5 Types of Scrum Meetings

Summary: 5 types of scrum meetings occur within regular intervals to guide a development team through the agile process of software development. This article will provide a clear definition of these meetings and when they should occur. ​ Making the move from waterfall to an agile scrum environment can be a big move, but for […]

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 […]

Outsourcing IT? What to Look For in an IT Outsourcing Agency

Outsourcing is a great way to get things done at an affordable cost and avoid the hassle of adding more people to your staff. For example, you can delegate all of your IT maintenance requirements to an external IT firm instead of creating a new department for it in-house. There are two opinions on outsourcing; […]

Preparing for the Remote Work Culture

If you’re making the transition to remote work after working in an office from 9-5, 5 days a week, you’ll quickly learn a notable difference in the work culture. Whether you’re looking to work from home or are an employer wanting to outsource tasks, getting familiar with the customs of those who work remotely will […]

What to Look For In a Nearshore Development Partnership

More and more throughout the United States, development work for web-based companies is moving out of the country. The reason that a company decides to look for offshore or nearshore developers is different from situation to situation. Some reasons for looking into nearshore outsourcing can include budget restrictions preventing the company from expanding in-house or […]

How Business Practices in Costa Rica Differ from Those in the United States

Summary: In this week’s blog, we’re diving into the cultural differences between working with companies located in Costa Rica versus the United States. ​ Business, like language, varies from country to country across the world. From common practices to appropriate communication techniques, there are a lot of nuances to take into consideration when working with […]

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