August 13, 2019

Knowing how to conduct an interview effectively is crucial to hiring the right freelancer. Hiring the wrong candidate can set your project back, eat into your bottom line, and frustrate your team. Shannon Shaper, who helped fine-tune Google’s recruiting process, says that “hiring is the most important thing you’ll do as a business.” We couldn’t...

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February 19, 2019

Software Project Estimation. Three words guaranteed to make anyone in software development shift uncomfortably in their seat. Until now. Over the past 10 years, our team has planned hundreds of development projects. As you’d expect, we’ve gotten better and better at it!  Our estimation tool started life as a spreadsheet, before progressing into an online...

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September 20, 2018

In a rapidly growing freelance industry, job descriptions are still the best way to find the right remote candidate. It’s how you write them that has changed. The first step to writing a good job description (or JD for short) is understanding your target audience. Job boards have become relics of the past. The best freelancers...

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May 29, 2018

Imagine you’re on a call, discussing the latest app designs when you notice that not everyone is working from the latest design file you sent. Their version has different color buttons and the wrong copy. “Wait a minute, let me resend it” you say, and open your ‘Mocks’ folder. In it, you’re greeted by a...

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March 30, 2017

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,...

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February 22, 2017

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...

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January 18, 2017

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...

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September 20, 2016

At Scalable Path we recommend following the Scrum methodology. Improving this process within the development team is something that is frequently thought about, but it’s also important to consider how a client, who often has the key role of the the Product Owner, can play their part more effectively within the team. MEET THE PRODUCT...

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June 1, 2016

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 already...

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March 14, 2016

To those in the trenches getting their hands dirty writing code and implementing, designing, and engineering real-world software, smooth and painless development projects often seem like unicorns: Rarely heard of and more rarely seen. Given how often we tend to hear of or are directly involved in software development projects that run into problems, we...

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