IN THIS ISSUE
August, 2016
Wednesday, August, 10, 2016 | Raquel Simpson
Communications Technology and the Workplace
Tags: technology, communications technology
The landline telephone is becoming a thing of the past. Cell phones that allow us to video chat, text, and instant message have forever changed how we talk to each other. According to Time, by the end of 2013, 41 percent of American homes were using cell phones. Technology has not only changed for us on a personal level but also in our work lives. It has a major influence on the ways in which we conduct our business and has a positive impact on how organizations do business. Technology facilitates closer collaboration because employees can work together even if they are located in different parts of the state, country, or even the world. They can access files and documents that are in the cloud and can communicate via teleconferencing and video conferencing, removing the need to travel for meetings.
Monday, August, 8, 2016 | Aaron Doperalski
Understanding UX in the Agile Development Process
Tags: agile, Agile development, UX, UI
With the ongoing transition of many enterprises to the Agile development cycle, there has been a question if User Experience (UX) still has a place in this streamlined form of development. Many feel the iterative testing needs of the UX model make it redundant and clunky when trying to coincide with a development cycle that prides itself on creating quality products quickly and efficiently. While a large amount of code-based testing is automated, teams are finding less and less room for what many believe to be an impediment to the Agile process.
Thursday, August, 4, 2016 | Angela Tittle
Agile Myths and Challenges
Tags: agile, Agile myths, Agile challenges
There are many myths about Agile development. Perhaps from poor experiences with Agile development or a lack of knowledge, these myths can prohibit a team from being successful. They create confusion and dysfunction, and teams start to lose confidence in their ability to deliver. As teams mature, they start to see through these myths or adapt their practices to overcome them. A highly functional, self-managing team will be able to adapt to and overcome any challenge that may be in its way.