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September, 2015

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September 30, 2015  12:36 PM

Owning Our Brand

Michael Larsen Michael Larsen Profile: Michael Larsen
Career Development, Certification and specializations, Marketing

Many years ago, I had an opportunity to get certified in a number of areas at a company I was working at. This was actively encouraged for a simple reason. The software company that was licensing products for our use and deployment gave us a price break if we had x number of people on our staff...

September 29, 2015  3:48 PM

Office Communication Is Changing

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Communication

Email has been around for a long time, and is starting to fade from popularity, but it is hard to underestimate how much it changed how professional communication happens. We went from expensive long-distance phone calls that had to be carefully scheduled and timed, to electronic letters that can...


September 28, 2015  8:50 AM

What Is DevOps (and who cares)

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
DevOps

More than once recently, I have both seen and had discussions about DevOps. Usually it begins with someone making the claim that the rising popularity of the term is silly. There are a few different ways to think about DevOps. Something along the lines of  -- a set of methods and tools that help...


September 21, 2015  8:41 PM

You May Be More Technical Than You Think

Michael Larsen Michael Larsen Profile: Michael Larsen

I’ve had a chance to help out with a number of events this year, many of which have needed to have what are, to me, fairly straightforward technical things that need to happen. Tickets need to be sold (or payments need to be processed), updates need to be sent out, and some fun stuff needs to be...


September 15, 2015  12:25 PM

How To Estimate (If You Absolutely Must)

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Estimating

Probability Curve 4 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 14, 2015  9:11 AM

The Future Of Management

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
it management

There is trouble in paradise, there was bound to be. We are finally getting reports of how the latest management and organizational structure, Holacracy, works in practice. When I say reports,...


September 8, 2015  1:51 PM

Getting Your Christmas Presents … A Little Early

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
IT gifts

Strategy and the Fat Smoker 2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 7, 2015  5:06 PM

Always Be Closing, Or Not

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Sales

There is a lot of folk wisdom surrounding sales that I've been reading about over the past year or so. All of this has of course become a lot more important since I went independent and now to some degree my ability to sell myself will determine how long I can do this. Most of the old-school...


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