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SoftElegance in Clutch’s TOP-10: Top IT Outsourcing Companies, Top Web Developers, and more

Now SoftElegance in Clutch’s Top-10 in several categories, in outsourcing, web development,
and more.

Clutch — identifys leading software and professional services firms that deliver results for their clients.

“We love Clutch as they publish fair and detailed customers feedback”

SoftElegance Top Software Developers Ukraine

In April 2017 SoftElegance named in TOP-10 at the several categories, among them
Top IT Outsourcing Companies in Ukraine and Top Web Developers in Kyiv.

For more details, please find our that customers says about SoftElegance.

“Strengths include superior productivity compared to other providers and meticulous attention to detail” said the customer, who has provided his feedback about our work.

Report from France-Ukraine business forum in Paris

SoftElegance participated at France-Ukraine business forum 28 October 2016

France-Ukraine business forum was held in Paris, October 28. It was attended by Minister of the Economy and Finance of France, Prime Minister of Ukraine, other senior officials of both countries, investors, exporters, representatives of leading world companies from the medicine, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and tech industries.

France-Ukraine Business Forum 28 October 2016 Paris

France-Ukraine Business Forum 28 October 2016 Paris

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SoftElegance speaks at Spark Summit Europe 2016

SoftElegance’s presentation at Spark Summit Brussels

SoftElegance has presented it’s latest experience in oil and gas industry, speaking at Spark Conference Brussels, October 27. The topic is ‘Spark—universal computation engine for processing oil industry data’. There were presented math models to make failure prediction of industrial equipment, rod pumps failure prediction implementation, and the tech framework to do so. Thank you all who come to listen to us!

Spark Summit Europe 2016. Spark—universal computation engine for processing oil industry data

Spark Summit Europe 2016. Spark—universal computation engine for processing oil industry data

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Report from Seattle Tech Days 2016

The brightest tech businesses from Europe came to Seattle

Seattle Tech Days has gathered innovators, entrepreneurs, business, government, and municipal executives to tell US businesses about the latest technology successes and innovative achievements from Europe.

Among speakers were Google’s and Microsoft’s executives, a lot of participants from Amazon and Microsoft.

Seattle Tech Days 2016

Seattle Tech Days 2016. Big Data panel

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Meet SoftElegance at Seattle Tech Days on August 25

The brightest tech businesses from Europe come to Seattle on August 25

Seattle Tech Days will gather innovators, entrepreneurs, business, government, and municipal executives to tell US businesses about the latest technology successes and innovative achievements from Europe.

SEATTLE TECH DAYS

SEATTLE TECH DAYS

Feel free to register for Seattle Tech Days.

The key topics are Big Data Analytics Everywhere, Industrial Internet of Things, Trends, and Emerging Technologies that will define next-generation product strategies.

We are welcoming you for insightful tech and software discussions, strategic panels, interactive product demos, and a lively networking event.

For more updates please follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Happy 4th of July

On behalf of SoftElegance, we would like to wish you a happy Independence Day 2016!

Report from the Canada – Ukraine Business Forum in Toronto

SoftElegance participated in the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, June 20 in Toronto

Global Affairs Canada and Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and the Conference Board of Canada, held the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, June 20, 2016, at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Justin Trudeau at the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum

Justin Trudeau at the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended CUBF, as well as many government officials from Canada and Ukraine. The Forum has provided a unique opportunity to meet key Ukrainian and Canadian political and business leaders. It was the platform for discussing the opportunities that will be brought by the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.

SoftElegance would like to thanks to the organizers and participants, and we are looking forward for the new businesses.

#CanUAForum #CanUATrade

SoftElegance at the Offshore Technology Conference, the flagship event for energy professionals, OTC 2016

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.

In 2016 in was held 2-5 May, Houston, TX. OTC gives access to leading-edge technical information, the industry’s largest equipment exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts.

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SoftElegance took part at the conference and attended the exhibition to share the knowledge and best practices of custom software development for oil and gas and energy industries.

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Managing Creativity For Software Development Teams. Part 2

Managing Creativity For Software Development Teams. Part 1

5. The art of team creativity management is balancing strong points of the creativity processes while avoiding the downsides:

  • encouraging (and requiring) deep non-formal understanding of both of the problem area and all the software development technologies by all the team members; that provides the basis for the problems and gaps detection at any team level;
  • allocating enough time in the development iterations for the problems elaboration, tests, trials and failed attempts that will not produce any tangible results by themselves but are the basis for finding creative solutions;
  • creating the supporting, unperturbed, motivating working environment and atmosphere for the team, that includes the room conditions, supporting services and facilities, convenient development hardware and software, good relations within the team, adequate incentive payments, clear and fair company policies, confidence etc. Сreative solutions require prolonged concentrated immersion into the problem, therefore any disturbing events distract the team members and break the creativity process;
  • encouraging clear communication between the team members, management, customers etc.; defining the communication rules and protocols that are both unobtrusive and help delivering the information precisely to the interested parties; encouraging the communication skills improvement; facilitating the early notifications of the problems, impediments, mistakes etc. (reward both the bad and good news);
  • establishing a good team structure, borders and responsibilities, that both grants the team members’ confidence and allows for enforcing important development priorities and directions while retaining enough room for the personal creativity.

6. Creativity is an inherent trait of every healthy, developed, untroubled person. The software developers usually are people with skills most suitable for producing creative solutions. The major creativity management rule is simply “do not block creativity”. That means:

  • ensuring confidence, providing reliable and well-structured environment;
  • encouraging good relations and clear communications between the team members;
  • motivating team members to go above formal instructions execution, making the project goals the personal, emotionally involving ones, turning the project success into feeling of personal achievement and recognition.

Mature creativity is one of the key features that differs a good software development team from a common one. Falling into any extremity from that golden mean produces either a pack of ordinary coders that implement anything that formally matches the requirements, not providing real value, or a wildly artistic company so excited by newest technologies and innovative designs that the business requirements and user experience are considered insignificant to them.

People don’t have to work for a big company to introduce the creativity support – the rules outlined above are simple and fitting into a team of any size. Actually, the most creative startups are quite small, and the tricky part is to do not lose those creativity spirit principles when the company grows and therefore must establish a more formal structure and policies.

About SoftElegance

Founded in 1993, SoftElegance is a custom software development company that has been providing reliable services for implementation of SaaS systems, sophisticated business solutions, engineering applications, and business processes automation software. A variety of companies, ranging from dynamic small and medium to Fortune 500, across oil and gas, drilling, engineering, and manufacturing industries, use SoftElegance’s software development outsourcing services. With clients from the U.S. and the E.U., offices in London, Houston, and development centers in Eastern Europe, SoftElegance assists customers in delivering innovative software solutions on a global scale.

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Managing Creativity For Software Development Teams

The term “creativity” is not strictly defined. In general, it is a capability to produce something innovative, original and worthwhile. It involves the following processes:

  • becoming sensitive to gaps in knowledge, deficiencies, missing elements, disharmonies, problems, and so on;
  • identifying the difficulty;
  • searching for solutions, making guesses, or formulating hypotheses about the deficiencies: testing and retesting these hypotheses and possibly modifying and retesting them;
  • getting to a solution that was not available before; that usually involves an insight at some point;
  • and finally communicating the results.

There is no widely accepted theory of the creativity except for the phenomenological descriptions so far.

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Managing Creativity For Software Development Teams

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