Guides, how-to’s and tutorials for some of our biggest engineering challenges.
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.
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.
7 Reasons to Hire Product Development Experts
Consultants make the business world go round. Companies hire them for management advice, company branding, and marketing strategy. Why wouldn't they do the same for product development expertise? Whether your company is building its first product or its fifteenth, it's important to realize that new products mean new tech and big resource commitments. To ensure your next technology is well worth the cost and is built on a solid foundation, consider outsourcing its development to a third-party agency.
To Test or Not to Test? What to Include in Your Tech Prototype
Building the full version of a technology product without a prototype can be a nightmare. These samples don’t just save time during the development process — they also save money. For example, a client of ours wanted to build a tool that helps connect to and monitor physical servers. We wanted to use Bluetooth technology, but because the product didn’t have those capabilities built in, we had to pick from a wide array of standalone Bluetooth chips.
10-Tip Guide To IoT Product Design
When thinking about the future of technology, it's hard not to imagine living like The Jetsons in a utopian future, taking saucer-shaped aerocars from sky-high homes to three-day-a-week jobs. It's a wonderful dream, but the fast-approaching future of technology-infused life will contain a lot fewer jetpacks and many more solutions that quietly — almost imperceptibly — make life easier.