Agile Easy vs Agile Hard

Many of our clients have transitioned to Agile but are disappointed with the bottom line gains for the company.  On closer inspection, we find widespread adoption of the easy part of agile and equally widespread avoidance of the rigorous software development practices that lead to rapid deployment of high quality software products.  At Sphere we […]

Incorporating Strong Center Design Into an Agile Project

Strong Center Design is an approach we developed at Sphere of Influence to unify software design where every feature and design choice enhances a product’s impact by creating a single, powerful impression. Our approach is an alternative to random design choices that lead to a mish-mash of competing centers. One of the challenges we overcame […]

Vet Your Agile Advisor with 5 Questions

Whether an internal hire or a hired gun, onboarding someone to advise you about Agile is a risky but important gamble. Not all Agile advisors are equal; there are good ones, bad ones, and some in-between ones.  How can you tell the difference? Just to be clear – Agile is the worldwide standard for software […]

Android vs. iOS from a Developer’s Perspective – Part 4

Testing and Debugging This is the fourth post of our five-part series on Android vs. iOS development from our microProduct Lead, Mark Oldytowski. You’ve made a great app, so now you just have to make sure it actually works on the majority of devices out there (don’t skimp out and only test your own device, […]

Android vs. iOS from a Developer’s Perspective – Part 3

UI Design Tools and Controls This is the third post of our five-part series on Android vs. iOS development from our microProduct Lead, Mark Oldytowski. WYSIWYG designers have come a long way in the past few years. Even in the early 2000s, they never quite worked as intended. Therefore, many developers, myself included, would ignore […]