Mat Hollingsworth

The tools we use: JIRA

The tools we use: JIRA

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 26 Jan 2017

JIRA is a fantastic tool for managing complex software projects, as it works like an online version of a project management whiteboard, and integrates with the software tools you already use.

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5 reasons why we have a morning scrum routine

5 reasons why we have a morning scrum routine

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 19 Jan 2017

Every morning, our team meets for scrum. No, we do not change into rugby gear, put our arms around each other and shout out game plans – but thanks to our scrum routine, we are kicking goals.

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Flexible planning: Choosing the right methodology for your software project

Flexible planning: Choosing the right methodology for your software project

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 22 Dec 2016

When it comes to planning software projects, adopting a rigid or flexible approach can have an impact on the project’s outcome. Here, we explore the pros and cons of different methodologies.

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Getting away from the computer: Communicating visually

Getting away from the computer: Communicating visually

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 15 Dec 2016

Here at inoutput we like to step away from the computers and explore the use of diagrams and drawings to communicate our software ideas to clients.

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How software is transforming the education sector

How software is transforming the education sector

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 08 Dec 2016

Software systems, free online courses and accessible apps are rapidly transforming the education sector.

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3 ways software helps the transport sector

3 ways software helps the transport sector

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 01 Dec 2016

Software to streamline processes, improve the quality of real-time data and unify customer experiences is transforming the transport sector.

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Technical risk assessment: Know the lifespan of your software systems

Technical risk assessment: Know the lifespan of your software systems

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 10 Nov 2016

All businesses that use and rely on software systems have some element of technical risk. But what can be done to manage this risk?

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The tools we use: Slack

The tools we use: Slack

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 03 Nov 2016

One of the many software programs we use here at inoutput, to keep communications transparent and projects on the move, is Slack. So, what is Slack?

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How software is transforming the medical sector

How software is transforming the medical sector

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 20 Oct 2016

Clever software systems, wearable technology and health apps are changing the face of the medical sector, for the better.

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MVP: Determining the stage of your software project

MVP: Determining the stage of your software project

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 29 Sep 2016

You've got an idea for a software product or service, but you're not sure what level of support you need to make it happen. We'll help you find your way.

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IOP Kick-off: What types of workshops are available?

IOP Kick-off: What types of workshops are available?

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 22 Sep 2016

We understand that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach doesn’t work for everyone. That's way we offer a few different types of workshops as part of our IOP Kick-off.

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Your step-by-step guide to our IOP Kick-off workshop

Your step-by-step guide to our IOP Kick-off workshop

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 08 Sep 2016

​When it comes to starting any software development project, we run a workshop to ensure we understand the needs and goals of your business. Here’s what you can expect from our IOP Kick-off.

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The importance of user testing during the software design and development process

The importance of user testing during the software design and development process

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 25 Aug 2016

When it comes to user testing, understanding how people use your software product or service is crucial to its success.

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Refining your idea to the core: How to determine which features belong in your MVP

Refining your idea to the core: How to determine which features belong in your MVP

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 11 Aug 2016

You’ve established that your software project will be best launched as the minimum viable product (MVP) to get it to market quickly and affordably. But how do you determine which features should be included in your MVP?

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How an MVP approach to software development will save you time and money

How an MVP approach to software development will save you time and money

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 04 Aug 2016

You’ve got a great idea for a software project but you don’t want to waste your time and money building a product nobody will want to use or pay for.

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Four easy ways to keep your software developers happy

Four easy ways to keep your software developers happy

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 21 Jul 2016

Are you engaging programmers to build your software project? There are a few things you can do to ensure your objectives are clearly conveyed, and your project is delivered on time and to budget.

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The power of asking your customers for feedback

The power of asking your customers for feedback

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 14 Jul 2016

Inviting your customers to offer feedback – be it positive or negative – is a powerful way to enhance your company’s offerings. In this post, we intend to show you precisely why that’s the case.

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Tips and tools to help you automate your daily tasks and simplify your life

Tips and tools to help you automate your daily tasks and simplify your life

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 16 Jun 2016

Automation is nothing new in the world of business. By some experts’ reckoning, the first real workplace automation of tasks was ushered in by the advent of personal computers. Others dismiss that notion and look much further back to the assembly lines of Henry Ford or the textiles of the Industrial Revolution. Depending on your perspective, any of these important developments could be viewed as major developments in automation.

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The ultimate checklist for your software project brief

The ultimate checklist for your software project brief

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 09 Jun 2016

A brief should detail the overarching ideas and plans for your software project. But what elements should be included in your brief? We’ve put together this checklist to help you out.

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How Swissted posters inspired inoutput’s office art

How Swissted posters inspired inoutput’s office art

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 02 Jun 2016

Being design fanatics, we’ve always been drawn to the clean simplicity of the Swissted posters. A Swiss-what, you ask? Here’s a quick art lesson…

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Your step-by-step guide to our scoping process

Your step-by-step guide to our scoping process

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 26 May 2016

When it comes to starting any software development project, we believe in fully scoping the job to ensure that we understand the critical needs and goals of your business to determine a practical solution.

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Reach more customers by automating your email marketing

Reach more customers by automating your email marketing

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 05 May 2016

Email marketing is still one of the most effective channels to communicate with your customers and market your business.

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How an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will help your business grow

How an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will help your business grow

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Wed, 27 Apr 2016

Regardless of the size of your business, there are always opportunities to streamline processes to ensure a productive workforce and, ultimately, drive profitability.

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Business automation: 5 tips to help streamline your business

Business automation: 5 tips to help streamline your business

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 21 Apr 2016

If you want your business to remain competitive and relevant then automation is a must.

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Save time and money: 3 ways business process automation will unlock the full potential of your business

Save time and money: 3 ways business process automation will unlock the full potential of your business

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Fri, 01 Apr 2016

Does your business process a lot of paperwork manually? Do you receive a lot of emails requesting approval? Do you need to manage staff working remotely? Then it could be time for you to automate your business processes.

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Not all apps are created equal: Mobile apps vs mobile-optimised web apps

Not all apps are created equal: Mobile apps vs mobile-optimised web apps

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Wed, 24 Feb 2016

Did you know there's more than one way your business can reach mobile customers? Find out if you need a mobile application or a mobile-optimised web application. We break it down simply to help you understand the difference and determine which option is best suited to your business.

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Why you need to engage in scoping before starting a software development project

Why you need to engage in scoping before starting a software development project

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Wed, 09 Dec 2015

You’ve got an idea for a business and need a software program, website or application to bring it to life. But where do you begin? Scoping – it’s an integral part of the process that will help you to identify your project goals, determine what is possible and allow you to create a plan that will help you achieve what is practical.

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Best practice for hospitality websites

Best practice for hospitality websites

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 08 Jan 2015

Designing a website for a cafe, bar or restaurant should be simple, but it's amazing how many venues don't quite nail it. Too often, we have trouble finding menus, addresses or phone numbers for destinations when we're out on the town. It's frustrating, and as everybody knows, first impressions count.

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​Why Craft will make you happier than Wordpress, Expression Engine, Pyro, Drupal and other CMS

​Why Craft will make you happier than Wordpress, Expression Engine, Pyro, Drupal and other CMS

Posted by Mat Hollingsworth on Thu, 11 Dec 2014

From a customer's point of view, there's nothing more important than the text, images and other media on your website. But for you, the most important thing going forward is choosing the right content management system.

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