Check-sheet of IT-outsourcing: we work without risks

Check-sheet of IT-outsourcing: we work without risks
 
 
From the translator: original of the article written by Alexander Shaporod for the blog of his company Django Stars. They develop mobile applications, and share their experience with readers.
 
 
Outsourcing in IT has a number of advantages: for example, it allows you to save money and, if necessary, get expert help in certain areas. Nevertheless, there are problems, risks that can be avoided very difficult, if at all possible. But if you know about them, you can significantly reduce their impact. How? About this and talk.
 
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MPRU, revenue and how this is related to the revenue and dynamics of the customer base

In this article, let's look at the MRPU, see what the specifics of its calculation are and what it can give us.
 
MRPU - monthly revenue per unit, monthly revenue per unit. This is a broad concept that includes both the average check and the average revenue per user /customer /sale. The flexibility of the word unit allows you to give the definition you need.
 
Why do we need this? The whole purpose of product analysis is to isolate causes and identify factors that affect financial performance. The dynamics of the client base ( ? see the article here
) Are determined mainly by factors related to ...
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Seven problems of implementing Scrum, about which we did not know

Hello, Habr! My name is Maxim Lyuttsau, in Promsvyazbank I work as a product owner. Almost a year the development of a new Internet bank "My Business" we are using the methodology of Scrum, and in this connection I have already managed to fill cones. In this post I would like to tell you about the most painful of them, as well as about what means to us eventually helped. That you could avoid such troubles.
 
 
Seven problems of implementing Scrum, about which we did not know  
 

Some employees are fundamentally against the changes


 
The Scrum methodology was adopted in our bank to accelerate development and reduce TTM. When the introduction began, it turned out that ...[/h]
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How did we come up with sets of children's technical creativity

How did we come up with sets of children's technical creativityHello Habr! In last article I mentioned that in the environment of children's circles of technical creativity it is quite difficult to find kits for the comprehensive study of children of all kinds of disciplines. Today I will tell you about how we came up with children's robotics kits.
 
 
 
 
In the first month of the work of the robotics center, in addition to the rapid writing of various training programs, we had to invent various devices for these programs. If a child is to say: "Look, this is a resistor, and this is a light-emitting diode", then it will be of little use. Children have ...
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What are the metrics for Agile teams?

Passing the interview to the position of Product Owner, I realized that I have a serious gap in the business metrics in the Agile project, because I work in the state structure. In the Russian segment, the information is rather meager. The English segment liked article Ashwinee Kalkura . So I decided to do a little free translation. Original article here .
 
 

What are the metrics for Agile teams?


 
Many people are trying to understand what is the "best practice" in the industry, and impose it on their product to improve their own performance. For some time I was pondering whether ...[/h]
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Why the prioritization of work and value does not work

And why should it be used

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The article tells why the most popular way to prioritize backlog is not as good as it is commonly thought, and what can be done to improve it.
 
Evaluation of development labor and values ​​(returns from labor) is the main element of prioritization in product backlog: this is a simple, understandable approach, and therefore very popular. You probably have 2 such columns in the product backlog (and even if not, you should add them):
 
Why the prioritization of work and value does not work  
matrix of labor costs and values. . If you google, you can find thousands of different ...[/h]
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Easier than it seems. Chapters 9-10

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- What exactly are you going to do in this project? - Galina's voice sounded wary, as if probing the ground in an unfamiliar situation.
 
 
- To lead. Or do. - Sergei was still in the joyful aftertaste of a successful conversation with Kurchatov and Voronin. After a moment's thought, he added. - Rather - and lead, and do.
 
 
- Is not Petrova the project manager? - cautiously and, it seemed to Sergei, with a slight grin asked Galina. "Everybody heard at the meeting how Kurchatov appointed her."
 
 
- Evgeny Viktorovich said that she will be a curator, or something like that. I do not ...[/h]
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A secret call to Andy Grove, who helped Apple buy NeXT

A secret call to Andy Grove, who helped Apple buy NeXTWhat I liked most about working with NeXT was Steve[Джобс — прим. пер.]could call anyone.
 
 
He rushed into the office, said: "Now I'll call Bill about TrueType" - and gestured for me with a gesture. A minute later, Gates was right there talking to us over the speakerphone.
 
 
- BUT BILL! You robbed Adobe and brought John to tears !! (John Warnock was the CEO of Adobe).
 
 
"Steve, we did not want to practice fonts at all." A nightmare. But Adobe did not open their fonts until they had no competition.
 
Photo by Andy Grove ...
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ITSM-manager for happiness: how the profession of the future helps to expand the boundaries of the service desks

ITSM-manager for happiness: how the profession of the future helps to expand the boundaries of the service desks "What kind of nonsense? Are managers happy? " - the pessimist asks the title of the article. "But the idea is real! In the UAE for a long time now is Minister of Happiness works! " - the optimist parries.
 
And where does information technology? About everything in order. At the beginning of this year, the well-known Russian IT company offered to participate in a series of thematic events on the application of the principles of the service approach outside IT as an expert. The overall goal of the events is to share experience, how to organize effective interaction between the ...
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The recipe for a successful release: PMy to note

The recipe for a successful release: PMy to noteThe moment is nearer when we will release our solution, fresh, new and radiant. Exciting? Not really, because we already checked it from all sides.
 
 
We compiled a check-list to check whether the solution is ready to be rolled out in production. It listed all the most important things that we check in the infrastructure, initial filling, integration, training of the pilot user group, transfer of the solution, user documentation, business monitoring and the timing of the release.
 
 
Based on this plan, we set tasks for developers and "auditors" - colleagues from other departments who conduct ...
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