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Tech Startups: How to Outsource

May 2013 Blogged by Allan Tan

Tech Startups: How to Outsource

Many tech startups are against outsourcing startup products because they failed to understand the dynamics of working with third-party providers. But the truth is that outsourcing product development work is the best strategy you can make… if done right.

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Code of Agile Tester

May 2011 Blogged by Ellaine Sanchez

Principles of Agile Tester

I’ve been an Agile and Scrum twitter contributor for the past three months and I have read countless blogs and articles about Scrum and Agile Development. There’s this one Agile article that I want to share with you. This article is called Ten Principles of Agile Tester, but I’ll just pick my Top 7 from the list.

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The Roots of Anti-Agile (Agile Methodology)

October 2010 Blogged by Allan Tan

The Roots of Anti-Agile

Here’s an interesting story about why many companies struggle applying agile methodologies – the roots of anti-agile. Last month, I did the performance appraisal of Ellaine, a trainee hired from college 6 months ago. She graduated from a prestigious, traditional, all-girls school run by Nuns who values academic excellence, etc. The discussion…

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Redefining Developer Roles

September 2008 Blogged by Allan Tan

Redefining Developer Roles

Ideyatech, we’ve always wanted to be agile, creative and a pro-active software development company. We never intended to be like any other outsourcing company who provides cookie cutters. To start off our difference – we redefined the developer titles and roles. We’ve classified our developers into: Codester, Codesmith & Codemaster…

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Improving your Corporate Knowledge

August 2008 Blogged by Allan Tan

Improving your Corporate Knowledge

For the past two months, we have been having our weekly T3 (Tuesday Tech Talk) sessions. It’s a 30-minute discussion about any technical topic the presenter would like to discuss. Presenters are randomly selected from the development group. So far, we have received nothing but benefits from this activity. Its benefits and advantages after the jump.

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Continuum vs. Hudson

June 2008 Blogged by Allan Tan

Continuum vs. Hudson

We’ve been using Continuum for quite some time now. While Continuum does seem to do a good job managing our builds, its limited support for JUnit Test reports made us evaluate an alternative, Hudson. Hudson is the new guy on the block, aside from cool icons and more intuitive interface, this tool seems to be quite competitive and feature-packed.

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Finding Value in Stand-up Meetings

June 2008 Blogged by Allan Tan

Finding Value in Stand-up Meetings

Here at Ideyatech, we have been practicing stand-up meetings religiously ever since our first project. So far, this short, daily routine has kept everyone up-to-date on status of their projects. By reporting daily activities, issues and bottlenecks are quickly identified and resolved. Everyone gets accountability on the tasks that are reported, and the team becomes…

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Agilism at Ideyatech

June 2008 Blogged by Allan Tan

Agilism at Ideyatech

Agile Software Development is a conceptual framework for software development that promotes development iterations, open collaboration, and adaptability throughout the life-cycle of the project.
True to its meaning, Agile is a concept that can be implemented in several ways. So, there is no correct way of getting it right. Tips we’d like to share…

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