The collected insights and culture of SDG.
Ascending with Optimism
how to turn the mundane into the best parts of life. By shifting your perspective on the small obstacles in life, you can gain positive momentum. There are only so many hours in a day, and you influence how many of them bring you joy.
We’re bored with the board!
It’s time to challenge the traditional daily scrum practices, try some new methods, and remember the true purpose behind the daily scrum is a valuable team interaction, not just another obligatory meeting.
You’re the PM? I thought I was the PM!
SDG’s Head of Product explores the relationship between *project* management and *product* management. One simple way to understand your company’s dominant mindset: what do you mean by the abbreviation “PM”?
Testing is more than just testing. Despite its importance, many developers tend to shy away from writing automated tests, citing the added effort involved and the difficulty of quantifying its benefits in real-time. However, by shifting our perspective and emphasizing...
Architecture is an art form
So, you’re building a digital product. The business goals are well defined, the user or customer needs have been established, and the concept has been reviewed with enthusiastic support. It’s now time to determine the technical architecture for this product, but the...
Stepping outside the developer status quo
“I think something that I’ve been really enjoying about this festival is that I feel like there is so much space here for thinking about new ideas and opportunities and radical Imagination,” Agyei Archer. As a developer, I have been pondering on how I can merge more...
The right champion pays dividends
Over the last few years, I have witnessed many organizations invest in understanding their business, users, and customers prior to building their digital products. They start at the highest level, in what we call the innovation phase, drafting a concept from...
Recognition at SDG
At SDG, recognition and showing appreciation for each other has always been a natural part of our culture. To give proper kudos when they are due, we have a number of different recognition programs that are designed to show appreciation to employees that go above and...
Successful Digital Product Innovation
Building software to bolster the digital capabilities of your business is a costly and time-consuming adventure. Often the digital products that are created during this process fail to return the desired business outcomes, fall short of user (and customer) needs, and...
Getting comfortable with iteration
There is a constant debate happening between the new way of thinking about development, typically agile methodologies, and the old ways of thinking, typically the beautifully named but oft-disparaged "waterfall." The thing is: this debate isn't happening much in a...
Blockchain 101: Real-World Uses
You might know bitcoin as a preferred payment system for ransomware or a volatile investment but like every technology there are two side to the coin. With one side being the potential to impact financial and social systems… in a good way!
How to be sure your product can go the extra mile
SDG consultant, discusses the parallels between digital product launches and going out for a jog.