NeuEon Blog

Mastering a Continuous Innovation Process – Part 1: The Idea Stream

In my last post, I wrote about the two main reasons organizations find themselves unable to successfully drive innovation. The first reason is, many companies fail to use customer insights and data to drive their product development. If you’re not pinpointing customer pains and figuring out how to solve these problems, innovation efforts may falter.… Read More »

Driving Innovation Through a Process-Focused, Customer-Centric Approach

Increasing numbers of U.S. executives list innovation as a priority to drive growth and competitive differentiation. These business leaders mean well and intend to see this priority through, but despite significant investments – in both time and money – innovation initiatives often fail to create sustainable returns.… Read More »

A Recap of the Hult Prize Semi-Finals (And How You Can Get Involved)

I recently participated as a judge in the Semi-Final Rounds of the Hult Prize, an annual competition organized by The Hult Prize Foundation which is dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs. The Hult Prize encourages the world’s most passionate minds to compete in teams to solve the planet’s biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-ups.… Read More »

The Drive for Continuous Improvement: A New Mindset

Driving change across an organization begins with taking the right steps toward achieving a positive business outcome. A number of ways exist to improve your team and its productivity, realize true transformation, and achieve development excellence. But how do you ensure you’re making progress?… Read More »

Thoughts on the Recent S3 Outage

Like many of you, I spent a good chunk of yesterday dealing with the Amazon S3 outage. Lasting for approximately four hours, this outage affected some very popular websites, including Medium, Slack, and Trello. It also affected countless other, smaller applications.… Read More »

3 Steps to Drive Organizational Change

The start of a new year can be an ideal time to commit to change, not only at an individual level but also at an organizational level. For many software development teams, setting goals like increasing productivity or establishing a faster time to market is not only admirable, but often within reach.… Read More »

Does Certification Always Equal Excellence?

In today’s workplace, the need to keep skills sharp is crucial to maintaining your professional edge. With the rapid, ever-evolving pace of technology influencing changes in business processes and operational trends, professionals responsible for development and delivery have quickly embraced the need to become certified in their respective fields.… Read More »

Driving Change: Agile Transformation & Development Excellence

Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile, Enterprise Lean Agile… whatever the latest terminology, it’s all about taking the right steps toward achieving a positive business outcome. In our work with executive teams and across organizations to drive development excellence and realize a true “transformation”, successful companies share the following commonalities: Recognition of the Problem Most enterprises notice “the problem” manifesting itself in several ways: Schedules and releases are unpredictable.… Read More »

Core v. Custom: How To Protect Your Product and 
Accommodate Customer-Specific Requests

At NeuEon, there’s no more rewarding work for us than solving a product development problem that we encounter time and time again. A major challenge for many product development organizations is how to manage custom software requests from clients. We find that many teams have trouble balancing these custom requests with the core product that they’re aiming to build.… Read More »

What Exactly is Agile Project Management?

Where Does Project Management Stand Today? The explosion of Agile has brought project management to a crossroads. Today’s project managers are grappling with the fact that years of experience and training have left them with a need to adapt to more agile philosophies, or else be thought of as dinosaurs.… Read More »

3 Ways to Manage Your Technical Debt

Technical debt has gained popularity over the last few years as a metaphor for the accumulation of things that should be changed, replaced or removed in an application. Any organization with more than a few lines of code in its repositories has some level of technical debt that needs to be managed.… Read More »

Managing Global Teams in an Agile World

In today’s corporate environment, a large portion of software development is done across the globe. Typically teams are spread out for cost control, yet we still want them to be efficient. This drive to lower development expenditure, along with the need to become more Agile, has proved to be problematic for many companies.… Read More »

The Best Gifts for Techies

At NeuEon, we live and breathe technology as we help to create high-performance development and IT teams. These teams work tirelessly to create high-quality products and propel their companies forward. This time of year, it’s nice to show appreciation for all their hard work.… Read More »

Adhere to Agile: How To Perfect Tech & Development Processes

Developing software can be an unpredictable and chaotic process. Teams must move quickly to gain a foothold in the market, adjust to customer needs and deliver a market-ready solution on time and with limited resources. As a result, it might be attractive to cut corners and only adhere to some agile principles in order to turn vision into reality—a shortcut that can often end in disaster.… Read More »

Keeping Your Development Teams on Track for Success

Even the best and largest organizations can suddenly find their software development teams in trouble when it comes to quality issues, missed milestones, and development estimates. And unfortunately, these are just a few of the pitfalls that development teams can experience.… Read More »

People & Process Red Flags to Tackle Before Seeking Funding

As the digital transformation takes off and technology plays are front and center for investment firms, young companies should be aware that investors are taking a closer look at the strategic technology directions of companies, especially as it relates to the three Ps of technology product development: People, process, and platforms.… Read More »

Think Like an Investor: How Solid Is Your Tech Strategy?

Technology Red Flags to Address Before Investors Ask About Them: Part 1 Investors go through an exhaustive due diligence process when deciding whether to invest in the latest tech company or during M&A analysis. Financials, market fit and growth, traction, and the founders and employees’ ability to attain what is promised are all thoroughly vetted.… Read More »

NeuEon goes to Washington

I recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet elected officials and regulators and discuss the status of the tech industry. At NeuEon we specialize in helping small to mid-size companies implement best practices in software development. For the past six years I have made this trip to D.C.… Read More »

Surviving your first iOS app Rejection

If you develop mobile apps for iOS sooner or later you may receive the dreaded Apple rejection email. This happens when something about your app submission conflicts with the Apple Review Guidelines. It’s frustrating putting in all that effort and then waiting for the big release day only to be told you are rejected.… Read More »

Leadership Series: The Evolving Role of the CIO

The role of the CIO is evolving at a rapid pace, a pace hastened by the dominance of data and next-generation technology. There is a need for businesses to have someone who can do more than just implement technology – someone who can help guide the strategic choices of a company’s future with an eye toward new innovations.… Read More »

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