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Ayman Dayekh

Implementing a Project Management Office: 4 Steps to Success

By Ayman Dayekh
A PMO can deliver huge value, but setting one up can be a challenge—especially if it is an organization’s first time. Ensure a smooth launch with this expert PMO strategy guide.
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Khatia Gagnidze

Improve the Product Development Process With This Simple, But Powerful, User Flow Analysis

By Khatia Gagnidze
Apply the four steps in this user flow analysis method to make your product development process more efficient—and improve UX for activities like app onboarding and checkout.
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Pam Nicholls

Can Designers Make the Metaverse Less Awkward?

By Pam Nicholls
UX designer Pam Nicholls has created video games and augmented reality experiences for companies like Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and DreamWorks Animation. Here she explores designing for the metaverse and reveals innovative ways to make the user experience more intuitive and accessible.
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Nathan Babcock

SolidJS vs. React: The Go-to Guide

By Nathan Babcock
SolidJS is a blazing-fast framework that dodges virtual DOM manipulation. Let’s see how it compares to React, the industry standard, when it comes to components, performance, and developer productivity.
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Dmitrii Bolotov

Big Data Architecture for the Masses: A ksqlDB and Kubernetes Tutorial

By Dmitrii Bolotov
Today’s cloud building blocks empower any size team—even a lone engineer—to build big data solutions. Learn how to use open-source tools to create scalable architecture for your next project.
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Shoaib Mahmud

Push Notification Best Practices: 7 Questions Designers Should Ask

By Shoaib Mahmud
Mobile app push notifications are powerful engagement tools, but they can be intrusive if not handled correctly. Don’t hit send on your push notification strategy before asking yourself these questions.
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Milos Belcevic

The PRD Isn’t Dead: New Best Practices for Digital Product Development

By Milos Belcevic
For many years, there has been debate around the value of a PRD in digital product development. The issue is not whether one should be used, says product expert Milos Belcevic, but how.
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Kata Török-Pál

3 Essential Project Manager Skills and How to Hone Them

By Kata Török-Pál
Managing projects is largely about managing people. These three soft skills can help project managers build a strong team, gain trust, and create a positive culture.
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Mohamed Zarrugh

Better Digital Banking Through Data Analytics

By Mohamed Zarrugh
Banks haven’t seen the savings expected from the transition to digital products and services. A leading consultant for some of the largest US banks shares his step-by-step plan for using smarter customer data analytics to slash costs and improve customer satisfaction.
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