How to Avoid Working for a Bad Boss

If you have been in the work force for a while, chances are that you have experienced your fair share of bad bosses. There’s the micromanager, the bad communicators, the over-sharer and the bully to name a few. Having great management in your company is the single most important thing you can do to retain […]

How to Combine Scrum and Agile Principles for a Successful Remote Project

While Agile is ideally used for testing, iteration and face-to-face communication strategies, Scrum rapidly and repeatedly examines the working software and emphasizes accountability. What’s more, Scrum works on the premise that requirements are likely to change and there will always be unknown variables at the start of a project. In a collaborative environment, information-sharing is […]

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Why Costa Rica Has Become a Preferred Choice for Nearshore Software Development

An increasing number of businesses with technical needs seeking outsourced development or staff augmentation have looked to Costa Rica. In addition to its popularity as a tourist destination, Costa Rica is fast becoming a country of choice for nearshore development. Given their unparalleled expertise, high levels of education and professional approach, it’s a good idea […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Scrum Process More Effective

Although Scrum is a powerful methodology that helps companies streamline workflows, people still struggle to overcome real-time obstacles. Utilizing a Scrum Master or working with an organization that understands Scrum principles helps your business develop and launch digital products efficiently. Improper implementation can – and often does – result in serious mistakes that can cause […]

Why We Need More Women in Technology

As a fellow women in technology, it’s no surprise to me that we are lacking representation in the technology industry. At previous jobs, I would look around the room and be the only female in attendance. Women today only occupy 25% of the current STEM jobs available. So why is it so important to have […]

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Top 10 Software Development Trends

The technology for software development is ever changing. Which is why it’s more important than ever to stay informed on the latest development trends. Are you using any of the top 10 current trends in software development? Progressive Web Apps – Essentially, a mobile app that can run on any web platform and does not […]

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Are You Working with the Right Development Company?

In our growing global world it’s becoming increasingly important to have a strong online presence.  As more development companies become available it’s  harder to choose the right company for your business. Here are traits to look for in a successful software development team: Communication – One of the biggest benefits to working with an in-house […]

Maintaining Your Well-being in a Digital world

A lot has changed since the beginning of the digital revolution. It’s easier than ever to stay in touch at any hour through email, text, social media and more. Thanks to that technology, we also have to revolutionize the way we do business and socialize.  But at what price? It is becoming increasingly more difficult […]

What Exactly is Agile Development?

“Agile development” is not just a buzzword. It’s a great way to ensure you are getting the most out of your development team. Traditional waterfall development has become a thing of the past. Too often you find yourself with a completed project only to discover the long development life cycle has left you with an […]

Employee Spotlight: Marilys Vargas

At Excel SoftSources, we pair talented software developers with businesses across North America using rigorous screening and testing methods to guarantee promising results. Our experienced developers are the most important part of our process – each highly skilled in collaboration, flexibility and adaptability. Every month, we highlight a new employee. This month, our spotlight is […]