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.
How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | July 15, 2020 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
KL&A has always encouraged employees to balance work and play. Our leadership even tries to strike this balance during the workdays as often as possible. We have various company clubs, ping-pong, team-based health challenges, chili cook-offs…

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Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

The Likelihood of Achieving Expected Benefits
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | July 1, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers typically concern themselves with risks that will cause project delays, budget overruns, resource constraints, etc. Usually, they don’t look at the risk to the value of the project itself, i.e. the risk that…

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5 Things You Should Be Doing While Working From Home If You Aren’t Already

5 Things You Should Be Doing While Working From Home If You Aren’t Already

Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | June 17, 2020 | Workplace | Brew time: 8 min
KL&A’s leadership team closely monitored the COVID-19 crisis before any State-mandated Stay-at-Home orders were given to the public. In early March, KL&A announced that all KL&A employees would be working from home until further notice. I initially thought that I’d like working remotely…

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Career Changes: Technical Writer to Proposal Manager

Career Changes: Technical Writer to Proposal Manager

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | June 3, 2020 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
Are you a technical writer who wants a change, but doesn’t want to abandon the skill set you’ve spent years developing? Do you want more pay? More job security? Would you like to write persuasive content and use more adjectives…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | May 20, 2020 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
Thinking About Your Data Model
I often read code in forums or Stack Overflow from people who are beginners at C#, and see them using FirstOrDefault in every situation where they need a single item from an IEnumerable. If I ask them why they made this choice, the reply is typically something like “it always works” or…

read more
6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

Blog Barista: Jonathan Nicholson | May 6, 2020 | Privacy & Security | Brew time: 7 min
There are many things that you can do to slightly increase your privacy in this digital age. A lot can be accomplished without being too extreme like swearing off all social media, self-encrypting all of your emails, and using Tor—a software tool for…

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Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Blog Barista: Dana Graham | April 22, 2020 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 4 min
As a kid, you were probably told that you shouldn’t talk to strangers. And for kids, that’s probably good advice. But, as we get older and start developing personal and professional relationships, talking to strangers can be a great thing…

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Michigan’s Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Partners with KL&A to Implement New Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Verification System

Michigan’s Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Partners with KL&A to Implement New Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Verification System

OKEMOS, MI, APR. 8, 2020 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A), a Midwest leader in custom software solutions, has recently begun work on a $1.8 million dollar project for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to deliver a new verification system that will scale to meet the needs of…

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Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 25, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome back. We’ve made it to our last part of the Jira 201 series! In today’s post, we will take a closer look at how to set up your Jira Service Desk project. After making the business decision to use Jira Service Desk…

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How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

How Company Clubs Can Improve the Bottom Line

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | July 15, 2020 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
KL&A has always encouraged employees to balance work and play. Our leadership even tries to strike this balance during the workdays as often as possible. We have various company clubs, ping-pong, team-based health challenges, chili cook-offs…

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

Project Benefit Risk: An Auditor’s Analogy

The Likelihood of Achieving Expected Benefits
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | July 1, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers typically concern themselves with risks that will cause project delays, budget overruns, resource constraints, etc. Usually, they don’t look at the risk to the value of the project itself, i.e. the risk that…

5 Things You Should Be Doing While Working From Home If You Aren’t Already

5 Things You Should Be Doing While Working From Home If You Aren’t Already

Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | June 17, 2020 | Workplace | Brew time: 8 min
KL&A’s leadership team closely monitored the COVID-19 crisis before any State-mandated Stay-at-Home orders were given to the public. In early March, KL&A announced that all KL&A employees would be working from home until further notice. I initially thought that I’d like working remotely…

Career Changes: Technical Writer to Proposal Manager

Career Changes: Technical Writer to Proposal Manager

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | June 3, 2020 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
Are you a technical writer who wants a change, but doesn’t want to abandon the skill set you’ve spent years developing? Do you want more pay? More job security? Would you like to write persuasive content and use more adjectives…

Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Wanted to Know About IEnumerable Single-Item Searches (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | May 20, 2020 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
Thinking About Your Data Model
I often read code in forums or Stack Overflow from people who are beginners at C#, and see them using FirstOrDefault in every situation where they need a single item from an IEnumerable. If I ask them why they made this choice, the reply is typically something like “it always works” or…

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

6 Easy Ways to Increase Your Internet Privacy

Blog Barista: Jonathan Nicholson | May 6, 2020 | Privacy & Security | Brew time: 7 min
There are many things that you can do to slightly increase your privacy in this digital age. A lot can be accomplished without being too extreme like swearing off all social media, self-encrypting all of your emails, and using Tor—a software tool for…

Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Networking Matters: Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Blog Barista: Dana Graham | April 22, 2020 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 4 min
As a kid, you were probably told that you shouldn’t talk to strangers. And for kids, that’s probably good advice. But, as we get older and start developing personal and professional relationships, talking to strangers can be a great thing…

Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Jira 201, Part 5: How to Set Up Your Jira Service Desk Project

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | March 25, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome back. We’ve made it to our last part of the Jira 201 series! In today’s post, we will take a closer look at how to set up your Jira Service Desk project. After making the business decision to use Jira Service Desk…

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