May 01 2018

Building the Right Product vs. Building the Product Right

Product Management Venn Diagram The Product Manager is an essential player in the software development process. Yet, we often find ourselves answering a troubling question when sitting down with eager prospective clients. > "Why do I need a PM? I

Apr 14 2017

Conversation Over Documentation

Shipping products for our clients is at the core of what we do as a Product Design team. Our expertise and experience is why our clients trust us enough to come back and work with us for multiple engagements. But shipping a good product goes beyond a

Feb 25 2016

A day in the life of a MojoTech Project Lead

MojoTech, like most companies, has the concept of a Project Lead. Initially, I wasn't sure what to expect when I took on my role as Project Lead, so I'm writing this post to shed a little light on the responsibilities and expectations of the role, as

Dec 15 2015

When is the right time to add process to your business?

Like many CEO’s in December, my head has been down for the past few weeks as we plan for 2016. And one of the things that’s been on my mind is process. We’ve recently implemented a new lead management process and CRM to help triage our inbound

Nov 25 2015

What do healthy software projects have in common?

At MojoTech, we’ve worked on many projects. While each presents unique challenges, over time patterns emerge. Healthy projects ship on time and work as expected, and they are built by empowered teams who respond quickly to changes. On the other hand,

Aug 18 2015

Closing the gap: how we’re creating an inclusive environment.

It is no secret that the discussion surrounding diversity in the tech industry reveals itself to be a multifaceted issue. There is no shortage of thought-provoking articles (for example, here, here and here) on the subject. But in every argument, one

Courtney Fanning
Apr 02 2015

The appeal of easy problems (aka “bikeshedding”).

“Let’s have our meeting in the conference room. We can order lunch.” If you’ve heard this before, then you know how likely it is that a significant chunk of your meeting will be spent figuring out where lunch will come from, and what to

Feb 19 2015

Is “work from home” losing its luster as a recruiting tool?

The Northeast has been hit hard by snow in these past few weeks, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down. It forced me and many others to stay off the roads and work from home. It also reminded me just how much I prefer working from the office. I

Jan 07 2015

Why you need a daily standup.

A developer from a client team recently asked me why we would need daily standups for the team. "That seems a bit too granular," he said. At MojoTech, we employ daily standups as an essential part of our development process. I've read a few articles

Jan 05 2015

What gold mining teaches us about building a successful business.

To the dismay of my wife, one of my favorite TV shows right now is Gold Rush, a reality show that features a hard-up group of men who decide to risk it all and head to the Yukon to mine for gold. My wife doesn’t understand why I like it, and for a