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Is Your Software Development Team Set Up for Failure?

Is Your Software Development Team Set Up for Failure?

A common concern keeping CIOs up at night: Am I getting the best RPM out of my team? Often the answer is no.

You Guys Start, We’ll Figure This Out Later

You Guys Start, We’ll Figure This Out Later

Learn how this simple phrase could be the main warning sign that your project is in danger before you even start.

The Attitude of Estimation

The Attitude of Estimation

Learn how to overcome the biggest obstacle any team has to getting consistent estimates — our attitude towards estimates.

How to Turn a WAG (Wild-Ass-Guess) Into a SWAG (Scientific-Wild-Ass-Guess)

How to Turn a WAG (Wild-Ass-Guess) Into a SWAG (Scientific-Wild-Ass-Guess)

Learn how to put the S — the science — back in a WAG so even an off-the-cuff estimate can be meaningful and useful to your audience.

Estimating Without Fear: How To Do Away With Padding and Still Come Out Looking Like a Hero

Estimating Without Fear: How To Do Away With Padding and Still Come Out Looking Like a Hero

When your team puts together an estimate, does it command a sense of confidence, trust and respect from those reviewing the estimate?

The Biggest Management Lie You'll Ever Hear: "I Won't Hold You To It"

The Biggest Management Lie You’ll Ever Hear: “I Won’t Hold You To It”

The next time management says I need an estimate but I won’t hold you to it, call them out on it!

CEO for a Day

CEO for a Day

Learn to think outside of the box by asking yourself: What would I do if I were the CEO?

Everything I Know About Software Development I Learned from Elephants

Everything I Know About Software Development I Learned from Elephants

Learn how examining elephants and applying their behaviors and traits can lead to success on software development projects.

Iteration Zero: Reduce Risk Before You Begin the Project

Iteration Zero: Reduce Risk Before You Begin the Project

Learn how Iteration Zero can help lay the foundation for a successful project regardless of the development methodology.

Software Architects: Hit the Ground Running

Software Architects: Hit the Ground Running

Take a look at how Iteration Zero can help you start coding the moment the construction phase begins. Prepare appropriately and set your project up for success.