To create an engaging digital customer experience requires three things: product management know-how, design savvy and engineering expertise. For enterprises, particularly financial institutions, to achieve this in-house requires significant time, money and resources at a time when hiring and retaining top designers, product managers and engineers is near impossible with the market drowning in dem...
Raising children while also working in the software development space, I have noticed parallels between the two seemingly different areas. These parallels start prior to launch/birth and continue through the various stages of maturity. Now that your product has launched, your baby born, what should you expect next? Following are a few key items to consider.
This week, Devbridge Group welcomes Ed Price as a Senior Solutions Architect from BMO Harris Bank. Ed will work with Devbridge Group’s North American clients to help define and implement technology strategies and identify appropriate technology stacks and platforms. Ed comes to Devbridge with a long financial services history and more than 25 years in various technology positions.
Devbridge Group closed 2016 with a number of record-breaking milestones. Many achievements were closely tied to the company’s increased emphasis on, and broadened skill set, in product design (i.e., user research, user experience, interface design and user testing). These expanded service offerings under the design discipline complement Devbridge Group’s product management and software engineering...
Some folks decided to take the Devbridge Group holiday party to a whole new level with their very own Mannequin Challenge. This video is awesome. Great job, team!
From Kaunus Technical University to Vice President of Engineering at Devbridge Group and everything in between: Viktoras Gurgzdys shares his career journey.
Happy Holidays from Devbridge Group Chicago
This month, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) recognized Devbridge Group as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation for 2016, for its commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment.
Earlier this week, Devbridge Group’s President Aurimas Adomavicius was invited to speak with tastytrade on trends in fintech, the state of the financial services industry, and his outlook on what technologies and strategies help companies bring winning products to market.
Companies are reliant on innovation for continued growth and competitive advancement. The issue is that the concept of innovation has been sorely misrepresented and overhyped to be this go big or go home idea that requires massive amounts of time, money, and resources. In this post, we hope to dispel those myths.
There are many benefits that a microservices architecture brings if implemented correctly. However, there are many parts involved that should be taken into consideration before going down the path of adopting a microservices architecture environment. This post delves into the details and highlights several areas to consider to ensure any organization has a successful plan in place.
Saying that we're into agile is a bit of an understatement. We've written numerous articles and ranted at scale across conferences globally on the topic. On November 4, Morningstar's offices became the watering hole of the agile community as Agile Day Chicago 2016, went into full swing. One topic specifically drew my attention this year--Breaking Things on Purpose--and I wanted to expand on it in ...
Today, nearly every webpage contains some kind of infographic. Infographics are a nice design feature, but also help readers understand and digest content easier. There are several options for dealing with sets of images/icons. Yet from a front end developer's perspective, we prefer SVG graphics, which have become widely supported on all modern browsers and are in vector graphics format, making th...
Innovating with digital products is a risky business. According to Forrester Research, the IT industry spends roughly $30 billion annually on products that don't deliver value. Our latest article discusses how rapid prototyping can be used to decrease the scope of failure and ultimately eliminate irrecoverable failures completely.
In an unprecedented era of high customer expectations, low market confidence and the constant threat of small and nimble players disrupting the market, financial institutions find themselves in a position where they must evolve or become extinct. As established players continue to be dependent on legacy technology and monolithic systems that require significant overhead and lead time to deliver ev...
The concept of Dual-Track Scrum was first evangelized by Marty Cagan back in 2012. In this video, Devbridge Group demonstrates how it can be applied in practice. By leveraging Dual-Track Scrum, teams are more focused, reduce their rework and significantly improve their ability to plan while still retaining their agility.
The concept of Dual-Track Scrum was first evangelized by Marty Cagan back in 2012, and more recently elements of it have been incorporated into Google's Design Sprint. We recently wrote about how Dual-Track works from a design perspective, and want to demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. By leveraging Dual-Track Scrum, teams are more focused, reduce their rework and significantly improve...
Learn how Devbridge Group helped Berlin Packaging increase customer engagement by making it easier for customers to explore products and have a better overall customer experience.
In a recent post, Aurimas talked about product thinking--building what your customers need, and a culture of innovation. In that post, he mentioned a recent workshop wherein one of the executives asked how we could avoid failure. Figuring out a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a great place to start. But how do you create a good MVP? And why?
Evidence indicates that agile software delivery results in a higher success rate for software projects as compared to waterfall delivery. Download our infographic to see why.
For more than a decade, Devbridge Group has been working with companies to deliver higher value digital products to market faster. What we’ve seen along the way are many companies burning through budgets and being disappointed by the outcome. In this blog, I outlines a five-step approach to help companies create stellar, value-added products quicker.
Why is it that detailed requirements cost twice as much, yet deliver half the value? The initial attempt to ensure software is of actual value to business has alway been to document absolutely everything. Over a period of three, six, or sometimes even twelve months, documentation is being produced and all the while generating negative value for a business. The exact opposite of what a company is h...
Devbridge Group announced the expansion of its North American operations with the opening of its new Canadian office. Located in Toronto, the new office will focus on servicing the company's growing list of clients and fill a current gap for digital product engineering and design among financial services, manufacturing and technology companies in the Canadian market.
We've been running into a lot of mysticism around innovation as of late. Is there any hope for the enterprise or are you forever destined to rely on agencies to infuse you with the magic formula? In this article I write about the culture, behavior, and processes that help the largest of companies create great products their customers love.
What are the five key elements of starting a successful agile transformation in a financial services enterprise? Is it possible that focused effort in these five elements can drive 80% of the value delivered by agile, while still staying compliant with regulatory requirements? Read on to find out.
Regardless of the amount of time and money invested with a vendor to develop a product, if the performance to date has been poor, the path forward will likely continue to yield less than ideal results. Our latest post identifies five telling signs that you could be in trouble with your technology vendor.
Devbridge Group recently completed a new online banking site for Mercantil Commercebank, one of the largest privately held banks in South Florida. The new online banking application combines better user experience with greater functionality. This project marked Devbridge's third project with this financial services institution.
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune announced this week that Devbridge Group, a digital products company, had been selected for its prestigious 2016 Inner City 100 list. This recognition places Devbridge Group in an exemplary lineage of nearly 900 fast-growing and innovative inner city businesses.
As experience design continues to evolve and mature, it’s important to understand not only what interaction behaviors and patterns users adopt, but how those digital patterns affect real-world interactions and modify conventions. This post looks at how digital and real-world convergence is impacting experience design.