Denver Startup Week: Process Is Not a Dirty Word
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Nick Coppolo
Sep 25, 2018

Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver and the largest free event of its kind in the world. The ubiquitous image of the startup delivery team is one of product people, designers and developers running fast and loose, fueled by passion and great coffee. All too often these teams suffer from “group think paralysis” and the death spiral cocktail made up of poorly communicated requirements, arbitrary timelines, quality issues and a lack of predictability. For startups and with cross-functional teams, a mature software design and development process, one that compliments the unique needs of an early…

Webinar: A guide to lean product development
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Nick Coppolo
Jul 24, 2018

Spire’s Chief Product Officer, Nick Coppolo, walks through the practices, processes, and pitfalls common in early-stage ventures employing lean product development methodologies. Watch the full presentation here. Feet on the street: A practical guide to lean product development 0:00:00 I’ve been with Spire for eight years. We have a particular focus on new product development. Our clients range from well-established large organizations, fortune five hundred’s to early-stage ventures such as yourselves. And within new product development in particular, we have an additional focus on design thinking and user-centered design. All that boils down to engineering and development. The product itself ultimately…

GDPR Explained. It Will Change Business – Here’s How
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Nick Coppolo
Jun 8, 2018

What is GDPR? When will it come into effect? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018.   Who needs to be concerned about it? Any EU site or application that “processes” information on users regardless of citizenship. Any non-EU site or application that “processes” or monitors information on users with EU citizenship.   How can businesses prepare? Read the law or hire a consultant.   What are the risks of non-compliance? Fines (up to 4% annual global revenue).   What does this mean for the industry in whole and how will it change business?…

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