If you count yourself among the nine million people who use Lucidchart, you have probably enjoyed our easy drag-and-drop functionality and compatibility across operating systems when you’re working visually. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out these tips, selected specifically for software developers, to make sure you’re making the most of all […]

Here’s a hard truth about technical projects: non-trivial projects will accrue technical debt. It doesn’t matter how good your processes are. Over time, technical debt will grow until you are faced with the tough decision of letting the project die or actively reducing the debt.
And, as you make this decision, and diagrams will be your friend.

By definition, agile teams are cross-functional and self-sufficient—they include members capable of taking a project through every step of development, from inception to code release. With a diversity of roles—managers, developers, testers, designers, and ops engineers—working so closely together, timely and effective communication is absolutely essential if agile teams hope to complete their stories on […]

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Imagine you are participating in a 3-legged race. You and your partner are struggling to win. In the end, you figure out that you two have to be in near-perfect synchronisation if you want to actually finish the race and win. Working as a team in organizations is not much different. Instead of just 2 […]

Hackathons have become more popular in recent years. Although the name may conjure up images of lumberjacks hacking into pieces of wood, a hackathon is actually an event in which people such as programmers, project managers, technical writers and others work through a set of exercises in a limited amount of time, with the intent […]