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Ten Questions to Ask When Hiring a Development Shop

Jun 13, 2018 4:29:22 PM Brian
  Interviewing a development shop for your digital project can feel like a nerve-racking task. But it doesn’t need to, as long as you’re equipped with the right questions. Here are the top 10 things that we think should be on your “stuff to ask” list. This list should help you avoid the first mistake in a web project, aka hiring the wrong shop.

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 9 - Devoted Implementation

May 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM Clint
  We did it! 8 elaborate blog posts just to get here. Let’s review the history of our shared keystroke rainstorm. Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation Torrential Communication Constant Collaboration Constructive Accountability Immersive Demonstration Are we close enough to call it a day? Well, if Mortal Kombat is an accurate indicator (and it is), ...

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Continuous Integration: Let the Robots Have Your Back

May 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM Mike
  Continuous integration is a bit of a buzzword, but it could be a very important part of your workflow. The idea behind this is the development team pushes their code into a shared repository frequently that has an automated process to verify and perform a build of the site. While it won’t prevent you from committing bugs, it will likely help your team squash them sooner and it will get your ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 8 - Decisive Reprioritization

Apr 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM Clint
  By now, you had hoped that prioritization was this “thing” you tolerated early in the project and were happily past it, but in reality it’s as crucial now as it was in the beginning. 

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 7 - Immersive Demonstration

Apr 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM Clint
Lucky number 7! I hope that’s how you feel anyways. There’s always the chance you are at this point in a real trainwreck of a project and are looking for salvation. Hopefully instead you’re just doing diligent research months before the next project begins to best equip yourself. Either way, let’s dig in. Here’s what’s come before: Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 6 - Constructive Accountability

Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM Clint
Welcome to part 6! You are either at this point deeply invested in this thought process or you’re really running out of things to distract yourself while browsing the internet. Either way, welcome! Here’s where we’ve been so far. Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation Torrential Communication Constant Collaboration

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 5 - Constant Collaboration

Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM Clint
Let’s quickly recap how we’ve gotten to this point. Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation Torrential Communication If you hadn't noticed, this whole series of 9 articles is really organized into 3 distinct areas: (1) getting the project off the ground, (2) the build out, and (3) the close out. The first three articles of the series focused on part ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 4 - Torrential Communication

Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM Clint
Hey, we’re getting somewhere! If you’ve read the previous 3 entries in this series, then hopefully you’re in good shape. If you haven’t, give them a quick read! Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering Relentless Ideation Atomic Preparation The first three parts of the series focus on getting the project off the ground. The next three will focus on the build out. This is that special time ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 3 - Atomic Preparation

Mar 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM Clint
So we’re moving along steadily through our Web Design & Development Process series. We’ve covered Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering, Relentless Ideation, and now we’re moving into what we call Atomic Preparation. The idea here is that one idea is actually many ideas. Software concepts are complex and the key to solving complexity is break the concept apart into modular - or atomic - ...

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Web Design & Development Process: Part 2 - Relentless Ideation

Feb 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM Clint
  Last time we were talking about Aggressive and Invested Requirements Gathering. It was all about taking ownership and putting some passion into figuring out what this thing needs to be so that you get it right and you make something you and the client can take pride in. This time we’re getting into the fun part - the brainstorming period. We like to call it “Relentless Ideation”. Ideation is a ...

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