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How to Actually Scale Development Teams in 2022

Scaling product development and delivery is one of the most crucial stages in the development of a successful tech business.  A lot of companies face common difficulties associated with scaling, and it’s completely understandable. It can be challenging, no doubt, especially for companies that have gotten the groove of startup culture and working with small teams. However, here’s something you

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Is Low-Code/No-Code The Future of Development?

Low-code/no-code development solutions seem to be all the rage right now. In fact, this year we’ve seen the low-code market grow by 22.6%!1 But, we’re skeptical… While these approaches allow for application development outside of tech-heavy development teams, we’re tempted to believe that putting in the code-groundwork reaps better results.  That’s by no means to say that low-code doesn’t deserve

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How to Realistically Scale Product Delivery in 2022

Scaling product delivery is an important goal for most tech teams and businesses. However, that doesn’t mean things always go as planned. Success requires being realistic, and that starts with understanding the specific terms being used.  Scaling vs growth: Scaling and growth are often confused, and this is a mistake. Growth is simply about more — more product, more people,

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Critical Software Development Trends to Watch in 2022

Digital transformation has placed technology firmly at the heart of every business. As a result, software development has become a business-critical function. Ensuring the rapid development and ongoing quality of software is crucial for a company to survive and thrive.  Software development is now a mature business. Open source entered the mainstream in the 1990s, and Amazon cloud services date

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5 Tips on Becoming a Better Tech Leader

Ongoing self-improvement is critical to success in both your personal and professional life. Without a hint of irony, you really should be applying continuous development principles to yourself. By looking at small and achievable improvements on an ongoing basis, making changes, and adapting based on how those alterations impact real-world outcomes, you can become a much more capable and flexible

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101 Ways Welcomes its Newest Leader: Technical Director Grant Smith

We are excited to announce that Grant Smith has joined the 101 Ways team as Technical Director. With over 20 years of experience creating and leading high-performance teams in some of the world’s fastest-growing companies, Grant perfectly complements our existing leadership team — Founder Kelly Waters, CEO Zane Gambasin, Chief of Staff Emma Hopkinson-Spark, Director Mike Dixon and Technology Director

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The Future of Serverless Computing is (INSERT OPINION)

Serverless computing feels like it’s been a “hot trend” forever. Even before AWS Lambda first introduced the concept in 2014, it’s been hailed as both a saviour and a curse, finding its way onto countless lists of IT and software development trends. So, what’s the truth, where is it going, and why are we still talking about it?  The reality

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So, you want to be a CTO? We asked some existing CTOs how to make the leap

CTO seems like a natural career move for many senior technologists. However, it may not be for everyone, and it’s not always the most straightforward transition to pull off. So, what, really, is a CTO? And what makes them tick? And more importantly, what makes a good one?  We were privileged to be joined recently by three inspirational CTOs, from

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What is The Real Future of Technology Leadership?

Some of the most successful CTO’s I’ve ever worked with come from non-technical backgrounds. At a time when technologists and businesses seem to worship technology, it’s important to take a step back and question if that’s really where technology leaders should be focusing their time and energy.  I strongly believe that the future of technology leadership is much more about

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101 Ways supports Abcam to Accelerate Life Science Research

101 Ways helps Abcam digitally transform to better empower life science researchers at a time when it is needed most Technology consultancy 101 Ways today announces that it is working with Abcam a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, to expand its digital services to the life science community. Aiming at developing and delivering a new digital operating

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Six Actionable Nuggets of Advice for Becoming a First-time Technology NED

If the pandemic has taught companies anything it’s that tech is not something that you put off and think about ‘later’. The last year has seen organisations go through huge digital transformations, whether planned or otherwise. And for those that aren’t technology-based companies, getting the right board-level advice can not only be hard to find, but the difference between success

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Agile Principle 1: Active User Involvement Is Imperative

In my mind, active user involvement is the first of 10 key agile principles. It’s not always possible to have users directly involved in development projects, particularly if the agile development project is to build a product where the real end users will be external customers or consumers. In this event it is imperative to have a senior and experienced

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By Kelly Waters

“’Agile’ is one of the biggest buzzwords of the last decade. Agile methods often come across as rather more complicated than they really are. This book is an attempt to unravel that complexity. To simplify the concepts. This book breaks the concepts into small bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand and easy to implement and delivers the message in a friendly and conversational style. Allaboutagile.com is one of the most popular blogs about agile on the web. ”

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Emma Hopkinson-Spark

“Whilst there are lots of ways you can vary the game depending on the teams you have and the learning outcomes you want, the basic flow of the game play is common to all.”
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