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Pause, plan, proceed

by Jon Helmberger | insights | March 24, 2020

The process of planning is just as important, if not more important than the plan itself.

The Product Mindset

The Product Mindset

Insight Product is enjoying a moment. Twenty years ago, when I first landed a job with the title of "Product manager, interactive media," not many people even knew what the job was. (Confession: I may not have even known what the job was!). Now every smart company is...

What’s New With Microsoft in Autumn 2020

What’s New With Microsoft in Autumn 2020

There are so many great things happening in the Microsoft space these days, it’s hard to keep track of them all. I for one continue to be amazed at the pace in which Microsoft releases new Azure products. With hundreds of available products surrounding compute,...

What a Technical-Minded Scrum Master Brings to the Table

What a Technical-Minded Scrum Master Brings to the Table

5 Advantages of a Technical-Minded Scrum MasterEach member of a scrum team has a role to play in contributing to the team’s success similar to any sports team. All successful teams need a coach to foster cohesion, remove barriers, and generally support the rest of the...

What’s New and Interesting in SQL Server in 2020?

What’s New and Interesting in SQL Server in 2020?

There are several interesting or helpful and generally under-used SQL Server features that Microsoft added over time. In the future, I would like to dive somewhat deep into some of them. For now, here are some of the latest ones that I have found to be either...

Save Money, Fire the Scrum Master?

Save Money, Fire the Scrum Master?

So, you did itYou’ve hit your goal and implemented agile at your company. You feel like you’ve checked off the box and now understand all the “things” you are supposed to do to be agile. So you ask yourself “Why keep the scrum master?”It has crossed your mind and you...

The Struggle is Real: 5 Tips for Remote Collaboration

The Struggle is Real: 5 Tips for Remote Collaboration

At the beginningA month ago, I was at the office preparing for my normal week ahead. In a matter of days, we rescheduled all in-person meetings and started working remotely until further notice. As a consulting company, we are used to engaging with a remote workforce,...

Four technologies to investigate in 2020

Four technologies to investigate in 2020

The sdg Tech DNA night is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a time to take stock of the technology developments of the past year, revisit last year's predictions and think about where we're headed for the next twelve months. The front end development group...

The Agile Mindset: Expanding One’s Horizons

The Agile Mindset: Expanding One’s Horizons

Have you ever been on a project and heard someone say, “I’ve finished what was assigned to me and there is nothing else assigned in the sprint, so I’ll need something else assigned to me….” Unfortunately, it’s heard on projects more often than one would like. Many...

Defining Our Own Technology Map

Defining Our Own Technology Map

Introducting the Tech DNABased on our experience, sdg’s consultant-led learning communities gather each year to define our organization’s technology DNA.Synthesized from ExperienceOur DNA is a reflection on our ecosystem –what people are doing in the modern enterprise...