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A Leadership Approach: Extreme Ownership

My career in IT commenced in 1999 where I began as a developer. Since then I have served in a variety of leadership positions, as an Agile coach, mentor, project manager, program manager, and Director of Solution Delivery. The technologies, launch parties, office drinking, non-existent work-life balance, elevated status of project managers, all-night deployments with...
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Embracing Agile for Resiliency: SAFe® During COVID-19

The devastating COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe, disrupting and destroying many people’s lives while decimating many sectors of the economy. Now more than ever, people are looking for leadership and guidance.  “The best way to lead during all times is with candor and integrity; that’s tripled in times of crisis. Take responsibility,...
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Technology Implementation Partners: Five Vendor Selection Tips

Selecting the right implementation partner is the first step to avoid disaster. Examples of colossal technology project failures abound. Even big brand consultants with proven success can fail to meet client expectations. Therefore, finding the best vendor for your project is more than picking the most recognizable name. An implementation vendor should modernize your technology,...
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Azure DevOps (ADO) for Sprint Planning: Four Simple Tips

Agile-principled software development Scrum teams know the importance of collaboration and should select a project management software that fosters such teamwork. Microsoft® Azure DevOps (ADO) is the obvious choice for teams developing in the Azure Cloud. My tenure at iTrellis has allowed me to serve on Agile technology solution delivery teams in many different capacities,...
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Web Components as a Companion to Design

Web components are a great companion to reusable component design systems. However, trade-offs over custom designs can be large for enterprise web apps. The design process involves laying out screens in tools like Sketch, Adobe XD, Envision and Figma. For complex projects, the designer relies on creating reusable components to maintain consistency. They have become...
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Response to COVID-19 From the Perspective of the iTrellis Team

To say that COVID-19 has altered the way we live and work is an understatement. While only a minor setback for some, others are suffering long-lasting impacts. Businesses are showing a similar response to COVID-19. Software development, networking and e-commerce solution companies are thriving. In contrast, manufacturing and retail businesses are not faring as well....
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