5 things to consider if you decided to scale up your software development team

Actually, we might write a book on the topic. And the book would begin with “well, that’s not a good idea, you know.” One thing you can expect is that growing considerably (3+ times) in several months ends with a team that is so much different so that you could possibly consider setting up the […]

7 simple rules for hiring great developers

Here’s how to hire real talent, even if you’re competing with top shops. The war for developer talent is hotter than ever. Whether you’re trying to build mobile apps, redesign the user experience on your public website, or keep business-critical applications on the cutting edge, everyone needs code. “Engineers are king right now,” notes Sam Schillace, senior […]

7 Tips for Managing Software Developers Effectively

Managing developers has a lot in common with managing anyone else. Most want a manager who will help them solve business problems, protect them from office politics, and help achieve their personal career goals. However, developers also require a few special management techniques to encourage their productivity. 1. Allow Developers to Do Their Jobs One […]

Boosting Engineering Productivity by Managing the Development Pipeline

1. A continuous flow of work is essential “It’s important for Engineering to quickly detect bottlenecks. When work can’t be pulled through the system despite available downstream capacity we are operating inefficiently.” Engineering should always have more features and products ready to be built than available resources and money to build them. Such a pipeline ensures the […]