Blog Category Archive


  • How to Evaluate a Custom Application Development Partner

    How to identify a development partner who will deliver an application that’s worth your time and investment.

    March 4, 2022
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    12 Principles of Agile (According to MercuryWorks)

    Since the Agile methodology was originally created (back in the early 2000’s) some things have changed. Every team does Agile just a little different from one another. Here we outline the core principles that support our entire Agile approach.

    Adam Keller
    February 28, 2022
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    Why We Product

    There are countless articles and blogs around the topic of Product Owner, but considering its contemporary nature, there is also a lot of confusion around who and what a Product professional really is. In a sea of opinions, the sake of this note is to summarize why MercuryWorks champions the Product role.

    Adam Keller
    February 11, 2022
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    Building Custom Software? Here’s Why You Need a Solid Software Development Plan

    Engaging in a software development plan with your potential future development partner can help set the stage for a successful application and is the perfect first step in a potential long-term relationship.

    Christopher Karlo
    January 25, 2022
  • Minimally Viable Scaled Agile

    Sometimes software systems are just too large for a single team with the generally-accepted “7 plus or minus 2” size to handle.

    Donald Bickel
    March 16, 2021
  • How MercuryWorks Works Remotely

    Like so many businesses, MercuryWorks has put great energy into grappling with the impacts of COVID-19 shelter-in-place/stay-at-home orders. We needed to quickly and smoothly shift all employees to working from home. This brought work lifestyle changes to the forefront. This post is intended to highlight some of the moves, tools and techniques we implemented to work completely remotely.

    Donald Bickel
    April 21, 2020
  • Mercury New Media Is Now MercuryWorks

    Mercury New Media has transitioned to a new name – we are now MercuryWorks!

    Donald Bickel
    March 27, 2019
    • Enhanced and Efficient Design with Rapid Prototyping

      Design is incredibly subjective and each person has their own opinions and interpretations. To ensure your vision is realized you can implement interface prototyping to visually display thousands of words worth of design and development requirements regarding how a system should both look and behave.

      Ryan Teneyck
      February 24, 2017
    • Women in IT: From Her Perspective

      A lot of women in tech, including myself, don’t like to spend a lot of time talking about being a woman in tech. The topic is controversial, usually uncomfortable, and comes with a negative connotation similar to “oh boy, what is she complaining about now?” Fortunately when you’re like me and work with a company that doesn’t just employ women in IT but empowers them, you can feel confident to speak on an issue that still persists.

      Kim Solomon
      January 13, 2017