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Retrospective. How to conduct it? Six Thinking Hats Method

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Holding retrospectives is the activity each agile team conducts in order to solve its problems. What is a retrospective? This is a regular meeting where the team discusses their workflow and make changes to improve current work process. Why do we need retrospective? There are two main reasons. First of all, if a manager comes with the solution “not invented here” phenomenon appears. Even if team members understand it’s right decision and it should be implemented, they haven’t the ...
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How to Outsource a Web Development Project Successfully

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Any change in the web development market leads to a step by step change for the way of doing business because previous approaches don’t yield results. That’s why the requirements for specialists working in this branch become different. Some of them are getting overwhelmed trying to mix different functions and try to seat on two chairs. More and more companies are getting to resource offshore agencies to reduce costs and avoid the processing overload. I have been working for an off...
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Extreme Programming Principals that We Use to Achieve Success

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Extreme Programming (XP) is one of the flexible software development methodologies. The authors of the methodology are Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, Martin Fowler and others. "Extreme Programming Explained" describes extreme programming as a web-development discipline that organizes people to produce higher-quality applications more productively. Planning game Our world is too uncertain and unpredictable to rely on permanency. The same happens with web and software developmen...
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How to hire the team of developers for your IT-startup, that really makes the product

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Now, you’ve decided to give the world a new product or service. You have a thoughtful idea, vision, clear understanding of the goal, a few first potential investors, and even a budget. For now to complete the team remains a subject. This article is devoted to right and wrong decision to hire web developers, their motivation and creating the team. It's not about recruiting and building a perfect development machine, but about blunders in searching of programmers and organizing thei...
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Insourcing, Remote - Insourcing, Outstaffing: what makes business sense

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Before we start figuring out what’s remote - insourcing is. I would like to tell a few words about Outsourcing because it’s the common form of cooperation between different remote companies. Outsourcing has become a business buzzword over the last 15 years. As always, however, there are proponents and opponents of this concept. Proponents are sure outsourcing reduces costs, makes companies more competitive, and promotes economic growth worldwide. One of the benefits of outsourcing...