Despite 2020 having been a complicated year, the Czech IT company eMan confirmed that software companies are thriving in a crisis. After its successful entry on the Prague Stock Exchange in August, eMan affirmed its ambitions and reported the best economic results in its history. For the first time, turnover exceeded CZK 170 million.
eMan, one of the leading Czech software houses, prepares for an IPO on Prague’s START stock market. This offering should happen in the first half of 2020. The plan is to offer stocks worth around 40 million Czech crowns. The company is also currently negotiating with several strategic investors, as the possibility of a direct sale is still on the table.
On the way from a historic factory to an IT developer, many things can change, improve – even go wrong. The methodology can easily turn into a marketing motto and charade. Good intentions can do more harm than good. The final number in our dark series brings a summary and a few poignant answers.
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The dark side of agile development 4/5: Why hire a project manager when you can burn out by yourself?2019-11-15
The role of project manager is often taken lightly. In software development, people look at it like it’s a rack of lollipops in a diabetologist’s waiting room. In today's episode we will explain that this is just wrong. A good project manager will save your project from doom.
The Agile Manifesto is a very functional and effective concept. But multinational corporations sometimes interpret it in their own way and distort its ideas. Therefore, when I talk about the dark side of agile, I must also devote some time to the dangers of a foolishly designed project proposal by the client.
The project manager is not keeping up with deadlines, bugs are in every line of code, and the budget is under fire. But don't worry, a miraculous red pill glimmers on the horizon. An agile world in which everything flows like a dream. For those who cannot manage good results in traditional project management, it’s perfect. Sit back as we watch one of the biggest mistakes about agile, in real time.
I was there when agile development was introduced at eBay. I worked as a Scrum Master in a software house. And since I joined eMan, I‘ve gotten some experience as a software supplier to multinational companies. I like agile, but nobody talks about its dark side. The time has come to shine a light on it.
Technological development is racing ahead at full speed, and functions of augmented reality (AR) can be found in our smartphones for quite some time now. At eMan, we’ve been working with AR since 2011. And that’s quite a while! So, in this article, we’d like to do a brief overview of the most interesting projects that we’ve worked on so far.