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  • "How can AI make those 43 years of our lives spent at work more meaningful, safer, more productive, and less mundane?" Read our latest:

    The Four Principles of Creating with AI in the Workplace

    By: Trishala Pillai and Erik von Stackelberg This article is an adapted version of a talk delivered at AIFest 2018 in Montreal . Statistics Canada found that the average Canadian works roughly 40 hours a week. It may not seem like much, but even with public holidays, vacation time, and an expected retirement age of 65, that's 124,800 hours spent at work.

  • "A product vision outlines success criteria for delivering value and can ensure the team , stakeholders, and creators alike are all on the same page and know what their objectives are." Why you need a strong Product Vision:

    Product Vision, Trust, & Creativity - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Every day on a project, decision after decision is being made to push the project team closer to the delivery of the final product. But how do we know if our decisions will get us to our goal? One way is to have a clear product vision established early in the project.

  • We wrote about how important having a robust QA process is to startups a few weeks ago— here's how you to set one up:

    How to Implement a QA Process in Startups - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    In our previous post, The Case for QA in Agile, we stressed the importance of QA for startups. It's now time to talk about how to actually implement the QA process. QA is not just about superficially testing an application or making sure that the features are validated and verified.

  • As AI continues to become a part of our daily lives, how we communicate its use to our users will be a pivotal part of the design process. Read our latest post, "Intelligent Design: How to be User-First When it Comes to AI" here:

    Intelligent Design: How to be User-First When it Comes to AI

    Last month in Montreal, Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics Inc, gave the opening keynote for AI Fest. Titled "AI: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful", Eggers spoke about the incredible advancements being made in the field of AI and the amazing things that can happen because of that.

  • Can asking the right questions make your team AND your products stronger? Absolutely. Here's how to get better at questions:

    How to Improve this Vital Product Management Skill - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Of all the skills Product Managers require, communication is the most important one. Improve your communication skills and decision-making by asking more questions. Of all the skills Product Managers must have, communication is the most vital. It is the cornerstone of every responsibility under the product management umbrella.

  • Automated testing for accessibility is an incredibly helpful thing— but which tools are best for the job? Our own Senior Drupal Developer, Laura Johnson, compares three of the top options in this article:

  • A change in the forecasted project plans doesn't have to spell disaster. Build trust and solve your roadblocks with these tips:

    Change in the Forecast? No Problem- Let's Rework Your Project Plan

    Picture yourself two sprints into a project as you come to a stark realization: after completing the up-front technical discovery for the project as well as uncovering complexities that you didn't realize during estimations before the project was sold, you forecast that your current project timeline will not provide what your team needs to deliver a quality product in time.

  • User stories are an incredible tool for product development— *if* you use them correctly. Learn how to get the most out of your user stories with our latest post from Katie McCoy: #tips #tricks #userstories #productmanagement #scrum

    Top 5 User Story Mistakes You Can Make as a Product Manager

    In 1998, Kent Beck introduced the concept of user stories as part of Extreme Programming (XP). Beck's intent with user stories was to encourage conversation and storytelling within software development. User stories remind us to pay attention to the end users we're building products for ("who"), their objectives and goals ("what"), and the benefit or value they will gain ("why").

  • Org structure is a touchy subject for some, but with the right balance of autonomy and accountability, it can actually be empowering to give a bit of structure to things.

    Autonomy For Activities, Accountability Over Outcomes

    If you spend any time working in tech, "hierarchy" can quickly start to feel like a dirty word. Big name Silicon Valley companies and small startups alike have been shying away from grand titles and rigid structures for at least the last decade, and at times it can seem like even thinking about "management"or a "chain of command" could get you exiled to the margins forever.

  • QA testing and processes are often an afterthought in software development, but they absolutely should not be. Read why in our latest post:

    The Case for QA in Agile - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Written by: Sahil Gera What role does QA play while working in Agile teams? Is it even possible to build a successful product without dedicating significant effort towards QA? If not, how can teams strive to reduce their development time and effort while simultaneously achieving the highest possible level of quality?

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