Paving the Path to Success: Choosing Between Investor Validation and User Experience

In “Paving the Path to Success,” we dissect the pivotal choice between investor validation and user experience research, and how this decision shapes OKRs, drives operational excellence, and aligns with the goals of software development teams. It highlights the importance of real-world insights, contrasting investor-driven approaches such as Shark Tank experiences with in-depth UX studies. The blog highlights how it set goals, focusing on market viability, financial growth and customer satisfaction, to ultimately lead teams to

Managing Software Development: From Performance Art to Operational Excellence

In this insightful exploration of software development management, we delve into the transformative journey from mere ‘performance art’—where structure exists in name only—to achieving operational excellence. Discover how the strategic integration of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Agile methodologies can revolutionize team dynamics, clarify goals, and enhance overall efficiency. This piece offers valuable perspectives for IT leaders and teams aiming to refine their approach and align their efforts with clear, actionable objectives.

The Netherlands’ Most Popular App, DigiD, Goes Open-Source

On January 16th, 2023, Logius, the Dutch government organization responsible for the DigiD app, released the source code of the app to the public. The DigiD app is a widely used authentication app in the Netherlands, with over 15 million active users. The release of the source code is in line with government policy to promote transparency in government-developed software. The source code is available on Github under the EUPL license, with certain exceptions for security and privacy concerns. As the open-sourcing of the DigiD app is a major development in the software development industry, it will be interesting to see how the community will respond to it and how it will be used.

Creating a Business Strategy for your Software Factory: A Comprehensive Guide

Creating a Business Strategy for your Software Factory: A Comprehensive Guide

Learn how to create a successful business strategy for your software factory with our comprehensive guide. We cover key steps such as defining your strategic approaches, tactical phases, operational aspects and getting everyone on the same page. Follow these steps to align your goals with your target market and drive long-term success for your software factory.

Maximizing Productivity with Spotify Backstage

Organizing and managing resources with Spotify Backstage

Spotify Backstage is a developer portal that helps engineering teams organize and manage their resources in one central location. It features a catalog for tracking and managing internal applications, libraries, pipelines, and websites, as well as a scaffolder for creating new projects using approved architectural blueprints. It also includes a docs-as-code solution for storing and accessing documentation with code. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the features and benefits of using Backstage, as well as the pros and cons of choosing it as your internal developer platform. We’ll also provide some tips for evaluating it versus other specialist solutions.

Anatomy of a great Software Factory: The growing software team

Xablu - Anatomy Of A Great Software Factory

A growing software team can be like a well-oiled machine. With the right culture and processes in place, your team can churn out quality software at an impressive rate. But to create a true “software factory,” you need more than just a team of skilled developers. You also need to engage managers who understand how to participate in the process, QA testers to make sure everything works as it should, and support staff to help with customer service and other tasks. With the right people in place, your software team can become a true force to be reckoned with!

Kotlin

Kotlin is a modern programming language that combines the best features of Java and other successful languages. It is designed to be easy to understand and write, making it a […]