Blog-RGL

  • What does your [fill-in-the-blank] need to succeed?
    May 7, 2019
    Prequel I was preparing for the AgileIndy conference, so I thought I’d gather up some notes for products I’ve worked on and see if I could find some common success...
  • WSL, git, and Beyond Compare
    June 7, 2017
    Back Story As I was drafting some new blog posts, I was exploring some stuff on the technical side. Part of that was using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) to...
  • Storylines: A Tale of Two Products
    May 2, 2017
    So, you say you want to build a product? Awesome. How do you get started? In the Days of Yore Day 1 Some people used to (and sometimes, still do)...
  • Software Producer: What’s in a name?
    September 10, 2014
    SEP had an interesting time establishing the title of Software Producer. We wanted it to mean something, like “Software Engineering Professionals” is not just our name; it’s who we are. Not...
  • Software Producer: What's in a name?
    September 10, 2014
    SEP had an interesting time establishing the title of Software Producer. We wanted it to mean something, like “Software Engineering Professionals” is not just our name; it’s who we are. Not...
  • Meet the Software Producer
    September 10, 2014
    It isn’t every day that a new title is introduced around here. And I get to have the fun of helping define it, because I’m one of the few on the...
  • Where have you been all my life?
    December 4, 2013
    Someone asked me a few weeks ago how lean/agile (little L, little A) has changed how I worked. At the time, I didn’t think that I’ve changed what I did...
  • What’s in your Utility Belt?
    November 14, 2013
    When developing software, we engineers have to use a variety of tools to deliver the right product to our clients. As Batman has practically everything in his utility belt, let’s...
  • Over the Horizon
    November 10, 2013
    Software is a very fluid realm, and the ebbs and flow move quickly. Moore’s Law in hardware is dragging software with it, if the software isn’t already pushing the hardware...
  • Fire the Firefighters
    September 18, 2013
    Are there fires occurring on your projects? You know the ones: “We have a major delivery coming, and the testers just found 12 new defects.” “The user study uncovered a missing...
  • Shades of Grey
    September 9, 2013
    As professional football gets back in the swing of things, I’m reminded of one of the iconic plays from the sport: the Hail Mary. You have to score, but you...
  • Diagnose, Deliver, Delight
    August 28, 2013
    Burger King used to have a marketing campaign for “Have It Your Way”. For a restaurant setting, it’s nice to be able to customize the normal menu for our tastes....
  • Course Correction: Beware of Icebergs
    August 19, 2013
    A coworker and I were discussing issues that impact a project’s delivery or feature set. While throwing ideas around, I mentioned that we get hit by icebergs that disrupt our...
  • 5 Ways All Software Projects are Product Replacements
    August 15, 2013
    I was updating my bio at work for the last few projects I’ve been on since I was between projects. I looked back at some of the projects I’ve worked...
  • Ride the Wave
    June 6, 2013
    The beginning of summer at SEP usually means new hires.  While a few newbs come from other companies with experience already (so they aren’t really newbs), a lot we hire...
  • Value Driven Development
    May 29, 2013
    When it comes to developing software, you can play buzzword bingo with the processes and methodologies thrown around:  Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Feature Driven Development, etc.  Some...
  • Where Do You See Yourself in 25 Years?
    May 21, 2013
    SEP is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being in business.  Employees of all experiences are reminiscing on the past and speculating on the future. Do you remember when someone (usually a...
  • To Fail or Not to Fail
    May 16, 2013
    If you’ve been on this planet longer than a few minutes, then you know how to actively fail. A baby learning that he can control that thing on the end...