Hiring Has Changed

The pandemic changed everything in the job market. Unemployment soared, hiring froze, the fear of job loss occurred for many. Then at the start of 2021 it reversed. The economy was on the rebound, and the job market was white hot. All of the sudden, we were worried that we would not be able to […]

Threats as Opportunities in HR

In March of 2020, our world, as all of you know, halted. Unemployment soared, hiring froze and the fear of job loss occurred for many. Nearly every company made a plan of action in case something worse happened. In our organization, EC Group’s HR department was especially prepared. Our mindset was ‘how can we use […]

Increase Your Velocity

Step 3 (of 3) in the HOST Model is to Increase Your Velocity Building the team is not the end of the road. Shipping the first line of code is great, but we both know that software is never “done”. There are always new things to build, new technology to learn and hurdles to overcome. […]

Assemble Your Development Team

Step 2 (of 3) in the HOST Model is to Assemble Your Development Team You have standards for your developers, it’s not enough to write code, you need to fit technically and culturally at your company. There are many things that don’t always fit nicely in the job description that you need in your team. […]

Understand Your Uniqueness

Step 1 (of 3) in the HOST Model is to Understand Your Uniqueness Your product is unique. It’s complex and has evolved over several years and has gone through many iterations of technology. Oh, and it probably ties into numerous other systems (internal and external). That’s why we take time to understand it and we […]

The HOST Model

Are you tired of inconsistencies when it comes to software development?  If you’re like most CEO/CIOs today, you’re faced with the challenge to ship on time and deliver for your clients while spending significant time recruiting*. Without a reliable team of developers, it’s hard to ship consistently.  Developers coming and going often is the main […]

What you Need to Know about Offshore Vendor Hidden Fees

What do you need to know about costs and fees when it comes to offshore vendors. Watch the final video of our Criteria to Evaluate an Offshore Vendor series to find out. Click here for a free PDF download of all the information contained in the video series! [Video Transcript] Costs are pretty self explanatory. I mean, you […]

Why You Should Visit Your Offshore Team

https://vimeo.com/159097907 The 9th in our series of evaluating an offshore vendor. Why not take a trip and visit your team? Visiting your team results in increased creativity and collaboration. Related articles: Have you written off offshoring? Learn what changed this CEO’s mind. [Video Transcript] It’s pretty common for companies like GitHub, which is highly distributes, to […]

Why Control Matters for Offshore Teams [video]

https://vimeo.com/152722571 Development teams that choose to be involved with offshore partners often don’t think Agile is an option, but CIO writes that Agile can work for a distributed team, as long as you pick the right offshore partner. We agree, check out our video series for our ten tips for evaluating if an offshore vendor is right […]

How does Getting out of the Office Make Teams Stronger?

Receive content like this and more in your inbox! Video Transcript: There’s an old piece of advice that people give to someone contemplating getting married, and they say take a trip with that person. If you go and you spend seven days on a road trip with them and you come back and you still want to get married, […]