Effective Project Management: 10 Software Development Metrics to Know

Software development is not easy. It depends on the total commitment of every team member. Focusing on every aspect of the development is a must. And even a minor setback can affect the process and product quality. According to Standish Group’s Annual CHAOS report, over 66% of technology projects end up in partial or complete failure. 

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6 Front-End Development Trends to Watch in 2022

The front-end development is the programming of the user-facing part of the website or web app. It creates an interface where your customers can interact with your business. Front-end is highly important for your business since it makes your online presence attractive to potential consumers. Every app or website built for your business has a front-end.

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Slush 2021

It’s been more than a week since Slush 2021, and we are still buzzing from the fantastic experience.

Slush is the world’s leading startup event facilitating founder and investor networking. Founded initially to transform attitudes toward entrepreneurship in 2008, Slush has evolved from a single gathering in Helsinki to a worldwide series of events. Efisco’s team met with so many refreshing startups at this year’s event and enjoyed multiple main and side events.

Our main takeaways this year are: 

  • The importance of culture and a great team was mentioned in every speech. 
  • Everyone struggles to find exceptional tech talent, but it’s crucial for startup success. Luckily Efisco can help with that 🙂
  • Transparency and a holistic approach are critical for innovation and scalability.
  • Green and health tech are on the rise. It’s not enough to want to make money when starting a business—investors looking for entrepreneurs trying to make the world a better place.

Furthermore, there were many impactful sessions and panels, but unfortunately, we could not attend all of them. Thankfully, Slush organizers have all stage talks at youtube.com/c/slush.

From the talks that we did attend, we would like to highlight:

  • Gustav Söderström sharing his insights on creating Spotify’s product,
  • Fredrik Hjelm and Caroline Hjelm recollecting the experience of building Voi,
  • Cleantech 2.0 pannel with Tony Fadell, Brook Porter, Julia Brady and Andrew Beebe.

Another exciting part of the Slush programme worth mentioning was the pitching competition for early-stage startups. This year, a femtech startup Hormona founded by Karolina Löfqvist and Jasmine Tagesson, took a well-deserved win! You can watch their pitch here: https://lnkd.in/dmYSKB8U.

Kudos to the Slush team for organizing this wonderful gathering! We’ll see you again next year.

Describing Complex Technical Topics Simply: 3 Proven Ways

Today, having excellent technical skills for a programmer is not enough to succeed. Communication plays a lot, and you should be able to work with other teams within your organization, and clear communication is a must.

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5 Tools for Managing and Tracking Technical Debt

 When we need to update software fast, providing new features to the client, the technical debt becomes an issue of every project. Code debt happens when we need to deliver a project or add new functionality at the cost of some necessary work that should be done as well. As a result, it causes delays in adding new features, deters innovation, and most importantly, might decrease your technical team’s job satisfaction. That’s why it’s crucial to manage the technical debt effectively, considering that you can save millions of $ in revenue and make your software development team satisfied with the results reducing the risks of losing qualified specialists.

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4 Trends in Software Development for Fall 2021

Integration of new technologies and the use of new software development best practices are the key to staying competitive and satisfying client’s needs. Every year new technologies are introduced and developed. It is evident, that following recent trends is a must for any company that playing to stay on the market.

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Choosing a software development partner for your product: 5 critical areas you should focus on

Software development, no matter what you think, is not a small project. And to be successful, the idea is not enough. You need a prospective IT partner that can supply you with anything you need. Technology, quality, leadership, and support are the skill such a partner should possess. Let’s discuss five critical areas you should focus on when choosing a software development partner for your project.

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Dealing with programmers who seems to be relaxing

We can compare software development work to craftsman tasks; however, not all managers understand that. Most programmers spend 90% of their time figuring out how to solve the issue or complete the job and only 10% writing code. As a result, managers with no programming experience don’t know what the software developer is doing all the time.

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Top 8 reasons to outstaff software development in 2021

We are living in a changing world where you cannot be sure what happens tomorrow. The world is still striving for the COVID-19 pandemic, and companies are looking for ways to reduce expenses to stay on the market during a crisis.

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