Wondering if hiring an outside development shop might be right for you? It can be a difficult decision. How do you know if you’re making the right choice? Let’s discuss what your options might be, and how to know when hiring third-party developers (like Quick Left!) is the correct move.
Does your project feel stuck? How often are you communicating with your team? How often are you communicating with your users? When was the last time you reflected on your process? In this post, I will take a look at three ways to keep your project moving forward.
Measuring the success of a development project is tricky. It can be easy to put too much emphasis on arbitrary metrics, but success is largely not defined by metrics. If you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, success is not as clear cut as "a velocity of 10 points per week". Let’s look at the ways we can measure if your software development project is successful.
Attempting to identify the ‘Best Practices of Project Management’ is no small feat. Often, role & responsibilities change from place to place, project to project, and differ people to people. That said, I do have some anecdotal information regarding what I believe to be a better approach to Project Management.
We’ve all heard the horror stories about using outside software development shops. Project overruns, bugs, poor performance and quality, and an impossible to maintain codebase are some of the most common. As with any service, the quality is completely dependent on the individuals providing that service to you. For custom software development, it’s even more challenging, as writing software is both engineering and art, and the best developers harness a bit of both.