devops cycle

The Road to DevOps in Application Development

For the past couple of years, if you hadn’t been living under a rock (!), you most definitely heard about DevOps. In this post, we will talk about what DevOps is, why it is trendy in the software development and IT world, and why you need to apply it in your app development journey. But first thing first: What is DevOps? According to AWS, “DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies,...
what are non-functional requirements? types and examples

What Are Non-Functional Requirements? Types and Examples

Non-functional requirements in an SRS document (software requirements specification) specify the quality attributes of a software system, such as responsiveness, usability, and reliability. As functional requirements indicate what a system must do, non-functional requirements support them and determine how the system must perform. These features are...
successful outsourcing

Top 5 Tips for Successful Software Development Outsourcing

Successful outsourcing is not easy to achieve.  Especially when IT outsourcing problems cause "20 to 25% of outsourcing relationships to fail within two years, and 50% fail within five". Read the main reasons why software development outsourcing fails most of the time. However, when done right, outsourcing can have a satisfactory outcome. Here are 5 tips for a successful outsourcing...
global software outsourcing rates

All You Need to Know About Global Software Outsourcing Rates

Software outsourcing is the business practice of hiring an outside organization to complete specific tasks that could be taken care of within an organization, like building a minimum viable product (MVP). Software outsourcing has its merits, as well as its disadvantages, one of them being its inexpensiveness, especially with offshore companies, compared to building in-house teams. As the...
in-house vs. outsource vs. freelance software development

In-House vs. Outsource vs. Freelance Software Development

"Do I build an in-house team (insource) to develop my software product? Do I outsource my product? Or should I hire freelancers instead?" Answering these questions is a common struggle among all companies. Typically, when companies want to establish a new software project or build a minimum viable product (MVP), they have to choose between the three preceding options. Of course,...
software development time estimation

Time Estimation in Software Development

Accurate time estimation is vital to every software project's success. This information enables developers to give their clients immediate and accurate status reports on different completed or ongoing tasks. But even though project management and estimations have been around for decades, most software projects still fail to meet the finish line on time. A study published in Harward Business...
software development effort estimation

Effort Estimation in Software Development Projects

Effort estimation is one of the initial steps in software development projects. Despite its complexity, when performed right, effort estimation creates a basis for all subsequent stages related to project planning and management. What exactly is effort estimation? Why do it at all? There are three main factors when planning and estimating a software development project:...
agile project estimation and techniques

Agile Project Estimation and Techniques

Project estimation is crucial to successfully plan and manage a project and deliver a desirable product. Inaccurate estimates may lead to a jumbled schedule, leave the developing team dissatisfied, and drive costumers away. Project estimation in software developments usually happens on two levels:  1. A high-level estimation The available information is rather general and limited in the...
why outsourcing fails

Why Software Development Outsourcing Fails Most of the Time

Software development outsourcing is on the rise. More and more clients are entrusting their major and minor projects to outsourcing companies. And even though enterprises and other establishments were somewhat pessimistic towards the idea before, luckily, their views are being altered bit by bit.  A GSA report in 2018 shows that 70% of the companies surveyed are going to outsource...