Today we will focus on a woman who was a first on many fronts. No obstacle seemed tough enough for her to overcome. Edith Clarke was the first female electrical engineer.  “I had always wanted to be an engineer, but felt that women were not supposed to be doing things like studying engineering” she said. Her plight […]

Welcome back to another blog where I will share some code to help optimize your time as a Jira Admin. My aim is to save you the hassle of having to manually search the Jira UI in order to find the data you need by using automation to quickly find this information, instead. For whatever […]

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 […]

None of us is as smart as all of us. ~ Ken Blanchard We all hear so much about Teamwork. Yes, it’s so special it gets a capital “T”. Quotes about it are framed and hung in offices to remind us of its importance. We get memes and inspirational emails about it. Teamwork lives and breathes […]

My professional desktop computing journey… Over the past 25 years of my professional IT life, I have bebopped between a Linux, Mac OS X (MacOS) and Windows desktops.  However, in the past 10 years I would have to say 85+ percent of my desktop usage has been MacOS. This is mainly because of MacOS’s standardized *nix […]

Many times a person or a team will request something that works just for them. It’s a process, a field, or a status that’s specific to their team’s workflow. In these cases it’s important to get more information about what their goals are. Often, there’s a question about how they’re currently working and what data […]

I’m not sure what planet you live on if you have not heard of Marie Kondo and her “Tidying Up” Netflix series or her book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”. It is the method of organizing your home all at once, and it will last forever because […]

Working from home gives you the freedom to work whenever you want, but you need to learn what tools you find helpful to manage your time. Below are some quick tips to keep you on track! The To-Do List Start of your day with a 15 minute planning session. Make a To-Do list of what […]

A few weeks ago, I tried the Marie Kondo approach to cleaning out my closet. I pulled everything out of my closet, dresser, and everywhere else I could find laundry. I proceeded to hold every item and try to determine of it brought me joy. The downside to this approach was that I wasn’t sure […]

Use Case: I’m unable to see the development sidebar on my Jira issues. Troubleshooting Tips: Was the issue listed in Github? In order to have the pull request, branch or commit appear in the Jira issue’s development sidebar, the issue key must be added. We recommend adding a template in your Github repository that includes “## […]