Behind the Scenes

Flexible Onboarding Hiring and onboarding new talent is a significant task that many companies deal with regularly. One of the most challenging parts of this process is team placement. How do you determine the best team for a new hire?  There are two general approaches to making team assignments: Static…

We’re excited to continue our series of interviews with members of our scrum teams. Today we  interviewed Laura Luttmer, a Group Product Manager, Will Wang, a Product Manager, and Caro Seiler, a Sr. Product Manager. Note that Product Manager or Product Management are frequently shortened to PM. How did you…

If you’re leading or managing a team, you’ll want to think about how metrics can help. Metrics don’t tell you the whole story, but they are an important window into the health and effectiveness of the team.  Think of it like driving a car. Would you drive down the road…

When a company chooses to use Software as a Service (SaaS), the convenience of the application is often one of the main drivers. However, the company must ensure the SaaS provider securely protects their customers’ data. In the security world, we often refer to system security with three terms: Confidentiality,…

We’re excited to continue our series of interviews with members of our scrum teams. Today we  interviewed Aditya More, a User Experience Designer, Lauren Kett, a User Experience Researcher, and Rob Witt, a User Experience Manager. Note that User Experience is frequently shortened to UX. What inspired you to become…

In my job at Lucid as the VP of Strategy, I often hear: “Isn’t it scary to choose what will come next? That feels like a lot of pressure!”  They aren’t wrong! These are big, important decisions that we are making as a company. But our process for prioritizing, testing,…

This is part of our interview series with the different members of our scrum teams. In this post, we interview Tanner Yorgason and Carlos Amador, Software Engineers, and Alyssa Stringham, an Engineering Manager. What is life like as a software engineer at Lucid? Tanner: I pursued software engineering largely because…

The Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite brings together Lucidspark, Lucidchart, and Lucidscale to help teams conceptualize, visualize, plan, execute, and document complex tech projects. Today I want to tell you more about the newest component of the suite, Lucidscale. What is Lucidscale?  Lucidscale is a cloud visualization solution that enables architects…

When it comes to how teams work together in a SaaS product environment, Lucid doesn’t have an uncommon method—we work in an Agile environment with Scrum teams. What makes Lucid unique is how our Scrum environment is defined. While this can easily be summed up with the adage that “everyone…

Challenges, requirements, and objectives According to Archimedes’ Principle of buoyancy, because of the density of ice and sea water it is estimated that about one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg is above water. We often say in the design world how the work that is seen is just the…