Increasing productivity by 500%

Herman Miller, the makers of the acclaimed Aeron chair, produce a new chair every 17 seconds.  13 years ago, they were producing a chair every 82 seconds.  Here are some of the facts: 500% productivity gain 1000% product quality gain Safety has increased by a 6 multiple Quality metrics have increased by a factor of 10  The production of an …

You could outsource your build…

As we start to bring founding customers on to watu we are having numerous conversations about the difference between out sourced build (when the customer partners with a web design agency to build an application) and buying a SAAS product such as watu.  Here’s the difference: 1.  Wiping the slate clean: Great product is achieved through a process of building, breaking …

Why staffing agencies shouldn’t build their own technology

Here’s what happens when staffing agencies build their own databases: 1.  Agency decides that their particular requirements are unique and require a bespoke solution. 2. Agency sources and shortlists 3 web design companies and briefs them on their needs. 3. Web design companies conduct a brainstorm with the project team from the agency.  The brainstorm brings up the macro problems …