February 23, 2015

Motivation, Performance and Career Growth in Scrum/Agile

Teams using Scrum on regular basis can get bored. This is especially true of higher-performing teams. The smoother the process, the easier it is for team members to start feeling they’re working in a factory: demos and retros become mechanical, all failures are in the rear-view mirror, all disputes are resolved, top-management is happy and…

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November 17, 2014

C-THRU: Transparency and Simultaneity in App UI Design

A recent app UI design effort had us face what has become a familiar problem: optimizing the use of screen real estate on mobile devices. Given the limited screen size typical of most mobile devices, here’s the dilemma: 1) increasing app sophistication often leads designers to want to display more UI elements 2) any elements…

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October 30, 2014

My First Trip to Vietnam

Amongst Waverley’s multiple development centers, the largest are in Kharkiv, Ukraine and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Engineers at both offices work on similar projects (at times they collaborate on the same projects) and have been getting positive feedback from our clients. As the lead QA Engineer in our Kharkiv location I’ve developed a good…

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September 11, 2014

Future of JS – As Discussed in Barcelona

This past May the JavaScript community gathered at the FutureJS conference in Barcelona, Spain. After a few years of semi-stagnation JavaScript has been seeing renewed interest amongst developers. With browsers approaching the status of operating systems for the Web, JS as the principal browser language is getting a lot more attention. FutureJS addressed contemporary issues of…

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August 25, 2014

Thoughts on Tradition, Appreciation and Teamwork

I believe work should be fun. And I think I can prove it. Some of you may have heard of the trend towards gamification in day-to-day project management. Following on that trend, here are some battle-tested tips that you can use as-is or modify as you like, Creative Commons, I wouldn’t get offended, promise: Make…

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