Becky Yanez

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21 Gratitude Quotes to Unlock Your Blessings

Gratitude. It’s something we could all make a conscious effort to include more of in our daily lives. I know I’m guilty of not being grateful for all …

Agile can’t succeed as an island

More development teams have adopted agile and lean ways of working to deliver better quality products faster. Despite their efforts, they’re still …

Project Management

What is digital transformation? A necessary disruption

Ask 10 CIOs how they define digital transformation and you're likely to get 10 different answers with one common theme: a laundry list of technology …

Innovation

The Programmer’s Path to Kaizen

Kaizen, in Japanese, means improvement. In modern business, the definition of Kaizen has been expanded to mean continuous or ongoing improvement. …

Project Management

Split User Stories Ruthlessly - And Get Value Earlier

Why do you need to split user stories?<p>Often, you hear that it is important to split user stories. You read articles that say it should be possible to …

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: these 10 quality free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn …

Happiness

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

Why I outsourced to Michigan instead of India

For one CTO, offshoring software development seemed like a good idea. Six years ago, the CTO joined a fintech company that had a history of sending coding projects to India, China, Vietnam, and Ukraine. Like so many U.S. corporations, this fintech company sent work overseas to take advantage of …

Ann Arbor

Adaptive Project Management

<i>Adaptive management is a structured and systematic process for continually improving decisions, management policies, and practices by learning from</i> …

A Human First Design Approach to Enterprise Apps

In listening to and working with our customers, we are able to learn and grow together. And delivering Lightning has been the ultimate learning …

Kanban

Positive Thinking is not nearly as Powerful as This.

I have a two-year-old daughter and a four-year-old daughter that live about 15 miles away from me, with their mother.<p>They are so little and adorable …

The PERMA Model Is A Five-Part Approach To Finding Happiness

We all want to be happy. According to recent analyses of the self-improvement market in the U.S. alone, as much as $549 million per year is spent on …

Happiness

Why Positive Well-Being Matters And How To Create It At Your Company

7 of America's leading experts on positive psychology and workplace culture weigh in on how your business can foster positive well-being.<p>Which came first? The happy employee or the great work product? Unlike the original "chicken/egg" question, the answers to these questions aren't just rhetorical. …

Employee Engagement

4 interview skills that will help you land your dream job

At the start of my career, I applied to be the director of a wellness program for the state of Florida. I was missing almost every qualification of …