Sprintly Goes Back to Its Startup Roots

Today we are excited to announce that Quick Left’s Sprintly product is once again becoming an independent company, under the leadership of its original founder, Joe Stump.

After almost two years of work, we’ve decided that now is a good time for Sprintly to be a startup again. Joe, who is on the Quick Left Board of Directors, was eager to re-acquire Sprintly and run it as an independent company.

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Happy, Sad, Evil, Weird: Driving Feature Development With Use Case Planning

When building software iteratively, feature planning has to be done early and often. But it can be a complicated process due to all of the stakeholders involved, each with different viewpoints and goals.

What's more, it's easy to overlook key behaviors of a feature, which can lead to expensive and rushed code later. It's usually intuitive to figure what should happen when everything goes according to plan, but what about edge cases? What should happen when a user supplies bad data? A hacker launches a malicious attack on our application? What about when chaos makes the whole system unstable?

In the first post of this miniseries, we'll take a look at one way to get everyone's voice heard in the planning process, including the product owner, developer, designer, and QA engineer. Using this approach, teams can draw on their diverse perspectives to tease out a detailed blueprint of a feature that costs less and performs better.

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