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PSL ranked as a top developer for Latin America, .Net and Java

PSL ranked as a top developer for Latin America, .Net and Java
We are honored to announce that Clutch, the go-to resource for buyers and sellers for software and professional services has recently named PSL as a Top Software Developer in three of their key leaders categories : Latin America , .Net and Java . Clu...
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Five tips to convince your purchasing department about “going agile” and using a price and material model to pay for software development projects.

Five  tips to convince your purchasing department about “going agile” and using a price and material model to pay for software development projects.
Many IT managers resist the temptation of going agile (which implies working under a time and materials model) because they believe their managers, or their purchasing department, or whoever approves a budgetary expenditure, will not easily approve a...
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I need an offshore software development partner. Should I opt for Asia or Latin America?

I need an offshore software development partner.  Should I opt for Asia or Latin America?
For many years, India has been the most popular "outsourcing" or "offshoring" software destination. This has been fundamentally due to price, as well as to the availability of software engineers in this gigantic country (and is partly also motivated ...
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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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