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The sdg Blog is designed to show you who we are and what we're all about. Whether you're looking to read up on the latest technologies, trying to improve your soft skills, or wondering what we've been up to, our blog offers something for everybody.

Consulting as a Career

When I entered the workforce, I wasn’t interested in working on contract. I thought that consulting was an insecure and volatile business that was subject to the whims of the market. I wanted stability. I hoped that I’d find that one company that I could be part of for my entire career. The idea of having job security like that was very attractive to me. I had responsibilities, after all. I...
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21st Annual sdg Saints Game

This year marked our 21st Annual sdg Saints Baseball Game, but it was our first year at the new CHS Field in St. Paul. We had over 350 people in attendance, including sdg employees and their friends and family. Although the “tailgating” took place inside of the stadium this year, we were able to continue some of our favorite traditions. The night was complete with burgers and brats,...
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Upgrade Your Scrum Retrospectives

How do you get a team full of developers, who are generally comprised of introverts, to respond to a session where the key underlining topic is discussing their feelings? That, to me, has always been the ultimate challenge of the Scrum retro. Developers, by nature, are fairly critical. So talking about things that didn’t work and need improvement can often be easier...
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Scratch to Learn Programming

I recently started volunteering with a group called CoderDojoTC . The group aims to introduce technology to kids in a way that is engaging and fun without it being intimidating. The area I specifically work with helps kids with the programming language Scratch. The language is very fun, very accessible and kids are able to jump in and get started with no previous experience. It has been a...
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The Cost of Poor Quality

In this day and age, we’re often asked to get more done with less and to get products to market on time -- no matter the cost. After all, if the product hasn’t shipped you can’t sell it, right? But in the squeeze between the three pillars of project management -- Time, Cost (resources to develop and produce the product), and Scope (features), there is a fourth element critical to every...
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