Companies are increasingly using IT outsourcing services as part of overall capacity management strategy. This has brought up questions regarding the risks of outsourcing, and the benefits and challenges it presents. Learn how to proactively manage operational risks with a our four-step framework.
In software development, changes midway through the project's life cycle are nothing out of the ordinary and can arise for a variety of reasons, such as shifts in market trends and end-user demands. But to change requests need to formalized and well-managed. Or else you risk getting your project off-track. Learn how to create a strong change management process within your company from our new post.
oftware development projects turn more complicated as they scale. Increased collaboration between multiple teams (often geographically-dispersed) can lead to a greater degree of confusion, and subsequently — loss in productivity due to information asymmetry and knowledge gaps. If you’re looking for ways to tune up your development process and refine your product vision, value stream mapping (VSM) is a tool that can help.
What is success? In most cases, it’s the result of taking smart, consecutive steps towards a clear goal. In software development, you have a ‘shortcut’ for achieving success — the SDLC process. Learn about the main steps of the SDLC, along with the core methodologies from our new blog post.
It will cause significant challenges during the production stage and can bog the whole project down. That’s why many C-level managers use a RACI matrix — a straightforward and useful tool for outlining roles.
Legacy systems, built at the outset of businesses, operationalize important data and serve as information containers critical to everyday operations. Yet, at some point, a legacy system can no longer keep up with the emerging business demands and accommodate technologies. The latest data shows that enterprises spend a disproportionate amount of investments on keeping the old systems afloat and then fall short when it comes to new tech investments. Considering the savings factor and the mounting competitive pressure, that’s why legacy software modernization becomes imperative.
According to the Agile Manifesto, face-to-face communication is the most effective way of conveying information to and within the development team. Consequently, co-location is the cornerstone of Scrum, the most popular Agile methodology. With that in mind, it seems that remote product workshops, Sprint Reviews, and other Scrum events are out of the question. But what if external consequences, like the pandemic, leave no other options? Does it mean the end of Scrum? Well, in fact, (spoiler alert!) it doesn’t as this blog post proves.
Coupling staff augmentation with in-house and remote teams has become standard practice in many companies. Yet, leaders and managers often see the remote units as an addition to their “main” workforce and forget about proper communication and team alignment. Get to know the key best practices for keeping your distributed teams aligned.
The new WFH (work from home) trend has made remote meetings the “new normal” in most companies’ routine. Yet, several big questions persist: can remote collaboration be as productive as work done in the office? How to run a remote meeting effectively instead of making it a frustrating time-waster? And what tools should you use for a productive outcome? Let’s uncover this together!
To achieve long-term success, any company should try to gain a competitive advantage. The efficient way to achieve this is by using external expertise and gaining extra agility in operations. The two main approaches to improving your operational performance are offshoring and outsourcing, especially in IT. Get to know the difference between these two approaches to scaling your operations.