Make your team stay effective – low performance management.

Appchance on 16 August 2017

Where does employee efficiency come from? It is related, among others, to their motivation and competency level. It is then vital already at the stage of recruitment to adequately define and verify these parameters and build a plan for employee development. Before the recruitment, it is also a good idea to consider a wider team context.

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Fabric – testing iOS apps

Mateusz Tylman on 13 July 2017

The iterative way of working allows you to verify the project while new features of the app are built. Developers send in new builds (app versions), thanks to which the client can check them on the spot and suggest changes. Testing an iOS app is possible thanks to e.g. Fabric, a tool letting you share apps outside App Store.

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Business Model Canvas vs Lean Canvas.

Kasia Wolska on 4 July 2017

Business Model Canvas is a basic tool for defining the way of the functioning of a business. It is a simplified model of a business plan, which is used to verify the quality delivered to clients based on the market conditions. The model enables you to logically examine the relationships within your activity, take a close look at your own proposition and judge it rationally. Business Model Canvas is also a kind of a test – is your business matched with the clients’ needs, and is your proposition profitable?

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How to motivate developers?

Kasia Wolska on 4 July 2017

In a short questionnaire, we asked our developers to indicate which aspects are effective motivators. The most important aspects were: learning opportunities, bonuses and the overall attractiveness of a project. The experiment aimed at finding a balance between financial and non-financial motivators which many companies consider. Therefore, finding methods that would boost engagements, build a sense of community or accountability turned out to be a very interesting subject.

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User stories – examples and usage.

Kasia Wolska on 4 July 2017

User stories are a short description of characteristics and properties of the system expressed as user needs. They are used in product development processes as a part of Agile methodology to identify functions and obtain quality for the user. User Stories are an effect of cooperation between clients who identify the requirements and the vision of the product and the project team who aggregate and verify information. Such communication enables the unification of the vision, solutions and desired effect as well as it minimizes the risk of potential errors.

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How to choose the right software house?

Appchance on 27 June 2017

The process of creation of digital products depends on the choice of the right software provider. Therefore, defining your own preferences, good research and setting your requirements against the services provided should be an inseparable part of the decision-making process. There are a lot of software houses on the market that can boast various achievements. It doesn’t mean, however, that they will be the right partners for developing your product. While making the decision, it is important to specify your own requirements and create a checklist which will help you check the companies’ credibility and fit to your needs.

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