Introducing the Leading in the Gap series

By Angela Spencer on Apr 14, 2021 1:40:14 PM

Over the past several years, I’ve tried to put my finger on why leading transformation feels a bit different than other leadership roles. In the area of transformation, leaders are often the primary change agent and don’t have others inside their organizations to turn to for advice.

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How to write a requirements document (for software dev)

By Abdul Dremali on Jan 22, 2020 9:15:00 AM

An architect wouldn’t design a custom house for you without knowing something about your family, lifestyle, hobbies, and tastes. These inputs, and more, inform the requirements for the house: how many bedrooms, how many floors, what type of kitchen, and so on. From these requirements, the architect can design the size and arrangement of the rooms and the style of the exterior.

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Why Product Owners Love Working with AndPlus

By Brian Geary on Nov 27, 2019 9:15:00 AM

Think about the products or services you use most. You tend to go to the same hairstylists, restaurants, clothing stores, construction contractors, cleaning services, and automobile dealerships over and over again.

Why do you return to them? Sometimes it’s simply a matter of habit. Sometimes it’s good customer service.

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Technical Architecture: Foundation for growth

By Abdul Dremali on Feb 11, 2019 9:05:00 AM

By and large, computer programmers are, by both nature and necessity, a detail-oriented bunch. It takes someone who can get down into the weeds, the world of bits and bytes, of ones and zeroes, to craft an effective program to make a computer do something useful.

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The Launch Sprint

By Brian Geary on Jan 9, 2019 9:03:00 AM

When you watch a rocket launch—whether it’s a high-profile NASA Mars mission or a commercial satellite launch by the likes of SpaceX—you’re seeing the culmination of months, sometimes years, of design, development, project management, planning, and execution. The bit where the rocket actually leaves the launch pad and goes into space should be the easy part: Just count down to zero, push a button, and watch it go, right?

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Leading with design: The Product Map Sprint

By Matt Hull on Dec 31, 2018 9:06:00 AM

Today we start a series of blog posts that dive into the design and development process we use here at AndPlus.

Our philosophy at AndPlus follows the Agile development methodology. By way of review, Agile breaks down a development project into short (one- or two-week) mini development cycles called sprints. A fundamental principle of Agile is that at the end of each development sprint, the team should have a working (albeit not necessarily complete) version of the software product.

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