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Scrum masters are the spiders in the agile web. They coach the development team and remove their impediments. They spread scrum throughout the company. They teach customers how to work with their company using scrum. And they advice the product owner how to collaborate best with all people involved. In Continue Reading

Hugo February 6th, 2017

Over the years, as an entrepreneur, I’ve always been looking for tools, methods and frameworks to grow my company. I’ve always wanted to build my own company, since early childhood. For that, I did an MBA in Rotterdam. My expectation was to learn about building and growing companies. Although … Continue Reading

Hugo April 19th, 2016

We’ve been developing software since 2006. When we first started, we only needed a good text editor and an FTP client to send files to a server. But times have changed – and our business with them. As we grew, we needed a way to keep in touch with customers, … Continue Reading

Aleksandar Olic April 11th, 2016

Global teams are often comprised of people from different nationalities working together across various locations, time zones, and continents, to solve complex business problems. Global team members work in virtual teams and communicate through a mix of e-mail, Instant Messaging (IM), phone, conference call, web conference, and video chat. While … Continue Reading

Jennifer Kumar February 15th, 2016

Do you enjoy going to work everyday at the office? If so, you may be in a minority. Only 13% of workers in the world are happy with their job according to a 2013 poll by Gallup. In general people are unfulfilled, lack motivation and would rather be doing … Continue Reading

Georgi Georgiev February 1st, 2016

Taking leverage of virtual teams for your organisation can be rewarding, bringing many benefits. However, equally to the advantages, managing global teams has its own roadblocks in store – often can be downright frustrating and challenging. The way people from different culture interacts, working attitude, communication can all hinder effective … Continue Reading

Raisa Mathew January 28th, 2016

Communication breakdown, it’s always the same. I’m having a nervous breakdown, drive me insane!

~Robert Plant

Being a SaaS entrepreneur is exciting, but also exceptionally challenging. These effects are compounded by having a globally distributed team, with several employees working completely remotely from their homes every day. Our main office … Continue Reading

David Hassell November 23rd, 2015
Dreamler -- a collaborative real-time environment for visual planning and project management
Dreamler — a collaborative real-time environment for visual planning and project management

A Problem Worth Solving

Realizing big ideas is really hard, I should know, I spent the first 20 years of my career combining CAD, code, automated manufacturing and design to push the boundaries of architecture and construction. It … Continue Reading

Thomas Wingate October 26th, 2015

Software developers are often characterized by an intense dedication to sitting in front of their computers and writing code. However, as a profession, software development remained a thriving field throughout the global recession – not only does this indicate that it’s a vital service, but as an industry that’s performing … Continue Reading

Raisa Mathew October 14th, 2015

I’ve been working with remote teams for the past 7 years, many of which are globally distributed across EUA, Brazil, India, and China and at least 4 different time zones at a time. I’ve also worked with teams located in Ireland and Canada. What I’ve learned during these years is … Continue Reading

Tallitha September 28th, 2015

Happy to welcome Tallitha Campos who has more than 12 years of experience in Information Technology, an enthusiast on new trends, technology and culture to discuss on distributed teams from Quality Analyst perspective. As a Quality Assurance Analyst for 8 years, Tallitha’s customer centric approach helps Yellow Pencil deliver user-friendly Continue Reading

Hugo September 24th, 2015

skype down

Thoughts from our CMO on #skypedown

We were in the middle of our weekly team strategy call when Skype started getting buggy, and about 10 minutes later, everyone lost all connectivity.

“Oh well,” someone wrote via chat. “Let’s get on Hangouts.”Hangouts

Within five minutes, we were continuing to talk … Continue Reading

Jennifer Roberts September 21st, 2015

Any manager who works with remote teams needs a combination collaboration tools to work online with both their employees and clients – but often there are so many out there that it’s challenging to choose just one. On the other hand, it can be easy to use too many tools … Continue Reading

Raisa Mathew September 16th, 2015

offshoring software development

As an entrepreneur who brings top quality software teams together with clients who need great service, I’ve had many discussions with people about moving work overseas. If a company isn’t used to offshoring software development, it can be a challenge to help them understand how remote teams can work to … Continue Reading

Hugo August 13th, 2015

Why Outsourcing Software Development Right For Startups

At Ekipa, we work with companies from around the globe that want delivery and quick reaction from their software development teams, but aren’t ready to make the investment in hiring a team and paying for office space. It’s understandable – some founders prefer to bootstrap, and others aren’t at the … Continue Reading

Jennifer Roberts August 7th, 2015

Hiring developers remotely seems to become more popular all the time. I see that some companies actually make this standard procedure – they don’t look for people (only) in their local office, but hire global for each position. I just came across this instructive post about hiring remote developers (… Continue Reading

Hugo May 5th, 2015

Seeing what is currently happening in Ukraine is very disturbing. Nations discuss, politicians argue, billions of people can see it on TV. But Ukrainians experience it every day.

In the other parts of the world, especially the developed ones, we can all enjoy a relative peace and prosperity. Does this … Continue Reading

Piotr Chmielewski February 6th, 2015