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Business

19.07.2019.

Checklist: Choosing the right nearshore partner for your software product development

We have to agree that the easiest way to evaluate a potential partner for nearshore software development is to get some CVs of their engineers and to look how senior those people are. But is it the best way? How important are CVs for the success of a partnership? We say less than 25%. Here's why...

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Business

10.07.2019.

You can not scale your R&D with copies of your 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.

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Business

09.07.2019.

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?

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Business

02.07.2019.

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.

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Tech

01.07.2019.

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. At the same time, the idea of relocation is not an acceptable option for everyone and today's workforce is rapidly becoming highly mobile.

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Business

19.06.2019.

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.

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Business
Engineering team

03.06.2019.

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.

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