Uncharted Waters:

January, 2018

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January 29, 2018  9:52 AM

Never be blocked. Ever.

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
blocked, Lean, requirements

blockerEarly in my career, I worked at a company...

January 26, 2018  10:59 AM

Motivation Matters

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
HR, motivation

MotivationImagine for a moment you come into a...


January 24, 2018  2:35 PM

The Socialtext Effect

Matt Heusser Matt Heusser Profile: Matt Heusser
wiki

Socialtext LogoDoes anyone else...


January 22, 2018  10:14 PM

Better Story Slicing

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman

Slicing up user stories into something useful has been trouble at every company I have worked with. Usually what happens is the development gets stories in various states. One story is clear cut and takes a day. The description of another story seems clear cut, but ends up taking a week or more....


January 9, 2018  9:16 AM

Cultivating Good Hiring Practice

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman
hiring

Google created Project Oxygen in 2013 to review data starting in 1998 about every person they employed. This project reviewed data surrounding hiring, firing and people leaving google, and how people move around in the company. The goal was to discover what made the best Google employee. The result...


January 2, 2018  9:52 PM

On Boarding New Technical Staff

Justin Rohrman Justin Rohrman Profile: Justin Rohrman

On board is something technical people don't seem to think about very often. Bigger companies handle this through the Human Resources department. There is probably a handbook and a series of videos explaining step by step what to do with a new person. IT builds new computers based on employee...


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