How UK and EU brands use extended teams in Ukraine to boost capacity

How to Build an Effective Product Development Team For Your Startup

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How to Build an Effective Product Development Team For Your Startup

1 month ago
Have you just completed a new funding round or attracted external investments from VCs or private parties? Congrats! You’re now officially at the start of your startup product development journey. Now when you have the money, you can start planning your product development roadmap and proceed with proof-of-concept/MVP development processes. […]
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How to Improve Software Quality With Software Delivery Management

3 months ago
The organisation’s ability to build and deliver software effectively and efficiently to the end-user is a prerequisite for business success today. Companies leverage bespoke software to both provide the core business value to customers and stakeholders, and disrupt verticals and industries, compete for new customers and develop new revenue streams. […]
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Juggling Supply and Demand In Software Development: Resource Planning

3 months ago
Two years ago, the Project Management Institute (PMI) conducted a comprehensive global survey of software development organisations and released The 2018 Pulse of the Profession® report that contained a lot of interesting and thought-provoking findings. In particular, the survey revealed that nearly 10% of every dollar spent by businesses was lost through […]
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How to Get Value for Money When Building a Software Product

3 months ago
The way businesses get work done is changing rapidly. For tech startups, the rate of change is accelerating as we speak. Whether it’s taking a low code approach, lean, or agile, all sorts of businesses are trying to do more with less (and quickly). However, if you’re not careful, you […]
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How to Build an MVP in 2020

3 months ago
A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is still essential. In fact, in a post-pandemic world where the money is tight, it’s even more important to test your project early on to ensure that it meets the target audience’s demands. An MVP is a critical step in the development of successful digital […]
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How Crowdfunding Companies Can Leverage Tech Partnerships

4 months ago
Crowdfunding has grown into a viable platform for small companies to raise significant sums of capital from future customers, lenders, and a variety of minority investors (aka contributors). This approach helps accelerate project development and time to market by enabling rapid access to much-needed technology resources. In recent years, especially […]
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What Startups Can Do to Not Only Survive but Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

5 months ago
The Coronavirus has put tremendous pressure on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For startups, in particular, this is a challenging time to keep moving forward while attracting (much needed) investment. For tech startup vying for an injection of capital and mentorship, the process has also changed overnight. For example, the […]
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Philippe Peron, Evolve

Interview With Philippe Peron, Chief Delivery Officer, Evolve

6 months ago
Part of this interview was originally published on HackerNoon. Philippe Peron is our Chief Delivery Officer. He has almost a decade’s experience with building and managing Agile development teams from both the customer and service provider perspectives. In his tech leadership roles at ricardo.ch, the Number One marketplace in Switzerland, and Just […]
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Managed Project or Distributed Team: How to Make the Right Choice

6 months ago
By Philippe Peron, our Chief Delivery Officer. Having built and scaled successfully distributed IT teams in Ukraine for such giants as ricardo.ch and Just Eat, I’ve learned invaluable lessons that I’d like to share with a broader audience. I hope my tips will help you make the right choice between […]
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How Companies Can Ensure Business Continuity During the Pandemic

7 months ago
We barely started 2020 before the COVID-19 brought the world down to its knees. With over 55,000 infected, almost 7,000 deaths (and counting), and even the prime minister having spent some time in intensive care (to battle the infection), we now live in historic times.   As a nation, we […]
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FoodTech Software Development In 2020: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

7 months ago
By Philippe Peron, Chief Delivery Officer, Evolve The food technology (or FoodTech) industry is going through a period of significant acceleration as a result of COVID-19 outbreak. In the United Kingdom, revenues in online food delivery segment have increased by almost 12% so far in 2020 versus the comparable period […]
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How to Remove IR35 Risks by Leveraging Nearshore Resources

7 months ago
The proposed IR35 reform (which some consider highly controversial) represents the most significant change to the employment tax code for decades. This could have serious implications for both small and medium-sized businesses and the contractors they hire. Until now, British companies were able to leverage contractors for a variety of […]
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From MVP To MMP To MLP Using An Extended Team Model

7 months ago
While MVP seems like an overused buzzword, there are other proof-of-concept (PoC) solutions that startups and enterprises can leverage at different stages of their product engineering. Among them are MMP (minimal marketable product) and MLP/MAP (minimum lovable product/minimum awesome product). In this article, we will uncover how you can use […]
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Why Enterprises Struggle To Innovate and How to Change It

8 months ago
Enterprise innovation is a full-on today: as of 2019, 70% of companies either already had or were working on their digital transformation strategy.  Yet, companies are still struggling to innovate, and are losing billions of dollars because of legacy systems. According to a survey by SnapLogic and Vanson Bourne, firms in the […]
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How Extended Team Model Helps Speed Up Customer Acquisition

8 months ago
Over the last few years, the tech talent shortage has been a dominant theme in staffing and recruitment circles. According to Korn Ferry, the global shortage of technology professionals is forecasted to reach 85.2 million by 2030.  This, in turn, is estimated to contribute to an astounding loss of $8.452 […]
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How R&D Tax Credits Can Help Startups Optimise Expenses

8 months ago
In today’s digital economy, growing a business and maintaining a competitive advantage comes down to innovation. Whether it’s a new technology or the disruption of an entire industry, there’s always growing pressure to build something new.  The success of these development projects goes beyond the company and has a positive […]
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The Impact of Tech Talent Shortage On the U.S. FinTech Industry

8 months ago
At present, the unemployment rates in the U.S. are low. At the same time, the tech talent shortage has grown exponentially. According to the annual CIO Survey conducted by Harvey Nash and auditing firm KPMG, as much as 65% stated that hiring challenges were hurting the industry. A decade ago, […]
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How to Scale Your Product Development Team Painlessly

8 months ago
Team scaling is all about bringing new specialists to an existing team in order to increase project capacity. Today, organisations typically have two ways to scale their internal product engineering teams: By hiring new required skills locally, and By extending in-house teams overseas and augmenting them with remote resources. Attracting […]
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R&D extension offshore

Why R&D Extension Is The Next Big Thing In Tech

8 months ago
The talent shortage is a major roadblock preventing many businesses from achieving their software development roadmaps on time and budget. If your company operates within the EU/UK/North America, you’re probably facing the lack of qualified tech experts to join your software engineering team. A KMPG survey which questioned over 3,000 […]
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