Strengthening your scrum team through consistency

Written by Stephen Crandall, Manager Agile Center of Excellence for Solü Technology Partners. I am often asked how to keep scrum teams focused and efficient in an environment that lends itself to distractions and changing priorities. My answer is simple, make as much of the process as boring as possible. I’m sure your scrum teams are already doing the standard ceremonies (backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand-ups, etc.), but how many of these are happening … Continued

War on Talent

Written by Michelle Clayton, Director for Solü Technology Partners Hey Hiring Manager, I’m watching you lose the war on talent. Your inbox may be flooded with resumes that you’re trying desperately to get to, but the candidate you need has just accepted another position as you were “getting to those resumes”. Does this keep you up at night? I know sifting through resumes, scheduling phone screens, conducting face-to-face interviews, looping back with interviewer number 2, … Continued

Soft skills in IT are more important than ever

Written by Cheryl Murray, Business Analyst at Solü Technology Partners The IT industry has come a long way in the past thirty years. Techie stereotypes are simply not our reality any longer. Gone are the days of “Oh. That’s Bob and Kevin’s office. No! Don’t knock! They’re our programmers. We don’t actually talk to them. We just throw the occasional pizza under the door and check on them every couple of weeks. We’re all happier … Continued

Company Culture: Why is it so important?

Have you heard the saying, “Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life?” Well, let’s add to that, with “Love WHERE and WHAT you do, and you will never work a day in your life.” Connecting with not only the right job, but the right company is crucial. According to Business Insider, an average American will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime, and of those working Americans, … Continued

Scratching the Social Media Job Hunting Surface

The first of our series of Social Media in Business blogs, we discuss job boards and caution around the features. We have entered a mobile lifestyle where everything seems to be right at our fingertips. You can adjust your air conditioning, feed your dog, or even start your laundry right from your phone without being home. Not only can your refrigerator tell you when you need more milk but, can display your twitter feed on … Continued

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