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…

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | June 26, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
A Value Plot is a graphical tool that I developed which can help you visualize the relative value of potential projects in several dimensions. This information, along with other organizational criteria, can greatly assist in the prioritization of projects…

Creating A Successful Interview Process

Creating A Successful Interview Process

Interviewing with Company Culture in Mind Is Better for Business
Blog Barista: Jessica Carnacchi | June 19, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 5 min
Company culture can make or break a business; it has the power to attract and retain top talent or the power to drive it away. (No pressure.) While this isn’t necessarily breaking news, building and maintaining a healthy company culture…

Effective Testing: The Real Cost of Automated Testing

Effective Testing: The Real Cost of Automated Testing

Blog Barista: Mary Pawloski | June 5, 2019 | Testing & QA | Brew time: 5 min
As the software industry moves away from the Waterfall Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to an Agile methodology, some sort of automated testing is necessary for survival. Continuous integration, continuous development, and DevOps (the production and delivery of products…

“Where Are You Sitting These Days?”

“Where Are You Sitting These Days?”

The Pros and Cons of On-Site Consulting
Blog Barista: Dana Graham | Mar 13, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Most consulting practices have their staff work at the client’s site, which allows for close interaction and improved services among consultants. But that means, as a consultant, you don’t always have the same routine or a standard…

Trust Your Training: 5 Tips to Be Better Prepared for the PMP Exam

Trust Your Training: 5 Tips to Be Better Prepared for the PMP Exam

Blog Barista: Dana Graham | Jan 17, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 7 min
“Congratulations! You have passed the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam!”
Those are words that anyone who has prepped, studied, and crunched for the PMP exam is happy and relieved to see! And I will admit… for me, a little surprised. After all my preparation, I was still nervous…

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