Head Down – Data Entry in the Modern World

Author: Dave Thresher When I started writing software in the ‘80s, most companies had just phased out keypunch operators, or were in the process of doing so.  To replace the vital process of entering massive amounts of data through a keyboard, programmers were tasked with creating terminal software that would replace the keypunch machines. This […]

Tips For Writing Agile Requirements

Author: Andrea Reese Hurst Coming from a waterfall development environment, I was used to polishing a requirements document to the nth degree before handing it off to development, but in an Agile environment, this put me behind schedule, and didn’t even make good user stories. Here are a few things I learned while working in Agile […]

Using Nuget Packages for Centralized Code

Author: David Hales For about 4 years now, I have been utilizing Nuget Packages as a way to reuse centralized code.   What do I consider centralized code? I’m going to go a bit more in depth into my DM.Core package, as it is the center of what I am describing of using a centralized or […]

Scrum Master, Project Manager Product Owner, What’s the Difference?

Author: Karen Stackhouse I’m often asked about the difference between a Scrum Master, a Project Manager and Product Owner.  They all are very distinct roles and are interconnected and dependent on one other. So, what’s the difference?  In Agile development there is typically a Product Owner and a Scrum Master.  Depending on the organization, a Project […]

Holding a productive Scrum Meeting

Author: Mike Chatwin I have heard horror stories from colleagues of daily scrum meetings that run over an hour…   STOP IT IMMEDIATELY! A daily meeting running this long becomes a roadblock to several of the basic principles of the Agile Manifesto (www.agilemanifesto.org): – Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous […]

How Your Company Can Benefit From Staff Augmentation

Author: Chick Lignell Running a successful business, keeping up with and beating the competition, meeting the needs of your customers and growing your business.  It’s overwhelming what it takes to run a successful business.  There are so many departments that need your attention and one of the most vital parts of any company is its […]

The Great Software Developer Secret

Author: Dan Bunker Pick any software company and take a stroll through their cubicle farm.  You’ll find developers white boarding out problems, coding and staring at 2 or 3 monitors at a time and occasionally having nerf gun wars.  Most will simply view this environment as a standard software shop but if you take a closer […]

Trouble with Bash Scripting? STG Consulting Can Help

Unless you have a background working with computer programming, when you hear the term Bash script programming you most likely don’t know what it is. Bash script programming is known for being one of the easiest to learn when it comes to computer scripting languages. But the trick is learning it well, and making the […]

The Importance of Event Tracking

Author: Josh Porter My name is Josh Porter, and I am a front end developer and have been doing it for the last 10 years. I have development experience in HTML5, CSS3, WordPress, and jQuery. My choice of analytic tracking is Google Analytics. For one, out of the box, Google Analytics is a very powerful tool. […]

Great Ways to Increase the Cost of Your Software

Author: Jason Gillies After years of writing software I have seen a few areas that are often over looked.  These aren’t hard problems to solve.  But they do require planning.  If you take the time to think through these issues before building your application you will reduce costs for this and future applications. Don’t manage your […]