March 26, 2013

Notes from IAOP 2013 World Summit: Is Outsourcing Really Dead?

After attending the thought provoking presentation “Is Outsourcing Dead?” by Cliff Justice, KPMG and Lee Coulter, Ascension Healthcare, I have some observations.  It looks like the whole dynamics of the industry is changing, and that this represents a fundamental shift in thinking rather than a temporary trend. The leaders among business services organizations are embracing…

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March 21, 2013

Declining Enthusiasm for Outsourced Agile?

VersionOne does a State of Agile Dev survey every year, which for 2012 they kicked off during the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas in August.  They recently released their results and it’s full, as always, of exciting findings pointing to the further increase in adoption and passion for Agile across the industry.  One statistic they revealed…

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March 15, 2013

Notes from IAOP 2013 World Summit: Eastern Europe is Emerging!

We’ve been working in Eastern Europe for more than 8 years now, and it’s always been obvious to us that it’s a great location to build a productive software development team. My thoughts about it were echoed at the recent IAOP Summit in Phoenix. In addition to encouraging macro and regional industry trends, we noted…

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February 14, 2013

Building the JavaScript Community in Kharkiv

At Waverley we’re keenly aware that HTML5 / JavaScript is gaining ground as a technology for the development of cross-platform mobile apps. Already strong in the desktop space, JavaScript is still finding its legs in mobile app development. Although it can present some performance challenges (compared with native code) it continues to generate significant interest…

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January 31, 2013

UX is Not UI

We recently came across an article by Erik Flowers which makes a useful distinction between two terms that are usually conflated and confused: user experience (UX) design and user interface (UI) design. Erik has even created a handy site offering print-ready PDFs of a two-column comparison which lists all the activities that are properly, in an ideal world, part…

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