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Transform Your Product to Become the Market Leader, Again

Looking to improve customer retention? Find new growth opportunities? Or enhance product performance while slashing operational costs?

Find out where to start! Take our Product Transformation Progress Assesment.

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Is AI really intelligent? 5 things to consider

41 percent of executives surveyed in a recent McKinsey study admitted they have not yet adopted AI because they’re unsure about how it can help their organization. But 100 percent of those executives are thinking about it.

So what really is "AI"? How does it work? Can it apply to your business?

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The Development Factory built Get Help LA, an app to help people facing homelessness

On Tuesday, Dr. Tony Greco, Get Help CEO, along with Los Angeles city leaders, presented the Get Help LA app. Aimed at giving the general public the tools to refer people who are homeless to services

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Data Infrastructure at Scale

Last month as part of our Learn to Launch webinar series, Seth Familian, the Solutions Architect for Segment, talked about Daisy-Chaining Cloud Tools. Find out how to build a reliable and actionable data infrastructure.

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How to Have a Whole Product Team without Having a $1m Payroll

The fact is: building software is a production as involved as making a movie, and hiring just a developer (or two) isn’t going to get you there.

This is where Team-as-a-Service becomes a powerful alternative to both insourcing and offshoring.

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Tech Debt: The Flicker That Can Quickly Turn To Flames

It started small. A few loose wires and a lot of insulation. In minutes, flames lit up the living room. Luckily, as it was under renovation, the home was empty.

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The Future of Hiring

If you’re building a tech organization today, you don’t want to miss these highlights and key insights from Ryan’s talk “How to Build a Diverse and Sustainable Talent Pipeline.”

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What Matters Most when Choosing a Software Development Company?

We recently asked over 500 professionals what mattered most to them when choosing a software development company, and the results were so unsettling we had to dig in deeper and dissect.

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How to Plan a Product Release

Release planning is an opportunity to bring detail to the whole product and its various inherent workflows upfront, and in collaboration with key team members.

In this article we discuss why release planning matters, who should participate, and how to lead an effective release planning session.

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How to Bootstrap a Successful Product Business

There are lots of great benefits to the "bootstrapping" approach, but it’s not for the faint of heart.

In this article we share some great reasons to consider bootstrapping your product business and a few words of caution to consider before you go all in.

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100 PM Podcast

Join Suzanne Abate weekly as she talks to product leaders across the country to uncover what makes product management so exciting and so challenging.

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The Fullscreen Case Study

Fullscreen was rising fast and needed a revamp on the creator platform to meet the demands of it's users.

In this Case Study, we show how assisted Fullscreen in engineering and team building to deliver massive growth.

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Self-Funding a SaaS Business with Jim Semick, ProductPlan

Join Jim Semick, co-founder of popular roadmapping software ProductPlan, as he shares the journey of prescriptive customer development and self-funding sacrifice that led his company to sustainable success.

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Avoid Alienating New Hires

At The Development Factory, we help a lot of companies build world-class teams. Good hires sometimes go wrong. Sometimes an unfit person gets through the interview process, but more likely the organization fails to foster the hire from day one.

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Case Study: We Enabled to Sign On the Most Clients in a Decade

We enabled an aging 340B Solutions Company to sign 10 new clients in just ten weeks - and then go on to sign their most clients in a decade.

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Case Study: We Made It Possible To Service 500% More Clients

By building a product that automated and optimized formerly manual processes, we enabled IHS to transform their client engagement experience, by increasing transparency and making the work for customers and consultants far easier to track.

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It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Legacy Modernization

If you’re considering making changes to your legacy IT system - things like moving to business-managed solutions (which two-thirds of businesses now do), blowing up your existing enterprise suite or just tinkering with it a little - hear us out. A patchwork solution is probably your best bet.

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What is Human Centered Design for Digital Products?

A product is successful when it’s created to satisfy the needs of end users. Understanding the people you’re creating a product for will ensure it’s adopted and embraced.

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Dependable Product Development Simplified in Five Easy-to-Follow Steps

Blown budgets and burnt dreams. Without a clearly defined product roadmap, that’s where many great ideas end up - a story we’ve heard from several clients with whom we’ve been privileged to work.

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Save Money by Curbing These Common Reasons for Software Development Failures

Projects fail for so many reasons it’s hard to keep track. Maybe it’s moving too fast. Maybe your strategic direction is opaque. Maybe your idea has too many moving parts. In any case, one or all of these strategic failures can kill an idea - your idea - before it takes off.

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Finding the Right Custom Software Development Partner

Partnering with the right software development company can improve to market capabilities, the quality of your software, and your ROI.

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Developing an App? The Top 6 Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to Mobile App Development there are multiple factors to consider. Developing and managing an app can introduce a number of complexities causing projects to lose focus or valuable time. However, mistakes can be avoided if you know what to watch out for.

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Life’s Hard. Legacy Modernization Doesn't Need to Be, Following These Simple Guidelines.

The complexity of legacy enterprise software systems are like earth’s ecosystem. Take away an entire species or add in lots of carbon and wholesale change starts to look pretty grim.

Legacy system modernization function much the same way.

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Case Study: We Made Finding Addiction Treatment Faster

With the comprehensive help of The Development Factory, Dr. Tony Greco transformed from a doctor trying to help a friend, into the CEO of a growing business revolutionizing the way people find treatment for addiction.

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