Why a Remote Workforce is a Good Idea for Business


The remote workforce revolution is redefining the relationship between businesses and their employees. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, the number of people working remotely more than four days a week rose from 24 percent to 31 percent between 2012 and 2016. It is now estimated that within the next 3 years, over… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

A Guide to Agile Project Management with Scrum. Pt 1


Scrum is perfect for small, remote teams working on complex software products. But its rapid rise in popularity has meant that Agile Project Management with Scrum it is often not fully understood, even by those who have been exposed to it. In this series, I hope to clear up some of the confusion around terminology,… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

Our Favorite Project Management Tools for Software Development


Jira, Asana and Basecamp have become popular task managers because of their versatility. But when your business belongs to a specific industry with specific needs, a catch-all solution is rarely optimal. Here are 4 vital questions that will help you find the best fit project management tool for your software development team – whether you… [Read entire article]

How to Write an Effective Product Requirements Document


Any aspiring Product Owner looking to build a great software product could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. A quick Google search turns up a lot of conflicting, dated examples for a product requirements document. People used to follow the Waterfall Model and define everything their software would do at the outset (think bloated Use Cases… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

5 Effective Ergonomic Products for a Healthier Workspace in 2017


Working remotely has many perks, but it comes with one glaring disadvantage. Coffee shops, hotel rooms and co-work spaces, the preferred haunts of the remote worker, rarely provide an ergonomic work environment. This has lead to an increase in injuries among the nomadic workforce. I should know, I’ve been part of this workforce for about… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

6 Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Project Management Tool


The Information Revolution is subjecting today’s workforce to a structural change as significant as its 18th century Industrialization counterpart. While that change was characterized by the organization of labor into factories, the 21st century is seeing the workforce decouple itself geographically from its employers. This change is already upon us. 1 out of 4 Americans… [Read entire article]

7 Qualities That Differentiate a Great Programmer from a Good Programmer


“The best programmers are up to 28 times better than the worst programmers” – Robert. L. Glass Great developers are rare. Their productivity is 3 times that of an average developer and 10 times that of a bad developer (Reference: The Mythical man month). The top 1% developers in the world don’t just write solid… [Read entire article]

On-Demand Premium Talent with Leadership: The New Outsourcing Model


When looking to build a technology business, you need great talent. Whether it’s a startup or a large-scale enterprise, it can be extremely challenging to find premium technical talent. However, while searching to hire the best developers, 2 things must be considered – cost of hiring and time taken to hire. Most who seek talent… [Read entire article]

by Tomas Gutierrez |
Strategic Adviser

Agile Estimation and Planning for teams adopting Scrum: Points Explained


We focus on processes to effectively and efficiently develop digital products. One of our processes is using Agile Development, which includes using Agile Points to assign a common definition to the effort required to complete tasks. In this post we’ll focus on the modified Fibonacci Sequence – 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21,… [Read entire article]