Staff Augmentation: The number8 Way

Oliver Ray Managing Director, number8 Staff Augmentation is the best way to accomplish seamless integration and immediate productivity with a nearshore partner. 2021 is only a week away and for most companies that means budgets are locked in and new projects are beginning. With decisions now finalized, the conversation turns to making sure head count […]

The 12 Principles of the Agile Manifesto

Summary: number8 highlights the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto designed to support development teams in implementing and executing with agility. The agile methodology started in the software development industry in response to the limitations of traditional software development principles. Eventually, companies realized that it could be used to improve project management, team management, and […]

Node.js: An Introduction for Decision Makers

Summary: Learn more about Node.js, the free open-source, cross-platform server environment! Discover if it could be the right choice for your next web application. ​ The JavaScript Backstory JavaScript is a popular web programming language most often associated with client side or front-end development. Simply put, JavaScript is the language that interacts with the web page’s […]

How to Remain Agile While Outsourcing Software Development

Summary: Many software companies utilize some form of an agile development methodology. But, you may be wondering if it’s truly possible to retain agility while outsourcing software development. Read this guide to learn how to stay flexible and agile while outsourcing. What Is Agile Development Methodology? Agile methodology is an increasingly common organizational, developmental, and […]

5 Myths of Working With an Offshore Development Team

Summary: Working with an offshore development team is becoming a popular alternative staffing solution in the software industry. Not only does it reduce operating costs, but it allows a company to build a team at their own pace. However, offshoring work comes with its fair share of misconceptions.​ Here are a few common myths about […]

Tips For Transitioning To An Agile Approach To Software Development

The agile software development lifecycle is often considered one of the best approaches by industry experts. Studies show that this approach ensures software development teams are 37% faster in delivering products and 16% more productive, which can benefit your company significantly. Many software development teams follow the traditional waterfall approach, which is fairly straightforward while […]

An Overview Of Software Development Lifecycles

A software development lifecycle is a term that describes all of the tasks and activities involved in developing an application or program. A lifecycle includes everything from initial planning and consultation to final launch as well as ongoing maintenance. There are different approaches to software development and every approach has some advantages. Many development teams […]

Who Uses A Scrum Approach and Why Should You?

Summary: Wondering what agile framework is best? Learn more about the scrum approach and how it’s helping different industries work more efficiently. ​ The scrum framework has made a major impact in software development world in recent years by enabling teams to complete projects using an agile methodology. Now other industry sectors outside of software […]

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