13 Oct 2020

There’s no question that software is at the core of how almost every business operates. If there’s one thing that nearly every organization needs to keep itself running, it’s software. That’s why many companies invest in custom solutions to help them streamline processes and improve day-to-day operations. 

15 May 2020

While studying for my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, a statistic that stood out to me was that nearly 17% of software projects fail. Though the blame might fall on many shoulders - everything from inaccurate requirements, changing objectives, and neglectful project stakeholders, I feel that the real culprit is the lack of effective Project Management.

17 Apr 2020

You likely now know that the most common project management styles used in software development are Scrum or Kanban. But, software development isn't merely about being Agile. Though similar, both methodologies have key differences that require special attention as well as overlap in processes (recently I heard about "Scrumban," which was how a client described their delivery model). With any management principles, there are different interpretations of the "rules." The key to the successful implementation of any methodology is the practical work of a project manager.

03 Apr 2020

If you’re familiar with the software world, you’ve probably heard about agile development. Many teams and software companies are adopting this method and leveraging agile principles to get their projects done. Almost 86% of software developers use agile in their work. 

28 Feb 2020

Unosquare has a previous series of posts from our CEO, Giancarlo Di Vece, on our concept of "Rightsourcing" your software development. Building off those concepts for this post, we're going to share what you need to know to make the decision to outsource software development and how to make your project successful.

09 Jan 2020

Finding a software development company for your project can be overwhelming. With so many vendors, finding the right fit at the right time isn’t easy. Does this problem sound familiar to you? If so, no need to worry - we’ve got you covered.  In this post, we’ll tell you exactly what to look for when hiring a software development company. 

19 Sep 2019

The last twelve months have been integral in our continuous effort to refine and improve our delivery process both for our engineers and our customers. In June 2018, we started a pilot program creating the role of Engineering Manager on our Delivery Services teams. The pilot proved to be successful in the first 25 teams, so starting in 2019, we’ve expanded to roughly 120 teams and plan to add more in the future.

21 Jun 2019

As Unosquare expands its presence from our Mexico and Northern Ireland delivery centers, we continue to learn valuable lessons on the key drivers for successful software development with distributed teams. One of the more important lessons we’ve learned is to set clear expectations early in the client relationship in order to prevent problems down the line.

11 Jun 2019

My last post comparing IT Staff Augmentation and Software Outsourcing sets the table for a conversation about the pros and cons of both models. Remember that being able to make a distinction between your options is important to make the right decision for what will work for your firm and for the work that is to be done. For this post, we will be focusing on IT Staff Augmentation and do a quick review before dissecting the benefits and the potential drawbacks.

16 May 2019

Often IT professionals don’t see much of a difference between staff augmentation and software outsourcing when they are putting together development teams. Before I worked at Unosquare, I wasn’t really aware of the distinction and thought of them basically as synonyms. But now that I’m a Tech Lead, I’ve learned that there is a clear and important distinction between staff augmentation vs outsourcing and have come to understand why it’s vital that companies choose the right solution when getting started with remote team services.