Remote work is booming due to the influence of Covid19. However, even before this devastating worldwide event, there has been a growing trend towards remote work. Software development is one industry that can lend itself towards remote work - so long as you have the right tools in place to do development as professionally and as close to in-person abilities as possible.
Software development can be a tricky process. If you don’t get it quite right then projects can end up on the scrapheap and with a few different annoyed parties to boot. While there are some common problems that can crop up in development, knowing what they are and how they come about will help you to avoid them.
Productivity in software development is typically tricky to measure. Is it how fast your team are doing something? It has been proven time and again that lines of code is a poor measure; are the number of modules an indicator? The degree of module reuse within a project, or from previous projects?
With so many job titles bandied about these days - tech evangelist, brand warrior, code ninja - it can be difficult to tell what’s a ‘real job’ and what’s simply another name for a job that already exists. Product Manager and Product Owner are two job titles that sound very similar, yet have unique differences.
Kanban, a concept created within Toyota’s Japanese production and manufacturing plant, oddly enough, has been a system that has gone on to take the world by storm. The Kanban card system allows “just in time” tasking; and is comprised of a board made up of cards that are moved along in a left to right fashion. Kanban is a system often utilized in Agile teams to help keep track of software development work, and ensure everyone in the team stays on the same page.
Do you have a task to achieve? There’s an app for that. Kanban software is now widely used in both businesses as well as in people’s personal lives. However, some of these software products are better than others - as is the case with any type of app! Today we outline our top picks for 2020.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.