Keys to Remote Management – Key #3: Work with them

By | August 4th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|

In previous posts we talked about the need for real relationships and for eye-to-eye contact when managing remote employees.  The final key is to work with them.  By that we mean, work directly together with them on a task or project as a team.  Let's start by sharing a related story from our CEO, Tony [...]

Keys To Remote Management – Key #2: Look Them In The Eyes

By | July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|

You might be thinking, how can looking them in the eyes be part of an article about remote management? The answer: video. Managers around the world will attest to the importance of communicating face-to-face with employees, and managers with outsourcing 1.0 backgrounds (my term) will tell you that you HAVE to get on a plane [...]

Keys To Remote Management – Key #1: Relationships

By | July 16th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|

At Codev, managing workers remotely is at the core of what we do, and is a hurdle that many of our clients have to overcome. I’ve researched the topic and compared the research to my experience managing remote teams, both software developers as well as non-technical teams. I’ve distilled it down to three keys to [...]

5 Advantages of Offshore Software Development

By | June 24th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, hiring, Human Resource, recruiting, Software Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Offshore software development, also known as staff augmentation, is where a company employs one or more developers in a different country than their headquarters' office. They are regular employees in every sense of the word, the only difference is that they’re working in a different country. While there are many advantages of Offshore Software Development, here [...]

How to Have Effective Project Reviews with Remote Teams

By | April 5th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, management, Software Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Working with a remote team will involve some challenges, and one of them is how to hold regular project review meetings with your developers, who could be an ocean away. In this post, we give you tips on how you can conduct meetings effectively in a distributed team set-up. TIP 1: Set the frequency of [...]

How to conduct effective weekly or monthly project review meetings with your remote team

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, management, Software Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Working with a remote team will involve some challenges, and one of them is how to hold regular project review meetings with your developers, who could be an ocean away. In this post, we give you tips on how you can conduct meetings effectively in a distributed team set-up. TIP 1: Set the frequency of meetings [...]

How To Manage Your Team Of Remote Software Developers

By | March 29th, 2018|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, Human Resource, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How challenging can it be to work with a remote software developer team? It was in 2015 when the growth of remote employees in managerial and professional occupations started to increase, thanks to the Internet for making efficient communications possible. At Codev, there are around 200 remote software developers who work for various computer software startups [...]

4 Drawbacks of Hiring Freelancers for Your Business

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business Management, Human Resource|Tags: , , , |

“Freelancers now make up 35% of U.S. workers and collectively earned $1 trillion in the past year”. This is according to a recent survey released by the Freelance Economy. With the rapid rise of freelance nation, more and more companies in the United States are catching on to the trend. Today, many small and medium [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Tips on Hiring and Retaining Great Developers

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, Human Resource, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|Tags: , , , , , , |

Are you wondering where to start when it comes to hiring your next developer? Maybe you’re in a bind because you’ve recently had a developer leave for a bigger and better opportunity across the street, and now your dev team is scrambling because replacing that one is taking much longer than you thought it would. [...]

Scarcity

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of my good friends recently ordered the iPhone 7 Plus from his cell phone company. His wife ordered the iPhone 7 in the smaller, “regular size” version. She was able to walk out of the store with her new phone, but he is still waiting on his… and will be for at least another [...]

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