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Agile App Development

Most people feel (non-coders) that you give a list of specs or “statement of work” to a developer, get quotes, develop the app, and then you part ways with a perfect app. This is NOT how it works. Agile development was developed with 12 core principles that focus on iterative development, not the “waterfall” approach most non-coders assume is the industry standard way (and only way) to get an app developed.

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Finding developers

Finding developers is hard, and a non-coder has almost no chance of landing great engineers. Even large businesses have trouble finding great developers and they know how to vet them and people want to work for them with their high salaries. Freelance sites make it easy to find developers, but are they great? You can take the company’s word for it or look at reviews, but in reality there is no way to vet them as a person that can’t code.

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How do you hire an app developer?

It can be daunting to undertake development as a business that doesn’t have or know any coders and other development experts. A common mistake made is to get a bunch of quotes and get the app they want developed. This makes sense, but according to Gartner, it is going to fail because “agile development is essential for mobile app development”.

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Agile Ceremonies Series: Backlog Commitment list

Users have many request for features, so do your team members and there are always those pesky bugs that pop up from time to time due to 3rd parties updating their requirements. This leads to a long list of requirements that need to be implemented, but to do that in code, you’d end up with an ever elongating list of features that are taking longer and longer to complete. This will obviously frustrate users that already have very short attention spans.

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Adam PaulAgile Ceremonies, agile