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
How to communicate with an outsourced team effectively?

Communication issues are one of the most common fears of entrepreneurs who want to contract-out a part of their activity.  No wonder! Lack of knowledge on how to communicate with an outsourced team can literally ruin the project, being a thread of many of its phases: from getting the brief, through collecting requirements and planning, the development, [...]

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25 Oct 2017 in  Business
13 questions to ask your potential software outsourcing provider

It’s time to talk! If you've decided to outsource your software development, you’ve found some companies that you're considering to work with, and you are on the horns of a dilemma of making the right choice, there is no better thing to do than talking to them. In this article, I’d like to present you [...]

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24 Aug 2017 in  Business
Do not start making your app with an MVP!

I often get questions about product development. Entrepreneurs ask me what an MVP is, how to get to it, or how to find their product market fit. They want to know what  some good practices are, what mistakes they can avoid, and what they should focus on at each stage of the development. Recently, we’ve asked [...]

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10 Aug 2017 in  Business
How to Find the Best IT Outsourcing Company in Central and Eastern Europe

A few months ago, I wrote an article explaining why Poland is believed to be one of the best places to outsource software development. Still believing that Poland is a top one, I want to add another piece to the puzzle and take a short walk in the neighborhood. Pathway: Why CEE? Where to search? [...]

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27 Jul 2017 in  Business
Things to know before you make an app – 10 successful Polish startups share their advice

Each stage of software development has its own challenges. When you have an idea and want to make an app (which is clearly bigger than some ordinary app), you are wondering how to make it real. You check different options of founding it, you struggle to find a team to work on it, you discover that advertising [...]

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19 Jul 2017 in  Business
More agile than the Agile. The rise of hybrid methodologies

New methodologies have always been developed to challenge traditional models. The Agile Manifesto, for instance, was developed as a form of opposition to rigid regulations and rules. Those who fancy agile methods of project management (like Scrum) fight against those who cannot imagine a project without traditional project management methods like the Waterfall. But the [...]

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06 Jul 2017 in  Business
7 questions to see if you’ve outsourced software development to the right team

When getting on a project with an outsourced software development company, it’s important to know that your team is committed, well-qualified to do their job, and of course - ready to move quickly and get the job done. In theory, it seems obvious; in practice - it’s not that easy to make the right choice, especially [...]

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20 Apr 2017 in  Business
How can you refactor a monolithic application into microservices?

Why should you switch to microservices? According to the NGINX App Development Survey, 68% of organizations were using or investigating microservices in 2015. In only 2 years, this number grew to 80% (LeanIX Microservices Survey 2017). Moreover, over 70% of these companies plan to intensify the usage of microservices by the end of 2017.   [...]

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30 Mar 2017 in  Business  &  Technical