#developmentSeptember 30, 2021
To help build a functional web application, web development stacks offer a comprehensive collection of tools and technologies as the foundational platform. While there are a number of full-stack frameworks to choose from, the Django, Vue.js, Python framework is increasingly gaining traction for data-driven applications (such as Instagram) that rely on rapid prototyping and analytics.
#developmentSeptember 28, 2021
Rapid application development has always been a popular choice for delivering prototype code quickly to evaluate application concepts and feasibility and on the fly development of requirements. Its main benefits for application development are the speed and flexibility to accommodate customer changes during the development cycle cost-effectively. In addition, the modular approach to code structure also brings maintainability and reuse benefits.The rapid application development model is fantastic where its use is appropriate, and it has plenty of advantages over other development processes.
#product strategySeptember 24, 2021
The whole point of using an MVP is to understand what customers think and if they find your product interesting. If you are unwilling to listen to what they have to say, your development might take the wrong turn. There are plenty of ways to gather user thoughts on your MVP. Organizing this, analyzing it, and responding to it are all important steps as part of the process of improvement. From considering the information customers give you, you can refine the product strategy and the development process to deliver this. Developing an MVP is an iterative process. It is not supposed to stop once you have the first input from customers.
#product strategy #project managementSeptember 22, 2021
Everyone involved in the development of the product or service has an impact on the TTM achieved. In the fast-moving and extraordinarily competitive business environment of today, being first gives you a first-mover advantage. This has the benefit of you gaining good brand recognition and product loyalty before other companies get to market with similar products.If your TTM is slow, other companies may already dominate the market by the time you get there. This means you will be playing catch-up. Critically, being slower is proven to lead to lower profitability for a product.
#design #product strategySeptember 20, 2021
Coming up with a brilliant idea for an innovative new application is terrific, but how can you be sure it works? Explaining the concept of your new application to non-programming stakeholders can be difficult. Showing them the idea is feasible with a working demonstration is a much more straightforward proposition. The results of the POC will provide stakeholders with the information needed for informed decision-making. Investors can decide whether to invest in the application. Senior management can decide whether to authorize the development and what resources to allocate.Some examples follow to explain this better.
#development #project managementJuly 30, 2021
Developing software is a complex undertaking that requires a wide range of skills. To do so, organizations may take either the traditional or the Agile approach to forming a software development team. Regardless of the approach taken, the goal at the end is to develop software applications that are efficient, secure and easy to use. At Enkonix, we take pride in having helped multiple organizations as their trusted vendor for software development. While acting as an extended team for such organizations, we do all the required leg work of forming the right team, following the right methodologies, and adhering to policy standards.
#design #development #product strategyJuly 28, 2021
A clearly defined project scope will ensure that everyone understands what is expected of them in the performance of a project and ensure they all pull together to a commonly agreed endpoint. It also eliminates project scope creep issues, where uncontrolled changes are introduced due to missing elements from the baseline scope that are not picked up until the project is in progress. The complete, correct, and coherent project scope will dramatically increase the likelihood of successfully completing the project by meeting the customer’s expectations. A complete project scope generates a comprehensive project plan and significantly increases the chance of successful completion on time and within budget.
#design #product strategyJuly 20, 2021
#design #product strategyJuly 15, 2021
There can be a lot of confusion about the differences between MVP vs POC vs prototype. Often people think they are all different words for the same thing. In fact, they are quite distinct concepts that have different purposes and benefits for a company.In all cases, MVPs, POCs and prototypes provide the chance to carry out vital research before making a massive investment. In today’s competitive business environment, no business can afford to waste time or money pursuing a dud idea. All three of these help you undertake critical research into the likelihood of success of a concept. Whether you are looking to gain investment, decide how a concept can work, or seek customer feedback iteratively, Enkonix can help you achieve your business goals.
#product strategyJune 14, 2021
If you have done a good job of measuring and analyzing your MVP you should have a lot of input to consider in getting your product ready for market.
It can be tempting at this point to start working on all of this to make your product perfect before launch. A better approach is to prioritize the work that needs to be done. Think about what the customer has said they want and what could be delivered in a reasonable time frame. Customers may have given you some very good ideas, but some of these might take years to develop. Look at what will add value that can be delivered quickly.If the MVP is too painful to use in the way that it is, customers may move on.
#product strategy #project managementJune 07, 2021
The key to your measurement ought to be what the customer thinks about your product. Measuring this may not seem straightforward. Yet there are a number of ways that this can be done. Remember, you must not overlook what customers think. This is possibly the most important information you can gather in your analysis. The numbers alone can only tell you so much. There are various ways you can gain customer input. Summarizing, measuring Minimum Viable Product success needs to be planned from the time you start planning your MVP. The data collected should include metrics that can be gathered about how your product is used. It is also very helpful to gain input from customers about what they actually think.
#product strategy #project managementMay 31, 2021
One of the most important factors of scaling a business successfully is to build a team of efficient professionals who are experts in their individual domains. An organization prepares for upscaling by planning for the possible outcomes that are expected in the future. Planning helps identify measures and precautions to take when unexpected situations occur during upscaling. If an organization intends to scale at the wrong moment, it may lead to more serious issues that can not only impact existing operations but also shakedown macroeconomics for a longer-term. Without the correct guidance, organizations find themselves prematurely trying to grow or follow the wrong strategy to encounter negative results.
