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Ask us anything: Recent shifts and upcoming trends in digital product development

Almost all of us have had to pivot our priorities in 2020. For many businesses, that shift has been painful. Even amidst a sea of rapid change, leaders have been tasked with the following:

  • Develop innovative and personalized products
  • Align to organizational value while creating cost efficiencies
  • Manage people and processes remotely

These goals are challenging in normal times, particularly in 2020 and 2021. But we’re here to help.

This month, we’re launching an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with Alex Lukashevich, Director of Managed Services at Forte Group. Have questions about product engineering, team management, testing, or product strategy? With more than 20 years of experience working in various product development roles, Alex can answer them.

Submit your question in the comments section below before October 31st and we’ll email you Alex’s answers once they’re ready.

Unsure of what to ask? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • What do you think the top product development challenges will be for 2021?
  • What digital tools should I use to enhance product development?
  • Our business would like to lean toward testing automation but we are not sure if the outcome is worth its cost. What criteria should we use to make the right decision?
  • We introduced Scrum, but adopting Agile hasn’t shown any tangible results so far. What should we be doing differently?
  • How do I create a better communication strategy with my team, now that they’re completely remote?
  • What are some ways my company can improve the cost-effectiveness of our software delivery? 

Uncover the insights you can leverage to find the right mix of digital tools and accelerate product development. 

About Alex Lukashevich:

Alex Lukashevich, digital product development expert

Alex Lukashevich is a Director of Managed Services at Forte Group. Alex has successfully assisted in building and growing the IT department at one of the largest proprietary trading firms in Chicago, helping to grow their staff from near 20 to over 200. He has managed several QA, operations, and software development teams before joining Forte Group. Constantly trying and learning new skills and techniques has let Alex take on new opportunities and grow both personally and professionally.

Alex holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He calls himself “a bit of an adrenaline junkie” for being not afraid of taking calculated risks and stepping out of his comfort zone.

Ask Alex your question:

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Patricia Taylor
Patricia Taylor
9 days ago

Can you share any strategies on how to avoid unplanned development costs?

Peter Montgomery
Peter Montgomery
8 days ago

Hi Alex, do your teams have any trouble matching product/service strategy with actually tech strategy and how do you solve it?

Tamia Mackay
Tamia Mackay
8 days ago

Hi Alex, what are the red flags to look for when choosing a managed services porvider? Thanks!

Last edited 8 days ago by Tamia Mackay
Jolene
Jolene
2 days ago

We are using Jira to manage tasks, but are searching for a tool to manage incoming projects. We want the tool to identify the incoming projects, timelines, and priority (as well as other things). Which tools have been successful to use for that purpose?

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