Laurie Gavrin (SEP Alum)

Recent Articles

TEDxIndy 2015

October 20, 2015 Since I was the first to lay claim to Raman’s TEDxIndy ticket this year, I thought I would go and take a bunch of notes and share my experience. [I tried, but I am certifiably unable to tweet and watch, although I can take notes like a boss, so after a few tweets […]
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JDRF Walk to Cure Kickoff – From 1 to None

SEP is a sponsor of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – JDRF. Several of us attended the JDRF Walk to Cure Kickoff lunch today. In addition to some very moving speakers discussing their experiences with Type 1 diabetes and their plans for the upcoming walk, we heard from endocrinologist Dr. James Malone of Eli Lilly and Company […]
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The Research Behind the Making of MeHive

Social Science and Relationship Management First pitched as Woo Who at one of our earliest StartUp Weekends, SEP began a project, MeHive, which was a relationship management tool. This project gave us an opportunity to work on a product, and to develop in iOS and submit to the Apple app store. It was also a […]
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1. Big Data. 2. Now what?

True confessions: I am learning R, finally, after living and loving SPSS for many years. I am no expert in Big Data, having only been responsible for about 40GBs (about a million records of a thousand variables each) of data goodness in a previous work-life. [For an answer to What is Big Data, see this article.] […]
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Disruptive Innovation in 19 Not-So-Easy Steps

I ran across Chunka Mui (well, his writing, anyway) when looking into autonomous cars recently; he has a 7 part article on how disruptive autonomous cars like the Google car will be, to all kinds of industries: ERs, insurance, real estate and others. His ideas are very similar to the Lean Startup protocol, so I thought you […]
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Interview with SEP TeamWorks Founder Adam Scroggin

As Engineering Manager at Software Engineering Professionals (SEP), Adam Scroggin was in search of a better user experience with digital Kanban. The method his teams were using was needlessly complicated by its overly basic interface. Minute details were hard to follow in readouts more similar to spreadsheets than clean Kanban boards. Adam found himself with […]
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SEP TeamWorks and Organizational Habits

In SEP TeamWorks and Visual Learning, I wanted to convey the visual nature of** TeamWorks** as a fresh reinvention of Kanban clarity. In this post, I want to focus on TeamWork’s organizational aspects of digital linkage and storage that I like. So with TeamWorks, we have a beautiful pictorial representation of our Kanban board stored […]
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SEP TeamWorks and Visual Learning

SEP TeamWorks is a tool that lets you view, edit, and create work items for Team Foundation Server 2008, 2010, and 2012. Let me tell you why I like it in my Agile toolkit. First, the flow of TeamWorks. Post-its embody the dexterous feel of the lean/agile work environment: they’re bite-sized quanta, easily movable, that […]
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Lean/Agile Pay It Forward

We have a Pay It Forward Program here at SEP, where we get $50 from the company to do something nice in this season of giving. It can’t go to friends or family; it can’t be just another charitable donation to a .org. Many Pay It Forward participants have bought cups of coffee for strangers, […]
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