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 Process the Problem or the Answer?

Is Process the Problem or the Answer?

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Feb 26, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Following process seems to get bad press these days. For example, the Agile Manifesto suggests “People over Process.” Managers say, “don’t let following the process stand in the way of satisfying the customer.”…

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Jira 101, Part 5: Getting Started with Jira Service Desk

Jira 101, Part 5: Getting Started with Jira Service Desk

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | February 12, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 9 min
Welcome back. We’ve made it to our last part of the Jira 101 series! Throughout the series, we’ve In today’s post, we will take a closer look at the Jira Service Desk.
Whether your company has adopted Jira Service Desk as their tool of choice for service desk operations or your company is in the middle of evaluating existing Service Desk tools, understanding the basic…

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Jira 101, Part 4: Everything You Need to Know About Boards

Jira 101, Part 4: Everything You Need to Know About Boards

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | February 11, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 7 min
Welcome back to the Jira 101 series. If you’ve been following along, then you should now have a basic understanding of Jira’s core concepts and terminology, know how to navigate the issue detail view, and perform robust searches on issues within Jira. In today’s post, we will take a…

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My Digital Detox

My Digital Detox

Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | January 29, 2020 | Productivity | Brew time: 7 min
As a “very online” person, people find it surprising that I try to limit my time spent interacting with technology. I didn’t always “subscribe” to that viewpoint. I used to joke that the only thing I needed to be happy was an internet connection. But…

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Jira 101, Part 3: Diving into JQL and Filters

Jira 101, Part 3: Diving into JQL and Filters

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | January 15, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 8 min
Welcome back to the Jira 101 series. In Part 2, we walked you through the various sections that make up the issue detail view as well as the different actions you can perform from that screen. In today’s post, we’ll dive into how you go about searching for issues within Jira, how to use…

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Jira 101, Part 2: Issue Layout and Actions

Jira 101, Part 2: Issue Layout and Actions

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | January 14, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 7 min
Welcome back to the Jira 101 series. In Part 1, we discussed the differences between the different Jiras and their shared core concepts so that you have a better understanding of the Jira ecosystem and the core terminology that will be used throughout this series.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at the…

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Jira 101, Part 1: Getting Started with Jira

Jira 101, Part 1: Getting Started with Jira

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | January 8, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 6 min
If you are reading this post, then you are probably new to Jira! If so, congratulations on choosing one of the best online tools for project collaboration. This first post from the five part Jira 101 series will help you become familiar with some basic Jira concepts. By the end of this post, you will…

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Delicious JavaScript Array Methods

Delicious JavaScript Array Methods

Tips & Tricks to Up Your JavaScript Game
Blog Barista: Ian DesJardins | Dec 18, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
JavaScript. If you’re a web developer, you write it. Many of us have been writing it for years and have gotten comfortable with certain patterns and language features. Those patterns and features let us write code efficiently and …

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A Night of Luxury: Celebrating Employees with the Annual KL&A Holiday Party

A Night of Luxury: Celebrating Employees with the Annual KL&A Holiday Party

Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | December 11, 2019 | Culture | Brew time: 3 min
Every year, KL&A employees work diligently on various projects. All year long. Each project has its own set of setbacks and triumphs. The setbacks are handled gracefully with patience and perseverance. While the triumphs are proudly celebrated among everyone…

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Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 7: Using Building Blocks

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 7: Using Building Blocks

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | December 4, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 12 min
Welcome to Part 7 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. The series has covered a lot of ground, from editing and navigation features, to creating templates and styles, and enhancing your styles with numbering schemes, as well as using custom properties to support content reuse…

read more
Is Process the Problem or the Answer?

Is Process the Problem or the Answer?

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Feb 26, 2020 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Following process seems to get bad press these days. For example, the Agile Manifesto suggests “People over Process.” Managers say, “don’t let following the process stand in the way of satisfying the customer.”…

Jira 101, Part 5: Getting Started with Jira Service Desk

Jira 101, Part 5: Getting Started with Jira Service Desk

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | February 12, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 9 min
Welcome back. We’ve made it to our last part of the Jira 101 series! Throughout the series, we’ve In today’s post, we will take a closer look at the Jira Service Desk.
Whether your company has adopted Jira Service Desk as their tool of choice for service desk operations or your company is in the middle of evaluating existing Service Desk tools, understanding the basic…

Jira 101, Part 4: Everything You Need to Know About Boards

Jira 101, Part 4: Everything You Need to Know About Boards

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | February 11, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 7 min
Welcome back to the Jira 101 series. If you’ve been following along, then you should now have a basic understanding of Jira’s core concepts and terminology, know how to navigate the issue detail view, and perform robust searches on issues within Jira. In today’s post, we will take a…

My Digital Detox

My Digital Detox

Blog Barista: Tim Hollosy | January 29, 2020 | Productivity | Brew time: 7 min
As a “very online” person, people find it surprising that I try to limit my time spent interacting with technology. I didn’t always “subscribe” to that viewpoint. I used to joke that the only thing I needed to be happy was an internet connection. But…

Jira 101, Part 3: Diving into JQL and Filters

Jira 101, Part 3: Diving into JQL and Filters

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | January 15, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 8 min
Welcome back to the Jira 101 series. In Part 2, we walked you through the various sections that make up the issue detail view as well as the different actions you can perform from that screen. In today’s post, we’ll dive into how you go about searching for issues within Jira, how to use…

Jira 101, Part 2: Issue Layout and Actions

Jira 101, Part 2: Issue Layout and Actions

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | January 14, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 7 min
Welcome back to the Jira 101 series. In Part 1, we discussed the differences between the different Jiras and their shared core concepts so that you have a better understanding of the Jira ecosystem and the core terminology that will be used throughout this series.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at the…

Jira 101, Part 1: Getting Started with Jira

Jira 101, Part 1: Getting Started with Jira

Blog Barista: Sam Nadarajan | January 8, 2020 | Developer Tools | Brew time: 6 min
If you are reading this post, then you are probably new to Jira! If so, congratulations on choosing one of the best online tools for project collaboration. This first post from the five part Jira 101 series will help you become familiar with some basic Jira concepts. By the end of this post, you will…

Delicious JavaScript Array Methods

Delicious JavaScript Array Methods

Tips & Tricks to Up Your JavaScript Game
Blog Barista: Ian DesJardins | Dec 18, 2019 | Development Practices | Brew time: 6 min
JavaScript. If you’re a web developer, you write it. Many of us have been writing it for years and have gotten comfortable with certain patterns and language features. Those patterns and features let us write code efficiently and …

A Night of Luxury: Celebrating Employees with the Annual KL&A Holiday Party

A Night of Luxury: Celebrating Employees with the Annual KL&A Holiday Party

Blog Barista: Katelyn Cripps | December 11, 2019 | Culture | Brew time: 3 min
Every year, KL&A employees work diligently on various projects. All year long. Each project has its own set of setbacks and triumphs. The setbacks are handled gracefully with patience and perseverance. While the triumphs are proudly celebrated among everyone…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 7: Using Building Blocks

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 7: Using Building Blocks

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | December 4, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 12 min
Welcome to Part 7 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. The series has covered a lot of ground, from editing and navigation features, to creating templates and styles, and enhancing your styles with numbering schemes, as well as using custom properties to support content reuse…

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