Developers have a lot on their plate when they start at a new company. Whether it be the development environment, project information, or the organizational culture of their employer or clients, they need to learn a lot – and quickly. Adopting a strong onboarding process is vital if you want new full-time developers or contractors to succeed. Here is an 8-step developer onboarding checklist that will help you seamlessly integrate new hires onto your agile team and keep them around for the long run.
The Chicago-based Illinois Technology Association (ITA) recently announced the formation of a new AI council. Their mission is to advance programming, investment, and policy for AI technology. Patrick Emmons, owner of DragonSpears, is pleased to participate as a member of the AI Council Advisory Board to help guide ITA’s policies and advocacy related to AI and Machine Learning.
Outsourcing software development can be a great way to add expertise and productivity to your team. However, successful outsourcing is only possible with a clear-cut agile communication plan. Here are a few best practices for effective communication from project initiation to product delivery.
In the world of software development consulting, inventory (hourly work) is very perishable. An hour lost can’t be relived! Great software consultants understand this and implement strategies to ensure their clients get maximum value for time spent working on projects. If you outsource all or some of your custom software development, here are 4 signs you’re making a sound investment.
(A little April Fool’s Day fun!)
Choosing the right software development company to build your custom programs or apps is tough. They are complicated, involved projects, and if you choose the wrong partner, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money. Not good!