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Why Software Delivery needs real-time navigation

By James Smith

Topics: Agile Predictability
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5 Jira Tips To Improve Transparency and Predictability

By Robert Orefice

Atlassian’s Jira is the most pervasive tracking and software management tool for Agile teams. However, the flexibility it allows can be both a blessing and a curse. In a previous blog post, we discussed 6 Challenges To Predictable Software Delivery in Agile. Number six was “Overly Customized Tools”. As developers of the Hakkiri platform which integrates with Jira, we see no end of different Jira configurations. We’ve even helped some organizations through game-changing refactorings of their Jira setup. In doing so, we share some of our tips to ensuring Jira is enhancing, rather than hindering, your team’s productivity:

Topics: Agile Jira Predictability
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6 Challenges to Predictable Software Delivery in Agile

By Robert Orefice

“What will I get, and when will I get it?”  The success of product management and technology leaders hinges on their ability to answer these questions from their stakeholders; and backing it up with a track record of delivering on that promise. If things change, you’re expected to communicate any deviations early and often.

Topics: Agile Predictability
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Hakkiri to Discuss Business Agility at MongoDB.live 2020

By Hakkiri

Hakkiri co-founders Robert Orefice and James Smith have been selected to present at MongoDB.live 2020 - a virtual, accessible-anywhere, two-day event. As alumni of MongoDB's startup accelerator, Hakkiri is excited to build off its MongoDB 2019 Demo and dual-feature last year in MongoDB's Blog.

Topics: Events
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What embracing Full Stack Engineering can do for your career

By James Smith

One of the key values of our company is to Dominate. Dominate everything you do, take extreme ownership, and continuously push your knowledge and abilities to new levels. A Full Stack mentality enables Domination. Rather than limiting yourself to exclusively Backend Engineer or Frontend Engineer, you are a Full Stack Engineer, capable of learning what is needed in any part of the Stack and implementing it yourself. Commit, and don’t sell yourself short. Cloud technologies, like these 5, have been providing fantastic building blocks that enable engineers to build across the Stack more easily than ever. We previously discussed the benefits of Full Stack Engineering that your company will get. Now let’s talk about how it’s valuable to you and your career growth. It's a great time to be an engineer, so unshackle yourself, and be a Full Stack Engineer. 

Topics: Culture Engineering Learning Culture
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5 SaaS Technologies that Accelerate Full Stack Engineering

By James Smith

As a business that needs to deliver quickly, we like to keep as much of our focus as possible on our products and services. We  believe in Full Stack Engineering and prefer SaaS technologies that enable our team to own delivering end-to-end. Every book or blog post on startups you read will, rightly, tell you to build what's special about you, and to use vendors for undifferentiated heavy lifting. At Hakkiri, we’ve benefited a lot from this mindset and wanted to share the technologies that most accelerated our MVP to market. 

Topics: Culture Startup Engineering
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Dominate your Product Roadmap with a Full Stack Engineering Culture

By James Smith

Welcome to Hakkiri’s Engineering blog! At its core, Hakkiri was founded with the mission to help agile teams thrive by seamlessly creating delivery insights while teams stay focused on delivering product. 

Topics: Culture Engineering
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How to Recruit and Train for the Agile Program Manager Role

By Robert Orefice

Our last post discussed how The Agile Program Manager is the most important role you don't have.  Perhaps you're now convinced you need to establish an Agile Program and appoint yourself an Agile Program Manager.  Here we discuss how to go about deciding who should fill the role and how to train them.

Topics: Agile Culture
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The Agile Program Manager: The most important role you don't have

By Robert Orefice

At Hakkiri, we have found that a powerful way to scale Agile successfully is to establish an Agile Program.  In establishing this program, a key part is to ensure someone is given the role of the Agile Program Manager.

Topics: Agile Process
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How do you scale Agile successfully? Establish an Agile Program.

By Robert Orefice

A lot is said in the world of Agile product development that there is no one-sized-fits-all approach. There is a lot of truth to this especially when you consider that each company has their own unique starting point. While this could imply that you need a highly customized approach,  we at Hakkiri believe that there are some practical patterns to achieve Business Agility without it being as convoluted or daunting as many make it.

Topics: Agile Process