• The Importance of Infographics in Conveying Information

    According to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of the population are “visual learners.”  Within any given market, a significant spectrum of the potential audience is comprised of people who are more likely to respond to image-based media than to paragraphs of text. Kissmetrics suggests that articles with images get 94% more views than those without. The profusion and accessibility of visual content, particularly with the rise of mobile devices and image-based social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, is a testament to the fact that we are living in an increasingly visual culture.… keep reading
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  • Agile Burndown Charts and Why You Need Them

    27 October 2014
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    If you search for “Burndown chart example” on Google images, as we software folk are wont to do, you’ll stumble across this little gem:Whether or not you have a deeply rooted appreciation for internet memes, there is no denying the fact that Boromir/Sean Bean/Ned Stark is right. One does not simply ignore the burndown chart. If you’re new to Agile development or simply have not used burndown charts in the past, you might be wondering what insight they might bring you.… keep reading
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  • Agile User Story Workshop – Tips for Gathering Stakeholder Feedback

    CURTIS Digital tips for Agile User story workshops
    An Agile Story can be defined as ” short, simple description of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or customer of the system – Mike Cohn” Earlier this year we had a complex CMS project where we needed to help the Project Owner gather stories from internal stakeholders. We typically have a storybuilding workshop with our clients, but the number and locations of the stakeholders on this project made that unfeasible.… keep reading
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  • Benefits of Agile: Increased Customer Collaboration

    28 August 2014
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    Importance of Communication and the role of Agile
    Over the course of the last year, CURTIS Digital made the switch from being a primarily Waterfall software agency to an Agile one. If you are at all familiar with the software world, you likely know that each methodology has an almost cult-like following. Jumping ship from one to another is a little unusual—it’s like waking up in the morning as a firm right-wing conservative and deciding by the end of the day that you are actually a staunch Marxist (or vice versa).… keep reading
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