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 Podcasts Every Software Developer Should Check Out

Podcasts have dramatically increased in output and popularity in recent years. They have gone from providing an interesting educational background track for your commute, workout, or house chores to addressing niche topics in an engaging and accessible manner. Luckily, the influx of new podcasts means that there’s something for everyone. There are a number of […]

Common Misconceptions About Staff Augmentation

Summary: Staff augmentation has become a popular way to outsource in recent years. However, there are still many things that people don’t understand about it. This article will address 4 common misconceptions about staff augmentation and help you understand if this model is a smart solution for your organization. Simply put, staff augmentation is a […]

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 […]

SOC 2 – Securing Our Future

We have an announcement! number8 is now a SOC 2 compliant organization! Oliver Ray Managing Director, number8 Roughly a year ago, our management team discussed impactful investments our organization could make to establish a more secure future for number8. These conversations quickly crystalized into a clearly defined need to implement a standardized framework for control […]

5 Team Building Exercises for Agile Developers

Summary: We’ve listed 5 team building exercises that you can do with on-site and remote workers to help build team trust and communication.  Team building gets a bad rap. While employers are open to implementing team building exercises into the workplace, they are often met with resistance. Employees sometimes see team building exercises as a […]

7 Tips to Position Fast Growing Gazelle Companies for Success

Summary: Gazelle companies are known for growing quickly. With quick growth comes common mistakes. Learn about the 7 mistakes gazelle companies should avoid. ​ Just like a herd of gazelles moves quickly over the Savannah, gazelle companies grow swiftly over a short period of time. Simply, a gazelle company is businesses that “double its revenues […]

12 Questions To Ask Any Offshore Software Development Company

Summary: Offshore software development can be risky, but asking these 12 questions can help you find the right outsourcing partner for your company. ​ Your company is growing, but you may notice that the resources available are limited. Especially when it comes to development talent. In the United States, there is a shortage of software […]

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