The AgilityFeat blog

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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Awesome team building for distributed teams

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At AgilityFeat, we are a very distributed and very agile team. Culture is important for any team, but it’s even more important for distributed teams because you need a strong culture to overcome the possible inefficiencies of doing work remo...

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Awesome team building for distributed teams

At AgilityFeat, we are a very distributed and very agile team. Culture is important for any team, but it’s even more important for distributed teams because you need a strong culture to overcome the possible inefficiencies of doing work remotely. There are many ways we have learned to cultivate the culture of our team, but […]

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Teachstone looking for an Applications Lead Arc...

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If you’re interested in working in one of the nicest small cities in the US (Charlottesville, Virginia), with a very interesting education business (Teachstone), and you want the side benefit of working with our team at AgilityFeat, then you...

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Teachstone looking for an Applications Lead Architect

If you’re interested in working in one of the nicest small cities in the US (Charlottesville, Virginia), with a very interesting education business (Teachstone), and you want the side benefit of working with our team at AgilityFeat, then you’re in luck! One of our clients is looking for an Applications Lead Architect. Details are below, […]

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Do you really have the time for a startup?

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It’s not enough to have a good business idea, you must have the time to execute on that idea. Which makes this story from Wired magazine even more impressive. Dutch programmer and designer Pieter Levels is on a quest to build a new startup every m...

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Do you really have the time for a startup?

It’s not enough to have a good business idea, you must have the time to execute on that idea. Which makes this story from Wired magazine even more impressive. Dutch programmer and designer Pieter Levels is on a quest to build a new startup every month for a year. It’s more than talk, because he’s […]

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Free Agile Training

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If you’re looking for a couple hours of agile video to watch, a way to help you go to sleep at night, or just from free agile training, then I present to you the following videos. Our development team at AgilityFeat is spread out around Cent...

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Free Agile Training

If you’re looking for a couple hours of agile video to watch, a way to help you go to sleep at night, or just from free agile training, then I present to you the following videos. Our development team at AgilityFeat is spread out around Central America. When we bring on a new team member, […]

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Web RTC and Designing Realtime Experiences

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We are excited to announce that three members of the AgilityFeat Team were recently guests on The Web Platform Podcast. Mariana Lopez, Allan Naranjo and Arin Sime spent some time with the Web Platform Podcast crew discussing a broad range of topic...

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Web RTC and Designing Realtime Experiences

We are excited to announce that three members of the AgilityFeat Team were recently guests on The Web Platform Podcast. Mariana Lopez, Allan Naranjo and Arin Sime spent some time with the Web Platform Podcast crew discussing a broad range of topics related to Real Time Communications and Web RTC. The discussion begins with an […]

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Using publish/subscribe to synchronize presenta...

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A common use case for real-time messaging between web clients is to keep something in synch. For example, in the Sensei tool that we built for one of our clients, each remote participant in an agile retrospective should be able to see the votes an...

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Using publish/subscribe to synchronize presentation slides

A common use case for real-time messaging between web clients is to keep something in synch. For example, in the Sensei tool that we built for one of our clients, each remote participant in an agile retrospective should be able to see the votes and comments made by other remote participants, and a moderator needs […]

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Design for your customers first so you don’t pe...

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This week I read a good TechCrunch article about the importance of putting your customers first. While this sounds obvious, author Ron Miller is making a crucial point when he says to put your customer “at the center of everything you do, or you c...

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Design for your customers first so you don’t perish

This week I read a good TechCrunch article about the importance of putting your customers first. While this sounds obvious, author Ron Miller is making a crucial point when he says to put your customer “at the center of everything you do, or you could be risking the very survival of your business.” He continues […]

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Why I’ve moved to Costa Rica

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About three years ago, David Alfaro and I launched on a great adventure together, building AgilityFeat into an international boutique software development firm. I was living in Virginia in the US, and David built up our operations in Costa Rica. N...

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Why I’ve moved to Costa Rica

About three years ago, David Alfaro and I launched on a great adventure together, building AgilityFeat into an international boutique software development firm. I was living in Virginia in the US, and David built up our operations in Costa Rica. Now we also have team members in Boston, Nicaragua, and Honduras, and last week I […]

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4 ways Perfection is killing you

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Whether you are a bleeding edge startup or a large corporation running agile teams, here are four ways that you may be abusing agile concepts and letting perfection kill your chances of success. Product Owner Perfection In an agile team, the Produ...

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4 ways Perfection is killing you

Whether you are a bleeding edge startup or a large corporation running agile teams, here are four ways that you may be abusing agile concepts and letting perfection kill your chances of success. Product Owner Perfection In an agile team, the Product Owner (PO) is the “voice of the customer” to the development team.  They [...]

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