Sandra Petrova

Sandra Petrova

Senior Content EditorMacedonia

Sandra is a Senior Content Editor, particularly interested in the future of work. Her most valuable talent is searching under every rock to discover valuable information and incorporate it into well-written and insightful posts. When she's not typing in Google Docs, you can find her reading a fantasy novel, binging on Netflix, or watering her plants.

Latest Articles

employee morale
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Distributed Teams

Employee Morale: The Key Driver of Performance in Distributed Teams

by Sandra Petrova

After being relegated to the back burner, it’s a welcome development that employee morale is finally taking center stage in c...
distributed teams are the future
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Distributed Teams

4 Reasons Why Distributed Teams Are the Future of Work

by Sandra Petrova

Social distancing has forced many companies to proceed with having distributed teams. Once the worse if over, companies plan ...
project management remote teams
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Distributed Teams

5 Tips for Remote Project Management

by Sandra Petrova

Managing projects is a demanding task in itself. Add in a remote team in the mix, and the task becomes even more challenging....
Fortune 500 going remote
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Distributed Teams

3 Central Steps for Fortune 500 Managers Who Are Going Remote

by Sandra Petrova

What do you do when your Fortune 500 company all of a sudden orders all employees to work from home? During times of dramatic...
motivated employees remote work
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Startups

How to Motivate Remote Employees and Grow Your Tech Startup

by Sandra Petrova

Motivation is a key factor for successful remote teams. Learn the best practices for how to motivate remote employees and bui...
how to write a project brief for software
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Startups

How to Write a Brief for a Software Project

by Sandra Petrova

Are you leading a tech project and need help writing a software development project plan? Here are a few tips for how to put ...
good CTO skills
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Startups

What Makes a Good CTO: Top 7 Qualities

by Sandra Petrova

Maybe you're an ambitious software developer who wants to know how to become a good Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Or maybe ...
best podcasts for entrepreneurs
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Community

Top 12 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

by Sandra Petrova

Building a successful business is challenging. To help you become the leader you strive to become, we've put together a list ...
companies using machine learning
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Engineering·Machine Learning

This is How Companies are Applying Machine Learning to Remain Competitive

by Sandra Petrova

If you engage in a conversation about technology trends with a founder, business executive, or software engineer, you'll prob...
staff augmentation
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Agile

What is Staff Augmentation? Benefits and Best Practices

by Sandra Petrova

Staff augmentation is a powerful strategy for businesses to hire exceptional talent who will help drive the company forward. ...
tech influencers to follow
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Community

These are the Best Tech Influencers to Follow in 2020

by Sandra Petrova

The best minds in tech love to stay current with the newest developments and innovations. So they often read books, listen to...
tech podcasts
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Community

10 Great Software Engineering Podcasts for Developers

by Sandra Petrova

Tech podcasts are software engineering radio talks, but on-demand. They can fill up your time with knowledge in a fun and ent...
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Startups

How to Build a Minimum Viable Product (Tips for Success)

by Sandra Petrova

“A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a down payment on a larger vision.” — Johnny Holland In order to be successful, compani...
time zone difference with remote teams
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Distributed Teams

Here's How to Stay Connected and Manage Time Zones on Your Remote Team

by Sandra Petrova

Is time zone difference preventing your remote developers to function as a team? Luckily, we have a few great tips to share t...
employee burnout in software development
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Workplace

Burnout in the Tech Industry and What to Do About It

by Sandra Petrova

Burnout in software engineering is not just another buzzword. It's an epidemic that's detrimental to an employee's productivi...
Reduce Product Development Costs in Your Startup
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Startups

5 Ways to Reduce Product Development Costs in Your Startup

by Sandra Petrova

In this article, you'll discover how to reduce product software development costs and create a high-quality solution without ...
soft skills developers
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Workplace

8 Critical Soft Skills Every Developer Should Have in 2021

by Sandra Petrova

As we progress towards the future of work that will be driven by artificial intelligence, experts predict that soft skills in...
FINOS open source
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Startups

Open Innovation in Financial Services: An Interview With FINOS

by Sandra Petrova

FINOS is a nonprofit organization assisting open innovation in the financial services community. According to them, organizat...
security on remote teams
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Distributed Teams

6 Tips for Ensuring Security with Distributed Teams

by Sandra Petrova

When people hear that you’re a remote company, they often appear somewhat skeptical. Their first question normally is: “Is re...
the gig economy
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Future Of Work

The Gig Economy is Reshaping the Future of Work

by Sandra Petrova

Technology has slowly transformed every aspect of human life. Are you starving but don't have the time to cook? There are ple...
agile software development
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Workplace

Everything You Need to Know About Agile Software Development

by Sandra Petrova

Agile Software DevelopmentThe 4 Roles on the Agile TeamHow an Agile Team WorksScrum, Kanban or another flavor of Agile? Why C...
software development methodologies
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Workplace

Top 7 Software Development Methodologies With Pros and Cons [2021]

by Sandra Petrova

Are you a manager of a development team that’s looking to add structure to the project workflow? To manage projects successfu...
Diversity as a competitive advantage
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Future Of Work

Workplace Diversity: An Unproven Trend or a Competitive Advantage?

by Sandra Petrova

It’s a random day at Adeva. The team is engaged in its work, working from a home office or a coworking place somewhere in the...
assess your engineers
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Workplace

5 Tools That Will Help You Assess Your Engineers [2021]

by Sandra Petrova

If you want to build a successful technology startup, you’ll need more than just a great idea. You’ll also need a great engin...
5 slack integrations for team performance
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Workplace

