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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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Three things I learned on a work-cation..

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Last weekend, I traveled to San José, Costa Rica to meet with the Agility Feat team. As usual, the trip to Costa Rica was absolutely amazing even though there were no beaches nor rain forests on the itinerary. This time, we used the weekend to sep...

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Three things I learned on a work-cation..

Last weekend, I traveled to San José, Costa Rica to meet with the Agility Feat team. As usual, the trip to Costa Rica was absolutely amazing even though there were no beaches nor rain forests on the itinerary. This time, we used the weekend to separate from our day to day responsibilities, mixing planning with [...]

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Improving our Sprint Zero process

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Project on-boarding is key to success Step two is always a question mark. It’s one of my favorite meme’s on the internet. Some joker on a message board will say they have a great idea, and their business plan usually goes something like the image ...

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Improving our Sprint Zero process

Project on-boarding is key to success Step two is always a question mark. It’s one of my favorite meme’s on the internet. Some joker on a message board will say they have a great idea, and their business plan usually goes something like the image on the left. It’s a light hearted way to poke [...]

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Jan 28: News from the Startup Front

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In our first “news from the startup front” of 2013, our code commandos have a lot of great stories to share with you – and more coming! We’ve done interviews with 3 great lean startups (Twilio, LaunchBit, and Change.org), so please join us while w...

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Jan 28: News from the Startup Front

In our first “news from the startup front” of 2013, our code commandos have a lot of great stories to share with you – and more coming! We’ve done interviews with 3 great lean startups (Twilio, LaunchBit, and Change.org), so please join us while we learn from their experiences in these blog posts. We’ve also [...]

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Lean Entrepreneurs, Surfing, and Costa Rica

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“Wave coming, wave coming … paddle! paddle! paddle! Now stand up! Stand up! GET UP!” I can still hear the voice of my surf instructor, and those lessons provide a great parallel to the growth of my company and yours. Surfing and Startups in Costa ...

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Lean Entrepreneurs, Surfing, and Costa Rica

“Wave coming, wave coming … paddle! paddle! paddle! Now stand up! Stand up! GET UP!” I can still hear the voice of my surf instructor, and those lessons provide a great parallel to the growth of my company and yours. Surfing and Startups in Costa Rica Last week I spent an amazing week with the [...]

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Dec 18: News from the Startup Front

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Wow, this year has flown by! In our final “news from the startup front” of 2012, our code commandos have been thinking a lot lately about Lean Startups, nearshoring, and our upcoming workshop in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.  There’s lots of good stuff c...

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Dec 18: News from the Startup Front

Wow, this year has flown by! In our final “news from the startup front” of 2012, our code commandos have been thinking a lot lately about Lean Startups, nearshoring, and our upcoming workshop in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.  There’s lots of good stuff coming up here, so read on! Patrick Vlaskovits joins AgilityFeat for a Customer [...]

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@PV webinar video on Customer Development

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Yesterday the AgilityFeat team hosted a webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits, co-author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development and the upcoming “The Lean Entrepreneur”. Patrick will be leading a workshop on customer development at AgilityFe...

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@PV webinar video on Customer Development

Yesterday the AgilityFeat team hosted a webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits, co-author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development and the upcoming “The Lean Entrepreneur”. Patrick will be leading a workshop on customer development at AgilityFeat’s upcoming DareToBeLean workshop in Costa Rica (come join us!). After we gave an introduction to DareToBeLean, Patrick shared some insights [...]

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Nov 7: News from the Startup Front

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In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: Ford Englander joins AgilityFeat as VP of Business Development Join us for an small group chat with Patrick Vlaskovits, author o...

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Nov 7: News from the Startup Front

In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: Ford Englander joins AgilityFeat as VP of Business Development Join us for an small group chat with Patrick Vlaskovits, author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development! How Contactually is applying Lean Startup Methodologies to [...]

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Ford Englander joins AgilityFeat as VP of Busin...

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Ford Englander is AgilityFeat’s new VP for Business Development, and a long time mentor and friend to me.  I’m thrilled to have him join the US ranks of AgilityFeat because Ford brings in a wealth of experience that is going to help us grow and se...

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Ford Englander joins AgilityFeat as VP of Business Development

Ford Englander is AgilityFeat’s new VP for Business Development, and a long time mentor and friend to me.  I’m thrilled to have him join the US ranks of AgilityFeat because Ford brings in a wealth of experience that is going to help us grow and serve our clients better. I’d like to tell you a [...]

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DareToBeLean Webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits on...

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Want to get a sneak peak at what to expect at the DareToBeLean conference? Well, here’s your chance! On November 15th at 12:30 EST, AgilityFeat will present a “fireside chat”, interwebs-style with Patrick Vlaskovits. You already know Patrick from ...

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DareToBeLean Webinar with Patrick Vlaskovits on Nov 15th!

Want to get a sneak peak at what to expect at the DareToBeLean conference? Well, here’s your chance! On November 15th at 12:30 EST, AgilityFeat will present a “fireside chat”, interwebs-style with Patrick Vlaskovits. You already know Patrick from his book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development. He’s written a new book called The Lean [...]

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Lederhosen and #LeanStartups

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How are lederhosen, lean startups, and customer discovery related?  Let me tell you about my weekend in Boston, and I promise there is a connection. Startup Weekends and Lean Startup Machines Recently I was scheduled to be a Lean Startup Machine (...

