6 years in Serengeti; a developers experience
I've spent a little over 6 years at Serengeti, so you could say I'm a part of 'the old team' who has experienced many of Serengeti's 'adventures'. So now, when I'm pouring my mind out on paper and remembering the different chapters of our adventure, I'm happy to say that most of the chapters make me smile.
Why your business needs software development to grow?
Think about an industry that is very physical in nature, so not a digital one. Consider industrial manufacturing. That’s a very physical industry: big machines and people in big warehouses doing projects. But it’s also very driven by digital processes and software: Big Data, virtual reality, automated testing, Internet of Things, etc. You are seeing the same in logistics, too -- augmented reality and other software-driven processes are combining to digitally transform an older industry.
What is the role of software development in digital transformation?
When you see the words “software development” and “digital” in the same question, the answer seems obvious: They must be connected in some way. They are. But to make sense of this, we need to walk through the terms.
Practical elements you need in outsourced software developers
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.
Why do you should consider having a software development partner in Croatia
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.
You should worry about your products. Let someone else worry about development.
A product company should be focused ultimately on two things:
- Best-in-class product, support, rollouts, and everything “product.”
- World-class relationships with customers
Top 7 Common myths and misperceptions about Nearshoring in Western Europe
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.
How to build a trust with a remote team you don’t see every day?
Trust is the underpinning of almost any human relationship, personal or professional. It’s hard to run deep with someone -- develop their career, marry them, etc. -- if trust is lacking.
One of the biggest concerns people tend to have with outsourcing a function, especially a function as crucial as software development, is “How do I know I can trust the team I’m giving this work to? How can I trust them if I don’t see them every day in my HQ offices?”
How to solve document generation problem
Word and similar tools become less useful when trying to fill in one template file with multiple different data sets. For example, many different documents where the only difference is the forename and surname. Doing this by hand becomes tedious and time consuming.
Serengeti is among TOP 10 fastest growing IT companies in Croatia
Serengeti Software Technologies, an international software development nearshoring and consulting company based out of Croatia has just been named as one of the TOP10 fastest growing IT companies in Croatia, based on YOY (2017/2018) relative revenue growth of 72%.
To be or not to be a full stack developer?
This article is intended for web developers as I come from that part and therefore consider myself able to speak only about full stack web developers. The article can be used as a list of things that you can put a checkmark or use it as a to-do learn list. Maybe, I will succeed in convincing you that full stack developer is an expression you should use very carefully. Let’s dig in.
Checklist: Choosing the right nearshore partner for your software product development
- Why product development is different
- Top non-skilled-based requirements
- Pick your favorite from 5000 in CEE
Who are actually Millennials? The perspective of a Millennium
Millennials, the term that has been frequently mentioned in the media in a positive but also in a negative meaning. Is this generation really lazy, narcissistic, and spoiled „adults“? Or they are enthusiastic, ambitious and idealistic individuals? Who are actually Millennials and why we mention them so often?
You can not scale your R&D with copies of your development employees
True story: The software product development team is 8 people. The average age in the R&D is 31. All engineers work for the company for at least 3 years. Everybody in the team can jump on various tasks like database, middleware, UI, report generator – even testing! Team needs to grow for 2 or 3 more engineers. Job ad published on several portals for already 10 months but no candidate matches the desired skill profile.
[VIDEO] Top 5 reasons why Serengeti engineers are a perfect fit for your company!
Is your in-house software development team facing a problem it cannot solve? Are you in need of additional software development personnel, but are you struggling to find suitable candidates? Wouldn't it be great to have instant access to a pool of dedicated, trained and experienced software engineers?
Why does outsourced engineering fail? (And how do you make it better?)
Outsourcing of software development is more and more often preferred. Despite that, a lot of such projects are over-budget, it takes too long and fails in general. Here you can find out how to skip such a situation and how to efficiently work with an outsourced team.
A Guide: How to successfully manage a distributed software development team
Rise of distributed team popularity, especially in software development, is sometimes due to specific project needs, but in most cases, it's driven by the inability to hire the appropriate talent locally. Therefore, the need for establishing and successfully managing a distributed team is steadily becoming increasingly important.
This guide encompasses relevant experiences, practices, and recommendations, all of which aim to facilitate the art of successfully running a distributed software development team.
Operational Manager Dilemma
Imagine Marcus, Head of software development in very successful fast growing company. As a manager he is responsible for 10 SCRUM teams, approx. 60 people, representing IT functions such as business analysis, software architects, software engineers, testers and operations that follow an agile methodology.
Dijana Perić - From leaving her comfort zone to a managerial position
How dynamic and exciting can the path leading towards new business opportunities in Serengeti be? Our Diana Perić, who "leveled up" in the first few weeks of her career, is best able to answer this particular question!
The importance of engineering team stability
Turnover can be especially bad for engineering / development teams, because losing crucial knowledge from a dev team can set back the entire road map. If a great performer in marketing leaves, that would also be a loss, but the tactics of marketing can usually be picked up by the rest of the team. When a great developer leaves, though, you lose both knowledge and skill that can have massive implications for future product/service development.
Nataša Zec - a journey from a corporation to a company that values emotions
Largely responsible for the establishment of the legal department, the adoption of procedures, standards, and good practices, our Nataša is a versatile and communicative woman who successfully balances her personal and professional life.
Ivan Živić - from a loved colourful character to true leadership qualities
An almost typical story of leaving your comfort zone also marked the career of atypical Ivan Živić, one of Serengeti's top leadership strengths.
We are among TOP 100 IT Croatian exporting companies
Our headquarter is in Zagreb, Croatia but most of our clients are in Western Europe. In three categories we have listed in TOP 100 charts.