5 Slack Integrations That Will Boost Your Team's Performance [2021]

by Sandra Petrova

It’s hard to imagine a world where Slack doesn’t exist. We can see teams worldwide collaborating through the platform and usi...
building a great engineering team
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Startups

Tips for Startup Founders: How to Build a Great Engineering Team

by Sandra Petrova

Are you on an ambitious mission to build a successful engineering team? After all, a great engineering team can help move you...
open source startups
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Future Of Work

10 Best Startups Shaping the Future of Open Source

by Sandra Petrova

Something special is happening in the tech world. More and more companies are adopting the open-source model and are reshapin...
building open source community
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Workplace

How to Build a Vibrant Open-Source Community in 5 Steps

by Sandra Petrova

So, you’ve just finished creating your open-source project. This is your first open-source baby, and you’re really proud of w...
team building games remote teams
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Distributed Teams

Fun Without Borders: Agile Games for Distributed Teams

by Sandra Petrova

It’s that Friday of the month here at Adeva. Some of the software developers in our network are getting ready to play .gi...
building remote teams
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Distributed Teams

4 Best First-Hand Tips For Building the Remote Dream Team

by Sandra Petrova

Building remote teams is not exactly a walk in the park. It's choosing the best collaboration tools, hiring the right people ...
challenges of managing remote teams
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Distributed Teams

It’s Not All Sunshine and Rainbows: The Challenges of Managing Remote Teams

by Sandra Petrova

So you’ve been thinking of giving your team the option to work remotely from time-to-time, or full-time. Congrats! That’s an ...
advantages of open source for business
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Workplace

The Engine for Collaboration: Advantages of Open Source For Your Business

by Sandra Petrova

So you’re thinking about working with open source? Good luck! The open source community is waiting for your arrival. But firs...
digital maturity
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Workplace

Assess the Digital Maturity of Your Workplace With These 6 Questions

by Sandra Petrova

The term digital transformation has become quite popular in recent years. Research tells us that digital transformation initi...
digital transformation strategy
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Workplace

Your Digital Future Depends on Your Digital Transformation Strategy

by Sandra Petrova

What part your company will play in the digital future depends on your digital transformation strategy. Developing a sound st...
digital transformation leadership
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Workplace

These Four Traits Can Help You Become a Better Digital Transformation Leader

by Sandra Petrova

In 2013, Adeva embarked on a challenging attempt to digitally transform its services. The company built a team and came up wi...
digital transformation frameworks
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Workplace

Game-Changing Digital Transformation Frameworks

by Sandra Petrova

Everywhere you turn, digital innovators are winning the game of competitiveness. Consumers, channels, and companies have alre...
agile testing
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Agile

Agile Testing: A New Era for Agile Teams

by Sandra Petrova

Imagine this storyline. Your software is scheduled to be released three weeks from today. Before the launch date, software te...
the state of agile
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Distributed Teams

Adopting Agile: The Latest Reports About The Popular Mindset

by Sandra Petrova

Can adopting agile be a challenge? Of course. Will the benefits be multiple? Most likely.   When Christine created her tec...
Adeva is the most inclusive tech company
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Workplace

It’s Official! Adeva is the Most Inclusive Tech Company!

by Sandra Petrova

We at Adeva work hard to close the gender gap and help women around the world embrace technology. Now we have the award to pr...
How to Build High Performing Teams
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Workplace

The Secret Ingredients for Building High Performing Remote Teams

by Sandra Petrova

There are two principal types of teams. The first one is the low performing team from hell. A team where there’s constant con...
Traits of a Good Manager
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Workplace

4 Traits of a Good Manager: Evolving in the Future of Work

by Sandra Petrova

A new style of leadership is emerging and employees are over the roof with joy. These managers take a more open approach to t...
Managing Remote Teams with increased productivity
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Distributed Teams

Managing Remote Teams: The Key to Employee Engagement

by Sandra Petrova

Rigid managers. Traditional collaboration tools. Excessive meetings... These are all major culprits of remote employees' dise...
Future of Work tools to manage remote teams
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Distributed Teams

10 Best Team Management Apps for Freelancers

by Sandra Petrova

The advance in technology and apps goes hand in hand with the growth of international companies. Also, as a result, companies...
Resources for scaling engineering teams
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Workplace

Employees Thrive in Purpose-Driven Organizations

by Sandra Petrova

Andrew is the CEO of a tech startup that manufactures lightweight fitness trackers. A few months ago, he has stumbled upon a ...
remote work is the future of work
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Workplace

This Is Why Remote Work Is the Future of Your Startup

by Sandra Petrova

Remote work is becoming a common practice nowadays. The technology has advanced so much that you can call anyone on the other...
Salary Negotiation Tips for Women in Tech
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Workplace

Leaving the Comfort Zone: Salary Negotiation Tips for Women in Tech

by Sandra Petrova

In January 2018, the world turned its ears to the controversy over the pay gap between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams fo...
Women Entrepreneurs Are Breaking Grounds in Tech Startups!
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Workplace

Women Entrepreneurs Are Breaking Grounds in Tech Startups!

by Sandra Petrova

The current situation of women entrepreneurs in tech startups is slowly changing. Women leaders are taking over the initiativ...
Gender Equality: Bridging the Wage Gap for Women in Tech
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Workplace

Gender Equality: Bridging the Wage Gap for Women in Tech

by Sandra Petrova

The good news is that the percentage of women in the U.S. labor force has increased to 46.8 percent over the past decades. Th...
Why Hiring Female Software Engineers in Your Startup Is a Great Idea
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Workplace

Why Hiring Female Software Engineers in Your Startup Is a Great Idea

by Sandra Petrova

If we type the question: "How present are tech women in the IT world?" on Google, we won't get satisfying answers. The low pr...