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Evaluating User Experience with Heuristics

“Designers shooting for usable is like a chef shooting for edible.” – Aaron Walter, VP...

Agile, DevOps, Software Development

5 Things You Need to Know About Docker and DevOps

At this point, I think it’s fair to assume that you’ve read or heard about...

Agile, Agile Requirements, Business Analysis, Change Management, Data Analysis, Software Development, UI/UX

USAJOBS: How We Are Doing It

This September marked the 20-year anniversary of USAJOBS.gov, the Federal Government’s online career portal and...

Agile, Business Analysis, Scrum, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

UX for an Agile World (Part IV)

Here’s the big pay-off.  We learned in Parts 1, 2, and 3, why UX and...

Agile, Software Development, Tools

Mind Meld: Why Pair Programming Works

When I served as a Branch Chief at USDA, I encouraged my developers to take...

Agile, Business Analysis, Scrum, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

UX for an Agile World (Part III)

More and more, the development world is embracing Agile practices.  As we learned in Part...

Women in Technology

Women Who Code: The Weather is Great, Come Join Us!

What is this woman’s role? Did you say something other than a software developer?  Why?...

Agile, Business Analysis, Scrum, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

UX for an Agile World (Part II)

More and more, the development world is embracing Agile practices. Yet, as we learned in...

Data Analysis, Software Development

USAJOBS: Using Analytics to Improve Testing Strategies

The USAJOBS Program Management Office understands that better testing leads to a better product for...

Agile, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

UX for an Agile World (Part I)

More and more organizations are recognizing User Experience (UX) as a cornerstone of the products...

Best Practices, Culture, DevOps

3 Types of Culture

We’ve all heard culture is vital to creating and sustaining a healthy organization. It was...

Best Practices, Software Development, Technical Debt

Scrum and Technical Debt Payments

In my previous post, I talked about a establishing a debt payment plan. On Scrum...