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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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

It pays to decide whether you want to spend your time doing what is important or doing what is urgent.

In a world that is changing at a pace that has never been seen before, it can be quite challenging working with software development.

Business is calling for new functionalities and services and demanding them yesterday. Project Managers are hunting you down to discuss their difficulties attracting the right talent to their teams. And then when people have been found it takes forever to get them up to speed with their tasks. And to add to your agony every month at least one person steps into your office because they have received a good offer from another company in the current overheated market. Continue reading

Talking to companies across all of Europe, we see uncertainty.

We sat down with Dr. Axel Fr. von dem Bussche of Taylor Wessing. He is one of Germany’s leading legal experts on GPDR and he has just published a book about the topic – see details below.

In this first installment, we talk about the organizational preparation necessary to be compliant. This advice is the result of Axel’s wide experience and is formed in respect of particular demands presented by the new regulations. Continue reading

Many IT companies desperately lack software developers. In Denmark, we often hear news stories about IT companies that have to reject business opportunities, because they are unable to find software developers with the required competences. One solution to the above challenge is to establish a development team abroad!

When a company evaluates whether or not they should try to outsource some of their software development, many factors have to be taken into consideration; how do we cooperate with a team abroad from another culture, what are their English language skills, and naturally – do foreign software developers have the competences, we need for our business? Continue reading

We often get the question, is culture really important?

Over the years, it is our experience that differences in cultural parameters can have a huge influence on how we interpret the world around us. If we do not pay attention to the cultural differences, it can result in some challenges – and often negative ones. Continue reading

90% or more of companies we talk to arrive on our doorstep with the solid conviction that they are the owners of a unique and unfathomable software legacy. Architecture is described as ‘interesting’, or ‘original’ or ‘highly creative’, the code base is not comprehensively documented.

Of these 90%, I would say 90% are overestimating common practice or underestimating themselves. In fact, on-boarding developers into a complex legacy is not more or less difficult if those developers are working remotely. It is, though, different and it’s worth taking an objective look at those differences. Continue reading

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