the most important ones, the ones that have a higher priority and have enough details so the team can start working on them immediately. …
Progressive Web Apps are websites that look and behave as natives mobile apps. They use emerging web browser APIs and features along with traditional progressive enhancement strategies to bring a native app-like user experience to cross-platform web applications.
In order to call a Web App a PWA, from the technical point of view, it should have the following features: