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  • Long distance leadership means increased demands on leaders – who need be even more clear, communicative and good at planning.

    But even a skilled leader needs support of an onsite project manager that work side by side with the team of developers. Henrik Melchander, CTO at Indpro, have led distributed teams for six years. His advice when working with global IT outsourcing is to get support by an onsite project manager.

    – If you have a Swedish project manager onsite with the team of developers, you may not need a local project manager. But if the Swedish project manager i...

  • Leading developers at a distance places high demands on the project manager. Our CTO Henrik Melchander has listed the three most common mistakes – for you to avoid them.

    1 Has the wrong information.

    The most common problem when leading at a distance is misunderstandings. These can be caused by a number of things: the client might have given wrong information, but it could also be that the project manager or the developers have misunderstood what the client said. Misunderstandings can also arise when you’ve understood the information right, but documented it incorrectly.

    At the...

  • High performance and scalability – those were two major expectations when a client entrusted us to build a new sports social networking platform. In this blog post, our technical architect Sandeep Rajoria explains how we created the architecture of this top-of-the-line platform.

    Since microservices are designed for scalability and high performance, we decided to use Event Sourcing and CQRS as the architecture of this new product.

    The aim of this blog is to share some insights and implementation details about the main components of these architecture patterns – this is by no me...

  • Leadership is always challenging – but leading distributed teams is even more demanding. We see five important qualities that a project manager needs when leading a team of developers at a distance. Here’s our list of what a long distance leader needs to be – and why.

    1 Clear

    Being clear in how you express yourself and how you lead meetings is necessary when leading at a distance. Sometimes being clear means setting up a structure for meetings, with routines for when and how the meetings will be held. Being clear also means that all stakeholders in a project should know what the proj...

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