What’s the biggest bottleneck in a business? What prevents most businesses from succeeding when they seemingly have the right product, the right product-market fit, a good financial structure, etc.? What holds them back?
What are Agile Development and Distributed Agile Teams? What are the benefits and challenges of every Distributed Agile Team? How to build trust in physically distant groups of people, and how to overcome geographical and cultural differences to meet project goals?
Constantly putting off difficult communication situations often leads to feelings of frustration, guilt, annoyance with oneself, anger, a reduction in self-confidence and, ultimately, more stress and anxiety. By following some simple guidelines and by using some well-tuned communication skills, communicating in difficult situations becomes easier.
When you are looking to outsource some of your software development, you want to make sure the outsourced partner is skilled in various programming languages and can adjust with your business model. Maybe you will need to do more with Internet of Things for the next six months, but then after that, you might have road map needs about augmented reality.
When most people think of offshoring, outsourcing, or nearshoring their software development, the countries that come to mind first include India, Russia, China, Ukraine, and Poland. You don’t hear as much about Croatia, where we are based. Most American companies tend to know Croatia mostly for Game of Thrones sets, and not as much for software development. But … it makes a lot of sense as a place to find top-quality software developers.
Recently I participated in a discussion with some quite experienced people in IT about ORM and how useful it is. Since I have had both good and bad experiences with ORM in the past, I decided to conduct some research on some good and bad ORM practices.
When organizations first learn about nearshoring -- the concept of getting development work done in a neighboring country instead of your own country, or within your own team -- there are traditionally a number of myths and concerns that come up first. To see the value in outsourcing development work, you need to understand the misperceptions and then be able to counter them. This is a guide to doing just that.
Obviously we’re big fans of business outsourcing for everyone -- it’s a service we provide to companies looking to scale their software development function-- but sometimes people (prospective clients) are confused by the sheer need for outsourcing.