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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’s New and Interesting in SQL Server in 2020?

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

InsightThere 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?

InsightSo, 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...

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...

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...

What is the SDG Big Event?

What is the SDG Big Event?

Editor's note: The SDG Big Event is an annual event hosted by the SDG Presents Committee. In 2021, it is going digital! This internal event is for SDG'ers only and is a favorite employee event. 15 presentations, 3 tracks, 1 night. One of SDG's best attended events of...

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...

Looking For Ways to Support Local Organizations?

Looking For Ways to Support Local Organizations?

Second Harvest HeartlandSecond Harvest Heartland At SDG we enjoy giving back to the community and one way we do this is by putting our money where our mouth is. This Give to the Max day we are doubling our employees’ donations to Second Harvest Heartland. Second...

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...