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Do you need a Project Manager in software development project?
Project Manager in software development project - do you need such specialist? It seems to be a common dillema.
Agile project management. When Scrum does not work?
Agile methods, such as Scrum, have become very popular and commonly used in many projects within the last years. Not only for its simple principles, but just for being ‘trendy’. Most companies that want to be innovative choose Scrum as the method for developing their product, which rarely goes hand in hand with success. That problem often stems from the project type or just the lack of an appropriate mindset within the company employees. Let’s think for a second about situations when Scrum is not the right approach for the product development.
Why Poland is full of qualified Ruby on Rails developers?
We have no doubt that Poland is currently one of the most attractive markets in the world, where you can find qualified Ruby on Rails developers. Why is that? We answer for this question.
How to effectively manage remote developers? The guide for CTOs
In the world, over 60% of people work remotely. This trend is especially noticeable in the IT industry. More and more developers appreciate the possibility to work remotely. Due to this current trend, one of the key competences of the tech manager become the ability to manage a remote team of developers.
Exceeded deadlines, overspent budget, unrealized goals… Sounds like your projects?
I once had a chat with a CTO of a startup. We talked about potential cooperation because (it’s not a secret) I offered him the services of our software house. When he asked me about the benefits of working with a software development agency, I simply replied: 'achieving goals, meeting deadlines, cost-effectiveness and high quality of services.' But how do we achieve them?
Hybrid Agile and Waterfall. Is it a good approach for software development?
Are you wondering if a hybrid Waterfall and Agile approach is a good solution for your project or rather a hidden problem? From my perspective, it depends on the project type and your relationships with your clients. I think that if you set understandable rules related to such a hybrid solution, you will have a chance to achieve success.
Managing software development projects? This is why you should use Jira
Jira is the most popular software for managing software development projects. It gives the team a large variety of options for cooperation, information exchange and increasing work efficiency. I will not hide it - I am a big fan of Jira. I think it's the best tool for such projects in the IT industry. Why is it worth a shot? In this article, I will try to show you the reasons in favor of Jira.
How do we implement the requirement analysis?
The purpose of the requirement analysis is to create a general outline of the project's operation, establish an action plan through which the project will be implemented, and, if possible, identify the tools to be used. There is no simple recipe for requirement analysis.
What is the best project management approach to software development?
Effective management of a software development project is a challenge. However, if you would manage it properly, then you would have a chance to deliver high-quality products. Currently, the Agile and Waterfall approaches are most commonly used. Many tech managers face a dilemma of which approach to choose for their project. I would like to help you in this choice. I have prepared a detailed analysis of the Agile and Waterfall approaches. You are invited!
How do we do estimation?
One of the most difficult elements of an IT project is the right estimation. In our organization, we pay special attention to it because of our many years of experience. A conscious customer is also very important for the efficient implementation of the valuation. The more details we receive from him/her, the faster we are able to prepare a project quote.
Effective tech project management. The best tools that help you move your project to a higher level
IT project management requires a lot of organization. If you are a tech manager, you know well that one of your most important responsibilities is to ensure the efficiency of your project. A sheet of paper or notes on the calendar may not be sufficient nowadays. However, a modern tool for project management can really help to keep the project on track.
Scrum or not to scrum? Pros and cons of Scrum methodology
Scrum is a very common framework for project management. It is often used in IT projects. Its main advantages are efficiency in team management, control over the entire process and the possibility of constant monitoring of the progress. The question is, is it an ideal method of project management? Well, that’s a good question.