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What does custom software development cost?
What does custom software development cost?

Do you need custom software? Software has already been built for the most common business tasks – accounting, HR, document management, etc. If you need software like this, don't build custom software. Do some research and buy an existing product instead. It may not match all your needs, or you...

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What’s wrong with scrum?
What’s wrong with scrum?

Sprints I'm not a fan of time-boxed sprints. The workload is never even across team members. If the sprint ends this Friday, you always end up with some team members working around the clock to finish their stories, while other team members are done and playing ping pong. Maybe they could be ...

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How we do agile software development
How we do agile software development

We follow an agile software development process that has been revisited, updated, and tweaked over the 9 years we've been in business. We are happy with the process we have now, but we're always trying to improve it. If you see inefficiencies or blind spots, please let us know in the comments b...

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Buy, Build, or Both?
Buy, Build, or Both?

You need to open up a new market, cut costs, or automate a process. New software can help solve this problem, but which software meets your needs? There are three main categories of software: 1) packaged software, 2) software as a service (SaaS), and 3) custom software. This article covers the...

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Avoiding software estimates
Avoiding software estimates

Estimating for software development tasks and projects is a controversial topic. People feel strongly on both sides. Here's how we see it. What's behind asking for estimates? First, let's talk about the reasons for wanting estimates: To plan an implementation – Estimates give the business a...

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