Blog-KLP

  • My Favorite Tool That I Struggle With
    November 14, 2013
    What tool do I use more often than any other, often while using other tools? What tool am I certain can be an aid in solving almost any problem, if...
  • Beware of Solving Things Yourself
    September 4, 2013
    There’s one recurring thing I’ve seen new hires at SEP struggle with over the years. Most commonly, this is something we see in hires that are fresh out of college,...
  • Fresh Out of Hope? Not Hardly!
    June 7, 2013
    It’s been a busy week here at SEP; we’ve had a lot of new faces join us. Seven interns and two new hires in one day (oh and there was another...
  • Deadline-Driven Development
    May 29, 2013
    Deadlines. We’ve all run into them. We might be talking about a project at work or filing our taxes each year. But deadlines usually get a bad rap. Everyone loves...
  • SEP at 50?
    May 23, 2013
    You may be thinking to yourself “Wait? I thought SEP was celebrating the 25th anniversary this year?” You’d be right. But we’ve been asked to think about what the future...
  • How to [Fail to] Get a Job at SEP
    May 13, 2013
    When we go to college career fairs, professors will often ask us to come give talks to their classes about something useful. After one of these requests, I was contemplating...
  • That Wasn't So Bad
    May 1, 2013
    Have you ever feared giving someone bad news? Perhaps you needed to tell a friend that you lost something you had borrowed from them? Or perhaps you needed to tell...
  • That Wasn’t So Bad
    May 1, 2013
    Have you ever feared giving someone bad news? Perhaps you needed to tell a friend that you lost something you had borrowed from them? Or perhaps you needed to tell...
  • Changing Plans
    April 10, 2013
    How many of you have a personal 5-year plan? Ok, I see a few hands raised. How many of you have a plan for the project you are on right...
  • My Favorite Line(s) of Code
    April 3, 2013
    Onwards to Round 2 in our current blog battle here at SEP. This time I’ve been asked to write about my favorite line(s) of code. Unfortunately, I don’t have some...
  • Positive Deviance
    March 27, 2013
    What’s that? Another SEP Blog Battle you say? Of course I’ll chime in! What’s that? The first topic I’ve got is Positive Deviance? Ok… What the heck is Positive Deviance?...
  • What Mobile Platform Should We Target?
    March 19, 2013
      We often get clients interested in mobile solutions to their problems. One of the biggest questions they have for us is “what platform should we even target?” iOS? Android?...
  • The Optimistic Employee Owner
    February 7, 2013
    During a recent “blog-battle” here at SEP, we took on the topic of “The Optimistic [insert role here]“. So I’m going to take a little liberty and talk about why...
  • All I Want for Christmas
    November 21, 2012
    So… the blog battle topic is “All I Want for Christmas”. I’ll ignore all the obvious things (world peace, time with family, a straightened out financial system, etc). So what...
  • Motion is not Progress
    November 19, 2012
    When I first saw that the topic for this week’s SEP Blog Battle is “Motion is not Progress”, my mind immediately jumped back about 15 years to sophomore engineering classes...
  • The Optimistic Employee Owner
    November 12, 2012
    So we’re in the midst of a “blog-battle” here at SEP, and this week’s topic is “The Optimistic [insert role here]”. So I’m going to take a little liberty and...
  • Good Idea, Bad Idea (for interviewing)
    November 5, 2012
    As part of the recruiting team here at SEP, I’ve seen quite a few candidates over the past few years. I figured I’d share some of the good and bad...
  • I don’t have time…
    October 25, 2012
    … to dust off this blog. Or do I? We’re having a little blog battle here at SEP, so chances are you’ll see me post a bit more than I...
  • I don't have time…
    October 25, 2012
    … to dust off this blog. Or do I? We’re having a little blog battle here at SEP, so chances are you’ll see me post a bit more than I...
  • A Simple Aid to Avoid Email Embarrassment
    March 4, 2010
    Yesterday, I was watching one of the podcasts I regularly view, and they mentioned that on gmail there is a feature that will notice if you’ve typed something like “I’ve...
  • Deconstructing “always” and “never”
    February 9, 2010
    How many times has a statement (requirement) like one of the following been given to you? (only to find out months later that there is an important exception that was...
  • Deconstructing "always" and "never"
    February 9, 2010
    How many times has a statement (requirement) like one of the following been given to you? (only to find out months later that there is an important exception that was...
  • Client Tenure – Dealing with clients for the long haul
    October 7, 2009
    I’m in a fairly unique position here at SEP. For the last seven years (out of the ten I’ve been here), I’ve worked almost exclusively on a series of related projects...