Category: Blog
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
13 Apr, 2021

Beyond Concern

We’ve all heard about the Spheres of Concern, Influence, and Control concept. But for those that haven’t considered this idea before, these are meant to inform us as to what we can change or act on, what we have a voice in, and what we care about. These rings...
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...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
30 Mar, 2021

Discipline is not what you think

When we see a successful person, what traits come to mind? Often they are perceived as natural talents or even lucky, but the inconvenient truth is that these folks use discipline to make progress when motivation has flagged or circumstances get challenging. So, what is discipline anyway? It appears...
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...
Rick Garvin
Rick Garvin
10 Feb, 2021

Rural Internet for Remote Workers

How do you support your employees who are working remotely from rural areas? Employees telecommuting via fiber Internet access have become commonplace. But, slow unreliable Internet leaves rural employees left out of collaborations with their urban and suburban peers. CFOs, COOs, and CAOs can affordably support remote work by...
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...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
23 Sep, 2020

Testing Angular 10 Interceptors with Spectator and Jest

There are many reasons to switch from Karma and Jasmine to Jest when Testing Angular: Jest runs faster than Karma and JasmineJest supports snapshot testingJest runs tests in parallelsJest does not require a browser for testingmany more… However, what’s missing are examples of how to write Angular unit tests...
Daniel Werner
Daniel Werner
09 Sep, 2020

Angular Migration and the Strangler Fig

The Challenge If your organization developed an application using the framework formerly known as Angular, now retroactively rebranded as AngularJS, you probably know that all that hard work and capital you put in now is bolted firmly to a sinking ship.  AngularJS will officially exit long term support in July...
Rob Giseburt
Rob Giseburt
25 Jun, 2020

Designing and Building a Ventilator Flow Sensor from Home, Pt. 3

This is part three of the Designing an Intelligent IoT Ventilator from Home series There’s a Flow Sensor Shortage In working on the Pressurizer proto-ventilator, one thing quickly became clear: There are two minimal metrics that need to be known at all times: pressure and volumetric flow. Pressure we...
Ryan Van Fleet
Ryan Van Fleet
27 May, 2020

Hacking your To-Do List for More Productivity and Fulfillment

In the previous article of this two-part series Hacking Your Life with Task Types. I discussed the four quadrants of the Eisenhower Matrix and how to use it to determine a task’s Importance and Urgency. In this article, I will introduce you to a few task management strategies that...