With so many job titles bandied about these days - tech evangelist, brand warrior, code ninja - it can be difficult to tell what’s a ‘real job’ and what’s simply another name for a job that already exists. Product Manager and Product Owner are two job titles that sound very similar, yet have unique differences.
What a time to be alive! When cars can (almost) drive themselves, our phones can unlock just by showing our face, and Siri can schedule meetings for us… Isn’t life grand? And easy? Machine Learning is seeping into our everyday lives - it’s not just operating behind the scenes in business helping banks spot fraudulent transactions, bolstering against enterprise cybersecurity attacks, and helping allocate and deallocate computing infrastructure for reduced operational costs.
Developing your own app is an important thing to get right, whether it’s for use within your own business, client-facing, or for the general public. One of the first decisions to make when developing an app is the choice whether to develop for the browser (web app), or for native use (downloaded to computer or mobile).
In the battle of the cloud computing platforms, there are two standout opponents that draw great appeal from small businesses through to massive enterprise: AWS and Azure. In one corner, we have AWS, Amazon Web Services, the behemoth that a huge number of businesses run many parts of their infrastructure on. In the other corner is Azure, Microsoft’s competitor offering.
Kanban, a concept created within Toyota’s Japanese production and manufacturing plant, oddly enough, has been a system that has gone on to take the world by storm. The Kanban card system allows “just in time” tasking; and is comprised of a board made up of cards that are moved along in a left to right fashion. Kanban is a system often utilized in Agile teams to help keep track of software development work, and ensure everyone in the team stays on the same page.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.