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Small Dev Teams Thrive In Venn Diagrams

By Jeremy Duvall, for The Forbes Technology Council This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on January 13, 2022. If you want to guarantee that your agile software development process will fail, then you should definitely manage your dev teams with a heavy-handed, top-down, hierarchical approach. Whether you prefer XP, Kanban or Scrum, you should create a command-and-control…
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13 Tech Leaders Share Their Favorite Software Development Life Cycle Methodologies

The Forbes Technology Council Post This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on August 10, 2021 The industry experts of Forbes Technology Council are seasoned leaders who have experience with the many SDLC options, and each is clear on how the method they have chosen for their team is the most efficient and effective path for them. In…
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7Factor Software Named a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the Second Year in a Row

7Factor Software has been named a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the second year in a row. This achievement is awarded to companies who have excelled in revenue growth, client satisfaction, and most importantly, employee satisfaction. 7Factor is proud that our commitment to putting our team members first is being…
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A Computer Science Approach To Scaling Up Small Teams

By Jeremy Duvall, for The Forbes Technology Council This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on August 27, 2021 As I’ve written in the past, small development teams of skilled software engineers generally finish projects faster and more efficiently while developing higher-quality solutions than larger teams. But what do you do when a project is too…
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Smaller Is Better — Particularly When It Comes To Dev Teams

By Jeremy Duvall, for The Forbes Technology Council This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on June 9, 2021. A two-person dev team from my firm once accomplished in two months what a 20-person team from an outsourcing vendor had failed to do in eight months. In so doing, we demonstrated a corollary of Brooks’ Law:…
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A Generative Culture Is A Clean Code Culture

By Jeremy Duvall, for The Forbes Technology Council This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on May 11, 2021. Generative culture is the elusive noble quest of any tech-driven organization. Every founder, CIO and CTO pursues it, but too often it slips from their grasp. Generative culture helps you recruit and retain the right smart people,…
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Just Because You Have Lots Of Users Doesn’t Mean They Trust You

By Jeremy Duvall, for The Forbes Technology Council This story originally appeared on Forbes.com on January 15, 2021 Congratulations—your software has lots of users. Whether in absolute numbers, in the niche that you’re dominating or in the adoption rates of your employee base, you’re crushing it. Cool.  But also: beware. Just because you have lots…
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Why Designers and Developers Should Team Up: Jeremy Duvall with Orlando UX Meetup Group

Contrary to the image of developers typing away heads down in a dark room, communication between developers and designers is key in producing products that satisfy both clients and users. Jeremy Duvall, 7Factor Software founder, explains just how important consistent communication and a human-centric environment are in his presentation with the Orlando UX Meetup Group. …
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A Declaration of Excellence and Grace in Software Engineering

By Jeremy Duvall At this inflection point in the growth and evolution of 7Factor Software, we declare our renewed commitment to abide by the seven factors that define our culture and drive our success.  Through hard work and dedication, with humanity and grace, together we have created a company, a culture: of continuous growth, diverse…
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