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Some of our developers share practical advice for the IT industry in Ukraine.  Check out Conscensia’s developer and project manager Ihor’s article about how a junior grows as a project manager, published at the biggest online media for developers in Ukraine www.dou.ua. Ihor has 21 years of experience in the IT sector.

“Life is interesting and multifaceted, so there are no identical projects and therefore, the roles that are often referred to as PMs are very different. So, if you are not going to become a PM for some particular project, then I’m not even sure where to begin… In fact, it is impossible to put all the advice into a thick book, let alone in a few lines. Læs mere

Whilst being a possible solution to a major headache, going outside your geographic and cultural barriers doesn’t come risk free. Looked at from outside, there are numerous examples of this working well and many of the opposite. Competition amongst suppliers is high and this forces the industry to evolve better and more relevant delivery models.

We at Conscensia have spent 11 years developing a comprehensive solution. We provide the upside of access to an external talent pool with the security of knowing how to navigate new waters without significant risk. Læs mere

Recruiting the right people for your business is essential! We all know that a lot of time and money are wasted, if you make a mistake by recruiting a person, who leaves the company after 6 months – or if the person is disqualified and you need to hire a replacement. 

If you have tried to search for software developers in today’s market – you know that it is not an easy task. The IT sector is booming – and so is the demand and search for software developers. Some companies try to find their next developers in their own country, as they prefer to have the developers in-house. It is very difficult for companies located in large cities – imagine the hassle for IT companies located in rural areas, how do they attract software developers? Læs mere

Some projects from my past are completely forgotten, many I dare say. Some, though, are as clear in my mind as if they had finished yesterday evening.

One such was when our Country Manager called me into the office just before Christmas years ago. I thought he wanted to have a small chat and wish me Merry Christmas but things turned out differently. ‘Could I please step in and salvage a project, make a plan and……. have it ready before New Year.’ I knew a bit about this particular project, the Project Leader was a highly experienced and likeable fellow. However, the concern was that for the last months he had been regularly reporting that 2-3 more days tops and the project would be done. Clearly intolerable for all. Læs mere

When working with a team sitting remote, things stay the same, and at the same time nothing is as it used to be!

You need to build trust – however – your window of opportunity has narrowed down from “all day long” to different touch points throughout the day and week. So how do you become a visible and trustworthy manager towards your remote team? Læs mere

It is not a secret that whenever it comes to business then our biggest asset is people we work with. This is true for most industries, especially it is relevant for the IT industry. The Scandinavian values of Conscensia, a Danish outsourcing company, help us to keep strong focus on our talents and make it quite easy to maintain a positive working atmosphere within a flat organizational structure.

For a newcomer it may take some time to understand the specifics of such an environment and adapt to it; especially if that person comes from a different corporate culture. However it also might be even a funny exercise at some point. I’d like to share my impressions back to the time when I was first faced with it. Læs mere

For a number of years now, Norway and the Norwegian economy has benefited enormously from oil and gas. This has given us advantages many countries can only dream of. Logically, it has also defined to a great extent the landscape of our economy. If we look into the future, we can see a diminution coming. Both supply and demand are falling and like many oil-rich states, we should now be planning a future with significantly less of these natural resources. To drive the real economy and maintain our standard of living, we have in a sense to climb back into the global economic battle and stake our claim in the grand scheme of things. Læs mere

Why QA?

december 8, 2017

We have a competence centre QA. Why? Because we are seeing compelling evidence that this aspect of the development process is underused.

QA brings significant value in a number of ways. We have been monitoring its increased use into our teams. This is what we found. Læs mere

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