Check Out Our Agile Process in Action

Karen AdkinsWe recently worked with Benefit Express (BE), a health benefits administration firm, to enhance their in-house software. We’ve worked with them in the past, so they knew our agile, feature-driven development processes could meet their needs.

Our total transparency model allowed us to be in constant communication with BE even though we worked remotely, ensuring the product would give their customers what they needed.

Utilizing Angular.js, C#, and Web API, we provided the tools and resources that allowed BE to finish their project on time.

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SharePoint 2013 On Line – Trying to Open Document in Word 2013 Desktop Version

Karen AdkinsProblem:  I have my browser open to a SharePoint Document Library.  A doc will show in Web Apps.  When I select edit in Word, I get a splash screen that says I need to install 32 bit Office Apps.

Solution:  I did an Office Repair on the desktop apps.  This Worked!!!

Details:  I was using IE 10. Office Pro Plus 2013.  When I used Chrome, I could use the Desktop Word 2013.  Very frustrating but now it is solved!!!

A Practical Way to Gain Experience Acquiring a New Skill – Mind Mapping Your Career Plan

Karen AdkinsMind Maps are used for problem solving, team building and in requirement gathering among other things. Following 10 simple guidelines from Buzan on Wikipedia, you, too, can try this approach.

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Is a Technical Lead like a Super Bowl Quarterback?

Karen AdkinsAs I pondered my next blog post (New Year’s resolution Is to make sure we are posting on a regular basis), I received the email below from Mike Mansbach, Citrix Online.  The same questions apply to the Tech Lead on a Software Development Team.  Who performs better under pressure?   What  different types of teamwork styles makes the team successful?  If your tech team role is more equivalent to Line Men, does the style of quarterbacking from the tech lead affect your performance?

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Focusing on Strength

Karen AdkinsThink about focusing on your strengths to be a better you – better employee and better person. We live in a society that has us focusing on making our weaknesses into strengths. Are we setting ourselves up for failure when we try to excel at something that we lack talent to begin with? Look at Michael Jordan. He was a stellar basketball player. Michael did not bring the same level of skill and talent to baseball and golf. Gallup’s research shows that people who know and use their strengths tend to be better performers.

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