SEP Blog

We’re curious people by nature. And we love to teach others what we’ve learned. So explore our blog to gain fresh insights from our expertise in areas ranging from culture to AI.

SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

Indiana companies throughout the state have rallied to adapt to the current climate and new ways of operation. A total of 125 of these businesses have been named to the Best Places to Work in Indiana list, which includes more...
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The Pregnant Scrum Master

My slightly satirical, stream-of-consciousness take on scrummy pregnancy. First Trimester Scrum Master You were a developer before...
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Requirements, Product Ownership, and Other Misunderstood Concepts in Agile Development

Jeff Patton presents a shortened version of “Requirements, Product Ownership, and Other Misunderstood Concepts in Agile Development”...
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2 Practices We Adopted Since Going Remote

My team of five has been working together on a cloud-based learning system for nearly a year. Since going remote, we needed to...
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Pulling the Andon Cord

In the manufacturing world, the Andon cord obligates anybody who spots a problem to stop production. Anybody. Andon cords are...
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Beware of users

Beware of users! Seriously, those jerks really know how to break things. They’ll use your software in ways you never thought...
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How deep is your Kanban implementation?

Recently a co-worker and I had a brief discussion about whether we were using Kanban, or simply using a “task board” for visualizing...
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The 30 Second Standup

Originally posted on Matt Swanson’s website The Three Pillars of Standup Meetings: What did you do yesterday? What are you doing...
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SEPTalks: Delivering in Bets: How Betting Will ImproveYour Delivery Strategy

Defining a delivery strategy can be difficult. We tend to underestimate the risk, aren’t explicit about our assumptions, and...
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Takeaways From AgileIndy 2014

[The AgileIndy Conference 2014](http://agileindy.org/conference/) has come and gone. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since it was...
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