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.
Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Factors You Should Be Aware of to Ensure Project Success
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Oct 16, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers tend to be structured, organized, and process oriented. This is a good thing. Unfortunately for project managers, not everyone on a project is this way. Usually, people aren’t as manageable as a well-documented project plan…

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Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 2, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 9 min
My job as a proposal manager requires me to use Microsoft Word every day, so perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising that I’ve become very familiar with all of Word’s functionality. What is surprising, however, is the number of people…

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Management Musings from a Coder

Management Musings from a Coder

Advice for Creating Great Relationships Between Managers and Team Members
Blog Barista: Alex Morris | September 25, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
As a professional software developer for almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working on many great projects with talented teams. I spent half of those years as a developer and I spent the other half in a team management capacity…

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The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

Blog Barista: John Leigh | Sept 11, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 8 min
I have never viewed myself as a “boss.” Rather, I view myself as a “partner,” which is my title in reality. A partner and a boss are similar, but different. In my mind, a boss is a single owner of a business who is able to make their own decisions and then has to live with the rewards and impacts of those decisions…

read more
Microsoft’s Blazor and the EditForm Component

Microsoft’s Blazor and the EditForm Component

Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | Sept 4, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
Blazor is Microsoft’s latest web-development framework which is currently included as part of the ASP.NET Core preview. Microsoft recently announced that Blazor is officially in preview which means it is no longer experimental. This also means that active development will continue on the framework…

read more
Lessons from Implementing Wellness Initiatives at KL&A

Lessons from Implementing Wellness Initiatives at KL&A

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | August 27, 2019 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
If you were to ask any company representative whether or not employee wellness is important to the company, you would be hard pressed to find someone that would reply, “no.” If you were to take a random sampling of their employees…

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The Art of Taekwondo

The Art of Taekwondo

How Leadership Skills From Martial Arts Can Apply to Your Job
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | August 21, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
I expected to learn self-defense, how to perform specific strikes, discipline, and respect through Taekwondo, but as someone that had studied leadership theory as both an undergrad and graduate student, I did not expect to learn about leadership as much as I have from Taekwondo…

read more
Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Why You Should Consider Aspose.Words for Microsoft Word to PDF Conversions
Blog Barista: Sokwhan Huh | August 15, 2019 | Development Tools | Brew time: 5 min
John E. Warnock, the cofounder of Adobe, had a mission in 1990. In his very conspicuously named memo “The Camelot Project,” John best summarizes the difficulty many industries faced in sharing documents…

read more
Clean Code During Crunch Time

Clean Code During Crunch Time

Developers Should Never Compromise Quality Code Ever
Blog Barista: Ian DesJardins | August 8, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 4 min
Fast deadlines, desperate clients, project hangups, and personal shortcomings. As developers who put every ounce of their craft into their code, we must submit to all setbacks that make their way onto our “perfectly” paved path and navigate them with grace. Truth be told, it’s a…

read more
Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Factors You Should Be Aware of to Ensure Project Success
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Oct 16, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers tend to be structured, organized, and process oriented. This is a good thing. Unfortunately for project managers, not everyone on a project is this way. Usually, people aren’t as manageable as a well-documented project plan…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 2: Creating & Accessing Templates

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 2: Creating & Accessing Templates

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 9, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 6 min
Welcome to Part 2 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. In case you missed it, I covered Microsoft Word’s editing symbols, ruler, and navigation pane features in Part 1. Today, I’m going to talk about templates…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 2, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 9 min
My job as a proposal manager requires me to use Microsoft Word every day, so perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising that I’ve become very familiar with all of Word’s functionality. What is surprising, however, is the number of people…

Management Musings from a Coder

Management Musings from a Coder

Advice for Creating Great Relationships Between Managers and Team Members
Blog Barista: Alex Morris | September 25, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
As a professional software developer for almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working on many great projects with talented teams. I spent half of those years as a developer and I spent the other half in a team management capacity…

The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

Blog Barista: John Leigh | Sept 11, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 8 min
I have never viewed myself as a “boss.” Rather, I view myself as a “partner,” which is my title in reality. A partner and a boss are similar, but different. In my mind, a boss is a single owner of a business who is able to make their own decisions and then has to live with the rewards and impacts of those decisions…

Microsoft’s Blazor and the EditForm Component

Microsoft’s Blazor and the EditForm Component

Blog Barista: Anthony Wolf | Sept 4, 2019 | Web Development | Brew time: 5 min
Blazor is Microsoft’s latest web-development framework which is currently included as part of the ASP.NET Core preview. Microsoft recently announced that Blazor is officially in preview which means it is no longer experimental. This also means that active development will continue on the framework…

Lessons from Implementing Wellness Initiatives at KL&A

Lessons from Implementing Wellness Initiatives at KL&A

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | August 27, 2019 | Workplace | Brew time: 5 min
If you were to ask any company representative whether or not employee wellness is important to the company, you would be hard pressed to find someone that would reply, “no.” If you were to take a random sampling of their employees…

The Art of Taekwondo

The Art of Taekwondo

How Leadership Skills From Martial Arts Can Apply to Your Job
Blog Barista: Casey Herman | August 21, 2019 | Career Hacks | Brew time: 6 min
I expected to learn self-defense, how to perform specific strikes, discipline, and respect through Taekwondo, but as someone that had studied leadership theory as both an undergrad and graduate student, I did not expect to learn about leadership as much as I have from Taekwondo…

Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Finding a File Management API for Software Development

Why You Should Consider Aspose.Words for Microsoft Word to PDF Conversions
Blog Barista: Sokwhan Huh | August 15, 2019 | Development Tools | Brew time: 5 min
John E. Warnock, the cofounder of Adobe, had a mission in 1990. In his very conspicuously named memo “The Camelot Project,” John best summarizes the difficulty many industries faced in sharing documents…

Clean Code During Crunch Time

Clean Code During Crunch Time

Developers Should Never Compromise Quality Code Ever
Blog Barista: Ian DesJardins | August 8, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 4 min
Fast deadlines, desperate clients, project hangups, and personal shortcomings. As developers who put every ounce of their craft into their code, we must submit to all setbacks that make their way onto our “perfectly” paved path and navigate them with grace. Truth be told, it’s a…

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