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Fixed Price vs Time and Material. What type of contract should I choose?

When planning to develop your software product, you must, at some point, pop the big question: How much will it cost? The cost is undoubtedly one of the crucial aspects that can make or break a deal. It has to be within your budget, that’s certain, but the question presented above is still not easy [...]

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10 May 2018 in  Business
How to deliver IT projects successfully?

It seems to be quite a challenge to deliver IT projects on time, doesn't it? We always work until the last minute. Things break at the most unexpected moment. Sounds like something you already know? Fortunately, completing a project smoothly is much easier than you can imagine. One essential condition is that before the project [...]

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26 Apr 2018 in  Business  &  Technical
How to negotiate your software development agreement

Signing a software development agreement is an ultimate step before getting on a project with a software development company. But before you are ready to put your signature on any contract, you need to go through the negotiations - which may lead through a long and risky path. Here is what to focus on to [...]

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12 Apr 2018 in  Business
Slack vs Rocket.chat vs Hangouts Chat – which team communication tool is the best?

Slack vs Rocket.Chat, HipChat, Ryver, Workplace by Facebook, Hangouts Chat, Fleep, Bitrix24… These are only a few of a large variety of team communication tools. They come in free, freemium, or paid options, and they provide various functionalities. Among all these tools, in Neoteric we’ve been using 3: Slack, Rocket.chat and Hangouts Chat. Here are [...]

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22 Mar 2018 in  Business
How to deal with a time zone difference in outsourced projects

The numerous advantages and disadvantages of time zone differences can be a topic of never-ending discussions. In this article, I will describe my experience in managing a time zone difference while working with clients from the United States, Ireland and Australia. When considering time zones and ways of dealing with them, it is worth to [...]

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15 Feb 2018 in  Business
The best customer experience you can get during the acquisition process

If you ask someone from the IT world how to choose the best Software House, and what the main virtues of such a company could be, you will get at least a dozen of answers where most of them will probably be correct. Just taking a wild stab in the dark - price, location, the [...]

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08 Feb 2018 in  Business
How to prepare yourself for software estimation?

Estimating the cost and effort needed to build your software depends directly on the quality of information that you can provide. Before you request an estimate, you should think about how the software should work, how it should interact with users, how it should generate value for you and your customers, and some specific things [...]

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11 Jan 2018 in  Business
6 ways AI will impact sales in 2018

Imagine you want to buy a new pen in 1930. You used to buy pens in the shop next to the post office but you’ve heard that there is a new one near the church. You go there and... you find out that this exact day they closed earlier. You come back the next day, [...]

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04 Jan 2018 in  Business
29 Tools to validate your idea before building MVP

In my last article, I was explaining why it is important to validate startup ideas before you start the development of your product, and how to do it. This time, I'd like to share some tools and use cases that will help you go through this process. As validation is not a one-time task but [...]

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12 Dec 2017 in  Business
How to validate your startup idea?

What is validation and why is it necessary? The ultimate validation is when you can do business with your product or service. That means that you can create a company that is sustainable, that brings profit, and achieve your bigger goals. In order to do that, you need to put your product or service on [...]

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16 Nov 2017 in  Business