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“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.” ‐ Peter DruckerThis can be difficult, whether communicating face to face, over the phone, or via text. This goes for any relationship, but the more people you add to a relationship dynamic, the trickier it gets. As team sizes grow, the lines of communication required for full transparency increase exponentially. Source: Leading Agile Managing team size is important in software development w...
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An "Out-of-the-Box" Solution Shop for a Complex World

This past Wednesday, Wichita heard about an alternative approach to your run-of-the-mill software development shop. CEO and co-founder, Maggie Schoonover, took the podium at 1 Million Cups Wichita to educate the audience about our mission: Elevating software development standards in Wichita Educating businesses about complex product development, and Empowering young & immature talent But what does that look like? All business owners want to ensure that resources are being use...
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PHP 5.6 & 7.0 are dead - time to upgrade!

Security support for PHP 5.6 & 7.0 ends December 31, 2018 (Source: PHP Supported Versions). With nearly 80% of all PHP websites still running on PHP 5.x, there are millions of websites at risk. Assuming your servers, websites or web applications are already updated could lead to an unwelcome surprise.Any servers, websites or web applications still running PHP 5.6 by New Years Eve will be at increased risk for security breaches and hackers. If you haven’t already started your upgrade process...
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PSPO I Course at WSU Center for Entrepreneurship

The PSPO I Course hosted at the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship was a great success! Overall, we had 13 students attend from all over the midwest, including Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri. The two-day course was lead by Ty Crockett and Dr. Tess Thompson, both of Improving. Course attendees (myself and Greg included) spent all day learning about Scrum, the role of the Product Owner within the Scrum framework, and how to improve the agility of our businesses now. We are so thankful to Ty an...
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