4 tips to help ‘teleworking’ work for your business

Recently, Toronto Mayor John Tory made headlines when he put out a call to Greater Toronto Area (GTA) employers to consider flexible work options — including work from home — with an aim to reduce impending gridlock pressure while the city plays host to the PanAm and ParaPanAm Games this summer. He also commented that […]

How To Work from the Beach, Or Anywhere You Need To Be

Technology has transformed telecommuting from a drab agoraphobic life, where your cat and your pajamas are your only creature comforts, into a multi-tasking, jet-setting lifestyle whose only tie is to a strong data connection. Whether you’re running your coffee-roasting business from a smartphone while traversing the globe in search of the perfect bean or you […]

Telework: Not Just For Moms And Millennials

Many people may think of a “remote worker” as a harried mom in her bathrobe or a 20-something at a coffee shop. But that image doesn’t actually reflect who is working outside the office, according to a new study. A remote worker, someone who does most of their work outside of their employer’s location, is […]

Teleworking Helps Mothers “Lean In”

This story originally appeared in Psychology Today. National Telework Week buzzed about, ironically, bans on telecommuting. Last week, Best Buy announced the end of its work-at-home program known as ROWE (results-only-work-environment), on the heels of Yahoo’s ban on remote work a week before. Then snowstorms hit the midwest and east coast, closing schools and businesses, […]

The Remote Work Revolution

<img class=”progressiveMedia-noscript js-progressiveMedia-inner” src=”https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/0*bVTgxSGYg6OO80_d.”> Ask yourself a question. If you didn’t have to go to work today, get dressed in that uncomfortable office attire, fight the traffic or go through a hectic same day-to-day commute, to sit at your desk while you complete that stressful project. If that wasn’t a key requirement of making a […]

Scaled Agile Framework: What Is It And How Do You Use It?

Scaled Agile Framework, also known as SAFe, is an enterprise-scale development methodology, developed by Scaled Agile. SAFe combines Lean and Agile principles within a templated framework. Proponents of SAFe claim that it provides a significant increase in employee engagement, increased productivity, faster times to market, and overall higher quality. In this article, we’ll dive deeper […]

10 Reasons you Should be Using Agile

One of the biggest surprises of my career has been the slow adoption of agile development. I don’t understand why most development isn’t done using the Agile approach, because the benefits are compelling. In this post, I will review my definition of agile since there are so many variations of the methodology available. I will […]

What Makes Waterfall Software Development Model Fail in Many Ways?

Studies have shown that in over 80% of the investigated and failed software projects, the usage of the Waterfall methodology was one of the key factors of failure. But why? Phases in the Classical Waterfall Software Development Model As shown in the image, when deploying the waterfall methodology there is a strict sequential chain of […]

Agile Project Management: EPICS

By now you have likely heard all about Agile Methodology and how it can “help” your business or personal goals. That’s all great, but what exactly is Agile and how can it help, and more importantly – how do you start? Agile methodology is the use of what is called Perpetual Beta to continue growth throughout […]