Category: Management

The History Of Outsourcing

The History Of Outsourcing | Shakuro

The world without outsourcing is hard to imagine today. What once started as an economic movement, dictated by the rapidly evolving nature of capitalism, became a cultural phenomenon that united our 7,917.5 miles in diameter planet more than anything in the history of our kind. Almost contradictory to the laws of human perception of one another, despite the rudiments of our tribal mentality, and regardless of all the xenophobic displays of the worst of us, we somehow managed to sustain an ethical work scheme that runs our world today.

Straight Outta Fitness App

Straight Outta Fitness App | Shakuro

This morning I stumbled upon a funny story on Instagram, it said: “imagine Instagram was gone. BOOM! You’re not a model anymore”. It’s about the fitness modeling trend that blew up a couple years ago on social media. There’s nothing wrong with being an instagram model or a facebook personality, just like there’s nothing wrong with being a youtuber; you can make a very decent living just doing that.

Making Money Off Your App

Making Money Off Your App | Shakuro

Recently, I’ve worked on a slogan for our 2018 website update. At Shakuro, we do websites and mobile apps. Mostly for clients, but also our own startups. While thinking of a cool slogan, I digressed into thinking what kind of apps are out there and why people bother buying and installing mobile apps.

How To Track Time …And Battle ADD Also

How To Track Time …And Battle ADD Also | Shakuro

The issue of finding the flawless way to keep tabs on the time and effort ratio in work is one of the milestones in company management. Developing a framework for tracking time honestly and transparently is a huge feather in a cap of an effective manager.

Programmer Vs Developer Vs Engineer: The Naming Dispute

Programmer Vs Developer Vs Engineer: The Naming Dispute | Shakuro

 

If you’ve ever looked through a software team line up, you’ve come across these job titles and perhaps wondered if a developer on your team is indeed good for your business development, or a software engineer is a key to success of your project as it contains a bunch of technical data that only an Engineer can handle. Or maybe for your application or a piece of software to have a reliable code, you need a coder? Let’s look into it.

Women In Tech: The 30% Threshold

Women In Tech The 30% Threshold | Shakuro

Technology redefined the way our world operates. Digital technology, in particular, empowered all of us with the ability to contribute to the world’s progress. The internet has opened an unrestricted access to the highest highs and the lowest lows of human nature which made it the most diverse and polar way of communication between generations.

The Subtle Art of Giving an Estimate

The Subtle Art of Giving an Estimate | Shakuro

Every time a new potential client contacts us with an idea of a mobile app or a web app project in hand, it is already a little success. However, it is far from being a win as it will take much more than just reaching out and replying to get the product going. All the precious time spent on the genuine effort to break down the product idea and estimate the terms & cost could be wasted unless the estimate presentation is spot on.

How To Outsource Web Development

How To Outsource Web Development | Shakuro Hero Image by Christopher Burns

Everything is within reach of today’s individual. All you need is a phone or a laptop. We are no longer restricted by our location and have the ability to expand our influence beyond spatial limitations. As a startup owner, you don’t have to make allowances for the lack of technical talent in your neighbourhood.

The Story Of CGHub: The Demise Of The Largest Digital Art Community

The Story Of CGHub: The Demise Of The Largest Digital Art Community | Shakuro

Picking up where we left in the first part of the CGHub story, this will be the tale of a thousand questions, despair, and a dozen broken hearts. But as George S. Patton has famously put:

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

However, before the victory, there was a battle (more of a beating) that we took every inch of… Bear with me as I tell one of the darkest stories in the history of our digital agency.

Is Project Planning An Imposture?

Is Project Planning An Imposture? | Shakuro

Different development methodologies, project manager bootcamps, books, courses, blogs, publications, and everything in the world of IT middle management revolves around the mystique of the productivity. No one can say they were 100% productive today but all are chasing it like a ghost and often take their busy condition for productivity. A whole bunch of things may fall victims of this confusion, including project planning.

How IT Project Proposals Work

How IT Project Proposals Work | Shakuro Hero Image

Every IT project starts with a plea or a pitch. If the abilities of one party meet the requirements of the other, we have a match 💞  So where do you take it from there? The fragile partnership-in-the-making might collapse because of the one wrong move and it’s a business proposal, or as they usually call it in development circles – a quote. Now there is a fine line between an alluring quote with underestimated time & material rates and a wary quote with vague rates. Both of these have a big chance of killing the project.

How to Create a Dating App & How Much It Costs

How to Create a Dating App & How Much It Costs | Shakuro

Over 20 million matches a day. That is 40+ million people meeting with a perspective for further relationship. These numbers make online dating tools the primary way of meeting people. A reasonable follow-up to that fact is the question: what is the best way to meet online? Is it a specific website, social media, or an app? The numbers we provided belong exclusively to the mobile dating applications, with a huge chunk in the big T.