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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 […]

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 […]

Tips for the Remote Worker

  • November 14, 2012

It is great to live in an age where we can work from home and more employers are offering this as an option to their employees. It is easy to idealize what working from home would be like, sleeping in, working in your bathrobe, watching soap operas (do people still watch those?). The reality is […]

Why is Engagement Management so Important?

  • November 7, 2012

Engagement Management plays a vital role in our business and in this blog we will talk about the tasks that our engagement managers are responsible for as well as what can happen if these tasks are not handled correctly. Tasks: Expectation management Identifies future opportunities to work with client Mediates problems Contract management Point of […]

Why Software Architecture is so Important to Your Next Project

  • October 24, 2012

Software architecture is a huge component in improving the quality of software systems being built today. Software architecture has made it possible to write better software and meet the needs of businesses while meeting budgetary and timing constraints. The structure and vision that software architecture provides to software projects helps them get off the ground […]

The Difference Between MVC and MVP

  • August 1, 2012

Most industries have their own language and the software industry definitely has their own that is riddled with acronyms. Two acronyms in the software industry are MVC and MVP- the two most popular design patterns for developing decoupled systems. Proven solutions to common development problems, design patterns, add organization to applications. This blog will help […]

Are You Thinking Like a ‘Citizen Engineer’?

  • July 18, 2012

I ran across something that caught my eye the other day, “Citizen Engineer”. It is a book written for engineers about socially responsible engineering that includes information, advice, and opinions from the three authors themselves and other sources. The information in the book aims to help you find success in engineering. Although the book was […]

Project Management from A to Z

  • June 27, 2012

Agile software Development, fundamental principles for how to develop software. Budget, it is important for project managers to have a budget with all expenses and revenues. Cost Overrun, excess of actual cost over budget. Deliverable, a work product required by a contract to be produced and delivered according to specifications. Earned Value Management, an objective […]

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