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Rethinking the Role of the Quality Assurance (QA) Team

I had the opportunity in my career to create a quality assurance (QA) team from scratch for a small software development company. Prior to this, developers and project managers would do all the testing. After petitioning for quite some time that this was not the best approach to ensuring quality, I was finally given the […]

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Agile For Programmers: A Streamlined Guide to Meetings

Agile is a data-driven, streamlined project management process designed to minimize distractions while still providing multiple opportunities to check and adjust the course of development. If done correctly, it can allow for long-term project plans that are accurate and resilient to changes. Unfortunately, “Agile” is a trendy project management term that project managers and leadership […]

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Product Owner: The Linchpin to Program Success

Like the 80s hair band Cinderella will tell you, you “Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone“. You don’t know what it’s like to have a good Product Owner until you don’t have one. A good Product Owner is the linchpin of a successful product delivery. But how do you know what makes a […]

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Making Your Digital Marketing Project a Cake

Many projects are incorrectly scheduled or structured, resulting in wasted effort, missed requirements and even project failure. A properly scheduled and structured digital marketing project drastically increases the probability of the project to succeed. This problem applies to many digital marketing projects, including websites, apps, email campaigns and more. So what does a properly structured and […]

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Change Management: Is It Worth the Investment?

When I hear the words change management, my mind immediately thinks of the scene in Office Space where the employees meet with the consultants (“The Bobs”) to answer their question: “What would you say you do here?” All joking aside – change management is often misunderstood. After listening to a recent podcast about the subject, […]

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What is the Timeline for a Typical GSA Implementation?

I’ll get this out of the way quickly — there is no such thing as a typical GSA implementation. With that said, I have been involved in scoping and delivering around 250 GSA implementations, and some averages and trends have emerged.  Most projects involve the same five core phases: Design and Requirements, Hardware and Security, Content […]

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Calculating Delivery for 7 Levels of Content Editing

All content work is not equal. Several factors influence how long it can take to edit a single document. Let’s review the seven levels of editing as detailed by Susan Wyche, and lay a foundation for how to calculate the time it takes to edit content.

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Project Off Track? Why Client, Agent and User Balance is Critical

From a PM/AM perspective, we are expected to keep the client happy (fulfill their objectives and vision), be the voice for our internal team and help produce a relevant and useful product while staying on time and in budget. Neglecting one and overdoing the others can cause issues with the overall success of the project, […]

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Are Two Pizzas Enough?

Imagine being an executive for one of the largest pizza chains in the world and being invited to a meeting titled “Why Two Pizzas Are Enough”. How would you react? Would you be concerned a few zeroes had been left off? I did a contract role as an agile coach for just such a major […]

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Agile and UX Design: Can they work together? Part One

Diet pills and Agile have a commonality – people want a quick fix to lose weight only slightly more than they want a fix to all their project management issues. Unfortunately, diet pills nor agile are silver bullets to correct either concern. It takes dedication, work and an understanding of the principles behind the body’s […]

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