#designMay 24, 2021
The SRS document establishes the framework for the software development project that sets out the instructions for all teams involved in the project. The software requirements specification document sets out critical criteria for all teams ensures a consistent understanding and common end goals, vital for project success. Having a document that all stakeholders can comprehend and come away with precisely the same understanding of the requirements is the crucial goal of the SRS. All stakeholders must review the SRS thoroughly as a formal acceptance process before development work commences.
#product strategy #project managementMay 17, 2021
The project management life cycle has five main phases. These are project initiation, project planning, project execution, project monitoring and control and project closure. Planning is everything in the project life cycle. The project manager tracks the deliverables and milestones to ensure that the project is running to plan. If anything is off course, the project manager will take steps to manage this accordingly. Team members will also need guidance on the level of quality required and the acceptance plan. This helps ensure standards are achieved.Understanding what happens at the different phases of the project life cycle helps with smooth running projects.
#project managementMay 10, 2021
Releases typically may consist of an entire application code or partial version-controlled patches. To manage releases of an application built through multiple stages of an SDLC, a Release management process oversees the planning, scheduling, testing, deployment, and control of software releases. A release’s success factor is determined when it is deployed within the fixed timeline, within budget, and satisfies the needs of current and new users with little to no impact. By creating a process that covers each of the key steps discussed organizations can improve their software releases manifolds.
#project managementMay 03, 2021
The main benefit of project discovery is establishing an agreement between all stakeholders that the proposed service is what the service owner wants, what the end-users need, and what the developers will produce. Often projects have unspoken assumptions or unwritten requirements that cause issues at the end of the development phases when stakeholders realize the MVP doesn't do what they thought it would do. The discovery phase activities will help establish all the requirements, constraints, and assumptions upfront in forms that enable universal understanding and reduce the opportunities for failure.
#developmentApril 12, 2021
The term Legacy Code usually refers to an application source code that has reached or crossed an end of the support cycle. Often, this may also imply that parts or whole of the application's supported technology stack are either too complex, outdated, or irrelevant to maintain when compared with modern platforms. As applications rely on specific languages, libraries, compilers, and operating architecture, a Legacy Code relates to either of such components to be superseded by modern technologies. Besides these, developers often treat a source code as Legacy which is complex to debug or change.
#project managementApril 09, 2021
Understanding requirements means knowing what functional requirements and non functional requirements are and how to define them. The functional requirement concept can be understood through reviewing the system in terms of inputs and outputs. Functional requirements specify what the system must do in response to different inputs and what it must output. Non functional requirements do not have an impact on the functionality of the system but they do impact on how it will perform. If non functional requirements are not met, users may become frustrated with how the system works and go elsewhere.
#project managementApril 07, 2021
The criteria need to reflect what the customer actually wanted rather than what the developers thought they wanted. This is the opportunity to identify that the user story was correctly interpreted into the product's functional requirements. Having defined user conditions for acceptance in place during the requirements development phase can provide guidance to developers. The best value comes when acceptance conditions are written and agreed upon before developing use cases. The conditions for acceptance also clearly define the endpoint for the product development, essential in planning iterative development methodologies.
#developmentApril 05, 2021
Refactoring is taking software code and making modifications to improve it without changing the code's functionality. If software refactoring is done correctly, the end-user will not notice that the code has changed other than seeing improvements in responsiveness. The investment required for refactoring could be recovered by reducing maintenance activities and the associated costs of regression testing activities. The refactoring exercise should have a clear goal and a plan of how to achieve that goal. Without careful planning, refactoring can result in the expenditure of effort that does not deliver noticeable results.
#development #product strategyApril 02, 2021
#product strategy #project managementMarch 22, 2021
The contract model chosen for a software project depends on different factors like the size, scope, and allocated budget. The fixed price model works for small-sized projects with a clearly defined scope. However, the intricacies of a software development project are such that it is rarely possible to determine total effort precisely. To help with this, a Time and Materials contract allows the flexibility of revising scope with enhanced transparency of effort. Though use-cases may vary, projects of large budgets, high complexity, and considerable unknowns, a Time and Material model is usually the preferred choice over a fixed price model.
#design #product strategyMarch 15, 2021
Starting a new business can be tough. Startup Genome conducted a study which found 74% of high growth startups fail due to premature scaling. You need to put a lot of thought, research and planning into an MVP before you start building it. If you’re not clear about what it’s designed to do, who your customers will be, or what they need, then you may find you’ve wasted a lot of time and money heading down the wrong path. An MVP will get your product in front of your target customers and get you feedback on what works and what doesn’t. Nearly half of businesses fail because they don’t understand what their customers want or need before starting their business.
#product strategyMarch 10, 2021
The traditional approach for startups was to develop a fully formed and polished product and then testing the market. If the market says no, then all the development effort is wasted. The concept of an MVP is to create a minimal form of the product. If this early form is embraced by early adopters, this provides the foundation for developing the full-functionality version. The whole point is to deliver a product to market as quickly and cheaply as possible. Without an effective MVP plan, development times can extend, costs ramp up, and chances are your product won’t do what your potential customers want it to do.
#product strategyMarch 08, 2021