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28Feb 2018

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. Continue reading

15Feb 2018

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? Continue reading

31Jan 2018

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. Continue reading

24Jan 2018

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? Continue reading

04Jan 2018

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

14Dec 2017

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

08Dec 2017

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

24Nov 2017

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

09Nov 2017

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

04Oct 2017

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

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