In October of 2018, the Department of Defense did a few things unprecedented in the Agile development space.  The Defense Innovation Board released a document for open publication and review providing guidance to Department of Defense programs struggling with Agile development. This document, The DIB Guide: Detecting Agile BS, is remarkable in a couple of […]

Intuition is a powerful perceptual tool that we utilize daily in unfamiliar terrain. Our intuition is mainly based on prior experiences in similar situations that we create assumptions from. When it comes to interacting with a digital interface for the first time, intuition is key. “Intuitive” is often used to describe a software UI that […]

Hello World! This is Nick Nader, and I recently joined the Isos Technology team as a solution engineer. As a 3 year alumnus of Penn State’s Information Science and Technology College, software professional, and lifelong technology user, I have discovered that there is one pertinent facet of software that is grossly underrated: usability. After recently […]

JavaScript is the second most popular programming language of 2019, according to StackOverFlow. 95% of all websites use it. And if a website doesn’t use it, it’s generally going to be a boring website. Despite its widespread use and applicability, it’s also regarded by many as one of the worst programming languages to use. Let’s […]

Through the ages people have refined everything we do in everyday life. Change is the key to our progression as the human race. We have come out of the trees and caves and jumped straight through to the stars. Why would we stop there? There are those who want to keep us from progressing for fear […]

If you remember from my previous blog article, we saw how the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) used Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) as its mechanism for prioritziation. Whether you are getting ready for your SAFe transformation or you’d like to prioritize any efforts that are too large or complex to be done in a single […]

This year, Isos Technology was honored to be a platinum sponsor of Agile Arizona. Agile Arizona is the Southwest’s regional conference for Scum & Agile practitioners, coaches, trainers and enthusiasts. You probably noticed the logo of Agile Arizona is the Desert Jack Rabbit (AKA Hare) native to Arizona. Why do you think this is the […]

Reading through the /r/agile subreddit the other day, I recently came across the following question: Hi, We are trying to implement LeSS in our company. Devs often work on various support tickets for customers. They are quite small like 2H or something like that. Should they be on the board? Should we estimate? Often they […]

It’s that time of the year again. Yup… Agile Arizona 2018 is just around the corner. This year it will be held at the Desert Willow Conference Center from November 14 – November 16. So why should you go to Agile Arizona 2018? Here are five very good reasons. 5. Learn more about Agile “I […]

When working with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you may deal with types of work that can be decomposed into Stories lasting longer than a typical Scrum iteration, while fitting within the time frame of a Program Increment (PI). It is best to classify these issues as Features. Larger-scoped business initiatives will often take a […]