Story Mapping

Here’s a great technique that helps in determining project feature priority.  Agile/Scrum manifesto is based on the premise of working on the high value items first.  These may be the features that bring the highest ROI, a matrix of complexity / risk vs. value, market value, etc.   Whatever the determining ...

Information on Virtualization!

Since I am not proficient in all technology trends, the rising popularity of virtualization was not something I could quickly wrap my head around. When I hear the word "virtualization" I think of "virtual reality" games and training. Wikipedia's definition of "virtual reality" is: "a term that applies to computer-simulated environments ...

The Father of Computers

When talking “technology” among you colleagues and friends, who comes to mind as the man that started it all?  Would it be Bill Gates? Steve Jobs? Or maybe in your circle of friends it’s all about Linus Torvalds?  Well, in honor of Father’s Day, let’s think back even farther.  Back ...

Hiring is a Hassle!

Vice Presidents and HR directors of the one hundred largest corporations were asked to describe their most unusual experience interviewing prospective employees: Candidate announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewers office. A job applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle. Interviewee wore ...

Logistics is About Service

Lean production techniques, just-in-time delivery and reengineered corporations have forever changed the rules of logistics management. Having what’s needed, when needed, and in the appropriate quantities has become more difficult and complex. And for those companies providing logistics services, the competition to attract and keep customers has done everything but ...

How Secure Are You Really?

Let’s face it…everyone these days has a website.  It is estimated that over 75% of the worlds small to medium sized businesses currently have an active website.  These websites contain vital data to run the business, account numbers, client contact information, financial data, and an extensive amount of data that ...

Don’t Drop the Ball!

When it comes to hiring new employees, the simple fact is that having a staffing firm locate candidates allows you to focus on other tasks besides hiring. However, working with a generic staffing firm may actually end up costing you more time/money. Such staffing firms are more generalists and try to ...