As development organizations grew in size and scope, they started to have more and more problems. A large organization might do quarterly releases with hundreds of developers writing thousands of lines of code that worked well locally, but caused headaches and collisions downstream in quality assurance. Those collisions would lead to features being removed, delays to releases, and meetings up and down the chain of command to try and remove roadblocks. Agile methodologies offered a different
There are often two extremes in the Martech industry, all-encompassing clouds, and stand-alone platforms. But some of the most promising advancements I’m seeing are platforms that can enable agile marketing methodologies and reduce the need for data transfer or expensive integrations. Demand for premium content to build authority, gain authority on search engines, and promotes sharing in social media, is all on the rise. The demands on marketers are increasing while resources are flat or
Almost 2 years ago, Jascha Kaykas-Wolff shared what Agile Marketing was and why corporations had to shift their strategies to utilize the methodology. Even if you don’t download Jascha’s book, make sure you read the article that goes in-depth on agile marketing. So how far have we come? Workfront released their Agile Marketing Survey results conducted online by MarketingProfs, and here are a few key highlights: 41% of marketers are using Agile methods to manage work 43% of
We have 47 active plugins on our WordPress installation. That’s a lot of plugins, many of which may slow down the performance of WordPress. We do some comprehensive speed tests before deploying plugins, or we may even use some of the logic to simply update our theme so it runs faster and is less taxing on our servers. Speed is essential nowadays – both from a user experience angle and a search engine optimization angle.
From building buildings to building software. In the 1950’s the Waterfall Development Model was introduced into software design and development. The system is a relic of the manufacturing industry where, by necessity, the right answer had to be devised before work started. And, in that world, the right answer makes sense! Could you imagine a scenario where you decided to build a skyscraper differently half way through the build? That said, the byproduct of the