Author: Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
09 Mar, 2017

Alden Hart on Being a CTO

SmartCEO named Alden Hart a top CXO in the Washington area and will present him with their Executive Management Award tonight, March 9th, at the National Press Club. They called out his ability to inspire his team, overcome challenges, and building strong relationships. Here he talks about what’s surprising...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
23 Feb, 2017

Alden Hart Wins Executive Management Award

SmartCEO has named Ten Mile Square’s Alden Hart as a winner of its Executive Management Award for CXOs. This is a recognition of his leadership as well as “creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic.” The award will be granted on March 9th at The...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
15 Feb, 2017

Full-Stack Developer

Overview Ten Mile Square is looking for a talented full-stack software engineer who is passionate about technology to join our growing team of product, technology, and software professionals. The initial assignment for the new positions is to develop an industry leading platform with our existing team at a well-known...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jan, 2017

You say you want a Website… (Part 1)

Well, you know, we all want to change the world. One of the first tasks people tackle when starting a new business is to set up a web presence, but this is just one of many efforts, like writing a business plan, developing your branding, and networking to get...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
18 Oct, 2016

Web Accessibility Should Be a Goal for All Sites

For many businesses, web accessibility is viewed as more of a hassle or statutory requirement than a good business practice. Accessibility only becomes important when compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (or a similar state regulation) is required to win a contract. The reality is that an accessible website enables your business...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
01 Jun, 2016

The Gettysburg Address and Developing the Right Product

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address is a perfect product. In under 300 words, Lincoln synthesized all of the arguments for why we were fighting the Civil War.1 Anything more would have muddied the message, and anything less would have sold the cause short. What people forget is that the Gettysburg...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
12 Apr, 2016

Rule Books: A Secret Ingredient for Scaling Companies

Every game has rules – except for Calvinball – so I would bet that most people have at least leafed through a rule book. Game rule books attempt two things: teach you how to play AND serve as a reference during play. Businesses need rule books, too, to support...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
27 Jan, 2016

Re-structuring Your Technical Debt with Continuous Delivery

Technical debt is unavoidable. As it accumulates, though, it becomes more difficult to predictably and efficiently deliver new products. What Is Technical Debt? Technical debt, a term coined by Ward Cunningham, describes the impact decisions made during software development have on your ability to implement change in the future....
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
08 Dec, 2015

Success Criteria

If product development is the exercise of coaxing behavior from your stakeholders that helps your organization to achieve its goals, then success criteria are the yardsticks you use to judge how well you’re doing. Without understanding what success looks like, how can you know if you’ve achieved your goals? Success...


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