The Kanban method sounds like the latest workout fad. Burndown and post-mortem might be better suited to a CSI episode than a development process. As eccentric as it is, a solid understanding of terminology is essential to success in an Agile environment. We made a handy guide to help you find your way to a Niko-Niko calendar full of smiley faces.
If you’re a developer or IT pro looking to enter the fray of project management, Agile might be the place to start because its self-directed teams allow members to practice planning and management strategies. If you’re on an Agile team, you can move into a Scrum Master role as a way to test the waters and see if project management is your path.
Adopting an Agile approach isn’t without its challenges. Sometimes, it’s just not a good fit. Before you make the switch, watch this webinar to learn the common issues that that plague Agile adopters — and how you can avoid them.
AWS re:Invent 2017 went down last month in Las Vegas. We watched the conference keynotes with great expectations for service announcements, and we got them. Here’s our roundup from this year’s re:Invent conference from our friends at AWS.
Your devs have an array of personalities that could make for a heist movie. How can you keep things running smoothly on a team with such a varied set of personalities? Getting everyone on the same page won’t always be an easy endeavor, but Agile can help.
Agile is a process that’s infamous for meetings, and meetings can feel like tribbles multiplying indefinitely. But in a functioning Agile environment, meetings are the core of productivity, freeing your development team to work smarter on your product. Even if you’re not ready for full Agile, these five strategies will help your team’s face time be more focused and fruitful.
End-user training is one of the best investments an organization can make. Users who know how effectively and safely use the technologies they work with are often are more productive, prevent security breaches, and don’t file tons of support tickets. Here’s why you need end-user training today!
It happens every time. You deploy a new OS or system and then you spend the next six months “fixing” “problems” that amount to user error. User training should be the final part of a big project and planned from the beginning.
Think the holiday season means a necessary slow-down in your training? Think again. Our Summer Sizzle contest proved those quiet days at work can be the perfect time to achieve training goals. Just ask John Wise, database admin and current top learner with over 22,000 validated minutes!
If you’re working an IT job, it’s easy to get bogged down in the constant flow of tickets thrown at you. However, keeping up-to-date on your certifications is a piece of the job that, if not done properly, will leave you stuck in the past.