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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

What is DevOps? The word DevOps is a clipped version of the words Development and Operations [1]. What does development mean? Development is the process of designing, building and testing software. This includes product design user experience, software…
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What is DevOps?

What is DevOps? The word DevOps is a clipped version of the words Development and Operations [1]. What does development mean? Development is the process of designing, building and testing software. This includes product design user experience, software architecture, software design and coding. What does operations mean? The term operations describes the process of building […]
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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 our work. Kanban is so much more than only a board with columns, stickie notes, and scribbles all over the place. Kanban is a method, or an approach, to incrementally change/improve your […]
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Can you measure “quality”? (spoiler – yes you can!)

There are 3 main questions that I need to be able to answer in order to monitor a project. How many “thingies” can we get done each iteration? – a.k.a. Velocity yep, “thingies” is a technical term…the units of measure are neither man-days nor gummy-bears…they are just thingies how long will it take me to […]
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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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Kanban in daily life

What is Kanban? Read about it at Wikipedia. Basically, it’s a method of visual process management. Often, Post-it Notes are used to signify tasks and they are put on a board with columns to identify each task’s state: ready to do, in process, needs, review, completed, etc. Kanban has made its mark on SEP, showing up in […]
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Dragging Items in Linked Queries

With the launch of SEP TeamWorks’ latest version last Friday, we are showcasing some of the newest features in a series of blog posts. Previously you could only drag linked work items across states. With the new version of SEP TeamWorks you can drag a linked item, removing the old link to rebuild a new […]
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Rearranging Project States Using Drag and Drop

With our new version of SEP TeamWorks launching today, we are introducing some of the newest features and giving you easy to follow tips on how to use them. Columns can now be reordered with a simple drag and drop. Select the header of any project state and drag it to the desired location. The […]
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SEP TeamWorks to Launch Latest Version This Month

In our first year we have had several thousand users download and use SEP TeamWorks (TeamWorks).  We have received your feedback, from those proclaiming the tool’s awesomeness to requests for added features and customization. We listened and next Tuesday (September 17), SEP will be launching a new release of TeamWorks.  This is the biggest release […]
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Getting the Most Value with a Development Partner

What is software development? When we say software we typically mean a software product to sell to a market or a system to increase productivity. In both cases, doesn’t the customer have some idea of the cost and potential value before the project is initiated? If the initial estimated cost versus the expected value (Rate […]
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SEP TeamWorks Turns One

Just over a year ago we launched SEP’s first internal project. Created to address the constraints of the physical Kanban board with on-the-go project management, we wanted to share our versatile software solution with the rest of the world in hopes of aiding those with similar issues and a desire to untether themselves from traditional […]
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