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Corporate Culture Drives Agile Transformation

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 23, 2019 in Agile


What does it take for an organization to become “fully agile?” The short answer is desire: The desire to… Improve customer satisfaction Engage employees more fully Produce greater value for the organization…

Culture Drives Agile

What is DevOps and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on April 9, 2019 in Agile


Are there bits and pieces of your company that suffer from “Never been done before, and therefore not a viable option for us?” The operations best practice entitled DevOps may fall into…

What is DevOps? CartoonStock Artist Aaron Bacall

Scrum Master Personality Types for Maximum Benefit

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 27, 2019 in Agile


How does a company identify and hire an excellent scrum master (SM)? Finding the right kind of person assures an organization that it can exceed its average return-on-investment on “projects;” see Erin’s…

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Scrum Exceeds Expected Value Due to Frequent Feedback

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on March 11, 2019 in Agile


In the world of product innovation, an agile framework provides much greater value than traditional development methodologies can offer. Jeff introduced this concept in Agile Provides the Greatest Value to Organizations. In…

CartoonStock. ''I'll take that one.'' by Todd Condron

Scrum, The Essential Agile Method for Software Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 13, 2019 in Agile


Agile software development is iterative and incremental in nature as I discussed previously in Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations. Its earliest manifestation is probably in work performed by IBM…

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Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2019 in Agile


This is an introduction to agile thinking as it is realized by organizations in the process of getting things done – specifically as it relates to information technology – and to serve…

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Marketing 001: Show Up for the Party and Stick Around for Awhile

Posted by Jeff Hayes on October 3, 2017 in Business


In catching a recent performance by the Milwaukee-based musical group Dead Horses, a number of things came to mind that I’ll share with you. Dead Horses appeared on the 30-Minute Music Hour…

Show up for the party and stick around awhile: Marketing 001 - AlignTech Solutions

Backlinks Help You Build Affinity with Your Target Market

Posted by Betsy Rozelle on September 18, 2017 in Business


I’m an internet marketing Neanderthal. The World Wide Web is simply a means to an end – the end being relationship building — for me. My business website is meant to build…

Backlinks help build affinity with your target market

What Average Bounce Rate has to do with Garrison Keillor

Posted by Jeff Hayes on November 20, 2016 in Business


Perhaps you’re thinking, “Ok, I’ll bite. What does average bounce rate have to do with Garrison Keillor?” And perhaps also, “What in the heck is an average bounce rate?” Average Bounce Rate…

Average bounce rate is sort of a big deal - AlignTech Solutions

The Five Most Popular Illustration Styles

Posted by Scott Alberts on September 7, 2016 in Digital Marketing


With so many illustration styles ranging from simple cartoons to highly-detailed realism, what will have the most appeal to your audience? Each style can evoke a different emotional reaction. Illustration Styles in…

Cartoon Illustration Styles