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Development

Guides, how-to’s and tutorials for some of our biggest engineering challenges.

October 18, 2016

How To Create A Product Roadmap

Recently, a client approached us with a great product idea. He knew the industry inside and out, understood customers’ pain points, and had ideas about how to solve them. The one thing he didn’t have? A product roadmap. A well-architected roadmap describes a project’s vision and lays out the path required to reach that destination.

October 03, 2016

How to Write a Creative Brief That Doesn’t Handcuff Development

Poorly written creative briefs are the handcuffs that prevent even the best teams in the world from doing good work; A well-written one however, can help the best teams produce amazing products.

September 26, 2016

How Beacons Can Revolutionize The Mobile Customer Experience

Using Beacons to Interact with the Physical World Yeti recently released a post on The Physical Web which uses browsers such as Chrome to scan for URLs emitted from beacons. We’ve continued to experiment with beacons and explore possible applications for them. Beacons can create a better experience for consumers and provide companies with information about customer behavior. Companies have increased mobile app downloads by 600% after integrating beacons. This article is meant to summarize our discoveries and provide more information on beacons and their potential uses.

September 16, 2016

Boosting Collaboration Between Developers and Product Managers

Never underestimate a solid, communicative product manager. Not too long ago, our developers were creating a product that the client felt didn't need an involved manager. That left Yeti's team with lots of unanswered questions about what we were building — particularly about how features might affect the end user. After several ineffective sprints, we voiced our concerns, urging the client to allocate a product manager. The difference was night and day. Developers gained confidence, the product improved, and productivity soared.

September 09, 2016

10 Steps to Maximize the Productivity of Your Development Team

A project's development team is the engine that drives it toward production. But without effective communication to lubricate progress, misfires can slow it to a crawl. A year or so ago, our design team worked with a client on a data visualization project. They began by wireframing the visualizer to create a mock-up, while our developers started creating some basic parts of the application.