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Why big companies avoid buying from startups?

Big companies avoid buying from startups for a reason. No one wants a deal with a lean startup that can be gone in secs following the sale. This pinpoints the whole problem with the idea of a “lean business”. As far as the principle goes “lean” startups should pivot, explore and implode as frequently, and […]

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Focus on people, not teams

The way work is being done is changing. Therefore in today’s environment the traditional concept of a team is changing to follow the change of building things. Here in TaskBeat.com we’ve started building the team with “product first” approach where the benefits of the product are put ahead of the benefits of the team. This […]

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Make a Not-Right-Now List

In today‚Äôs digital age, it’s hard to focus. But the Not-Right-Now list can help you get things done. Most people operate with To-Do lists. If you’re like me, it seems as though that To-Do list never ends and you never check everything off of it. It’s so easy to add new things to the To-Do […]

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Solving complex software problems

One of the best ways to deliver software complex algorithm (taking multiple inputs, executing multiple elements of a logic) is to divide the problem into three stages. 1. First create a model based on a pseudo code for the logic that you want to deliver as a solution. 2. Second create the consistent solution that […]

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Mistake of focusing on mitigating wrong risks

Waterfall practitioners often think that big design up front reduces risks of failed implementations and in ideal world ideal designs would be approved by ideal users. This however is not the case as business stakeholders have little time, understanding (and sometimes interest) in high level or detailed technical designs. Some organisations address the problem by […]

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Mistake of focusing on managing perceptions

Many managers fall into mistake of focusing on managing perceptions. Complicated software delivery process leaves a lot of time to produce awful lot of documentation. As a result a simple change can “yield” several different drafts that can be distributed to many people in the organisation. This is creating perception of more attention and better […]

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