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Scrum in Under 10 Minutes

November 18th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Scrum is the leading Agile development framework in use and this YouTube video does a great job in presenting an overview of Scrum in 10 minutes. Having recently participated in a two-day course learning the mechanics and dynamics of Scrum teams in order to become a Certified ScrumMaster, I thought this was a great presentation…

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Why Project Management is Necessary

November 11th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

Many of our customers ask if project management is really necessary in our engagements – is the cost necessary? Proper project management saves money and is vital to ensuring a project meets your goals. A project manager is responsible for the following: Getting agreement on scope: making sure that everyone (customers, consultant, vendors) are on…

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The Art of Being Prepared

October 20th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting, Technology

A recent Washington Post article outlined how unprepared hospitals and personnel felt about dealing with possible Ebola cases, despite repeated guidance from the CDC and other health agencies. The primary issue is not that guidelines don’t exist – they do. The primary issue is that health care facilities have not exercised the guidelines and become…

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Weighing Out the Risks in Business

October 10th, 2014 | Category: Technology

An ISO 31000 definition of risk is the ‘effect of uncertainty on objectives’. Uncertainties include events (which may or may not happen) and uncertainties caused by ambiguity or a lack of information. While common definitions of risk focus on a negative uncertainty, uncertainty by its very nature presents both negative and positive impacts on objectives…

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The Time to Create a Security Strategy is Now

October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Technology

Your security strategy should be created with two methods in mind: A proactive strategy – Make certain you get ahead of the threats with the proper tools and policies which cover physical security, policy and governance, assets that protect the assets (anti virus and malware, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention solutions). Identify what is most…

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Sometimes Technology Has Nothing To Do With It

September 23rd, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting

We are often called by our clients to help improve their technology and make it more responsive to business needs. We always start these types of engagements by understanding the business and the enterprise’s strategic objectives. Before you can apply technology to an issue, you need to understand what you’re trying to accomplish. As we…

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