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Making Agile Development More Comfortable

  Belinda Hardman is a senior project manager/Scrum master for Morningstar. She shared her wealth of project management expertise within the technology sector during a recent TechDebate in Chicago in which the panel discussed the applications of agile development to traditionally non-agile projects. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to speak with Belinda about

August 19, 2019

Implementing Agile in Unexpected Places

  At a recent TechDebate in Chicago, we discussed implementing agile and apply agile to traditionally non-agile scenarios. We had a lively exchange, and fortunately, I had the chance to discuss the topic further with one of the panelists, Thanisha Paniak, Agile Program Leader at Capital One.  Sphere Software hosts a series of

August 5, 2019

Remote Development & Business Process Teams – Considerations for Success

  George Michelson is a software development and business process expert with Sphere. He has extensive experience managing both in-house and remote teams around the world. Earlier this year, George participated on a TechDebate panel discussing considerations for managing remote development and business process teams. Techdebates.org was about managing remote teams and I

July 30, 2019

High-Performance Computing Use Cases

  Understanding High-Performance Computing Use Cases Some background Cloud computing as a business is fairly new. It was introduced by Amazon in 2006, followed by Google beta product in 2008, and last but not least - Microsoft released its first version of Azure in 2010. Since then clouds have been evolving at an

July 29, 2019

High-Performance Computing

A child asks her Father: Daddy, what are clouds made of? The Father answers: High-performance computing mostly, my child. Introduction to High-Performance Computing In the past few years the Cloud business has truly taken off and the existence and significance of cloud computing can no longer be ignored. At least not if you

July 29, 2019

Seven Ways to Improve Remote Work

  What started as an alternative way to work for some has become a way of life for millions. Remote work is growing; more people are working remotely for part of their week, and even more, are working remotely for companies full time. Given today’s technologies, remote work has become possible for professionals

July 26, 2019

Agile planning – building an agile organization

  Agile Planning - Creating and Reaping the Benefits of an Agile Organization The legendary boxer Mike Tyson once said, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." While Tyson has plenty of areas of personal weakness, his ability to approach a boxing match in an agile manner was unmatched.

July 18, 2019

AI and HR – Disruption is Coming

  AI and HR - Disruption is Coming HR is widely regarded as one of those ‘human’ jobs that will be hard to replace with AI. It’s similar to psychology and other domains that require a high level of EQ, communication skills, and profound personal touch. The common preconception is that human resourcesoperations

July 17, 2019

Remote Team Productivity Tools – aligning tools, culture, and collaboration

  Sphere’s Preferred Products for the Digital Workplace - Remote Team Productivity Tools For Aligning Tools, Culture and Collaboration By Rita Ginsburg When your remote teams don’t get free cupcakes, onsite massages, or Foosball tables, how can you use technology to bridge culture across multiple locations, time zones, languages, and more? Can the

July 2, 2019