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5 Tips for Creating a Strong, Healthy Software Development Team

by: Ryan Jackson

Nearly two decades of experience working with software companies has taught me that the team is often what makes projects successful. My company has won “Best Places to Work” 14 times, but we learned how to build a successful team through a good bit of trial and error. Hopefully, these tips for team building, and specifically building a software development team, will get your team...

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How to Define Innovation and Your Organization’s Aptitude for It

by: Phil Hartman

In order to see sustained growth over a length of time, organizations must be innovative. The question is, what does that really mean, and further, how do you specifically define it for your company? To understand how innovation fits into your organization’s business model, you need to evaluate two key areas. Let’s begin with a simple definition to better understand business innovation. Defining Innovation For...

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Using Takt Time to Create an Accurate Healthcare Staffing Model

by: Ben Reed

One of the best and most underutilized uses for a takt time study is for the creation of accurate staffing models. What is Takt Time? Takt time is the rate at which you need to complete a product or service in order to meet customer demand. It derives from the German word, Taktzeit, which is often referred to as the heartbeat or drumbeat of production....

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Bridging the Gap: High Level Product Features & Product Development Reality

by: Misty Leopper

Success! Following loads of hard work, you’ve completed the first phase of your product development strategy – the project, charter, and budget for a new product (or changes to an existing product) have been approved. Now begins the fun, and more hard work.   How Do You Move Forward with the Product Development Plan? At the start of most development projects, project sponsors have a...

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Change from A Distance:  Change Management Solutions for Remote Teams

by: Leanne Gossels

Now that you’ve made the change to being fully remote, there are new considerations to make when it comes to rolling out a change. Whether you are introducing a new software, changing an HR policy, rebranding your company, or anything in between, the best chance you have for successful adoption of the change is to have a change management plan. An effective change management plan...

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Change From a Distance: Change Management Solutions for the Transition to Remote Work

by: Leanne Gossels

Change is never a small deal. Leaders who don’t believe that can do a small experiment: tell your team you will be moving them one desk over. Just one desk. See what happens. It will most likely go something like this: First, people will look around anxiously. They’ll murmur to their coworkers, wondering why, asking if anyone knows what is going on. Then they’ll start...

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Three Keys to Make Data Presentations Successful

by: Amy Kauppila

I’ve given some highly commended presentations and some terrible presentations. One (segment of a rather long) presentation, that happened to be quite important, stands out to me as probably the worst. It had really great potential but fell flat. I presented what I considered to be exciting data, yet my audience was not wowed. If anything, they became slightly antagonistic – or, at best, apathetic....

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Developing Agile Leadership

by: Alex Hollis

When a project or organization adopts Agile, team members tend to know what that means for them from previous experiences or training. That’s not always the case for the people who lead those teams. Leaders at these organizations have to ask the question, “What does that mean for me as a leader?” More goes into it than adding a buzzword to a title. In order...

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Cloud Enabled Enterprise: The Ultimate Business Continuity Solution

by: Andrew Nielson

Case Study: Reacting to COVID-19 Friday, the 13th of March, 2020, marked a turning point for one 55-person B2B sales organization in Nashville. Information on growing COVID-19 positivity and transmission rates, especially in young adults in Metro Nashville, was undeniable. This organization, which supported Google Cloud’s software, platform, and infrastructure as a service product offering had a decision to make– the same decision that played...

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The Secret Ingredient in Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Change Management

by: Christian Cox

Making it out of 2020 is certainly a welcome milestone, if only for some psychological relief. 2020 left behind a ravaged landscape for a variety of industries, businesses, and ways of life. The healthcare industry continues to be a focal point of this change as leaders try to make sense of last year and plot a path moving forward. One key trend we’re seeing in...

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