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Boosting a Team´s Skills

Boosting a Team´s Skills
This article was written by Pedro Madrid, a former PSL Software Architect for 13 years and current Senior Developer at Lixar.When a new software project is starting, a new team needs to be put together according to the client's needs and the project scope. Ideally, the team should be composed of highly skilled members with adequate knowle...
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The Secret to Software Tool Integration

The Secret to Software Tool Integration
The difficulties of tool integration and how to overcome them.There's a dirty secret about software tool integration: it's difficult to get right. The use of multiple platforms in complex software development environments creates de facto silos. Unfortunately, tools are often only integrated into the platform where they will be used. This limits vi...
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Upcoming DevOps Technology Trends

Upcoming DevOps Technology Trends
So far this year, things are shaping up pretty well for DevOps, and we've put together some highlights for the technology trends that DevOps is heavily impacting. First, we are expecting more clearly defined DevOps principles and practices to emerge. In fact, J. Paul Reed, Managing Partner at Release Engineering Approaches, has declared that, ...
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UX and Business Analysis: How to combine them effectively

UX and Business Analysis: How to combine them effectively
How to use role-based project scopes and clearly defined responsibilities to prevent conflict during app development.​User Experience (UX) designers and Business Analysts (BAs) have roles that are much more similar than they may appear at first glance. Both are responsible for delivering apps that meet business goals and user expectations. Sti...
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The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM

The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM
How to Use Continuous Integration throughout Your Application's LifecycleNot so long ago, applications were developed and deployed with on-site Application Lifecycle Management ALM solutions. More recently, the automation of processes, such as building and testing apps, has made application lifecycle management more of a way to manage application w...
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Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities

Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities
​Colombia is fast becoming the premiere destination for software outsourcing projects in Latin America, and for good reason. Strong economic development over the past ten years has meant that the Colombian IT and software sectors have experienced exponential growth and show no signs of slowing. Additionally, the talent pool in Colombia is young, mo...
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From Agile to DevOps

From Agile to DevOps
When the Agile methodology revolution began in 2001, it called for Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a planOver the past 16(!) years these tenants have spawned dramatic changes to software engi...
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Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project Part 2

In the first part of this article we reviewed the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and outlined five key variables that determine the TCO for software development projects: Process, Quality, Risk, Productivity and Cost. Each of these variables is critical to keep in mind when selecting a nearshoring or offshori...
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