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The Product Mindset

by Jason Scherschligt | insights | December 17, 2020

Product skills and the product mindset help companies satisfy customers, win markets, and build their business.

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,...

Winning Over a Team
Winning Over a Team

As a Business Systems Analyst or a Business Analyst consultant, I have learned a new placement is never a walk in the park. It is extremely rewarding when there becomes a comfortability in the placement after you connect with your team. At first, there is general...

Pause, Plan, Proceed
Pause, Plan, Proceed

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

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...

Composition of a Successful Scrum Team
Composition of a Successful Scrum Team

Why are some scrum teams successful whilst others struggle to ship working software? The Scrum Alliance defines a scrum team as consisting of a"product owner, the development team, and a scrum master". While an accurate definition, it offers little in the way of...

Life After Infopath
Life After Infopath

It comes as no surprise that Microsoft is sunsetting InfoPath. It was made with very good intentions which made people aware that you could move on from paper forms to create digital forms online as well as automate your business processes (workflows). It did,...