Co-founder, Managing Director
Stan has moved from developing software for Caterpillar to starting his own business in America to moving to India and co-founding IT Hands in 2001. He currently lives in India with his wife and six kids, but calls Indianapolis home. Stan’s passion is building software that makes the world a better place.
The 5 Essentials for a Successful Project Kickoff Meeting
How to stage a project for success.
Are you wanting a successful, outsourced project? When working with a geographically-dispersed team, a successful project begins with a well-thought-out project startup meeting, or kickoff meeting.
Posted on May 17, 2018
Time and Materials or Fixed Cost: Why T&M is Best
Time and materials or fixed cost: when to use each model
It is tough to know which project approach is better: Time and Materials or fixed cost. When my web development company started to move from a Fixed-Cost project approach to Time and Materials (T&M) with clients, our entire business changed.
Posted on Nov 27, 2017
Benefits of FTEs: A Better Staffing Model
Augment your staff with an FTE employee and enjoy the benefits of FTEs.
In the web business, there are two common approaches for engaging clients in project development: Fixed Cost or Time and Materials. Yet I would recommend another, often overlooked method: the Full-Time Equivalent model (FTE).
Posted on Jan 13, 2017
3 Acronyms Your Clients Should Know: UAT, UAP and SLA
How to prevent never-ending projects with a UAT, UAP and SLA.
Every web company owner is at risk for a common (sometimes devastating) ailment – the “never-ending project.” This dangerous scenario can be prevented by simply educating your clients on 3 acronyms: UAT (User Acceptance Testing), UAP (User Acceptance Period) and SLA (Service Level Agreement). There may be only one client incessantly insisting that you invest…
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
6 Reasons Why a Website Stops Working
Common problems and solutions to why a website stops working
You get a notice from your client. Their website stops working. Again. Before you stress over the fact that you are getting blamed by your client for this “catastrophe” let me suggest some possible ways to respond to this common problem. As you know, a variety of factors play into the function of a website,…
Posted on Apr 6, 2016
My Secret to Growing a Web Software Company
Creating Employee Leaders for When You are Gone
If you are a self-aware entrepreneur, then you most likely recognize your tendency to be a detail-oriented perfectionist when it comes to the quality of work in your business. After all, this is the trait that got you started. You are a self-motivated individual intent on good results in a growing business. What if I…
Posted on Jan 21, 2016
5 Reasons Why I (an American) Like Working with Indian Developers.
Just after 9/11, my wife and I with our kids moved to Asia following our dreams of setting up an open source software company in India.
Posted on Sep 15, 2015
Indians and Americans: a great team composition
Reasons why global teams have a competitive advantage. The reasons I love working with Indians in my software company.
5 Reasons why you should include Indians on your Software Team After growing an IT business in India for the past 14 years, experiencing not only the culture, but also the work environment of a business primarily of Indian employees, I can say the experience is a great one. The benefits of outsourcing IT business…
Posted on Jun 5, 2015
Supercharge your Software Development Proposals
Seal More Deals with IT Hands’ New Service
Implementing new projects for clients as a business owner can be more than overwhelming. Sometimes building the proposal to launch the project is a chore in itself. Time is limited and resources are scarce. IT Hands comes to the rescue.