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Good retrospectives = constant team improvement

Good retrospectives = constant team improvement
Over the past couple of years, I've had the opportunity to facilitate retrospectives for several software development teams within PSL and gained some insights and lessons learned that I would like to share. One of the most common issues for the team...
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Some tips for ensuring quality during your software development process

Some tips for ensuring quality during your software development process
While agile methodologies brought many advantages for adding value to stakeholders when developing software, they also brought many challenges in the way we think about quality and how to deal with many non-functional requirements. It is sadly common...
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From static budgets to the agile burn rate

From static budgets to the agile burn rate
​ When shopping around for vendors for a software development project, clients that are not familiar with agile methodologies want a figure to assign to their budget or have a specific figure themselves that came from a previously defined budget. The...
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Nowadays, what is Software Quality?

Nowadays, what is Software Quality?
​ Every single organization needs to acquire or create software pieces. It doesn't matter if it´s a short integration package or a huge core system, everyone wants software quality. And I mean "want" as a synonym of desire, instead of a real understa...
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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 Co...
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Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project

Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project
​ When outsourcing software development projects , comparing vendors with different price points can be very difficult. We propose variables that should be taken into account when deciding which vendor is most likely to produce the lowest Total ...
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Should I use a traditional RFI / RFP model to select a nearshore or offshore outsourcing IT vendor?

Should I use a traditional RFI / RFP model to select a nearshore or offshore outsourcing IT vendor?
As a nearshore IT firm , we often get many requests to participate in an RFI / RFP project. At a first glance, and RFI / RFP process looks like a structured, disciplined and fair methodology to choose a vendor, but in the final analysis, in our opini...
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The key attributes for a successful outsourcing software vendor relationship

The key attributes for a successful outsourcing software vendor relationship
​ Your relationship with an outsourcing software vendor might be one of the most important ones when they work on key projects or technologies for your company. Nurturing a good relationship is never a static formula as all projects and relationships...
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