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Your Software Architecture May Be Failing

You have a humbling little secret: your software system is failing and you’re losing sleep.

Now for the good news: it’s going to be okay if you do something about it right away.

Let me explain.

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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.

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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.

The cause?

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How We Quadrupled One Client's Business Valuation

We enabled an aging 340B Solutions Company to sign 10 new clients in just ten weeks - and then go on to be acquired at a valuation 4x greater than before they engaged us.

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Save Money on Software Development Failures

Software Development Projects fail for so many reasons it’s hard to keep track. Maybe it’s moving too fast. Maybe your idea has too many moving parts. Maybe your strategic direction is opaque.

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How we automated a business in 3 months

Q* is an LA-based community startup powering the potential in people by bringing them together online and offline for meaningful conversation and things that matter.

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Determine Demand Before Spending a Dime On Development

Nobody sets out to invest thousands into a product that fails. The goal is to create a product that keeps users coming back for more. Determining a product value can begin long before launch.

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Use Human-Centered Design to Collaborate

This three-part article outlines the stages a cohesive development team goes through to harness the power of Human-Centered Design and build a successful product together.

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Transform Your Product. Become the Market Leader, Again

Improve customer retention, find new growth opportunities and enhance product performance while slashing operational costs.

Find out where to start.

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Is AI really intelligent? 5 things to consider

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

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How to Build a Product People Love?

Building great products isn't just a job for startups. In this article I outline 8 vital principles of product development that can help any business learn to build a product people love.

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We built Get Help LA to help people facing homelessness

Dr. Tony Greco, Get Help CEO presented the Get Help LA app. It provides tools to refer people who are homeless to services using geo-coding to show hospitals and other resources nearby.

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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.

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The Future of Hiring

As part of our Learn To Launch webinar series, we had the good fortune to welcome Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse.

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A Better Way to Negotiate Software Contracts

“The right Agile is the one that works for us.”

What makes Agile hard is what comes after we start believing. How we go about redefining our business processes to stay true to these values.

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What Matters When Choosing a Software Company?

We asked 500 professionals what mattered most when choosing a software development company.

Only 13% of participants indicated that product-market fit mattered when choosing a software company.

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Why Cache Testing is Important

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The Most Important When Choosing a Software Company

What do most professionals look for when choosing a custom software development partner? We surveyed over 500 participants.

Download the report.

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How to Plan a Product Release

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

Learn 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" (using your own resource) approach, but it’s not for the faint of heart.

Why consider bootstrapping your business? Why to be cautious?

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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 deli

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Self-Funding a Business with Jim Semick, ProductPlan

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

Join Jim Semick, co-founder of ProductPlan, as he shares his journey.

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Assembling a Product Roadmap with Suzanne Abate

Join The Development Factory CEO Suzanne Abate as she outlines the process of product roadmapping, identifies approaches for prioritization and introduces the OKR framework.

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Avoid Alienating New Hires

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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We Made It Possible To Service 500% More Clients

IHS helps their clients achieve required accreditations.

By building a product that automated and optimized manual processes, we enabled IHS to transform their client engagement experience.

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It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint: Legacy Modernization

If you’re considering making changes to your legacy system - like moving to business-managed solutions, blowing up your existing enterprise suite or just tinkering with it a little - hear us out.

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Product Development 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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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 solution for will ensure it’s adopted and embraced.

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Finding the Right Custom Software Development Partner

Creating a software, undergoing a transformation, or developing enterprise software all require a solid team you can depend on. Partnering with the right software development company is crucial.

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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, it can introduce a number of complexities causing projects to lose focus and time. However, mistakes can be avoided!

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Is “API First” the new “Mobile First?”

Tech Crunch says that you have to think API-first in today’s world. Ask yourself, what information or functionality of ours offers the most value?

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Digital Interfaces Can Make or Break Your Business

The “importance of design” has become a topic of big business. Specifically the value design adds to a business.

Find out why the design-centric philosophy is more important than ever.

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Select the Right Developer

Eve if you're not a technical person.

As a company that’s been specializing in end-to-end product builds for nearly a decade, we’ve come to learn a thing or two about what makes for great talent.

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The Next Great Marketing Bible

Thirty years later Positioning still is an unparalleled application of a single, simple concept to examine the mechanics of why some brands succeed. Until recently.

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Why You Should Care About Building APIs

Even a single brand may have few apps in market, each competing for the consumer’s attention.

Find out why your business needs an API at the core of its ecoystem, and how to aproach building it.

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Legacy Modernization Doesn't Need to Be Hard!

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.

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Case Study: We Made Finding Addiction Treatment Faster

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

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