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The Role of Trust in the Developer-Project Manager Relationship

There's a lot that can be said about the relationship between your organisation and your software development firm. We've covered several aspects, including how to communicate with the company building your program and overseeing the transition. We've talked a lot about how to spot red flags and what kind of things you should be concerned about in your program development. But ...

4 Things to Look for in a Custom Software Company

With any project, large or small, it is vital to have a team that works together well with excellent communication. As a socially-minded business or non-profit organisation, choosing a software development company that is genuinely connected to your goal is a necessity. The earlier you can involve your developer in your plan, the stronger your team will be. As your chosen softw ...

Saving Lives Around the World - All Without the Internet

The internet is a powerful tool. We use it every day and have seemingly unlimited access to its unending resources. Because of its immediate availability, we often take it for granted. What would we do if we didn't have the connectivity that we have? This is the question that many non-profit organisations and socially-minded businesses have asked themselves when working in thir ...

8 Red Flags That Mean Your Software Project Is Headed Down the Wrong Path

When you're not a developer, it can be difficult to see some of the issues that may present themselves in the midst of a budding project. As a social business or entrepreneur, or a non-profit organisation, there are certain signs you should watch for when you're working with your developer to keep your project on-track. We've compiled a list of 8 red flags that can help you spo ...

3 Security Concerns You Should Be Worried About (and 3 That You Shouldn’t)

In today's technology-driven world, the more advances we make, the more security concerns there are to worry about. Innovation is key to continuing advancement, but it's crucial to remain on top of new technological security threats to ensure the safety of your organization's data and virtual property. If you're building or implementing new software or a website redesign, there ...

How to Successfully Upgrade Your Website or Software

There comes a time in the life of every software program or website when it is no longer as relevant as it once was. Maybe it's frustrating and slow to make changes or even just to keep up with user expectations, never mind having the next level of impact you are reaching for. As a result, you may have a long and growing list of issues and small problems that you are never quit ...

7 Tips for Communicating with Your Developers

As a socially focused entrepreneur with a bold vision, your role is incredibly important in turning your idea into a reality. The project's success hinges on your ability to understand your users, build a great team, and effectively market your project. Your understanding of the mysteries of programming is not nearly as important. That's where a reliable and effective software ...

Why It's Important to Find a Developer Who Shares Your Goals and Vision

Sometimes it seems like there are more people calling themselves web developers than there are sites on the web. It can be overwhelming trying to sift through them all to find a team that's the best fit to put your ideas into action and create something that not only works, but has real social impact. Everyone with a great idea needs a team of developers who can create and supp ...

Over Budget and Behind Schedule. Now What?

Does this sound familiar? You've got a great idea for a project. You've thought it all through. You're ready to make your concept real and start changing people's lives for the better. So you hire a company to get it up and running. You're promised an on time, below budget roll-out. Things are going great…until they're not. What started as an exciting project is suddenly behind ...