8 Traits of a Skilled Project Manager

Summary: Whether you’re searching for a good candidate or looking to become a skilled project manager yourself, here are some important traits to hone in on.  A project manager’s job entails moving a project from conception to completion all the while ensuring a client’s needs and wants are being met and that the team is reaching […]

5 Stakeholder Questions To Ask Before Starting the Software Development Process

Summary: Asking the right stakeholder questions can help you understand their priorities and plan the development process accordingly. In this article we’ll introduce you to 5 questions that need to be asked during Sprint 0. ​ Software development is an intricate process that requires skill, planning and team effort. There are always stakeholders involved in […]

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; […]

5 Benefits of Stakeholder Interviews

Summary: It’s important to take time during the planning stages of a project to check-in with the project’s stakeholders. These interviews will provide you with the guidance needed to deliver a product that not only meets, but exceeds expectations. In this article, we’ll highlight the top 5 benefits of interviewing stakeholders prior to beginning a […]

“Automated QA: Save time, use a web calendar handler!”

Number8’s very own Derick Arzu was recently published on Medium. Read the article on automated QA processes below. Text boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, and other elements of forms are fairly simple to deal with when it comes to developing UI functional tests for a web application. But what happens when you want to write […]

4 Powerful Tips to Improve Communication at Work

Communication is one of key pillars for any relationship. It could be a personal relationship, a friendship or a business relationship. People sometimes think that rules for personal communication don´t apply to a work environment but this is not true.  Every human has needs, emotions, hopes, values and dreams. And each person faces situations in […]

3 Secrets that Super Successful Companies Use for Fast Growth

What differentiates rich entrepreneurs from the average ones? Why do some businesses make their founders very wealthy while others make their founders struggle each month to make ends meet? Some people say its sheer luck — trying something at the right moment in the right place with the right people. And in part, there’s some […]

Q & A Best Practices

On top of delivering a project on time and within budget, developers must test for quality assurance upon completion to ensure stakeholders’ expectations have been met. However, testing for quality after a product is built, usually results in far too little, too late. The agile model of software development encourages practicing quality assurance throughout every […]

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