A great software development team is not something just created by chance. The thing is, it’s typically not enough to lock a group of people in a room and give them a task to complete on or before a specific deadline.
Staying productive in today’s environment can be quite challenging given the number of ever-present distractions, right at our fingertips. Social media, mobile games, chat apps, the internet … all these can either help or harm our daily output. As such, team productivity faces similar challenges; if one or two people aren’t actively contributing, the entire team is affected.
Do you feel like your software development team has been dragging lately? Have you thought about onboarding a new team member or outsourcing something for which you don’t feel confident in your team? Maybe you’ve even considered firing someone?
While the software development practice of DevOps has been growing in popularity and implementation, it has not yet advanced. Its effectiveness has been debated, but many feel that it remains mostly misunderstood, and thus undervalued. It is not a software developed life cycle model but is instead the practice of integrating the relationship between development and IT operations, thereby increasing efficiency and quality of the software development process.
If you’re up to speed in the outsourcing practices of the software development industry, then you have noticed, and may even be considering (or already practicing) the newest outsourcing sub-trend: nearshoring. If not, let us start by explaining, in the context of the software development industry, the difference between these commonly used but often misunderstood terms:
Hiring an outstanding software developer can be a challenge. To get a leg up on your hiring process, you might be curious to know what makes them tick. As you look to hire a software developer, you may want to know what makes them tick. More importantly, you may want to know what will encourage them to choose to work with you, rather than your competition. Here are 5 stats about software developers you must know before you hire.
One of the main reasons that businesses contact me for expert help with software development is because they are not achieving the goals and targets that they want to. And the fact is that integrating technology into your business through the right software development really can fast track your business growth. However, when it comes to taking this step, many managers ask me “is now the right time to implement software development to boost my business?” Here are seven of the most common warning signs I’ve seen that a business is in urgent need of help with software development.
If there’s one thing I hear about offshoring from clients, again and again, is “if something goes wrong, what can we do?!” Outsourcing software development to a distant country, to developers who don’t speak your language, might be tempting when you see the price, but frightening when you consider what could go wrong.
And yet, when most companies need to outsource software development, offshoring is still one of the most popular options. When onshore opportunities are becoming increasingly costly and difficult for small businesses and startups to access. Going offshore seems to be the only choice, and yet in so many cases, it doesn’t work out.
If you’re looking for outstanding software development, the first thing you probably look for is highly skilled software developers. However, knowledge and skill aren’t the only things that you should be looking for when choosing a software development team. It’s all too common to see software development projects fall behind, go off track, or fail entirely because they are missing one critical factor – communication.
UX (User Experience) design in software development is the process of creating products, content, devices, and software that people will find meaningful, relevant, and easy to use. At its best, UX design results in a product that gives the user a positive emotional experience.