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THE AGILITYFEAT BLOG

At AgilityFeat, we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We were early leaders in applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. We shared these lessons in this blog through 2015. These days, we blog mainly about our other passion, WebRTC. Find us at https://webrtc.ventures/blog/.

Ruby hiring is our problem

"I want to make Ruby hiring your problem." One of our current clients said this to me in our very first phone call. He was looking for software development teams in Latin America that could handle Ruby on Rails development, and naturally...

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7 Things about #UX I learned from @DanRubin

Yesterday I was in Freiburg Germany for the Smashing Magazine conference, where I attended Dan Rubin’s excellent workshop on User Experience design. Dan is a very noted UX designer, author, and a great photographer too. The workshop was...

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Lean Startup Advice for Entrepreneurs

Eric Ries recently posted an article on LinkedIn called  “Five Ways You May Be Failing Your Company (Or Making It Fail Itself)”. The takeaways were culled in-part from last year’s Lean Startup Conference. The article offers succinct,...

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4 tries with real time frameworks

A common thread in many of the applications we build at AgilityFeat is real time messaging. In the traditional client-server request-based communication pattern, the only way a client receives a message from the server is because the...

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Announcing Product Consultations

One of the most fun things that I get to do is to speak with entrepreneurs about their business ideas. Most of the time, they are contacting me to find out how much it will cost to build their idea (or re-build their product). As one...

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Why Entreprenuers Should Learn to Code

It may seem odd initially that someone who sells software development to businesses would encourage other entrepreneurs to learn one of the skills that AgilityFeat offers. Why would I want more people to learn to do what we can do for...

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6 ways your architecture can hurt agility

When I do agile coaching for our clients, I hear a lot of Yesbuts. That's when I say something that agile teams are supposed to do (like short iterations or frequent releases), and the client says "Yes, but..." There are always lots of...

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3 UX Red Flags (Video Interview)

How do you know when you have a User Experience problem with your web application? I sat down with our UX lead Mariana Lopez and asked her to talk about some common Red Flags to watch out for. You can see the video of our skype chat or...

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4 ways to keep your design skills fresh

Web design is a rapidly changing field, and it's not easy to keep up with all the changes. It's critical that you not only keep up to date on the latest technology changes and trends, but you also have to keep your designs fresh and...

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3 sources of UX inspiration

Mariana Lopez is our UX lead and a key part of our most successful projects. Her ability to get inside the customers' head and quickly understand their processes and challenges is an important part of the UX and design assessment work...

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My Chores App

As our tagline for AgilityFeat says, we are entrepreneurs, it's in our dna. And for some of us, some of that DNA is shared. Andrea and Daniel Phillips are the sibling founders of the My Chores App. The are also AgilityFeat team members so...

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UX and Agile: How we do it

UX Magazine had an article last month by Michael Lai entitled "UX and Agile: Tying the knot", which used a great marriage analogy to discuss how UX and agile are and must be intertwined. At AgilityFeat we are very passionate about both UX...

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Red stickies as an expedite lane in Scrum

When teams move to Scrum from a more chaotic development method, there is often a struggle with convincing the new Product Owner (or the business folks that they report to) that the team cannot be retargeted on a whim. A benefit of Scrum...

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