Ideas & Insights

June 11, 2024

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7 minute read

Planning in Uncertainty: Considerations For Product Leaders

Jodi Jones
Jodi Jones

In an ever-changing world, uncertainty is a constant companion, especially in the realm of software development. Traditional heavy planning practices promise certainty and confidence yet fail to deliver results. In this blog post, we dive into tips and techniques you can leverage within product development to deliver value despite this uncertainty.

February 28, 2024

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12 minute read

Product Mindset: Getting Started

Lean TECHniques

If product thinking is foreign to your organization, but you like the idea of building software that customers love, you might be ready to put product concepts and practices into use. In this article, we will discuss some simple, low-risk ideas for getting started.

January 31, 2024

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7 minute read

Project Mindset vs Product Mindset and Why It Matters

Lean TECHniques

For many organizations, time, scope, and budget have been the standard for measuring success of software delivery projects. Teams are tasked to build what sounds like a promising idea for an agreed upon amount and by an agreed upon date. And when they do, everyone feels good, they celebrate the accomplishment, and move on to the next big thing. But what happens when those things we build don’t actually help our customers? In this article, we explore project vs product mindset and why it matters.

October 23, 2023

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5 minute read

The Subtle Differences Between Logs, Metrics, and Audits

Scott Sauber
Scott Sauber

“We should log that.” Developers often throw this phrase around, using it as a catch-all for any type of error or information storage. Although logs are an invaluable tool, they aren’t the only option for recording and tracking events. In this article, let’s dive into the differences between logs, metrics, and audits and their ideal use cases.

October 11, 2023

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2 minute read

Measuring Your Organization’s Digital Maturity

Lean TECHniques

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations need to be able to expertly leverage technology to create a learning culture, accelerate growth, and fuel innovation. While most companies today have started this transformation journey, it can be hard to know where you’re at and how you’re doing when you’re in the thick of it. Learn more about the digital maturity tool and how it can help you understand your current digital maturity level and identify actionable steps for improvement.

August 31, 2023

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5 minute read

Reimagining Quality Assurance in Software Development

Lean TECHniques

Without validation and testing, the software development process would be a mess. Engineers would deliver a lot more sloppy, broken code, and users would run into all sorts of bugs and issues. There’s no doubt — quality assurance is a critical part of software development. But what if we told you there’s a way to do QA differently?

August 31, 2023

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5 minute read

Using InnerSource to Run Your Software Development Organization Like an Open Source Project

Lean TECHniques

When people hear a project or product is open source, they understand that to mean it’s publicly available for anyone to view, modify, and distribute. InnerSource is open source ideology applied to an organization’s internal software development processes and projects. It’s a simple idea with the potential to transform your engineering culture.