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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

As a software architect, I do what I can to stay abreast of the world around me. As new technologies, design patterns, and so on emerge, I try to learn enough about them to make informed decisions on where…
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From Terrible Things Come Innovation

As a software architect, I do what I can to stay abreast of the world around me. As new technologies, design patterns, and so on emerge, I try to learn enough about them to make informed decisions on where they might prove useful or if I can safely ignore them. I think about their relevance […]
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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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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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The Point of Particularly Personal Personas

The Agile software development movement has a concept called user personas. During a project’s spin-up, developers are encouraged to create these personas as representative users. A typical persona may be “Victor the Vice President”. Victor is a VP at his company. He will use the software for high-level data reporting, but not data entry. On […]
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Easily Import and Export Shared Settings

Since SEP TeamWorks was launched over a year ago, the most requested feature is the ability to be able to share the way your board looks with other team members.  Users really didn’t like the time and effort required to set up everyone’s board. With the new version of TeamWorks, users can export their settings […]
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User Interface Overhaul

We gave SEP TeamWorks a new coat of paint to make it more pleasing to the eye. The simple and new flat design gives TeamWorks a contemporary and clean look and feel. But TeamWorks retains many of the same interactive designs and color schemes to make the transition to our latest version smooth while maintaining […]
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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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Fire the Firefighters

Are there fires occurring on your projects? You know the ones: We have a major delivery coming, and the testers just found 12 new defects. The user study uncovered a missing feature, and we were just about ready for delivery. Management changed the direction of the project halfway through. Oh, and, by the way, project […]
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Beware of the Simple Things

Beware of the Simple Things: 3 Flags to Look Out for in Domains Your new client already has a requirements document, and has been doing work in the domain for 10 years. They use simple concepts: reports, studies, projects, updates, project IDs, owners. They ‘just’ want to transfer their Access data into a relational database, […]
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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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