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 …

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 …

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 …

8 Steps to a Lean Canvas Business Plan

A planning tool we found helpful in designing our own CabForward℠ business, and helping others plan theirs, is the Lean Canvas. It is a delightfully quick way to define your business, without the need for a full business plan. Lean Canvas uses a 1-page business model that helps an early stage startup iterate quickly through their challenges and target markets, …

The Power of Agile and Lean Combined

Lean methodology allows the customer to create a product of high value. Value in this example is a product, which allows the customer to prove or disprove their business model hypothesis. Agile is the means and methodology, which allows developers to efficiently deliver a product in a timely manner. Below is a diagram, which depicts how Lean and Agile are …

The Differences: Lean Startup vs Agile Methodology

NOTE: This article was written in 2012. Check out our latest blog and white paper on this topic: What You Really Need to Know about Lean VS Agile Here is the original post: Can Lean Startup and Agile Methodology work together? In today’s dynamic business world, we transform our project planning focus from an expanding control change process to an …

Whiteboard Session Deliverables

Whiteboard Session Deliverables Here is what you can expect as deliverables from your day long CabForward℠ Whiteboard session: 1. Background; a detailed statement of the minimum viable product description, 2. Objective; an objective statement of the final application, 3. Scope; a detailed statement of each component of the Minimum Viable Product, 4. Constraints; a listing of technical constraints involved in …