"Development Principles for a Hybrid Approach to Extensible Custom Development" - showcasing xBase v12. Extensitech's success has hinged the use of our xBase platform in all of our custom software projects. Since xBase includes a vast feature set, a consistent look and feel, administrative tools, navigation scheme and a mother-load of developer conventions, we're able to come to the consultation table and give our clients an emphatic YES! With this year's release of xBase v12, we've added even more yeses including a full email client, Google Calendar integration, and tons more. We will discuss the benefits and challenges of using a framework to start projects and discuss some of the technical feats achieved to standardize the framework in the first place. Jason Sanders Extensitech Looks like you found a page that's for members only. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password
Live Development - Best practices for radically reducing or eliminating risks In an ideal world, we would have long timelines, test environments and a team of quality assurance professionals testing every update to our systems. But this is the real world and real world scenarios often demand live development changes. This session will discuss techniques for reducing or eliminating risk including: Offline testing Understanding the fundamental rules for copied and pasted code Testing with different access privilege levels Error trapping for table, schema, and layout locks Using a separation model, where as much development as possible is done in an "Interface file". Using specialized files for certain purposes (reporting for instance), which can either be a variation on the separation model, or "scratch tables" (extracting data and then reporting on it in another table/file) Danny Mack New Millennium Communications Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
In this session, veteran trainer Cris Ippolite will share insights and solicit input from the audience on best practices for providing excellent user support and training. Are classroom training and user documentation dead? How can you use videos, FAQs, improved interface and forums to meet customer needs? The session will discuss other techniques that assist in increasing users understanding of your system and ultimately lowering cost of support. Cris Ippolite iSolutions, Inc. Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
The Product Developer community is a unique space because we share technical and business issues but rarely compete against each other. In this panel discussion, experts will share stories about their most effective marketing and sales techniques. We'll open the discussion to the room and create a laundry list of takeaway tasks to help put you on the path to effective marketing and increased sales. Dave Johnson, Craig Motlong & Joe Panto Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
How do you manage the complex array of issues associated with keeping your customers up to date on the most current version of the FileMaker platform AND the most current version of your product. What tools can you use to assist with data migration? How can you help your clients plan for change and what expectations should you set in terms of how often you provide updates and releases? What about support, documentation and product training? We will look at the tools being used by Base Builders to provide support, training and online documentation to clients around the world. Doug Rawson Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
Whether you have an existing solution you'd like to extend to dozens of additional customers, or you are thinking about enhancing or even re-writing your system this session is for you. Having developed many systems and recently gone through a massive product upgrade, Corn will talk about his top recommendations for designing a system that is built to last and easy to support. Examples and Suggestions will include: Data structure: To separate or not to separate? Key components of security set up Interface conventions to help with training and support Modularizing reports to accommodate customization Ernest Koe The Proof Group Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
Development services around customizations can often take up more or your team's time than the research and development you need for future versions of your product. Successfully balancing the two worlds of product development and customization projects means keeping your custom projects on budget, within scope, and delivered on time. In this session, we will explore 4 aspects of custom development project management that are critical to maintaining control and setting proper expectations. I will introduce each aspect, share my experiences with each using an Agile project management approach, and then facilitate discussion around each aspect to share our collective approaches, ideas, and challenges. Four aspects of custom project management that we will discuss are: Discovery - how do you gather requirements for customizations? Resources - how dedicated are your developers to customization projects? Changes - how do you manage mid-project requirements changes? Status - how do you report project status to your customers? Jason Mundok Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
Have you ever asked the question, "How do you price this?" It is one of the most important questions you will answer. In this session, Kirk Bowman from Art of Value will discuss three steps to answer this question: discover the value you create, explore ways to offer that value, and learn to price that value. These steps will help you create happier customers and make more money in your business. Kirk will walk through a recent case study where he helped a software company raise their prices 175%. Kirk Bowman MightyData Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
Great product designers cut to the essence of a problem. They have an ability to sniff out what really matters and focus in on what the user wants. How do you do that? Ryan will share a model of the product development process that encapsulates the intuition he built up after ten years of designing easy-to-use software products. Ryan Singer Product Manager Basecamp Looks like you found a page that's for members only.
https://vimeo.com/216755928 Presented by Ernest Koe President and Co-Founder The Proof Group LLC Looks like you found a page that's for members only.