Amanda Wittman

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Agile Methodology and the QA Mindset

Posted by Amanda Wittman
May 31, 2018 1:02:35 PM

Agile software development is an approach to software development that uses cross-functional teams to gather requirements and devise solutions to those requirements through collaboration. It also upholds principles such as adaptive planning, continuous improvement and early delivery. An agile approach isn’t a specific methodology in itself, although developers often refer to agile methods. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published in 2001, which formalizes the principles of agile software development. Its mission, as stated, is“uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.”

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Topics: Agile, Quality Assurance

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3 Ways Agile Will Power Your Time-to-Market (with a Distributive Team)

Posted by Amanda Wittman
May 8, 2018 11:11:35 AM

Has your development team gone Agile yet? What about Distributive? If you answered ‘no’ to the first two questions then the only question left to ask yourself is, why?

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Topics: Software Development, Agile

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The Beauty of Software Architecture and Design

Posted by Amanda Wittman
May 2, 2018 3:13:52 PM

What makes software beautiful? When people talk about a “gorgeous application,” you immediately know exactly what they mean, right? They aren’t just talking about the User Interface, (in fact, maybe they aren’t talking about UI at all).

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Topics: Software Architecture Solutions in Mexico

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What is Killing Your Software Development Success?

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Apr 19, 2018 2:14:23 PM

Most companies who are looking to outsource their software development do so to reduce overall costs and increase efficiency of delivery. However, a major concern with outsourcing is accumulating unexpected costs that exceed savings – otherwise known as hidden costs. When outsourcing, it’s important to consider the distance of your outsourced software development team as it plays a major role in the amount of control you have over the productivity and direction of your software’s build.

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Topics: Software Development

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3 Signs You Need a Quality Assurance Team (and How We Can Help)

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Apr 10, 2018 3:57:50 PM

Need Quality Assurance services? In assembling their software development teams and roadmaps for the year, some business leaders think they can skip QA testing. After all, you’ve hired talented developers and your customers will tell you if something is wrong with your software or app, right?

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Topics: Mexico, Software Development, Nearshore Software Development, Quality Assurance

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Outsourcing: Comparing a Distributive Team vs. Staff Augmentation

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Mar 23, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Whether your company is still in the startup stages, or you’ve been in business for over a decade, your ability to innovate and increase your Return on Investment means achieving a faster Time-to-Market on your budget. Completing all of your development projects in-house can work, but sometimes it can hold your business back.

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Topics: Outsourcing

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High Quality Software Commands a Great Outsourcing Partner

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Mar 15, 2018 9:15:58 AM

Agile software development is a set of principles for developing software that evolved from concepts introduced during the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, it wasn’t formalized until the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published in 2001. An Agile approach allows software requirements and their solutions to evolve through collaboration between cross-functional teams. It also promotes early delivery and continuous improvement. Additional hallmarks of these principles include adaptive planning and a rapid response to changes in requirements.

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Agile Software Development Outsourcing in Mexico

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Mar 9, 2018 11:43:00 AM

Mexico Outsourcing - The Next Big Thing in Software Development

Facing challenges in software development is inevitable. Often times unrealistic expectations, delivery delays, lack of coordination between team members and insufficient information for decision-making poison the development process. When it comes to advances in software development, the most important is the creation and implementation of Agile methodology. Before nearly everyone referred to India and similar countries for outsourcing software and application development projects. Now the World recognizes Mexico, as the next big thing for sending out small to enterprise size projects.

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Topics: Agile, Outsourcing

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Must Ask Questions When Considering Outsourcing Software Development

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Mar 1, 2018 4:46:10 PM

Thinking of outsourcing development talent? You aren’t alone. More businesses are looking to take their innovation abroad to make deep cuts to overhead and spending while streamlining their development process for faster results.

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Topics: Outsourcing

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How to Increase Your Velocity and See Results Faster

Posted by Amanda Wittman
Feb 22, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Are you looking for ways to improve your software development velocity?  Have you weighed your options when it comes to outsourcing to increase that velocity? Nearshoring is becoming a best practice for U.S. based businesses looking to reduce overhead, increase agility and drive a faster Return on Investment. Outsourcing has gained momentum over the last decade, and lately, more American businesses are looking nearshore for a Development partner to alleviate costs, avoid language and cultural barriers and work across a shared time zone for optimum collaboration.

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Topics: Nearshore Software Development, Software Development Team

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