What You Really Need to Know About Lean VS Agile

Figuring Out Where You’re Headed AND How to Get There Building software that solves a customer’s problem requires simultaneous focuses on the product owner, end user, and the product itself. The customer we have today, or think we want today, may not be the customer we end up targeting at all. And the same is true for the product; you’re …

7 Reasons Digital Apps Go Over Budget

One of the problems experienced by both mobile app developers and app product owners is project cost overruns. Nobody likes them or plans for them out of the gate, but, they do happen, and the reasons can be summed up pretty clearly. First, a bit of perspective: If digital apps were like products on a supermarket shelf, they wouldn’t all be priced …

Critical Thinking and Curiosity Grow Your Business

8 Brilliant Ways to Develop Critical Thinking and Curiosity to Grow Your Business

Curiosity and critical thinking are essential business skills for our fast changing modern world. They are also identified as important traits of the genius possessed by thought-leaders from our past. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs were all curious and critical thinkers. They each developed disruptive innovation. Not only were they thinking about the who, what, when, where, …

Personal Disruption and TIDE

We hear a lot about how technology is enabling all types of disruptive change today, but have you thought about how much personal disruption we have experienced, and how much our lifestyles have changed because of it? Technology has reached the point of sophistication that innovation is happening on all fronts.  It’s what we call “digital transformation.” The most tgransformative innovations are …

Digital Screens

How Important is UI/UX in the Modern Digital World?

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing environment, your business priorities most likely sound similar to this: 1) generate new revenue streams, 2) enhance brand identity, and 3) increase customer engagement. These goals are increasingly being accomplished through a digital web or mobile app designed to make it easy for your customer to engage with you. When it comes to crunching the …

The R&D Age and TIDE

I was recently pondering the relationship between old style Research and Development and how R&D fits into today’s conversation about TIDE and the digital transformation that is coming about. Do you remember the late 70’s/early 80’s when owning a personal computer first became possible but justifying the cost of ownership was tough, even for a business? When the desktop computer became …

Silvercar and TIDE

  CabForward℠ is aggressively monitoring the TIDE of digital transformation that is happening all around us. New technologies and innovations are empowering today’s entrepreneur to bring fresh ideas to the market that often disrupt entire industries and affect our daily lives. One such idea is Silvercar, a relative newcomer to the car rental business that is shaking up that entire industry …

CareTrader Provides Healthcare Transparency

CareTrader™ was founded in 2014 by Dr. Donald C. Beringer, orthopaedic surgeon, physician leader, and Chairman of Surgery, to become the first Transparency Marketplace in health care. Dr. Beringer founded CareTrader™ with the vision of an online and mobile application where health care providers can post their services and prices so that consumers can make better and informed healthcare choices. …

TIDE of Change

Inevitably, in the digital app development world, CabForward℠ is involved in a lot of discussions with budding entrepreneurs about ideas for new products that could potentially change lifestyles, even entire cultures, around the globe. Digital transformation pretty much goes with the territory. Often those ideas are detailed and examined close up in a Discovery Session, where the idea owner meets …

CabForward Business Philosophy

CabForward℠ is a web and mobile software application design, development, and training company located in sunny Austin, Texas. We specialize in test-driven development, user-driven design and pristine code. Startups trust CabForward because of our core expertise in developing rugged high-performance software applications that secure flexible, highly available, and highly scalable applications for our clients. Our agile approach to customer-involved development …