These days “average” performance just doesn't cut it. To deliver bleeding-edge solutions that differentiate us from our competitors we need bleeding-edge people. Yet when it comes to expansion and hiring new staff, we use age old techniques and science tells us they just don’t work.
Retrospective sessions help us learn from our experiences and improve the way we work both independently and as a team. Getting together and discussing “how things went” is one approach but for the session to be truly valuable we need to add a little structure to the conversation.
Studies show that every additional 1 second in page load time results in a 7% loss in conversion. If you are running an e-commerce site, slow page loads directly affect your revenue. This isn’t big news. But how do you go about addressing performance issues?
Last month I wrote an article highlighting the ease of creating web connected Pebble watch apps. Since then I’ve been keeping an eye out for other wearable devices that are designed to do interesting things with the help the internet.
Forms can be boring. On paper we spend time carefully filling out tiny boxes hoping that the person (or machine) that’s receiving them can interpret our handwriting. Online we hope that our browser can remember enough of our personal information to get us at least half way there. We can’t get away from them but that doesn't mean they have to feel like a chore.