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The Art of OveractDev’s Strategy

  • June 5, 2013

As OveractDev takes on new clients it is important for each of us to remember that our Development Process must be adhered to in order to protect the “Three Amigo’s”; clients, employees, and shareholders. Ultimately, the Engagement Manager (EM) and Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) are responsible and involved in every project from the beginning through […]

7 Ways Developers Can Help Engagement Managers

  • April 18, 2013

Working on a team can be difficult at times, but if your team uses an Engagement Manager, like many agile teams do, there are ways to help each other maximize the chance of working within a fluid team. Last week we wrote about different ways Engagement Managers can help developers. This week we decided to […]

7 Ways Engagement Managers Can Help Agile Dev Teams

  • April 10, 2013

Engagement Managers, similar to Project Managers — but a fancier title, are like any other member of an agile development team, invaluable. Using an Engagement Manager will save your other team members a lot of time and in essence provide a positive impact to the bottom line. The following is a list of seven ways […]

Map of Reality

  • April 5, 2013

Whenever you are discussing an idea with other people, it is important to realize that each individual has their own point of view or map of reality. Our “Maps of Reality” are the views of ideas, concepts, systems, etc. The notion of a map of reality conveys the principle that we often are not speaking […]

How to Handle a Monsoon?

  • March 4, 2013

In software development sometimes you experience a drought, but it most always is followed by a surge. This is normal as our work goes in cycles. Here are some tips from our Software Engineering Manager on how to handle the monsoon. Here are some ideas to always keep in mind, especially in this monsoon: Be […]

Coding and Testing Working Together

  • January 10, 2013

(Photo Credit:http://shivakumar-mathivanan.blogspot.com/) We all know why it is important for coding and testing to work together, but how do we make that happen? Work toward the common goal of building an amazing software product as a “whole team”. Understand the value of what each piece provides to the overall project. Switch roles and see where […]

  • January 8, 2013

Sprint Estimate and tracking Enter values only in the white cells of the document Definitions: Retained time is Sprint hours customer wants developers to be available for the project. If sprint is 3 weeks and customer wants 2 Developers to stand by 40 hours per week on the project then retained time for the sprint […]

Make Your Software Project a Success with Better Communication

  • January 2, 2013

In software development the quality of communication will determine the outcome of the project. Misunderstandings in any of the following interactions can mean that the project will be of less value to the client and their customers. It is possible to have a successful software project, you just have to be conscious of the potential […]

Importance of Retrospective Meetings

  • December 19, 2012

At OveractDev we use a lot of agile methods and one of the things we have adopted is Scrum. One of the aspects of scrum that we adhere to are the meetings that we hold throughout the development of a project. One of the meetings that we regularly hold is the retrospective, an informal meeting […]

Why Develop Open Source Software?

  • December 13, 2012

You just graduated and now you have a fancy piece of paper that says you have a computer science degree, but now you need a job. Open source software offers a great opportunity for you to break into or work your way up in the software development industry. Benefits for Engineers: Demonstrate skills. Improve and […]

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