Creating interactive wireframes using Keystone

keystone-logoThis past week I was onsite with a client to review their site requirements and visual designs that had been created. My biggest focus was to try to determine how much additional effort would be required beyond what we could accomplish by implementing Keystone out of the box.

Having talked through the wireframes and designs, we had a fairly good idea of what the client was looking for from a front-end experience. Now it was time to try to use Keystone for a new use: interactive wireframes!

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Making it Work: Specialists on an Agile Team

In some lines of business, such as consulting, the organizational business goals require a certain amount of specialization in order to deliver to clients efficiently and with high quality. These organizations also typically bill by the hour, meaning downtime is a serious cost to the business. This can be difficult in an agile development model as these specialists often create silos of knowledge. Also, these specialists often get pulled in many directions and their availability is not always predictable.

How do you make it work with a typical Scrum-like agile team?

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Visual Studio Online: Project Renames and Fields on Cards

VSOI was not surprised that a lot of news came out from Microsoft this past week during their Build event, but some of the changes announced specifically for Visual Studio Online (VSO) were very nice. The first announcement brought us the much sought-after team project renames. The second announcement was the news that there are new options for manipulating your cards on the board, including features such as filtering and specifying fields to display on the card.

These announcements did not generate the same level of excitement to the community as a whole like the announcements for Visual Studio Code for Mac OS and Linux, or the HoloLens, but since I won’t have the chance to use either of those any time soon, the VSO news is far more interesting to this guy right here. 🙂 Continue reading “Visual Studio Online: Project Renames and Fields on Cards”