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DO OK named among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Central Europe 2020
DO OK has been ranked 34th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Central Europe with 710% growth over the four past years. The company is driven by its mission to help create a sustainable future, which it believes will be facilitated through the informed use of its software.
26.11.2020, 2 min read
Mihail Yarashuk
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6 Key Benefits of Business Analysis for Software Development Teams
Organizations are becoming more and more reliant on business analysts (or BA’s) to help guide them through this digital transformation, examining data patterns and industry trends to identify best how to adapt products and processes in order to add value for customers and stakeholders.   But just what are the benefits of business analysis for startup founders and established companies? Why is it important to leverage the kind of learnings that a business analyst can provide for the different stages of project management? In this article, we will explore the following key benefits of business analysis for companies and startups, with a specific focus on software development projects.
16.11.2020, 9 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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Benefits of Remote Discovery Workshops for Product Development
It’s hard to overestimate the benefits of remote discovery workshops. Over the course of our work with many founders, startups and established companies building or refining more than 150 IT digital products and services, we’ve noticed how little understanding most leaders and project managers have of their own core values, those of their customers, and how their products fulfil those emotional needs. As the world pivots to working remotely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, running remote workshops can help fill knowledge gaps, build consensus between stakeholders, and deliver more value-driven contributions to project planning and product development.
09.11.2020, 4 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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Value-driven Business Analysis Tools, Techniques and Methodologies
It would be impossible to cover the entire spectrum of business analysis tools and techniques with anything short of an encyclopedia-sized volume. In this article, we will explore a subset of business analysis techniques that we have integrated into our digital consulting at DO OK, using a methodological toolbox developed over thousands of hours working with many different clients across a wide variety of industries.
03.11.2020, 9 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How Business Analysis Works in Project Management: Process & Approach
In the modern business environment, data has become one of the key factors delineating the boundary between the success or failure of products, established companies, startups, and all types of business operations. Collecting, analyzing, and understanding the enormous quantities of information (over 2.5 quintillion bytes per day in 2018) generated in business interactions and everyday online activities is crucial for any successful business.
19.10.2020, 7 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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Wave the uncertainty and get opportunities with Value-Focused Workshop
When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020, most of us optimistically looked ahead to what promised to be a prosperous year. And with good reason. The global economy was booming. The stock market reached all-time highs. Then out of nowhere, COVID-19 swooped in and triggered a seemingly overnight economic recession.Many business owners had to close shop. Consumer needs and preferences changed, and entire markets for goods and services dried up. Businesses have been forced to find new ways to offer value to their customers to ensure both their short and long-term survival. But that is easier said than done. To make a successful strategic pivot, an organisation must employ a highly focused and proven method to identify and deliver value to customers.Product discovery workshops are an essential tool in this regard. In this article, we will explore some popular product discovery workshops and conclude by examining a revolutionary and exciting new approach: the value-focused product discovery workshop.
12.10.2020, 8 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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What is business analysis?
Modern business analysis is more than just a tool for gaining deeper insights during project development, but also a catalyst for strategic planning and organisational change at the highest levels. Today, business analysis has become a complex research discipline, and the role of the business analyst continues to change and evolve. So, what is a business analysis and how BA bridges the gap between IT & business?
07.10.2020, 7 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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When and How to Plan a Product Workshop
We are software developers, and that means we get to work with lots of amazing product designers, project managers, and startup founders to help define the values & goals of many great companies and products. And being part of a product or design team means that you spend a lot of time collaborating, trying to create better products in order to deliver more value to customers. When conceptualizing or designing a new product, every founder, manager, designer and developer should know when and how to plan a product workshop, why it is an important part of product development, and how to run one. In this article, we’ll discuss how to think about workshops, and when you should (or should not) run a product development workshop.
05.10.2020, 7 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How To Avoid The Most Common Risks That Startups Face
Did you know that only 1% of all startups turn into unicorns? Furthermore, it takes them on average six years to earn this status, and it’s often an arduous and challenging road. The secret behind their success lies in their ability to quickly alleviate their mistakes and ensure that the product they’re working on truly responds to customer needs.   In today’s article, we’re going to cover the seven common risks that startups face on their way to market success and we’ll show you how you can avoid following in their footsteps.
01.10.2020, 7 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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What is a Discovery Workshop and Why Do You Need One?
