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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash This article was originally posted on mitchellhanberg.com Your team has probably experienced moments of success or failure, moments of working like a well oiled machine or not being able to stand the…
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Conducting Good Retrospectives

Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash This article was originally posted on mitchellhanberg.com Your team has probably experienced moments of success or failure, moments of working like a well oiled machine or not being able to stand the sound of each other’s voices. What you’ve probably also done is pass these moments by without taking time […]
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A different kind of retro…

This week I facilitated a retrospective for a project that I wasn’t involved with. Immediately after the retro, I asked a few people for their input on how the retro went. One person in specific really enjoyed how I framed and conducted the retro. That person was relieved to participate in a retro that wasn’t […]
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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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Over the Horizon

Software is a very fluid realm, and the ebbs and flow move quickly. Moore’s Law in hardware is dragging software with it, if the software isn’t already pushing the hardware itself. Often people ask, what’s next? Days Gone By I remember when I first started as a Software Engineer back in 2000. I cut my […]
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My Ideal Software Project: 7 Values I Believe In…

At SEP, we have very diverse teams, clients, and projects. With all of that variety and diversity, comes a lot of variation in how projects are run. Almost every project, in my experience, has used different processes and techniques. I was recently inspired by one of my coworkers, Jennifer, by a letter that she wrote […]
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