category 'startup'

Why Uclusion replaces Scrum, Slack, and Jira

Why Uclusion replaces Scrum, Slack, and Jira

Even though they were invented in the 1990s Python and Java are still useful languages, but other old inventions, like Scrum, group chat, and Kanban boards have no place in...

David Israel David Israel
Avoid overusing meetings with Uclusion

Avoid overusing meetings with Uclusion

TL;DR: signup for Uclusion and immediately be in a sandbox demo (a very small sample shown below) with a team enjoying a modern development process.

Ben Follis Ben Follis
Enjoy software development more with Uclusion

Enjoy software development more with Uclusion

Stock options have long been tech’s secret sauce for keeping software developers engaged, but cap tables don’t solve all problems. In my previous startup founder shares were divided very unequally...

David Israel David Israel
Don't code in bad environments

Don't code in bad environments

Looking back on my 19 years as a developer with some very long stints in positions, I can say this with some certainty: If you want to remain relevant as...

Ben Follis Ben Follis
Preparing for a four day work week with Uclusion

Preparing for a four day work week with Uclusion

Whether you are joining the growing number of companies moving to 4-day work weeks, just want a lighter Friday, or are already at 4 days and want to do better...

David Israel David Israel
Preventing Code Factory

Preventing Code Factory

It was 2003 and I was working with a consulting firm doing software for Stanford IT. It was pure code factory (first blog in this series). Minimal contact with the...

David Israel David Israel
Escaping Code Factory

Escaping Code Factory

Code factories grow from a belief that developers perform better when directed as much as possible.

David Israel David Israel
Reclaim Your Retro!

Reclaim Your Retro!

TL;DR: Your team needs to drop retrospective meetings and use that time for self-organized improvement.

Ben Follis Ben Follis
Don't Let Mandatory Developer Meetings Suck You In

Don't Let Mandatory Developer Meetings Suck You In

Last century’s way of doing things isn’t just annoying; it’s dangerous.

David Israel David Israel
Why Demo Meetings Require Insanity

Why Demo Meetings Require Insanity

You can’t be “Done” and also demoing for feedback.

David Israel David Israel
Tools and Methodologies Nudge Us

Tools and Methodologies Nudge Us

Nudge theory, influencing behaviour without coercion, is an important part of how our work environment is created - especially in startups.

David Israel David Israel

The Risk of Believing in Easy Software Development

There are fields like medicine, research, construction and entertainment where its widely excepted that any one project will be difficult and you do the best we can with the process...

David Israel David Israel
The Story Behind Uclusion

The Story Behind Uclusion

We founded Uclusion to solve the problem of working on what is most important. Over the years we’ve had many experiences that led us to strongly believe there has to...

David Israel David Israel