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Lederhosen and #LeanStartups

How are lederhosen, lean startups, and customer discovery related?  Let me tell you about my weekend in Boston, and I promise there is a connection. Startup Weekends and Lean Startup Machines Recently I was scheduled to be a Lean Startup Machine (LSM) in Cambridge Massachusetts (Oct 12-14 2012).  It was my second failed attempt to [...]

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Registration for DareToBeLean is open!

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January 9th – 11th, 2013 will be the dates that you learn how to make your startup dreams a reality. DareToBeLean is going to be a great 3 day workshop, on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica, that covers everything you need to know to refine your s...

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Registration for DareToBeLean is open!

January 9th – 11th, 2013 will be the dates that you learn how to make your startup dreams a reality. DareToBeLean is going to be a great 3 day workshop, on the beach in Tamarindo Costa Rica, that covers everything you need to know to refine your startup idea and build the web or mobile [...]

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AgilityFeat Presenting “Just Deploy It” at Igni...

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I’m very pleased to say that I will be presenting an Ignite talk at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco in December.  I will talk about some anti-patterns that I see in software development for startups.  In short, my advice is to “Just D...

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AgilityFeat Presenting “Just Deploy It” at Ignite Lean Startup Conference

I’m very pleased to say that I will be presenting an Ignite talk at the Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco in December.  I will talk about some anti-patterns that I see in software development for startups.  In short, my advice is to “Just Deploy It!” and stop holding back so much.  Whether it’s a [...]

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Oct 10: News from the Startup Front

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In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: Patrick Vlaskovits, “The Lean Entrepreneur” to kick-off DareToBeLean AgilityFeat joins C3 working space in Cambridge MA Tour of ...

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Oct 10: News from the Startup Front

In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: Patrick Vlaskovits, “The Lean Entrepreneur” to kick-off DareToBeLean AgilityFeat joins C3 working space in Cambridge MA Tour of AgilityFeat’s Wishlisting.org project 4 more tips to Nearshore Agile Development Betas, Big Bang Theories, and Startups LeanStartup [...]

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Patrick Vlaskovits, “The Lean Entrepreneur” to ...

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Patrick Vlaskovits to lead Customer Development workshop at D2BL2013 3-day workshop to be held on the beach in Costa Rica Software development firm AgilityFeat is pleased to announce that Patrick Vlaskovits will be leading a full day workshop on c...

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Patrick Vlaskovits, “The Lean Entrepreneur” to kick-off DareToBeLean

Patrick Vlaskovits to lead Customer Development workshop at D2BL2013 3-day workshop to be held on the beach in Costa Rica Software development firm AgilityFeat is pleased to announce that Patrick Vlaskovits will be leading a full day workshop on customer development as part of DareToBeLean. Patrick is co-author of “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development”, […]

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Betas, Big Bang Theories, and #Startups

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My wife and I love the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” And given the name of the show, this clip is particularly funny to me because software betas are discussed in the context of a relationship. Leonard and Penny are flirting with the idea of dati...

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Betas, Big Bang Theories, and #Startups

My wife and I love the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” And given the name of the show, this clip is particularly funny to me because software betas are discussed in the context of a relationship. Leonard and Penny are flirting with the idea of dating again, and in his usual slightly awkward way, [...]

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Sept 26: News from the Startup Front

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In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: Save the date for DareToBeLean Jan 9-11 2013! Resort Survey for DareToBeLean Report from MoDevTablet in Washington DC The emotio...

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Sept 26: News from the Startup Front

In this week’s “news from the startup front”, here’s what our team of code commandos is reading, writing and watching: Save the date for DareToBeLean Jan 9-11 2013! Resort Survey for DareToBeLean Report from MoDevTablet in Washington DC The emotional trough of startups How thinking low-tech can jump start a project Why Too Many Startups [...]

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Resort survey for DareToBeLean

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Help us choose the resort for DareToBeLean! I could use your help choosing the location for the Dare To Be Lean workshop this coming January 2013! In case you don’t already know what Dare To Be Lean is, here’s the quick rundown. AgilityFeat is hos...

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Resort survey for DareToBeLean

Help us choose the resort for DareToBeLean! I could use your help choosing the location for the Dare To Be Lean workshop this coming January 2013! In case you don’t already know what Dare To Be Lean is, here’s the quick rundown. AgilityFeat is hosting a 3 day workshop on the beach in Costa Rica [...]

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

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Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Com...

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Commandos built it! We’ve been working with Lithespeed and their awesome Product Owner [...]

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Philly is fertile ground for startups

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This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Philadelphia, PA – July 30 2012 I made a stop in Philadelphia on Monday July 30 as part of my recent biz dev travels.  There’s a lot going on in Philadelphia’s entrepreneur scene.  AgilityFe...

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Philly is fertile ground for startups

This post is part of my ongoing “BizDev Travels” series. Philadelphia, PA – July 30 2012 I made a stop in Philadelphia on Monday July 30 as part of my recent biz dev travels.  There’s a lot going on in Philadelphia’s entrepreneur scene.  AgilityFeat already has one client in Philadelphia, and we’d like to work [...]

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Announcing Dare To Be Lean!

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I hinted at it previously, but now the fancy landing page is ready and I am proud to invite you to join us in Costa Rica in early 2013 for an awesome 3 day hands on workshop for entrepreneurs! The workshop is called Dare To Be Lean, and you can le...

Arin Sime

Announcing Dare To Be Lean!

I hinted at it previously, but now the fancy landing page is ready and I am proud to invite you to join us in Costa Rica in early 2013 for an awesome 3 day hands on workshop for entrepreneurs! The workshop is called Dare To Be Lean, and you can learn more here: DareToBeLean.AgilityFeat.com We [...]

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