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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Westfield, IN – January 2022, SEP, a software product design and development firm has been announced as a winning company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. This recognizes SEP as one of the best tech companies…
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Do You Own Your Tools?

I saw this tweet from @unclebobmartin the other day. Why do we feel like our company ought to buy our tools for us? This is an interesting concept to me, because, as of late, I’ve been considering pimping my work area to be mine… just as any other craftsman might. My dad is a skilled […]
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SEP Test Engineer Scheduled to Speak at Software Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Carmel, IN — One of SEP’s test engineers, Beth Shaw, has been asked to speak at the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC) at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI on November 17, 2009. The program committee believed that her topic on “TDD Using Agile/Lean” would be a valuable […]
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Is Developing Software Really EXPENSIVE?

There have been many papers, studies, books, etc. on the high cost of developing software. What does this even mean? 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 […]
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sparklines

In the words of their inventor, Edward Tufte, sparklines are “data-intense, design-simple, word-sized graphics”. They are intended to be used in line with text, like this one which shows you the Nasdaq index for the month of September  189.6175.9, or this one that shows a comparison of two series.  Rather than giving you a single data-point, […]
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SEP Supports Wolf Technical Services With US Navy Contract

Press Release – September 21, 2009 Indianapolis, IN. – Wolf Technical Services, Inc. announced that it has won a U.S. Navy contract for a new military project. The contract is valued at more than $12 million including all options. The contract, issued by Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, MD., is for Wolf to […]
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SEP Travels to Indiana Campuses

SEP will be traveling throughout the state of Indiana for various recruiting events. Check us out: **September 16, 2009 **Purdue University (Industrial Round Table)**October 7, 2009 **Rose-Hulman(Career Fair) On Campus Interviews:Purdue: October 1, 2009Rose-Hulman: October 21, 2009 For more information on these events and SEP’s involvement contact us: recruiting@sep.com.
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SEP featured at Agile2009 in Chicago

Chris Shinkle, Development Manager at SEP will be presenting at the Agile 2009 Conference in Chicago this week. Agile 2009 is an international conference about techniques and technologies, attitudes, and policies, research and first-hand experience, from both the management and technical side of agile software development. The conference is scheduled to have approximately 1,500 attendees […]
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Kanban as a change management tool

I am beginning to better understand how effective Kanban can be as a change management tool.  Any kind of change within an organization is often preceded by fear and worry which lead to resistance.  People aren’t sure what’s going to happen, how it’s going to affect the company, or how it’s going to affect them […]
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Agile 2009 Presentation and Materials

I have uploaded both my IEEE submission and presentation.   Both are available for download.  Please let me know any thoughts and/or comments you may have regarding them.
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