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Sarah Buruin

SharePoint 2013 – Mobile and Responsive Thoughts
Thursday, August 21, 2014
By: Sarah Buruin  
I will point out a few of the major concepts that you need to think about when planning for responsive design and general mobile site use.

Brian Laehn

10 Steps to Organize and Facilitate a Successful Requirements Gathering Meeting
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
By: Brian Laehn  
     Some of the most important tasks a Business Analyst (BA) performs include eliciting, documenting, and analyzing requirements for a project.  The technique that I use most when I am playing the role of a BA on a project and need to gather requirements from the stakeholders is to organize and facilitate a successful requirements gathering meeting.  Below I have documented 10 steps that I recommend you follow as a guideline to help you organize and facilitate a successful requirements gathering meeting.

Jay Steinke

Embracing Agile
Friday, August 15, 2014
By: Jay Steinke  
Is there a silver bullet that will make agile work in your organization?  Not really.  However, if you truly embrace agile…  You’ll start seeing incremental improvement and be on your way to a credible agile delivery method.

Mitch Weckop

Can Companies Survive Without Analytics?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
By: Mitch Weckop  
Leaders are challenged to make decisions about their business every day – often with less than perfect knowledge.  Best-in-class companies are tipping the decision making odds in their favor by having a business intelligence strategy.

Enterprise Portals Team

What is a SharePoint Custom Claims Provider and why do I need one?
Friday, August 8, 2014
By: Enterprise Portals Team  
Have you ever encountered a security requirement that just does not seem to be resolved completely by the use of Active Directory Security groups?  We have run up against this particularly when we need to have a security situation where a user must be in two AD Groups.

Carrie Rhoads

That Conference – “Summer Camp for Geeks!”
Thursday, August 7, 2014
By: Carrie Rhoads  

Each year more than 30 million Americans leave the comfort of their homes to sleep in a tent, RV or under the stars.  And each August more than 1000 software developers, designers, and IT professionals from the upper Midwest join together for what is known as “Summer Camp for Geeks” at That Conference.  Both provide fun, education and an experience of a lifetime but not without proper planning.  Here’s a checklist to make the most out of That Conference.

Rachel Rieck

Communication Twists in Agile
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
By: Rachel Rieck  
For anyone who has worked in Agile/Scrum the best work is done when the whole team is together.  However, this is not always possible in today's virtual world.  Does this mean you cannot run an agile project?  No, it just means we need to understand all communication twists and how we as a team work to keep the channels just as open as if we were together.

Carl Schweitzer

Engaging your Audience with Audio
Friday, August 1, 2014
By: Carl Schweitzer  
Engaging with your audience is harder than ever before. People are becoming more tech savvy and general tactics don't work anymore. Podcasting is a great way to reach your audience in a time-shifted way to get out your targeted message.

Debbie Warner

Quick and Easy Activity for Ranking Requirement Importance
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By: Debbie Warner  
This is a quick and easy activity that the project team can do to rank the importance of requirements.  This works well on a project for selecting a packaged software solution.

Chris Plate

Scenarios for Moving To the Azure Cloud
Friday, July 18, 2014
By: Chris Plate  
I worked with a client recently that was thinking about offloading a chunk of their data and the handling of that data to Azure.  This was their first foray into Azure, and they were looking for some guidance into how to structure their solution.  I thought I’d share some of the thinking that went on here, as it seems like a situation that is likely to come up often as more and more organizations proceed in this direction

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