Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part II

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part II

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Dec 12, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
In Part One of this post, I said that despite the complexity of a matrixed structure, there are many good reasons to use one, particularly for a horizontal PMO in a large organization. In part two, we’ll look at some of the…

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The Best Time of the Year

The Best Time of the Year

White Elephant Holiday Parties Are Good For Office Cultures
Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | Dec 5, 2018 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
Despite the gloomy, grey filled sky this time of year, the spirits of employees across the country are joyous, giving and bright. The holiday season is the best time of the year, spent with friends and family…

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Going Back to School in Your 40s

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Is It Really Worth It When You Already Have a Full-Time Career?
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Nov 28, 2018 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
When you think about the return on investment (ROI) of going back to school, with close to half of your working years behind you, you have to ask, is it really worth it? Will the additional income over the next 20 or 25 years…

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Antifragility in Software

Antifragility in Software

Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | Nov 20, 2018 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
What word is the opposite of fragile? When I’ve asked people this, the first thing they often say is robust or resilient. But, robustness is not the opposite of fragility. When something is fragile, stress from the environment makes it weaker…

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Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part I

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part I

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Nov 7, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
Do you remember the cult fan-favorite film, The Matrix? It was a 1999 blockbuster. In the film’s dystopian future, the majority of the human race only exists to support machines within a simulated reality called “the Matrix.”…

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An Open Letter to Our First Employee

An Open Letter to Our First Employee

Blog Barista: Jim Kunz & John Leigh | Nov 1, 2018 | Culture | Brew time: 3 min
Dear Donna, The last 18 months here at KL&A have been filled with several landmarks. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary, we finally reached 100 employees, and we saw off KL&A’s first official retiree. Well, today marks another milestone…

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Migrating a Library from angular-quickstart-lib to Angular CLI

Migrating a Library from angular-quickstart-lib to Angular CLI

Blog Barista: Justin Majeske | Oct 23, 2018 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
This post assumes that you have an existing library that you’ve built for Angular 2/4/5 and that your library was created using the angular-quickstart-lib from Filipe Silva. At KL&A, we had several libraries that used the…

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Gaining Synergy with Proposal Processes

Gaining Synergy with Proposal Processes

How to Have an Efficient Proposal Process for Small Businesses
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Oct 22, 2018 | Business Development | Brew time: 11 min
Writing proposals in response to RFPs/RFQs (or responding to requests for information) can be a costly process, especially when writing proposals for custom work, such as custom software development. The process…

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A Family-Oriented Workplace

A Family-Oriented Workplace

How KL&A Has Managed to Create a Caring Company
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | Oct 17, 2018 | Culture | Brew time: 6 min
Justin’s post really hit home for me. Not because the example he gave about a team rallying around a colleague whose mother had just passed was about me. But, because I too have experienced first hand what “fair but not always…

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Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part II

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part II

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Dec 12, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
In Part One of this post, I said that despite the complexity of a matrixed structure, there are many good reasons to use one, particularly for a horizontal PMO in a large organization. In part two, we’ll look at some of the…

The Best Time of the Year

The Best Time of the Year

White Elephant Holiday Parties Are Good For Office Cultures
Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | Dec 5, 2018 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
Despite the gloomy, grey filled sky this time of year, the spirits of employees across the country are joyous, giving and bright. The holiday season is the best time of the year, spent with friends and family…

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Going Back to School in Your 40s

Is It Really Worth It When You Already Have a Full-Time Career?
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Nov 28, 2018 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
When you think about the return on investment (ROI) of going back to school, with close to half of your working years behind you, you have to ask, is it really worth it? Will the additional income over the next 20 or 25 years…

Antifragility in Software

Antifragility in Software

Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | Nov 20, 2018 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
What word is the opposite of fragile? When I’ve asked people this, the first thing they often say is robust or resilient. But, robustness is not the opposite of fragility. When something is fragile, stress from the environment makes it weaker…

Escaping the Cubicle Life: Why I Nominated KL&A for a Top Workplace Award

Escaping the Cubicle Life: Why I Nominated KL&A for a Top Workplace Award

Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | Nov 14, 2018 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
Before Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A), I was used to working with robotic employees who showed up, did their job, and left as soon as 5PM rolled around. I was hard-pressed to find anyone who spoke to each other outside the job…

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part I

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part I

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Nov 7, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
Do you remember the cult fan-favorite film, The Matrix? It was a 1999 blockbuster. In the film’s dystopian future, the majority of the human race only exists to support machines within a simulated reality called “the Matrix.”…

An Open Letter to Our First Employee

An Open Letter to Our First Employee

Blog Barista: Jim Kunz & John Leigh | Nov 1, 2018 | Culture | Brew time: 3 min
Dear Donna, The last 18 months here at KL&A have been filled with several landmarks. The company celebrated its 25th anniversary, we finally reached 100 employees, and we saw off KL&A’s first official retiree. Well, today marks another milestone…

Migrating a Library from angular-quickstart-lib to Angular CLI

Migrating a Library from angular-quickstart-lib to Angular CLI

Blog Barista: Justin Majeske | Oct 23, 2018 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
This post assumes that you have an existing library that you’ve built for Angular 2/4/5 and that your library was created using the angular-quickstart-lib from Filipe Silva. At KL&A, we had several libraries that used the…

Gaining Synergy with Proposal Processes

Gaining Synergy with Proposal Processes

How to Have an Efficient Proposal Process for Small Businesses
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Oct 22, 2018 | Business Development | Brew time: 11 min
Writing proposals in response to RFPs/RFQs (or responding to requests for information) can be a costly process, especially when writing proposals for custom work, such as custom software development. The process…

A Family-Oriented Workplace

A Family-Oriented Workplace

How KL&A Has Managed to Create a Caring Company
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | Oct 17, 2018 | Culture | Brew time: 6 min
Justin’s post really hit home for me. Not because the example he gave about a team rallying around a colleague whose mother had just passed was about me. But, because I too have experienced first hand what “fair but not always…

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