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Software Outsourcing: Dos & Don'ts
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes
Posted on March 31, 2013

Software Outsourcing: Dos and Don’ts

Somehow everyone thinks that modern product executives should live and work in Silicon Valley. That every successful start-up has an onsite team behind it from the early days. That software outsourcing or offshoring is evil and you won’t get a great product in the long run. Start-ups are too innovative. Blah-blah-blah… For a long time Read More

Bootstrapping Startups
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Posted on October 16, 2012

Bootstrapping Startups

Launching and running your own startup company is a very popular topic nowadays. Tons of stories on the Web tell us about huge investments in hottest startups, and sometimes these investments seem to be easy money. People begin to strongly believe that VC is crucial and one can’t build a viable company without it. However, Read More

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
Posted on June 5, 2012

Website Maintenance vs. Development From Scratch

Lots of you have probably faced a situation when a potential client is looking for someone to help them in refining their existing web site. There are certain pros and cons of accepting such a request, and in this article I would like to share thoughts on this topic based on my personal experience. First Read More

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
Posted on February 23, 2012

Project Estimation Done Right

In this article I would like to drill down approaches to a project estimation process. The problem is relevant for both customers and service providers. Customers very often ask several suppliers to prepare proposals at the same time to then compare them and make a final decision. In reality the price factor usually plays a Read More

Micromanagement: Good or Evil?
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Posted on February 6, 2012

Micromanagement: Good or Evil

I think many of you have come across micromanagers who tend to exercise excessive control trying to check your every single step and be aware of every tiny detail. Such behavior is not always guided by bad intentions, sometimes people just do not understand how their attitude may affect employees’ productivity and sincerely believe their Read More

Team vs Solo Freelancer
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Posted on December 18, 2011

Team vs. Solo Freelancer

If you have ever been in search of a developer for your project, you have certainly faced a choice between a development team (or its member) and a freelancer. There is no simple and obvious answer to the question “Who is better?”, and the final decision usually depends on the project’s specifics. That’s why we Read More