Articles on Process

Jeremy Morony

Jeremy Morony

Product Management For Agile Teams: Why Oh Why

At Carbon Five, we build software. We build it using Agile methods. This has worked out well for us and our clients for a long time. We recently added product management as a discipline to our team. There are some common challenges we see at C5 and we’ve been deliberately experimenting with different activities and practices around product development,

Yasmine Molavi

Yasmine Molavi

The Power of Process

A couple of months ago I did a lightning talk at Kluge’s Evenings at the Loft sharing my ideal design process checklist. Here are my hand-drawn slides and notes:  

Elias Crouch

Elias Crouch

Apple’s Built-in iOS 8 Usability Testing Feature

Hot Tip! For those of you that make decisions based on hierarchy, composition, and usability (read Designers) Apple gave us a great tool without even knowing it. tl;dr: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Grayscale: On.

Courtney Hemphill

Courtney Hemphill

Scoot & Doodle Featured in the App Store.

Chris Egy Rose and Patty Chang came to Carbon Five in spring of 2012 with an exciting new concept around facilitating human interaction and connected learning. The idea was to allow young people to connect with their friends, classmates and families through face-to-face interactions and a shared canvas. The interactive canvas overlay allows participants to

Michael Avila

Michael Avila

Same Team, New Tricks

I am writing this to explore the following line of thought: We can increase the value we generate without expanding our talent pool Improving quality creates the most value Inflexibility keeps us from improving Ignoring queues is the primary cause of our inflexibility Kanban is the method for managing our queues Once flexibility exists, we

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MVP In Four Weeks

On a recent project, my client set the ambitious goal of launching their MVP (minimum viable product) with just four weeks of development time. The entire project was budgeted for just two months, and we needed to launch midway so that we could gather data and user feedback, then iterate on those learnings. (At the

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Raygun: Generating Rails Apps for the Last Year

It was about a year ago that we first announced Raygun, our Rails applications generator. Since then, many apps have been zapped into existence, both internally at Carbon Five and in the wild. Raygun evolved over the year; it does more of some things and less of others. Let’s see what Raygun does and what

Courtney Hemphill

Courtney Hemphill

Connecting and speaking

Last night I had the opportunity to do a dry run of my talk for the Flowcon conference coming up this November 1st at the Lean UX SF Meetup. The event was hosted at WeWork which has a beautiful office conveniently right around the corner from ours. Thanks to great promotion by Mike Long and

Elias Crouch

Elias Crouch

Introducing MVAP: The Minimum Viable Awesome Product

Dressing up the old MVP with a little spice Notes on Process: Part 1 of 3 Overview: Last week at lunch I found myself using a plate of beans and rice to explain the basic tenants of MVP. This got me thinking. Could you take a basic burrito and use it as a metaphor for

Courtney Hemphill

Courtney Hemphill

Join Lane and Courtney in the Big Apple for LeanUX NYC

Join Lane Halley and Courtney Hemphill in NYC April 11th-13th, 2013 Spend some time this spring in Manhattan learning from 25 designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and at least a couple developers at the LeanUX NYC conference. TLC Labs and Lean Startup Machine have partnered with NYU Stern’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Cyrus Innovation

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