The Lack of in-house software engineers − Why It’s Hard To Find & Hire Software Developers

Software engineering – or software development – is one of those essential services that millions of organisations around the world utilise either in a direct or indirect basis. Without software developers, much of what we do in our daily lives would be severely hampered!

There are many everyday things that we use on a daily basis which we perhaps might take for granted sometimes, such as televisions, computers, broadband Internet routers, smartphones, traffic lights, cars… All of these things have some kind of software built into them, and without software those objects and more would be rendered inoperable.


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Aviram Eisenberg About “Hidden Costs”

Our third expert Aviram Eisenberg, the founder of global outsourcing software development company is sharing his knowledge about hidden costs in remote development.

About the author:

eisenbergEntrepreneur and acclaimed speaker, Aviram Eisenberg is the Founder and CEO of Ignite – a global software development company that specializes in Agile R&D.
Under his leadership, Ignite is recognized as an Agile leader in Israel and Europe, introducing innovative methodologies and enhancing the R&D excellence of industry leaders such as Nokia/Siemens Networks, Microsoft, VMWare and AT&T.
Acting as Ambassador of Agile, Aviram is an avid promoter of this school of thought.
He speaks about Agile and its’ impact on the dynamic, complex world of R&D and is frequently spreading the word in professional conferences and meetups worldwide. Check also Aviram’s blog here. Continue reading

Kate Terlecka about “Hidden Costs”

A qualified Scrum professional Kate Terlecka joins our discussion on “Hidden Costs” and tells us about her experience in this challenge.

About the expert:

Kate Terlecka about “Hidden Costs” Kate Terlecka is a coach and one of the’s Professional Scrum Trainers. Kate works with software teams and their management around the world, helping them improve. The expert researches human behavior and team dynamics with focus on gender and cultural differences. She also teaches classes on scrum, management practices and coach individuals.
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Maarten Pors about “Hidden Costs”

We keep on developing a subject of various challenges while working with outsourcing software providers and our next exciting point is “Hidden Costs”. Maarten Pors is the first expert sharing his experience with our readers.

About the author:

Maarten Pors about “Hidden Costs” Maarten Pors is independent Project manager with vast experience in managing remote development teams in Eastern Europe (nearshoring).
You can directly contact him via:
twitter: @MaartenPors
phone: +31653786990

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Hidden Costs: Non-clear Financial Conditions

Hidden costs – a problem we are dealing with. Before the beginning of the development process the vendor establishes his price, but very often during the work the real price can be higher previously set.

Best price is one of the most important benefits of outsourcing software. Sometimes this merit can be lost, because we face the hidden-costs-situation, and working with more expensive local developers turns out to be more profitable than with a remote team. Continue reading

Patrick Merg about “Poor Quality of Software”

Being and experienced Agile Coach, Project Manager and Product Manager Patrick Merg brings us into his world of understanding and seeing poor quality of software development product. Get acquainted!

About the author:

Patrick Merg about “Poor Quality of Software” Patrick Merg is a results-driven project champion adept at managing all aspects of complex projects from initial concept to final product release. He is passionate about building high performing cross-functional Agile teams that deliver sustainable value and speed time to market. Patrick has a strong background in Agile project management, program management, leading software engineering teams and innovative product development. Continue reading

Kate Terlecka about “Poor Quality of Software”

Kate Terlecka an experienced Scrum Master, Coach and Trainer from Poland describes her vision related to our urgent question “poor quality of software”.

About the author:

Kate Terlecka about “Poor Quality of Software” Kate Terlecka is one of the most experienced professionals, coach, trainer & an independent consultant in the field of Agile and Scrum in Poland, including her team management all over the world. She is one of the’s Professional Scrum Trainers and the Agile Special Forces – usually thrown at “the challenge of your life” teams & projects. She researches human behavior and team dynamics with focus on gender and cultural differences. Kate also teaches classes on scrum, management practices and coach individuals and also is a talented author of theblog named “Control Your Chaos” and owner of BrassWillow company. Feel free to get acquainted with achievements of this efficient master. Continue reading

Stacia Viscardi about “Poor Quality of Software”

This post will tell you about Stacia Viscardi’s, author of “The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook”, opinion regarding “poor quality of software”.

About the author:

Stacia Viscardi about “Poor Quality of Software” Stacia Viscardi is an Agile coach, Certified Scrum Trainer and organizational transformation expert, devoted to creating energized and excited teams that delight their customers and inspire others. In 2003 she became the 62nd Certified ScrumMaster (there are now over 200,000!), and founded AgileEvolution in 2006. She has helped companies like Cisco Systems, Martha Stewart Living, Primavera, DoubleClick, Google, Razorfish, MyPublisher, Washington Post and many others find their way to agility.

A self-proclaimed process nerd, she loves helping teams and organizations discover the Scrum/XP/Lean mash-ups that enables focused, flexible and fast delivery of products. She created the blog HelloScrum (coming soon!) to share knowledge, tips, and tricks with Scrum practitioners, and co-founded KnowAgile, an agile testing website. Continue reading

Pascal Mauray about “Poor Quality of Software”

In this post you will have a great chance to experience Pascal Mauray’s attitude and expertise in software poor quality. Take good note of it!

 About the author:

Pascal Mauray about Poor Quality of Software Pascal Mauray is an experienced actor in the Test Management, Business Analysis and Project Management. He participated in implementing large systems. While working as employee, he is now working in setting up and enhancing and facilitating nearshoring with development teams in North Africa in a project named KASAM.
You can contact him via:
Phone: +352691457999

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Elizabeth Harrin about “Poor Quality of Software”

We continue our posts that are covering software development challenges. In it Elizabeth Harrin – experienced project manager – pass an opinion about poor quality of software!

About the author:

Elizabeth Harrin about “Poor Quality of Software” Elizabeth Harrin is Director of The Otobos Group, a project communications consultancy, and the author of 3 books on project management. She writes the popular blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management.

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