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De-risking Technical Debt

Technical debt can build up in various ways and is perhaps inevitable in any development project. Headforwards can help you identify and tackle this technical debt and thus reduce any risks it may pose to the project’s success.

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What can Software Developers learn from Star Wars? 

If the Empire developed software, their stack would hold little or no technical debt. The Empire is never tripping over misplaced boxes, making do with old tools, or spending an excessive amount of time repairing old ships. In his latest insight, Backend Developer Peter Conway discusses what software developers can learn from Star Wars.

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What distinguishes Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) from other Agile practices? 

Learn about Behaviour-Driven Development in practice, and what distinguishes BDD from other Agile methodologies.

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QA Testing at Headforwards 

In this article, experienced QA tester at Headforwards, Gowri Thota, shares his thoughts on successful testing regimes. 

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Selecting software solutions: five things to consider

The route to streamlining an organisation and boosting productivity often lies in the integration of software to digitise manual processes or enhance systems.
But how do you make sure you select the right solution for your organisation? Headforwards’ Product Manager Owen Hodge shares five things you should consider when deciding between fully custom or customised off-the-shelf software solution.

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Building IT into your business strategy 

Considering IT as a support function is an antiquated concept. And having a separate IT strategy neglects to consider how significant the advancement of technology has been in recent years. How should business leaders think about IT strategy? Our Lead Advisory Partner shares his thoughts in this article.

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Unlocking the Potential of your Software Development Team: Empowerment as the Key to Success

How to make sure you continue to lead your software development teams whilst empowering them? It’s all about navigating a path between being careful not to lean too far one way and lose control, or too far the other and hold too much control.

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Rethinking innovation 

Searching for process and service optimisations within your organisation still needs an innovative approach that results in implementable projects that deliver a return on investment. 

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How to get real value from technology consultancy

Consultancy firms are full of industry expertise and experience, but that doesn’t mean the actual individuals or teams working on your business will have that. The real value that will deliver for your business will come from skills and expertise, not brand and scale.

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Six benefits of Quick Start projects 

Quick start projects are a great way for businesses to kickstart innovations, make progress fast and overcome limitations around team capacity and resource. Learn more about the benefits.

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Why you should invest in Cyber Security Services

Protect your business from cyber threat risks with highly effective cyber security services. Learn more about why investing in these services is essential for businesses of all sizes.

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Is ChatGPT a threat to software developers?

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm; it reached 100 million users in days as opposed to other technologies, which took months, sometimes years to reach the same level of users. What might it mean for software developers?

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The importance of a supportive culture in tech

The tech industry can be fast-paced and stressful but a supportive culture can make all the difference. Why are there so many challenges and what can we do about it?

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Software solutions: slow and steady wins the race

Headforwards Software Developer, Akhila Rao shares her expertise and best practices when approaching complex problems, and how Agile approach can help to find the right software solution.

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The rise of robots: reinventing the workforce

There are a whole host of articles suggesting that Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the automation of existing systems will gradually start replacing jobs in the UK. However, Headforwards Founding Director, Toby Parkins doesn’t think we should fear this change. Find out why.

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The dangers of Agile as a buzzword

The benefits of Agile can be significant to a business, particularly in the current era and upcoming turbulent times we’re likely to be facing. Scrum master and Agile Lead, Tom Clark shares the benefits of ‘real Agile’ and how to avoid the buzzword version. 

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Making away days, pay

Away days can be a bit marmite, but earlier this year we dragged 10 of our team to Devon for not one, not two, but THREE away days in a rural pub. We all made it back alive and with plenty of outcomes to implement. Here’s why we did it and the lessons we learned.

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How business can innovate in challenging times

Headforwards founding director Toby Parkins shares his thoughts about how Agile approach can help businesses innovate in challenging times.

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Technical sprints: quick projects with significant long-term value 

Unique to Headforwards, technical sprints offer valuable time for analysis, reflection, and upskilling. Product Manager Owen Hodge explains the wide-ranging benefits for all.

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Two heads are better than one

Headforwards founding director Toby Parkins introduces Headforwards Advisory. Learn how it can help you leverage the greatest value from your software, data, cyber and cyber security.

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The secret of any exceptional IT project? Focus on outcomes, not technology.

A combination of business pressures and multiple stakeholders can risk a technology-led approach to development projects. Here’s how to change tack to get the best outcomes instead.

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