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October, 2015

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October 30, 2015  2:56 PM

Unlimited Work In Progress As A Feature

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
Enterprise, IT, Kanban, Lean, process

The damaging effects of multitasking in Software are no huge surprise; they've been covered by gurus like Joel Spolsky and Jeff...

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October 29, 2015  11:34 AM

Fixing Microsoft

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
iot, IT, Microsoft, SaaS

Microsoft Logo Most of our...


October 29, 2015  9:44 AM

Outsourcing My Willpower

Michael Larsen Michael Larsen Profile: Michael Larsen
Outsourcing

This idea has been spinning around my brain the past week. This owes to the idea that we as a species are developing “extended cognition”, as in a part of our brain effort is now residing outside of ourselves. I owe this whole line of thought to Noah Sussman, who made an interesting challenge...


October 26, 2015  12:47 PM

Microsoft’s Problem: How We Got Here

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
IT, Microsoft, MS, SaaS, Tablets, XBOX

Microsoft LogoBetween...


October 26, 2015  9:40 AM

A Note On Giving (and getting) Feedback

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Communication

I do a lot of writing and have gotten to the point where I am passable, not terrible, but not outstanding. I enjoy writing, it gives time to be quiet and deliberate and think about a topic till the moment I'm ready to say something. Public speaking on the other hand, I am a complete novice at that....


October 19, 2015  7:59 PM

How To Plan A Business Trip

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Conferences, Travelling

It was the best of trips, it was the worst of trips. Well, maybe not the worst, but it certainly could have gone better. Last week I went to Boston (Framingham to be exact) to speak about domain expertise and hiring at STPCon. And, just last night, I got back home from a quarterly board meeting...


October 12, 2015  11:44 AM

Save Our Scrum

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile, book review, Scrum

Scrum is one of the most popular tools among companies claiming some sort of agileness. Every company I have worked for, or with, in the past decade has had an official daily scrum or at least some sort of daily status meeting that had very clear ties to the scrum format. Despite the near...


October 5, 2015  10:46 AM

Why Is Scrum Valuable

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
Agile, Scrum

Companies have a hard time putting out software, and an even harder time doing it on time. There are lots of different things that can go wrong from veering way off course from what the customer wants to never ending problems in implementations to having no clue how far you are from the beginning...


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