Software development is one of the most important and profitable areas of business nowadays. With new apps and other types of software coming out left and right at all times, it’s no wonder that more people decide to work in this industry. And make no mistake – this is an exciting field to work in, as many team members will share similar interests and a sense of purpose in their career pursuits. Nevertheless, the industry is very competitive, which may lead to burnout, which is simply another word for a loss of motivation.
I am sure most of you have been on a holiday with a travel agent. What made it good? Some of you will say the hotel, the weather, the views, but to me, it’s always the guide. They make sure everything goes according to plan – guides work hard to ensure you get a great experience. In software development, software product managers act as guides.
If you were to ask a group of IT project managers for their very best piece of advice for those running a software development project, it’s highly likely they’d say: “Make sure you have a risk management plan in place”. And it better be a GREAT one, at that!
If you’re looking to outsource software development, there are essentially two pricing models you’ll come across in most software houses: time and material model and fixed price projects. It might not be immediately obvious which one to go for and a lot of myths have arisen around both. So if you’re in doubt about how to price your next project, read on to learn about what to watch out for – and why we recommend only one of the approaches (guess which).
In the world of IT, offshoring and outsourcing are two buzzwords that are often misunderstood or confused. While there’s some overlap between the two, they are distinct business strategies, with their own set of advantages and drawbacks. Without further ado, let’s lift off the fog of confusion.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for creating and managing websites and ecommerces out there. It’s no wonder, then, that safety is a big issue. If one person were to break down your website’s security and get ahold of the data within, that could result in massive problems for you and your company.
An accurate cost estimate is the key to a successful software development project. This may sound a bit cliché – but we’re serious about this here. After all, it’s money and software we’re talking about. Let me walk you through how we approach the software cost estimation process at Asper Brothers and share some (hopefully useful) tips that have helped us nail it down.
Let’s face it – in today’s competitive startup scene, turning a good idea into software that ideally meets market demand is no easy task. The risks of developing a product people won’t need or care about are substantial. It’s safe to say it’s a startup’s biggest nightmare!
Scrum is a framework that allows a team to work together by organizing and managing meetings, tools, and roles. The most important element in scrum is called sprint, which is a short time period in which the team must work together to finish a set amount of work.
Here’s everything you should know about what constitutes an effective software development sprint:
Are you dealing with a huge project right now and you need a helping hand? Whether your company is growing and you require some support to be up and running? Or maybe you are just simply looking for a new developer and you were overwhelmed by abbreviations like TEM or DDT and you do not know what is going about?
If you answered yes for any question you definitely must read this post.
Let me guess – never? Well, there’s a reason why software teams have long declared this application development approach, known as a waterfall, as obsolete. Instead, the best development teams worldwide have long embraced what is known as agile methodology. Dell, Amazon, WordPress, and General Electric – these are just […]
By reading this article you’ll find out: Who’s a Subject Matter Expert Required skills & responsibilities set When to hire a SME Where to find a perfect candidate How to make sure if you’re hiring an expert or a scammer Who’s a Subject Matter Expert? A Subject Matter Expert (aka […]
In this article you’ll learn about: What is scrum testing? Roles and responsibilities in scrum testing 8 best practices to follow during scrum testing Testing in software development is a crucial step because it improves the performance and consistency of the program as it operates. What’s more, a scrum testing […]
If you want to build software with an external company and think a request for proposal is a thing of the past (and a pain in the… neck) – you should read this post. And if you think RFP is something like BTW or TMI – you should definitely read […]
The heart of every agile process is teamwork. Ultimately, the agile manifesto itself favours individuals and interactions over processes and tools – and the Daily Scrum is one of the most renowned parts of this framework. However, it’s not uncommon lately to hear that this meeting practice is a bit outdated, not to say – a waste of time.