3 Steps to Conduct a Successful Agile Project Kick-Off Meeting

[fa icon="user"] Caitlin Whitworth [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

You’ve gone through the design and discovery phase, have the project roadmap, and may have even signed a contract with a software consultant. Now what? It’s time for a project kick-off! This step in the software development process is essential because it lays the foundation for the entire project. Here are three steps we use to conduct a successful Agile project kick-off.

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Creating a Mission-Driven Culture with Thomas South

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When it comes to attracting talent, Thomas South believes it’s not necessarily about being specialized or competing based on benefits packages alone. Rather, he believes that maintaining a mission-driven culture is key to recruiting employees that will thrive in your organization.

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DragonSpears Named One of Chicago’s 2020 Best Companies to Work For!

[fa icon="user"] Natalie Lopez [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

DragonSpears, a custom software development company, was named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in 2020 by the Nataional Association for Business Resources (NABR). This marks the fourth consecutive year that DragonSpears has received this recognition.

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How Chicago Became a Hub for Entrepreneurs with Scott Kitun

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Scott Kitun is a rock star in the Chicago startup and investment world. His company, Technori, is Chicago’s largest media platform for entrepreneurs and has seen billions invested in its first decade. He joins Shelli and Patrick to talk about the current state of Chicago’s investment landscape.

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Experienced CTOs Share Advice on Software Team Advancement

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Building high performing software delivery teams starts with leadership. We reached out to successful tech executives and asked them to share their hard-earned wisdom around building high performing teams. We asked how they assess their teams’ health, evaluate performance, and, most importantly, what improvement plans they have, if necessary. Here’s what they said.

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