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Product Development - Scoping

Ideas come and go every day. We reach out to our friends, colleagues, expert networks and even family to help with moulding. Most often the ideas appear clear in our minds and when we try to communicate them to others, we aren’t too sure if they get through. We always make assumptions about their understanding of our ideas all the while wondering whether they are thinking the way we are? Are they seeing the world through our eyes? Scoping helps get everyone seeing the same, leaving no chances of misalignment.

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He who is brave is free

We got to go through cellulant’s payment gateway and wanted to write about it. Why does it get its own blog post you might ask. Well… because we want to honor the team that gave us this product, the #brave6. Around the time of the research, Kariuki our CEO had been having conversation with Ken (Cellulant CEO) as well as Ashford (Head of products) as we did the research on the Kenya payment gateway ecosystem that was launched on the 14th of January 2019, a day before the Riverside terror attack. We had then agreed to take things forward and review their product. That go ahead came barely 2 hours before the terror attack descended on Riverside.

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Agile Product Development

What comes to your mind when you come across the word agile? I’m sure you’d have an answer at the blink of an eye. Agile software development has been around for over a decade now, driving people away from the traditional software development process that plainly used to ship software but not products. But what about product development? At Zegetech, we have devised a framework that answers this question and ensures that we get shipping, fast! Take a journey through the process as we share Zegetech’s new results-proven and definitely interesting product development process.

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Are global payment gateways all that... and more

Previously we went out and tested the popular Kenyan payment gateways. We looked into the methods of payment they allowed, and the integration options they offered. We paid special attention to the APIs, their documentation and general usability. To kick off this year, we went global! Yes, we looked into popular international payment gateways, Visa and Mastercard integration. With developers in mind, we set out to see what these platforms have to offer and how they offered it. Here’s what we found.

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Product Discovery...show me the money!

Ever wondered why there are so many products that look good, work but don’t work well for you? Why the last update to your favorite app was so ugly and unintuitive you almost ditched it? Or why you remember that big launch but never come across someone using the product? While these can be explained away by a brutal market, poor product development plays a large part. Product discovery is a process to reduce the chances of this happening to you, and gives your product a better shot at success.

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