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How To Manage The Huffs & Puffs Of an Offshore Agile Team

How To Manage The Huffs & Puffs Of an Offshore Agile Team

Quite often, an offshore agile development approach is viewed with scepticism. A September 2012 Forrester report on agile development states that an offshore approach adds complexity in terms of communication of the workflow, tracing backlogs and other such troubleshooting. Hence one should leave no scope for wrong methodology or bad management decisions when an offshore agile team is the intended workflow. So then what are the proven ways of managing an Offshore Agile Development Team? Starting Small Keeping the agile team small at the initial stages is one of the proven methods to better management of an offshore agile development team. Give the pre-requisite time for better structuring of the work and better relationship. To quote an example, Hotwire opted to offshore agile development but then the approach was a success partly because for the 1st year and a half, Luxoft, their IT provider were associated with them only in terms of basic testing and simple automation. The small team ensures less team interdependencies. It is necessary to skim through the first few iterations and let the customer-provider relationship build. Effective time-boxing work can also be a smart decision Benefits of a hybrid model: A 50/50 offshore-onshore model is an ideal situation for an effective offshore development team. This model ensures a workforce a couple of hours away to tend to the customer directly and at the same time has an equal strength in the offshore team. The offshore-onshore model lubricates the difficulty in managing a completely offshore agile development team. Spotify.com’s Agile approach worked because of the well distributed workforce into clusters they called “squads”. The “Squads” were...
Modern Coding Practices – What You Should Know

Modern Coding Practices – What You Should Know

A rational approach to coding is what is expected of modern coding practices. But then it isn’t as rational as one would guess. A lot of myths still run to delimit the right coding practice. Hence we should rather develop an understanding of the modern coding practices than placing our bets on previous tested and proven methods. The myths involved in coding practices will only act to hinder the end result. Let’s debunk the myths one by one and try to understand what we can rightly call a modern coding practice. Myths Busted #1: Offshoring may not always produce software faster and cheaper Offshoring has been the proven method to cut down on costs and has been a part of almost all software project humble beginnings. Venture capitalists trying to find the right company to invest their fortune on would also look forward to working with a flexible enterprise that facilitates the offshore scope. Yes it does sound a cost effective methodology as off-loading suggests more work at a lower budget. As Frederick Brooks suggests(in the year 1975) that adding developers doesn’t pace up the software project, on similar grounds does also offshoring fail though it provides with more workforce at a dirt cheap price. Offshoring does empower a development team with a bigger workforce but then it would be going overboard to state that offshoring always produces software faster and cheaper. The fact that offshoring necessitates a cumulative increase in the effort to execute a software project. Three instant problems rise owing to the same. 1. Disrupts the work because of the repartitioning required 2. Training becomes necessary:...

9 Best Practices for Mobile App Testing

We live in the smartphone age where a business execution starts with mobiles and ends with mobiles. There is a lot of scope in app development, yet many businesses do not use it because they feel that apps fail to earn the value that they desire. This dissatisfaction among business owners is due to mobile app developers who sidestep mobile app testing, which is, in fact, a crucial step to survive in this highly competitive market. Mobile app testing has its own set of nuances and challenges. This is because the different mobile operating systems (OSs), device sizes, and usage scenarios make app testing a daunting task. Moreover, if your app does not work, users will not waste a single moment to uninstall it and switch to the next best app. So, here are a few suggestions to make your app testing and app deployment successful. 1. Select a Proper Device to Test Choose a proper device for mobile testing by analyzing how the app needs to work based on the following factors: On which devices will the app be used – smartphones or tablets? What is the earliest version of the OS that it will support? What are the popular devices among the target audience? What screen sizes and OS versions will you need to integrate? The total number of devices that you require to run the app test depends on the number of platforms and types of screen sizes that you target. If you do not possess the required number of devices, you should simulate the relevant parameters and run the tests accordingly. 2. Know Your App Before you...

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The marketplace is crowded with Web Development companies and offshore service providers. Why choose Classic Informatics Private Limited (CIPL) for your outsourcing needs? Classic Informatics has been providing unmatched web development solutions and offshore services for over nine years. CIPL is an experienced web development and mobile development company that understands the challenges and complexities of outsourcing and tackles all hurdles with ease. The Project Managers and Programmers at CIPL are trained and adept in delivering on-time projects and providing solutions that match your needs, expectations, time frame and budget. Timely communication, frequent updates and quality testing processes make us stand out in the marketplace and make us your best choice for web development solutions, mobile development solutions and all outsourcing and offshore...

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Classic Informatics is a global web development and mobile apps development agency with over 150 techies and designers on-board. Our clients include SMEs, enterprises and start-ups from across the world. We are headquartered in New Delhi, India with another offshore development center in Chandigarh, India. Our offshore outsourcing development solutions include Custom Web Development, PHP Development, ASP.NET Development, eCommerce and CMS Websites, Rich Internet Applications, Enterprise Web Application, Website Designing, iPhone Apps Development and Android Apps...