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  • How does the "cognitive workplace" move from theoretical future state to actual current reality? We spoke with Myplanet Advisor Matt Vasey on what he sees as the key challenges to implementation in workplace AI and how we can overcome them:

    Mind the Gaps: Overcoming Friction in Implementing Workplace AI

    When we look 5, 10, maybe 25 years into the future, we see workplaces where employees are using software that amplifies their efforts and improves their output. It's a future where automation relieves staff of the menial tasks and drudgery that occupy so much of their day-to-day work experience today and allows them to focus instead on the fulfilling work they're passionate about.

  • Designing for AI brings a host of new complications and considerations. Here are 10 design patters for AI to keep your products and apps user-centred and friendly:

    10 UI Patterns For a Human Friendly AI - Myplanet Musings - Medium

    Machine bias is a hot topic in our industry. Since Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky revolutionized our understanding of human judgement processes, different industries have been obsessed with cognitive bias mitigation and reducing risks that affect human rights. And for the tech industry, AI has been a good candidate.

  • "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").

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