For large organizations, discovering whether or not a product or idea will be successful takes an average of 89 days. But with the right techniques, you can ideate and validate in just 5 days.
Product creation is a very demanding process, and oftentimes, it ends in failure. Why is that? Today we'll examine real cases to analyze why products fail, and then we'll highlight best practices to help your product succeed.
Writing automated tests is an essential part of the development process, but it's not unusual to find codebases with little or no test coverage. Compared to unit tests, integration tests bring even more challenges since they get the same results running in different OSs (different developer machines and CI pipelines), but they are necessary in evaluating the effectiveness of different software modules when they are interconnected.
(The following article is property of Avenue Code, LLC, and was originally published with permission at Total Retail on November 30, 2020.) Ming Lu, CTO at eBay Classifieds Group Emerging Markets, shares takeaways from his global e-commerce career and explains the people-first philosophy that guides his management style.
Design Thinking. We’ve all heard it, we all nod along when it’s mentioned, and we’re all guilty of tossing it into our conversation as if it were some particularly zesty salad topping capable of transforming the humblest romaine-and-vinaigrette of ideas into a gloriously robust, stand-alone feast of strategic business plans. But what actually is it, and why do we need it?