Agile and DevOps So Far

The old saying about the one thing that we can all count on as a constant is change?  This year has definitely been more than enough change for me, I’ve had multiple adjusts to our Agile methodology, new projects, new responsibilities, new team members and four different changes in leadership and on and on and … Continue reading

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January 2017 Goals

Some of this may look familiar, I was a fairly optimistic planner for December and given the amount of time off we all had to use up it really wasn’t feasible. Lesson learned. Projects MOSS07 Decommission Prep January will bring the demise of our SharePoint 2007 environment.  We spent many years, five I believe, converting … Continue reading

December 2016 Goals

Projects Reporting Migration One of our more complicated web sites has needed a little love on the reporting side.  The reports that came with the application, which wasn’t built by my team but was transitioned to us last year, were all web based and not easily used in sales presentations, much less exportable to excel … Continue reading

November Biz Links

3 Productivity Hacks – Pluralsight I love this video, at 27 minutes, it is more of a webinar than quick tips but it’s well worth it. It covers how to consolidate your inboxes, use your schedule to your advantage and create focused time to get important to-dos off your list. I’m still working on the first … Continue reading

Agile Tasking – Why You Should Be Tasking Out Stories

There are five levels to Agile planning: Product Vision – What are you building, why, when and for who. Product Roadmap – Everything related to the releases needed to meet the vision; themes, features, objectives and dates. Release Planning – Everything related to meeting the goals of the release, the iterations, team and capacity, stories, … Continue reading