Category: Process
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
20 Apr, 2017

Taming of the Subselect: Three ways to use this troublesome SQL Query

Subselects can be used in many ways: filtering, retrieving specific data, and creating custom joins. Writing effective SQL using subselects, though, can be frustrating. While SQL is ubiquitous in software engineering and is a valuable skill for testing, data analysis and reporting, nowadays a lot of SQL is abstracted...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
08 Nov, 2016

6 Out of Scope Ways to Add Value to your Company and Clients

It seems to go without saying that adding value is important. As consultants, we add value through our work; otherwise, our clients wouldn’t hire us. Every day, we try to maximize our delivery according to the Statement of Work (SOW) we have in place and the business needs of our client.  Value...
Peter S. Buchanan
Peter S. Buchanan
21 Jul, 2016

Congratulations! Your Company Is Now a Scaleup

It’s late on a Friday afternoon in the summertime, and, as the CEO of a hot startup, you should be feeling pretty good.  The key metrics on your monthly dashboard are all glowingly positive.  Revenues have passed $400K per month and are accelerating.  The Company just turned cash flow...
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 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...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
06 Oct, 2015

Utilizing Maven Enforcer plugin to ensure dependency and version usage

Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information.  Using Maven for managing builds, reporting, and documentation has become a standard practice in...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
04 May, 2015

On Becoming Agile

A short discourse on some key areas and lessons for those who want to adopt an agile culture.
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
30 Mar, 2015

Continuous Delivery Continuum

Continuous Delivery exists on a continuum as a constellation of capabilities rather than as a destination
Alden Hart
Alden Hart
25 Mar, 2015

Better, Not More

There is currently a lot of interest in automated software practices such as continuous delivery, devops, and other evolving automation capabilities. While much of this interest is driven in the context of agile practices stemming from Lean development, the value proposition for pursuing such practices is centered more on...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
25 Mar, 2015

Create a Competitive Advantage with Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery drives the ability to be flexible and agile, creating competitive advantage.
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
19 Jan, 2015

Top of Mind – Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery is top of mind, why? and how to get "there".


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