In 2015, Jarrang, a UK based digital marketing agency, faced with the challenge of finding developers with the right skills and qualifications in a highly-competitive job market. Jarrang’s solution was to complement their in-house Magento team with nearshore developers sourced from Daxx. What follows is their story, as well as some suggestions on how to make remote development run like clockwork.
Recent surveys have shown that 46 percent of employed Americans would rather watch paint dry than sit through a status meeting, while 69 percent admitted that they are working on something else during virtual meetings. Sound familiar? Stop feeling negative about team meetings! You can improve your remote distributed team meetings by following these 5 simple steps.
When a new hire fails to meet your expectations, it is easy to put the blame on them. But it’s important to understand that underperformance is often the result of unclearly set expectations, especially when you hire offshore developers and have to communicate across cultures. With that in mind, setting up an offshore development center means more than hiring and detailing the direct responsibilities for each role.
To build a software development team, you need to make sure each programmer is an expert in their field, has the right personality to fit your company culture and coexist with others, but it’s even more than that. A great team is like a puzzle, where every piece is in the right place.
In this age of globalization, distributed software development doesn’t surprise anyone anymore. But what is surprising is that some of the best-performing teams out there are distributed ones. They are incredibly productive, sometimes beating the co-located teams of their competitors in this regard. With all the challenges of distributed software development, what does a distributed team have that makes it more effective?