Commit to the problem, not the solution

February 12, 2020 Blog

Human instinct is designed to govern us toward pleasure and away from pain. We are neurologically wired for survival, which means the direction of our decisions and behaviors depends on the answer to the question: “Will it bring more pleasure or cause less pain?” We choose which products, services, and experiences we need and want based on what makes us …


10 Stats You Must Know before Building Your Mobile App

May 19, 2015 Blog

So you think you have what it takes to make the next big app?. That’s great if so, but before you start about transforming your idea into reality, there are more than a few things you need to consider. Allow us to present 10 stats you must know before building your mobile app. These stats, and the accompanying commentary, will …

Why You Should Care More About User Experience and Design - Band of Coders

Why You Should Care More About User Experience and Design

May 4, 2019 Blog

The hype behind the mobile app seems to have largely cooled. From the exciting days of “there’s an app for that” to the oversaturated market in which we now find ourselves, the trend of mobile development seems to have moved away from innovation addressing challenges to an industry that favors quantity to quality. The importance of user experience  and design …

Just in Time Delivery: The Story of Agile - Band of Coders

Just-In-Time Delivery: The Story of Agile

November 3, 2016 Blog

In a previous life, I used to work as an engineer. I used to monitor hundreds of American cars being built every day in automotive plants all over the good ‘ol US of A. These plants were huge. You could walk from one end of the plant to the other, and actually end up walking a couple of miles. Some …

Creating Corporate Soul - Band of Coders

Creating Corporate Soul

October 20, 2016 Blog, Business, Guelph

I am a happy person. I am a team player, enthusiastic, and creative. I get along well with others and play nicely in the proverbial sandbox. So it came as a shock to me when, a few years ago, I found myself completely miserable at work. On paper, the organization had all the ingredients of my dream job: start-up atmosphere, …

Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat - Band of Coders

Your Spaceship Is Actually A Boat

September 21, 2016 Blog, Guelph

Our team spent some time last week reviewing our marketing and messaging. As it often does, the topic of process, specifically scope management, came up. We were outlining a few examples of how our teams work with our clients on scope management and how we explain software development when Kristin jumped in to summarize her perspective. I’m paraphrasing here, but …

We Changed Our Business Name, Should You? - Band of Coders

We Changed Our Business Name, Should You?

July 27, 2016 Blog

Do a search for “how to name your company”, seriously do it. Now try to follow the advice out there. No, try to follow just half the advice out there. From employing Namebots to hiring a pricey branding agency to engaging a psychic, is there one right way? I’d have to say, “no.” I can’t give you a guaranteed formula …

Dave’s Dilemma - Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope - Band of Coders

Dave’s Dilemma – Fixed Price/Fixed Scope vs Fixed Budget/Variable Scope

May 25, 2016 Blog, Business, Guelph

It was a dark and stormy night. Dave sat at his desk staring forward. Frozen. The ominous glow from his email inbox exposed his eerie pallor, the sweat on his brow and the ever-so- slight panic in his eyes. “I should have been home hours ago,” he thought to himself. His heart was racing. He had to choose. Tomorrow his …

What is Your first Domino? - Band of Coders

What is Your first Domino?

March 10, 2016 Blog

When I was young, single digits young, I had one of those sweet domino sets. I’m not talking about a set of proper black and white dominos, oh no. I mean one of those play sets that contain not only multi-coloured dominos, but also ramps and other gadgets that allow you to build up an elaborate domino display and then …