02 Oct 2020

As a software engineer for mobile platforms, I have worked on teams where the Project Managers displayed excellent and poor management practices. This article is about observations I've made while working as an outsourced staff augmentation professional; one where the project was, in my opinion, and measured by outcomes, poorly managed.

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. 

30 Jan 2020

Digital Transformation is a head-turning phrase for technical and non-technical professionals alike. Is it an impending event that you need to prepare for, or is it already underway? 

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.

15 Mar 2019

1. ALWAYS BEING BEHIND SCHEDULE

05 Feb 2019

Maybe it's time to review it with your team....

We're currently experiencing significant pain with one of our software development projects. The effort of the project was to improve an e-commerce platform which Unosquare had previously built and has been maintaining for a few years now. Currently, the delivery of the promised features is past its estimated date of completion. The testing of the bug fixes have become contentious because of their effect on the client's budget which is now overrun. The client is obviously upset about this and so are we.

21 Nov 2018

In my last post, I laid out my impressions of the philosophical differences between "recruitment" and "talent acquisition." The conclusion was that the convenience of having a formal talent acquisition strategy is vital to those enterprises looking to grow and compete in a very competitive industry for finding and retaining talent. Now, let's consider how this applies when an organization's growth exposes operations and talent acquisition to different countries and cultures.