Author: Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
20 Apr, 2021

When Is a User not a User?

Thinking in Terms of Roles rather than Individuals How many times has this happened to you? You’re buying a gift for someone important in your life. You get them something that may not be your thing, but you know they’re into it. Next thing you know, you see ads...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
06 Apr, 2021

Product Owner Nightmares: The Unknown Unknowns

As a product owner, what keeps me up at night is the thought that there are unknown problems lying in wait, ready to spring their trap when I least expect it. I talk to stakeholders to clearly define the problem, ensure consensus on priorities, and focus the team on...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
23 Mar, 2021

When Do You Have Enough Requirements?

As a product manager, balancing the priorities of product features with their level of detail is key to shipping the best product as quickly as possible. Understanding the context that the business operates in gets you to the right product feature priorities. Translating those features into technical requirements that...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jan, 2021

Getting Software Right: The Iterative Process in an Agile Environment

At its heart, software development is a hypothesis testing process. Based on your team’s experience and their understanding of the market, you believe a certain set of features will achieve your organization’s goals. You can build out that set and release it, hoping it will be successful. Or, over...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jan, 2020

Senior Level Java – 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 music...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jan, 2020

Junior Automated Test Engineer

Overview Ten Mile Square is looking for a talented automated testing engineer who is passionate about technology to join our growing team of product, technology, and software professionals. The initial assignment for the new position is to develop an automated test harness for a web-based workflow application. The development...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jan, 2020

Junior to Mid-Level DevOps Engineer

Overview Ten Mile Square is looking for a talented junior to mid-level DevOps engineer who is passionate about technology to join our growing team of product, technology, and software professionals. The initial assignment for the new position is to operate and develop deployment automation for a Drupal environment in...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Sep, 2019

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Good Designs Starts with the User As designers, we want to make something unique, something that stands out, catches the eye. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. We want to prove to the world how great we are. It can be difficult to design something...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
07 Aug, 2019

What You Need to Know about​ UX

In a recent conversation, I was asked about pet peeves at work. As someone who’s been working in the user experience field for 25+ years, long before it was even called UX, I can give you an earful. Similar to UI design, where a single line blurted out at...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
17 Jul, 2019

Frank Oelschlager Provides Advice on Getting IT Planning Advice

John Edwards (@TechJohnEdwards) has written an insightful article on where to look for and how to incorporate good advice in your IT planning efforts: Where to Get Trusted IT Planning Advice In it, Frank counsels us to include your IT leadership in this effort: If they’re left out, the...