I believe yes, you should. With the proper caveats and training, your client should be able to see what’s going on. The client has fewer surprises, is in on the problems and #FTW’s. They feel more connected to the product and weirdly will start to feel more “onside”. Sure it might seem scary at first, […]Read More Should you allow clients into your bug tracking software?
So on the Agile Development project I’m running we don’t have a feature to sort out a live or testing server yet. In fact that might still be a couple of weeks off. So how do you show your work off earlier for quality assurance before you have a server? We’ve found at the University […]Read More Present development work without a live server
This series is by, Anita Sarkeesian, who talks us through a history of the “Damsel in Distress” mechanic used by many popular games from the digital age, referenceing games like Mario, Zelda, Prince of Persia… pretty much a lot of games. It takes a very well laid out approach to identifying what to look for, […]Read More You’re a Damsel in distress and nowt’ more than an object
Can citizens really be customers? Can public bodies really ‘engage’ with citizens? Can the public sector achieve the same ease of doing business online as achieved by the big online brands? On June 13, 2013 the second CITIZEN conference will take place to try to answer these questions. Now this is exciting, I’ve got a ticket […]Read More The super meetup of digital and government thought leaders, CITIZEN2013
Mathematically, “raising the cost of objects to cut their use” will work, eg, beer, cigarettes, petrol. Ethically however, it could be interpreted as rich people telling less rich people what they can and can’t buy as the price change affects their consumption more. So having millionaires deciding budget changes for a majority of non-millionaires, is […]Read More Raising the cost to cut use…
Switching to Agile. Not the simplest thing in the world, however… very very worth it. Our office at Thought Den made the switch last year and while it’s a great idea all this transparency, updates and team responsibility it’s not a simple thing to do. So I’ve written a two part blog post about it over […]Read More Making the switch to Agile, part one
Who’s going to the Environment Agency hack day? We will be bringing together around 80 software and hardware developers, Environment Agency experts and interesting data. The goal is to create cool demos that showcase how technology can help us all be more green and environmentally responsible. http://envhack.com/en/posts/ A great way to source the wisdom of […]Read More Hacking apart the environment…