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.

27 Apr 2020

For many organizations, digital transformation is at the core of pushing business forward. When done the right way, it can help businesses achieve sustainable growth and stay ahead of their competition. However, since technology is always evolving, some companies don’t know where to start. In this post, we’ll break this down to make the process less complex. Want to know more about how to build a successful digital transformation strategy? Here are five tips you should know.  

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.

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? 

12 Dec 2019

Even for people who have an understanding of the space, drawing a line between the two can be confusing. They’re even lumped together in common statistics. For example, according to CompTIA, there are more than 525,000 software and IT services companies in the United States alone. 

11 Oct 2019

As part of our overarching goal to create a company culture where our employees have the opportunity and support necessary to do their best work, we are creating a place where we can centrally house all the content, tools and training materials that they may need. We are creating Unosquare University with the goal of preparing our employees, and our company, for their next assignments and our next clients because we believe that by continually learning and growing, we will all succeed.

01 Oct 2019

Starting a new job is stressful. There are so many new people to meet, names to remember, procedures to learn, routines to follow, and policies to understand which can make those first few days and weeks feel pretty overwhelming. At Unosquare, we know that the three-hour new employee orientation from HR isn't enough to cover everything a team member needs to know. Furthermore, when we follow a traditional format of delivering a large amount of information all at once, valuable, but nuanced information is sometimes overlooked. We need our team members to consider different aspects of our company culture, workplace procedures, and all the activities that take place during and after work.

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.

31 Jul 2019

In a series of posts we are going to review different variances of platforms, frameworks, and libraries under the umbrella of Java. For this post, we are going to cover a basic view of Apache Kafka and why I feel that it is a better optimized platform than Apache Tomcat. 

12 Jul 2019

In a previous post, I talked about a couple of examples of bad leadership and what we can learn from them. To close the circle, I want to elaborate on the same topic but from the other side of the court: some examples of harmful individual contributors I’ve encountered in my professional experience. As a disclaimer, I’m not going to talk about the typical case of a low performer on a team. That is a widespread situation for which, applying some specific strategies, you can manage and handle. I want to focus this more on a personality perspective.