3 Steps to Optimizing Your Product Development Cycle

As a product manager, you’re under immense pressure to spearhead releases quickly. At the same time, you’re relentlessly committed to quality, collaboration, and thoughtful user research. Across industries from software to healthcare, finance — and even hardware, product leads are constantly walking tightropes between competing organizational objectives. It’s a balancing act. Sometimes, you feel like … Read more

Why Everyone Hates Your Software

You’ve dedicated weeks upon weeks, even months of your life to developing your new product. You sacrificed sleep, your social life, maybe even good hygiene to get it off the ground. Your product is packed with great features and serves a purpose that no other product on the market can do. And everybody hates it. … Read more

What’s a Good Alternative to Pivotal Tracker?

A few months ago, we outlined what we thought were good alternatives to Jira. Today we’re going to review some alternatives to Pivotal Tracker. It might seem counter-intuitive to offer alternatives to Pivotal Tracker, because they could be our competitors, since Jixee is a task and communications hub for development teams. But we’re consumers too and … Read more

What are Good Alternatives to Jira?

Are you looking for an alternative to Jira? There are tons of project management tools on the market today, but most of them are not as feature-rich as Jira. This list will provide you with alternatives that can compete with and/or provide a better user experience than Jira. AgileZen is a simple and flexible project management … Read more

How to Build Products People Love

How many times has this happened to you? You have a brilliant idea for a product. You’ve gone through it all in your head—the specs, the design. You’ve conceptualized a development plan. You know exactly who you want on board. This is going to be great! …Until, it’s not. Because when you take your product … Read more

6 Factors to Consider When Hiring a Junior Developer

As the market of great technical talent continues to dwindle, hiring a junior developer has become an increasingly attractive option for many startups. There are several perks to hiring junior level programmers instead of more senior “ninja-rockstar” developers. First, they tend to fit better with startup level budget constraints. Junior developers may also be more … Read more

The Divine Qualities of a Lazy Developer

Lazy Developer

Imagine this. You’re a project manager. You look out into your bland, white, open office space full of employees—all of whom seem to be typing and clicking feverishly at their computers. Well, all except one. There’s this one guy in the corner… What is he doing? He looks like he’s moving through molasses, he’s so … Read more