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Building Software Development Dashboards with Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators help managers gauge the team’s progress, understand what phase the project is in, and figure out where costs, goals, or processes need to be adjusted. This article details some typical KPIs to be used in dashboards to provide business analytics and communicate information in the most useful way.

Christian Fernando Kedidjian's picture Christian Fernando Kedidjian
What Does Digital Transformation Have to Do with Me?

For many IT organizations, customer demand necessitates delivering digital products. Unfortunately, the business side has different but equally challenging limitations when trying to plan and execute digital product development initiatives. How can IT and business work together on a successful digital transformation?

Kenton Bohn's picture Kenton Bohn Ryan McClish
Why Prototyping First Leads to Better End Products

Even with pages of documentation, there still can be miscommunication and misguided assumptions about a product. A prototype serves as the vision for the product and helps everyone, from a salesperson to an engineer, understand what they are trying to achieve. This article looks at some of the benefits of prototyping early in the development process.

Jessica Hall's picture Jessica Hall
Why Does the Business Think Everything Should Be Simple, Fast, and Cheap?

Whether they're on the business side or the IT side, professionals in the software industry tend to agree that more communication about project expectations is needed. So why is it that when the two sides collaborate, bad things seem to happen? Ryan McClish and Kenton Bohn analyze the human dynamics and show how to build a solution that accomplishes the defined goals.

Kenton Bohn's picture Kenton Bohn Ryan McClish

Better Software Magazine Articles

Overcoming Challenges That Impact Product Delivery

Eric Winquist has considerable experience not only leading his company but also consulting with development teams. His advice to “link people to the work” is one of many golden nuggets of information that will help your team deliver projects on time.

Eric Winquist's picture Eric Winquist
Project Management in Cloud Development

Cloud-based software development definitely changes how project managers need to approach their projects and lead their teams. Cloud development is not the same as traditional software product  development and requires a unique mix of traditional project management and agility. Project managers considering working on cloud-based projects need to read what Sridhar Kethandapatti has to say.

Sridhar Kethandapatti's picture Sridhar Kethandapatti
Bringing Quality into DevOps

DevOps is represented by a set of principles and practices that help improve communication and collaboration between development and operations. Bob Aiello and Leslie Sachs have put together a great introduction showing how quality assurance needs to commence at the very start of a DevOps project.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello Leslie Sachs
Monetization 2.0: The Evolution of Software Licensing

The cloud and the rapid migration to mobile devices and the Internet of Things have made traditional software licensing schemes obsolete. Omkar describes new software monetization based on business, pricing models, and usage.

Omkarnath Munipalle's picture Omkarnath Munipalle

Interviews

Inside Android Development: An Interview with Ken Kousen
Video

In this interview, Ken Kousen of Kousen IT, Inc. talks about all things Android development and his upcoming presentation at Mobile Dev+Test. Kousen covers the present and future state of Android development, the skills needed to be successful, and the advantages Anrdoid has over rival Apple.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Designing Android Apps: An Interview with Luke Wallace

In this interview, Luke Wallace of Bottle Rocket talks about his upcoming presentation at Mobile Dev + Test, how design principles affect the user experience of an Android app, the role of continuous integration in the development of Android applications, and even his first apps.

Cameron Philipp-Edmonds's picture Cameron Philipp-Edmonds
Thought: The Future of Mobile and Embedded Application Input: An Interview with Jim McKeeth
Podcast

In this interview, Jim McKeeth, the lead developer evangelist of Embarcadero Technologies, talks about the current and future states of wearables. He explains how thought input is changing the way we control different devices, as well as what excites him most about wearables.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin
The Future of Wearables and Health Tech: An Interview with the Founders of Nudge

In this interview, Nudge founders Mac Gambill and Phil Beene explain the relationship between health and wearables. They discuss how big the wearable market can get over time, as well as the relationship wearables have to health information and the Internet of Things.

Josiah Renaudin's picture Josiah Renaudin

Conference Presentations

The Roots of Agility
Video

What we mean by Agile is becoming less and less clear. Rob Myers shares sixteen years of history and observation, noting the amazingly diverse ideologies and...

Rob Myers
Lightning Strikes the Keynotes
Video

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the...

Lee Copeland, Software Quality Engineering
Continuous Testing and New Tools for Automation
Video

Learn how you can create a full continuous integration solution entirely in the cloud using GitHub, Selenium, Sauce Labs, and Travis CI. Michael Redman will show you how to take...

Michael Redman, Sauce Labs
Video: Producing Product Developers
Video

Many teams and organizations have found agile methods help them produce more. Where critical thinking is alive, a more important question arises: Are we producing the right thing? Even though agile tools and processes have helped produce more, they often fail to help us produce the right...

David Hussman, DevJam

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