Category: Product + Design

Different user personas represented.
Product + Design
Why You Should Establish a Well-Defined UX Research Process

In the midst of ever-changing product expectations, User Experience research is a critical step in validating that a Product team’s concepts are on the right track. It not only fosters alignment between an idea and the reality of what your users actually want and need, but UX research also allows

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Product + Design
If Only Your Software Development Team Could Keep up With Every Demand

If there is one constant in the world—especially in the digital age—it’s that software development departments live in a never-ending struggle of demand vs. resources. As data continues to be the gold standard of business success, software and its resulting analytics and business intelligence applications all collide. More so, the

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Product + Design
Can you even measure it—let alone manage it?

Whether you look at it from the perspective of cloud technologies, digital initiatives, software applications or IT architecture, there is one constant in business: the ever-growing need for analytics. But there is far more to the picture than that. Sure, analytics are fantastic. But I can assure you that, as

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Product + Design
You can’t be highly specialized in everything IT-related

The expectations placed on IT departments these days are anything but realistic. In fact, they’re downright ludicrous. For the past half-century, IT departments have been the go-to place for almost all things business-related. From ensuring infrastructure is continually up and running to tackling application integration projects, building new products, and

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Product + Design
Why Your Organization Needs Microservices

In a world where everything is now digital and the cloud has firmly become all things to all companies, the focus has turned squarely on the architectural and organizational approach to software development—and rightfully so. More so, these architectures known as microservices—which make applications easier to scale and faster to

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Product + Design
When technology expertise collides—and how to solve it

In a world where technology is always changing, our collective social fabric has become one that continually embraces the new, the shiny, the latest and the greatest. In fact, for many, the latest tech—whether hardware or apps—is linked to far more than just features and functionality: it’s a social status

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An illustration of legacy architecture compared to more modern, efficient design.
Product + Design
Why legacy architectures cripple companies

In today’s fast-paced business world, buzz words like digital transformation, cloud, big data, analytics and more have permeated the social fabric. However, those words not only have meaning—they have real-world consequences that are plaguing organizations globally. You see, for every buzzword and industry-related jargon-of-the-day there lies just under the surface

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Agile
The Keys to Creating Product Team Harmony

EDITOR’S NOTE At HatchWorks, we’re firm believers in the power of product for telling data-driven stories and connecting people with technology. Yet, it’s the creators, designers, engineers, strategists – the people behind the products, that fuel the outcomes. The challenge? Fostering an environment of creativity and innovation that empowers teams

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