Agile Methodology and How You’re Already Using It

As a project manager, you’re aware that your company needs to keep up with a constantly changing landscape, and traditional methods of project management aren’t always enough. Many companies stay ahead by using leaner, faster, and more experimental ways of driving production. Enter: the agile methodology. There is no one definition of agile methodology. Rather, […]

Benefits Vs. Risks of Outsourcing IT Services

Large enterprises and small businesses often choose to outsource their information technology (IT) systems and services for a variety of reasons. This choice carries with it some obvious benefits and some often not so obvious risks. Companies choosing to outsource IT must weigh the benefits and risks carefully, take measures to attenuate the associated risks […]

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 Cloud Computing is Changing the Telework Landscape.

Advances in technology over the past 10 years -heck, the last 3 years – have transformed workflow and productivity forever. The ease and speed at which we can upload, analyze and share information from almost any business device not only means team members can be anywhere, they hardly need to exist as a physical being […]

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, […]

5 Benefits of Telecommuting for Employers and Employees

Rarely in the business world does one idea—one fundamental change in thinking—bring profound advantages for both a company and its workers. But the benefits of telecommuting and other flexible work options make it clear they fit that bill. In the explanatory video, below, 1 Million for Work Flexibility outlines several of the benefits (to both employees and employers) of […]

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 SEO Tips for WordPress Websites

What sense does it make to have a beautiful theme and a killer portfolio that isn’t search engine optimized?  Google, Bing, and Yahoo could care less about your pretty photos and web design.  They care about things like alt tags, file names, keywords, and hundreds of other really, really boring tech things.  Understanding those “boring […]