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The Who's Who of Agile Scrum

If you’ve been following our blog for awhile you probably already know that at gap intelligence we follow an Agile Scrum framework for the basis of all of our in-house product development. If you stumbled on this blog post because you were googling “Agile Scrum” or something of the sort, welcome! We’re happy to have you ...

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Embracing Handoffs on a Distributed Software Dev Team

We at gap intelligence are an agile development shop. Recently I blogged about how I became SCRUM Master certified. In that blog I discussed how we use SCRUM and how we have tailored our process along the way to find what works best for us. Every SCRUM team is different so what works for one team, may not work for another. Remember…SCRUM ...

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Cognitive Bias, The Mississippi River, and You (and Me and Basically Everyone)

After nearly 4 years of working on the data team in the Research Group at gap intelligence, this year I was presented with the opportunity to transition to the product development team as an Associate Product Manager. I readily jumped at the chance to try on a new hat here at gap, to learn new skills, and to take advantage of this unique ...

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Let's get ready to SCRUMbleeee!!!

One of the great things gap intelligence does as a company is encourage its employees’ job-related professional growth and development. What this essentially means is gap will cover reasonable expenses incurred in joining professional organizations with the approval of your manager, of course. Well one of these opportunities came up for ...

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Question of the Day

"If you could share an office with anyone who would it be and why?"  It was my first team meeting at a new company and the COO, Jon Belmonte,  kicked things off with "The Question of the Day". Everyone in the room took a turn and answers ranged from the mundane to the hilarious. I was struck by how well this ...

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ret.ro.spec.tive

What did I do yesterday? What fun things came up last week? Did anything bad happen? These are questions I rarely ask myself. As a self-diagnosed "do-er" I try to spend the majority of my time doing things. Working, working out, learning, playing soccer, spending time with friends, checking out San Diego's newest craft brewery... ...

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Agile Ceremonies 101

Yesterday marked my 5 year full time anniversary at gap intelligence. Over this time, I have changed a lot and so has gap intelligence. For me, the biggest changes at gap have come in the form of our development team. When I started, I was a part of DataOps, working away in Excel every day while our developers abroad worked and delivered us our ...

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Agile Scrum with a Distributed Dev Team

Many Software Development teams claim to be “Agile” when in reality their practices are more “Agile-ish” or (even worse) just a very rapid Waterfall. In the case of Agile Scrum this is sometimes referred to as “Scrum-but.”  Thankfully, the dev team here at gap intelligence are committed to respecting ...

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Nurturing Innovation through Monthly Developer Days

I do my best to coax beautiful flowers and tasty fruits and veggies out of the soil at home by setting up the best possible conditions in the garden. (Like many amateur gardeners, I'm not always as successful as I'd like to be!) My plants need healthy, well-aerated soil, the right amount of light, plenty of water and fertilizer in order ...

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