Pixel Fusion has announced that after 4 years as a leader spent building and optimising the business for scale - most recently as its CEO - Hayden Judd will be handing back the reins to the Founder, Craig Boxall. Alongside Katherine Barrow (CSO), Boxall will lead Pixel Fusion into its next phase of growth, redefining what it means to be a leading partner in supporting NZ’s flourishing innovation ecosystem.
How many times have you heard the term ‘Software engineer’ or ‘Software engineering’ and nodded your head without fully comprehending exactly what it means?
If you’re nodding right now, then this post is for you. Here I’ll talk about what software engineering is, what a software engineer does, and why it is so important nowadays.
The typical client agency relationship amounts to the client determining the project and partnering with an agency to get the product tested and built. A weakness of this partnership model is usually a mismatch of expectations, incorrect timing of the feedback loop and intermittent meetings in an attempt to get everyone back on the same page. It’s notoriously a slow process with lots of back-and-forth communication. A team can take months before progressing comfortably together and fully focussing on the user experience.
However, the Design Sprint, born of Agile and Design Thinking parents, elicits a whole new way for us to work together which yields far greater results. By the very nature of the Design Sprint process, the team is strategically assembled, achieving solidarity, effective communication and the team’s culture is set through the vision with a user-centric focus, culminating in rapid progress.
There are significant benefits to applying the Agile Philosophy to team collaboration with clients. The Agile framework uses three pillars of Empiricism: inspection, adaption, and transparency. These three pillars empower the teams to focus on quality, value and continuous improvement. Along with Lean and Design Thinking, Agile is leading in the way in which we humans collaborate and succeed together in a digital world. This article reminds you of why this is so.
Many people often confuse Agile with Ad-hoc. Or they simply continue to practice traditional project management frameworks such as waterfalls, but use a couple of agile techniques such as daily stand ups and the use post-it notes for brainstorming sessions and call it ‘Agile’. In this post, we talk about what it means to be truly Agile and how to recognise an Agile Design/Tech Studio.
Agile is the most effective and adaptable project methodology to manage constant change. This is because it consists of cross-functional teams working collaboratively in creative and complex environments. Teamwork is essential to delivering great digital products. This collaborative team environment focuses on a “we” rather than an “I” mindset. There is nothing more rewarding than building software that really matters with other like-minded team mates.
Customer Journey Mapping is a tool used a lot by UX Designers, in the Product development space for visualising the customer experience. So, how do you get started with one, and what exactly is customer journey mapping? This blog post will give you a lovely, easy to understand walk through of what a customer journey map is and how to do one.