The Evolution of the Aptera Academy The Aptera Academy was originally created for developers to learn the hard skills and soft skills needed to jump into client projects. Eventually, it was opened to all client facing Apterans, including Business Analysts, Quality Analysts, and Project Managers. Just recently, we’ve made it available to clients. Aptera’s CEO […]
The Aptera Academy is our in-depth, customized approach to onboarding. The program was designed for developers, but we’ve recently opened it up to clients and non-developers.
Here’s a QA Analyst’s take on it.
When you’re building software, it’s crucial to be aware of security.
To help sort it all out, we recently chatted with John Hightower on Aptera Live. Here’s what he said.
It can be tough managing and cultivating a culture on a software development team, especially when your team is remote.
We sat down with Team Lead Paul Aschliman on Aptera Live to chat about how he manages and cultivates a strong culture on a remote software development team.
If you’re looking to increase the value of your software development or you need extra hands to lighten the load on your in-house team, outsourcing some of your work to an outside team can be a great solution. In an effort to reduce costs, many companies look directly to outsource with an offshore or nearshore development firm. However, often these partnerships don’t save you money in the long run, and sometimes you can find smaller onshore partners for a similar price.
As Microsoft begins to deprecate the .NET Framework and move their innovation to .NET Core, it might be the right time for your business to upgrade your applications to .NET Core. If you’ve found the right time to begin your migration to .NET Core, we’re sharing 8 factors to prepare for before you begin your migration to help it go more smoothly.
Budgets for agile software development initiatives can be hard to pin down. When starting a new software project, more is unknown than known, but having an accurate budget is very important for the business. This puts a lot of pressure on the Product Owner to get the budget right. No one wants to have to go back to their stakeholders and ask for more money later on.
As the Product Owner on a software team, your main role is often broken down into two parts: ownership and communicating what’s known as the 3 V’s–Vision, Value, and Validation. In this post, we’re going to focus on vision and the importance of clearly communicating vision for your software.
Long before the word COVID-19 was in the news, Aptera started hiring remote developers and implemented a remote-first mentality. Because of this change, our teams were uniquely qualified for the complete shift to remote work – including our in-office staff. While we’ve made the transition to remote work as seamless as possible, we understand this isn’t the case for every team.
With the onset of the novel Coronavirus, companies across the country and around the world are trying to navigate how to work remotely. Many developers are already accustomed to working remotely; Aptera has several full-time staff members who work from their homes. But if it’s new to you and your Scrum team, it can feel challenging to hold Scrum events and collaborate with your teammates across distances. To help, we’re sharing our top tips for collaborating and holding Scrum events when some or all of the team is remote.