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Blueprint for Building an MVP Team

The “technical co-founder” model is dead, and building awesome tech isn’t a one-person job anymore. Below is a practical blueprint for building a minimal product team for your venture.

Have you ever heard the following conversation?

Q: “What’s your plan to build your app?”
A: “I’ve got a guy!”
I have. It’s too common and it haunts start-ups and large companies alike, echoing through their later efforts to refactor, rebuild, or redesign their product because of early mistakes made while launching an MVP.

That fateful conversation is also representative of a common oversimplification of building software products and a reckless commodification of the talent that builds them; in other words, to think that some guy (or gal) can build great technology for your company, solo, is simply unrealistic these days. Tech and design have advanced to levels of complexity and nuance beyond what one person can handle. The overly-romanticized “technical co-founder” of tech’s youth is gone and done, and we need a better way to think about building product teams.

To put product development strategy into a more rational lens — and to stop equating its difficulty to that of assembling IKEA furniture — we created the MVPT, a functional blueprint for building a lean software development team (T) that can produce an exceptional MVP.

MVP + T = MVPT. Get it? Nevermind, let’s move on…

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Top 7 Essentials of a Successful Business Intelligence Strategy

In 2018 it is pretty standard that all companies have at least some sort of Business Intelligence Initiatives ongoing. But, this doesn’t imply that all add value to their organizations through data-driven insights. With that said, there are key things to be aware of when on the never-ending journey that is Business Intelligence. Here are our top 7 essentials of a successful business intelligence strategy.

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How Do You Connect the Pieces to Support Your Agile Teams?

Being able to see your Agile portfolio grow and mature into self-managing, flexible teams who meet business demands is the core goal when you decided to invest in transforming your organization with the Agile mindset. Pandera has created Agile Analytics to bring critical Agile KPIs, allowing you to see your ROI on the Agile transformation at a glance, while delivering tangible results that provide better coaching and training for your teams.

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Pandera is Hosting an Agile Fundamentals Certification Training in Orlando

Orlando, FL | April 24 – 26

Agile Software Development methodologies are being widely adopted by technology organizations and other knowledge-based work. Agile Software Development methodologies have a reputation for being deceptively simple yet difficult to master. This course is designed to walk learners through the underlying mindset shift needed to be Agile, not just do Agile.

This hands-on, scenario based training will walk technology and business professionals through Agile Software Development methodologies and help attendees master the program. Those interested in taking advantage of early registration can sign up here and use discount code AgilePandera20 for a 20% discount.

Agile Fundamentals is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all learning objectives in the Agile Fundamentals track. After successful completion of this course, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification. To be eligible for certification consistent attendance in the full three days of this course is required.

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Pandera Introduces Agile Analytics, Taking the Agile Methodology to Whole New Levels

Over 60% of companies have become Agile, a method that was once used primarily for software development processes, but is now being used across the board, in areas such as marketing or human resources. With significant investments being made into adopting the Agile methodology, the big question is how do we know how those investments are really impacting the business?

Pandera is transforming the way companies use Agile by combining key executive goals, the Agile mindset, and analytics to drive change within the most important investment of a company: its people. This transformation of combining analytics with traditional Agile services will drive measurable change within a company’s human capital to drive realtime team productivity, velocity, quality and a team’s self-managing maturity. This method connects analytics with team performance in an Agile environment to truly drive the key measures of an enterprise.


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