Exploring the discovery phase and what is a discovery workshop is critical for understanding the goals and business needs of any new product or startup. In this article, I am explaining the importance of the discovery workshop and details on how you run one.
28.09.2020, 6 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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How to improve your MVP with Discovery Workshops?
According to Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, over 30,000 new products are introduced to the market annually, out of which 95% fail. Product development is undeniably challenging, but is there a way to prevent your product from becoming part of this bitter statistic? Fortunately, yes, and it involves creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). While it might seem daunting at first, taking part in a discovery workshop will make creating an MVP a lot easier.  Let us take a look at what MVP stands for. 
23.09.2020, 6 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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How To Know If You Need To Attend A Startup Workshop
Gone are the days when a good idea and a lot of hard work were enough to create software products. If you want to build a successful startup, you need market validation. Why? Because turning ideas into fully functional digital products requires a lot of time and money. Luckily, attending a discovery workshop for startups can help you decide whether your idea is worth investing in.   In today's article, we're going to discuss why startups should consider attending a discovery workshop. Before we proceed, let’s take a look at what a startup workshop is.
17.09.2020, 6 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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DO OK Proud to be Named a Top Development Partner by Clutch
Constant challenge and learning curve. That's the attitude we take towards our team to pursue the company's mission - help to deliver life-changing software products for founders with a positive impact in mind. Recently, we’ve been recognized by Clutch as one of the top custom software developers in Poland and Estonia.
06.07.2020, 1 min read
Dmitrij Żatuchin
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FakeHunter: how to deal with fake news using technology
Our special Ikigai Team's developed a system to fight with misinformation during the pandemic. In only four weeks, we've created a system that allows verifying Coronavirus-related (but not limited to) information based on a crowdsourcing approach, with future extension to NLP.   The project was realized as a part of DO OK's pro bono activities to develop fully working open-source solutions. Our clients were The Polish Press Agency and The Ministry of Digitization on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister of Poland.  
30.04.2020, 6 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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Client handbook part 2: tricky questions from a software team
Do you know how software teams evaluate clients? What would you answer to some of these tricky questions? Let's break down the thinking that goes behind some of the common topics when clients talk to software companies.
04.12.2019, 6 min read
Jakub Petrykowski
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Actify. Workshops, communication, and trust. Case study
Actify was founded as an initiative by a health insurer in The Netherlands. Actify aims to help people live healthier lives by building healthy habits in small steps. As DO OK we work with the client on two projects: Actify Vitality Coach and the Actify Bewegen app.  
20.09.2019, 4 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bohdan
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CEOs insights - how to be prepared for superior business relations
Every company has its business life cycle and building long-term relations might have a bit different energy and course. We look for valuable insights from each meeting or event, and a lot of them are worth being shared.
26.07.2019, 6 min read
Katarzyna Leszczynska-Bhodan
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Everyone's an Expert - do your job and stay sane
Some jobs, positions or work fields must deal with a specific problem - they can be very difficult and hard to master, but they rely more on soft skills than hard ones. There are many of these professions, but as an example, let’s take User Experience (UX) Designer. This person improves the interaction between user and product. Specifics of this job lead to one uncomfortable statement.
23.05.2019, 6 min read
Szymon Juskowiak
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Client handbook part 1: what (not) to say to a software house
This article is part 1 in a two-part series about setting up a productive collaboration with a software development company. The art of asking the right questions will help you to increase the success of your project and find the right fit for a software development partner.
22.01.2019, 13 min read
Jakub Petrykowski
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Why should you consider working with story points?
If you are a project manager, product owner or a business analyst, and you are about to estimate a digital transformation project in story points for the first time, this blog post is for you.
11.12.2018, 9 min read
Michał Gorski
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Mindfulness in business
Conferences like Slush, TechCrunch or WebSummit are great opportunities to get news from the industry, share experience and discuss case studies. One of the essential parts of such events is meeting people and listening to them, but not necessarily selling.
30.11.2018, 2 min read
Katarzyna Leszczyńska-Bohdan
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DO OK supports programming workshop for women
Any reason to share knowledge and experience is great, especially when the know-how is transferred to beginners who can join a new industry. We believe the IT industry will significantly benefit from bringing in more women.
16.11.2018, 2 min read
Katarzyna Leszczyńska-Bohdan
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