Lean Project Management: Field Notes from 9 Years of Development

When Oursky first began all three of us founders were project managers (PMs). But as our company grew, we faced the same quality control issues as other companies. With over 50 team members now, we needed to strike a balance between nurturing junior developers who may not have as much experience and ensuring code and design quality for our clients.
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Why Wireframes Win Over Clients

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Why would anyone care about a barebones wireframe? Because basic layouts can help you demonstrate your competency to potential clients. Oursky’s working relationship with a client begins with understanding the problem they want to work and developing a user story. We share our early designs in the conversation to demonstrate our working style before they make their decision. This small investment builds trust with potential clients, helps secure contracts, and begins great working relationships.

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Why Side Projects Help Companies: 10 Ways it Helped Mine

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I got an e-mail in the middle of the night. I opened it to discover that the Android version of our Chima Open Door app was finished.

“As long as it’s not something your boss told you to do, the job gets done so fast.” Recently, I joked about one of our new side projects, Chima Open Door, on Facebook.

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How to Start a Business While Working Full-Time

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So you’ve come up with a killer business idea and decided to make it happen. Now you’re struggling and being held back because you’re still trying to find a way to balance it with your day job and  everything else. Some of you have probably already thought about quitting your full-time job. However, it might not be the best option for young and new entrepreneurs with minimal funding.

So what now? How do you keep your startup idea rolling while working full-time? The answer is you keep everything as lean as possible.
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From MVP to Best of Year App featured by Apple

As an 8-year-old digital product studio, Oursky has worked with a number of great clients on building great products. Throughout the journey, we have learnt a lot in refining our MVP approach and process. This experience has helped us build mobile apps for our clients that are featured by App Store, got millions of downloads and active users, and loved by users.

 

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