7 Tips on How to Build a Successful SaaS Business

7 Tips on How to Build a Successful SaaS Business

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is big business. In 2015, global spending on SaaS was 53 billion dollars. This year, its worldwide revenue is expected to reach no less than 102 billion dollars. The SaaS tier of cloud computing is taking the world by a storm and it’s no wonder many companies want in on the action. But starting and

(more…)

Read more
How to Work with a Remote Development Team: 3 Best Practices

How to Work with a Remote Development Team: 3 Best Practices

In theory, remote working is easier than ever before. Thanks to the internet, countless different mobile devices and the cloud we’ve got everything we need to facilitate a proper global set-up. But with remote benefits such as flexibility and continuous connectivity, come newchallenges such as different offices and

(more…)

Read more
8 Recommendations on How to Reduce or Avoid Spillovers

8 Recommendations on How to Reduce or Avoid Spillovers

Remember our Gapstars Scrum Cheat Sheet for Beginners? Well, you may want to get that out again and keep it within reach, because today we’ll take a deeper dive into a specific scrum phenomenon called spillovers. If you’ve ever wondered what a spillover is, it’s a backlog item that doesn’t meet the Definition of Done (DoD).   (more…)

Read more
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…)

Read more
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…)

Read more
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.

(more…)

Read more
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).

(more…)

Read more
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…)

Read more
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…)

Read more
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…)

Read more