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DragonSpears Named One of Chicago’s 2022 Best Companies to Work For!

 Courtney Freund  May 18, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

For the sixth consecutive year DragonSpears, a Midwest-based software consulting firm has been named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in 2022. This award is presented by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

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Critical Soft Skills for a Successful Scrum Product Owner

 Steven Woodward  Apr 27, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

According to Roman Pichler, the ultimate responsibility of a Product Owner is to ensure that the product creates value for its customers and the company. Creating an effective product requires a deep understanding of what customers and users need, insight into existing functionality, and a vision of opportunities for improvement. Then the Product Owner must turn those needs into features, break them down into incremental User Stories, and convey the requirements back to the development teams.

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Troubleshooting AWS Budgets to Reduce Cloud Costs

 Zachary Sersland  Apr 13, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

After migrating to AWS or refactoring your current cloud architecture, you may be surprised by the size of your monthly AWS bill. Even with the breakdown of what you’re being charged, if your bill is higher than you estimated, it’s not always obvious what’s causing it. Every scenario is uniquely different, but here are some ways to troubleshoot your AWS budget and decrease costs.

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Key Metrics for Scrum Masters

 Dare Makun  Mar 30, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Scrum masters are integral for helping agile development teams solve complex problems. They are servant leaders committed to ensuring scrum guidelines are implemented so that teams can improve productivity and deliver value to the customer consistently.

Metrics help them establish a baseline and inform decision-making, ensuring value is delivered over time. While scrum teams vary depending on the problem they are trying to solve, here is an overview of standard metrics that can help every scrum master guide their team to success!

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How Chicago Leaders Solve Innovation Talent Challenges

 Lisa Koci  Mar 22, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Acquiring (and retaining) innovative talent remains a hot topic for leaders across the country. In Illinois alone, around 379,000 jobs are currently unfilled — up 56.6 percent from the same period in 2021. During the February Innovative Executives League™ meeting, six members shared their ideas about how to better recruit, develop, and retain top talent. Here are some insights from the discussion.

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