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10 Feb 2020 16 min to read

Motivating Software Engineers – 10 Ways to Motivate Dev Team

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.

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27 Jan 2020 12 min to read

Software Product Manager Responsibilities in Software Development Cycle

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.

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27 Jan 2020 14 min to read

Risk Management in Software Engineering

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!

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18 Dec 2019 31 min to read

Time and Material (T&M) vs Fixed Price. Pricing in Software Development.

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).

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26 Nov 2019 30 min to read

Outsourcing vs Offshoring: What’s the Difference? Exploring Advantages and Drawbacks

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.

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9 Oct 2019 14 min to read

WordPress Security Checklist – Comprehensive Guide

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.

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7 Oct 2019 17 min to read

Software Cost Estimation – How To Do It

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. 

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24 Sep 2019 11 min to read

Bespoke Software Development – 7 Main Benefits

How frequently do you walk into a store, pick a suit, try it on and it fits you perfectly? Hardly ever? I thought so! What do you do if you can’t find a suit that fits? You go to a tailor. 

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11 Sep 2019 12 min to read

How Software Development Consultancy Can Help Your Business

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!

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11 Sep 2019 12 min to read

Software Development Sprint in the Development Life Cycle

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:

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10 Sep 2019 13 min to read

Team Extension Model or Dedicated Development Team – who are they and why do you need them?

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.

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28 Aug 2019 11 min to read

Agile vs Waterfall – Which one is better Software Development Methodology?

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 […]

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26 Aug 2019 13 min to read

How to find Subject Matter Experts in software development?

By reading this article you’ll find out: Who’s a Subject Matter Expert Required skills & responsibilities set When to hire an 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 […]

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22 Aug 2019 11 min to read

Agile SCRUM Testing – 8 Best Practices to Follow

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 […]

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13 Aug 2019 14 min to read

How to write a RFP in software development that does its job

If you want to build software with an external company and think a request for a 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 […]

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24 Mar 2019 11 min to read

Daily Scrum Meeting – How to take it to the next level?

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.

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