Gapstars’ Scrum Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Gapstars’ Scrum Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Agile, Scrum, Kanban… Every industry has its jargon and so does the tech world. For someone who doesn’t have a software background, it can be quite a challenge to keep up with all the vocabulary. But if you want to know what you’re talking about, you’ll need to understand at least part of the terminology. To help you become fluent in  (more…)

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7 Tips to Make Your Next Software Project Succeed

7 Tips to Make Your Next Software Project Succeed

Today we’ve got a classic good news/bad news situation for you. Let’s start with the latter, in the form of some not-so-great stats about software projects. Although the exact numbers seem to differ, the overall success rate is worrying: between 25% and 40% of tech projects fail outright, while pretty much all of them run considerably over budget (more…)

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5 Ways to Maintain Your Company Culture During Rapid Growth

5 Ways to Maintain Your Company Culture During Rapid Growth

As human beings we all need a sense of belonging. We like to be part of something bigger than ourselves, something we feel we can identify with; a family, a group of friends, or a sports team for example. The same thing goes for our work environment. Ideally we want a perfect fit, a place that gets us and vice versa.

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5 Reasons Why it’s Time Offshoring Got Rid of it’s Bad Rep

5 Reasons Why it’s Time Offshoring Got Rid of it’s Bad Rep

Some words just have a bad reputation. Whenever you mention them to people they instantly pull a funny face. Offshoring is such a word. Probably because to some, it’s still linked to a time when it usually meant trouble in some shape or form (think unfinished projects, bad quality and culture clashes for example).

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Here’s Why You Should Embrace Continuous Delivery Now

Here’s Why You Should Embrace Continuous Delivery Now

Japanese carmaker Toyota was one of the first companies to embrace a theory called Kaizen. Never heard about it? It’s a productivity philosophy that is all about deliberate, continuous improvement. In Software Land we have something similar, it’s called the AgileMethod and Continuous Delivery is an important part of it (more…)

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An Introduction To Agile Development:  The Basics You Need to Know

An Introduction To Agile Development: The Basics You Need to Know

A client approaches you because he wants your company to develop a new piece of software for him. Happy about the potential business that can come out of this, you meet the guy and have him fill in a questionnaire (if even) to better understand the scope of his demand.The meeting ends with both of you agreeing on a deadline for (more…)

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Working with Global Teams: 3 Things You Should Know

Working with Global Teams: 3 Things You Should Know

Remote working is hot. It began as something that startups and tech firms toyed around with to boost employee creativity and productivity – as well as keeping them happy. For today’s 21st century workforce, working with global teams has become the new normal. As with everything though, working with a remote  (more…)

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