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 …

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 …

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 …

Navigating the TIDE Continuum: Technology, Innovation, Disruption, Entrepreneurship

By Lance Vaughn, CEO of CabForward℠ Anyone who keeps track of current business and technology news would be hard-pressed to disagree with the fact that we live in very interesting times with all the digital transformation that is happening. Technology is advancing at breakneck speeds and new tech startups are emerging daily to challenge incumbent businesses that have for so …

Combining Technology, Innovation, Disrption with Entrepreneurship

Disruption and Its Role in TIDE

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Disruption as radical change due to the introduction of a new idea, driving a different way of doing things, in a revolutionary way as opposed to an evolutionary way. Others call it “creative destruction.” Disruption is happening all around us, particularly in the knowledge and flow-of-information fields. We have made some inroads into industries that …

Innovation and Its Role in TIDE

In this series of articles about TIDE, the acronym coined by Lance Vaughn of CabForward℠ in Austin, we are examining four factors contributing to the rapid societal changes we are experiencing today: Technology, Innovation, Disruption, and Entrepreneurship. Innovation is about finding a better way of doing something, and differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing …

Caution: Disruption Ahead

TIDE: Waves of Disruption

TIDE is an acronym we have been using at CabForward℠ to describe the power of Technology, Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship in our rapidly changing world, launching us into a Star-Trek-like future. TIDE reflects the digital transformation that is taking place in all industries globally. TIDE challenges the complacent with new ways of living and working. Impending disruption is seen on …

User Story Points

Unbundling Gets Back to the Minimum Viable Product

The unbundling of technology is the act of breaking an app into smaller parts, and is what some technology giants are undertaking with their apps today.  They may have released products with too many features, learned that some features are not wanted, or that some users only used a part of the app, while others used a different part. For …