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Don't ask for an estimation! Budgeting Agile Projects

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You start a pretty big IT project and you have to answer the questions coming from the board, investors and other stakeholders. One of which is undoubtedly: “How much will it cost?”. Assuming that you have a precise project specification in the form of a set of screens, flow and a technical description (API documentation, cases and user scenarios), the exact project evaluation may take a team several hours, or even days, and it doesn’t mean that they made a correct estimate. This is caused by the nature of IT projects, which are usually extremely complex and depend on many factors. Experienced IT managers agree on this — you need a budget, not an estimation.

What Are Progressive Web Apps?

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Paweł Cała, Emil Waszkowski
Mobile
You read reviews and expert predictions, but you really don’t know what PWA is and how will it fit your business? Or maybe you hear about progressive applications for the first time? In this article we’ll explain what are they and how do they work. We will also describe the capabilities and limitations of PWA technology, indicate when it is appropriate to apply it and explain when you should seek other tech solutions.

Future Mind’s VP Paweł Josiek Analyses the New App Cost Survey

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Emil Waszkowski
Mobile
When it comes to developing an app, cost is often at the forefront of businesses’ minds. While apps offer powerful channels for engaging audiences, the cost to build a mobile app is often steep. Clutch, a leading B2B IT ratings, reviews, and research firm in Washington, DC, recently surveyed 102 app development companies from around the world to better understand app development cost. Using the survey data and analysis from app development experts, the final report offers insight for any business seeking to develop an app with a professional app development company.

How to Find a Reliable Software House — A 10-Point Checklist

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
You’ve made a decision to outsource your digital product development, but you’re not sure how to choose the best service provider? Where to find one that will understand the product goals and vision, and make it easy to achieve business objectives? Here’s what to consider when choosing a partner that will help you create a reliable product without any risk.

How to Write a Brief for a Software House

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Paweł Josiek, Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
Finding an outsourcing company that completely meets your business needs is not that simple. But you need to know that to take on a project with a software house and cooperate effectively you have to define your goals and have a full product concept. Here you’ll find the information straight from the horse’s mouth on what a good software house will ask before starting the work.

Pros and Cons of In-House and Outsourcing Software Development

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Emil Waszkowski
Project Management
Do you want to launch a mobile or web software application that will be cost-effective, quickly implemented and of high quality? Are you wondering whether to outsource or create an internal development team? Read this article and learn the advantages and disadvantages of both solutions. Find out what works best for you.
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