8 Ways to Be Happier at Work

8 Tips for Happier Work Days

Summertime. The sun’s shining, the weather’s warm, and you’d rather be anywhere but sitting at your desk and working. During these summer months, it’s easy to be frustrated, and even a little bit irritable at work. To cope with your coworkers’ potential bad attitude, and to prevent yourself from presenting one, here’s a list of[…]

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There’s More to a Good Technologist Than Just Technology

Here’s a little secret. If you want to be a good technologist, it doesn’t matter how brilliant of a technical mind you have. Without the right skills to support your tech-savviness, your tech career will flounder.   So what’s a technologist with aspirations of making it to technology greatness have to do? You’ve got to[…]

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5 Steps to Becoming a Competitive Tech Consultant

In any field, you want to be the best. The question, however, is how you become that. If you’re in sports, it may be that running those extra five miles a day gives you a competitive advantage. But what about technical consulting? How do you become a competitive contractor, someone who is one of the[…]

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How To Build A Relationship With Your Technical Recruiter

It’s Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to relationships. A day where you make an extra special effort to put your best foot forward with your special someone. A day about making that relationship even better. So that’s why, today, we’re offering a relationship how-to guide. I know what you’re thinking, “How can a technical recruiting[…]

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Failing IT project? Get it back on track!

You’ve just realized that your project is failing. That it isn’t going to be on time or within budget. That you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. There’s that sinking feeling, and then the panic sets in. But, before you start breathing into a brown paper bag, take a second. It might not be[…]

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How to Measure Agile Development

There’s the right way to do something … and then there’s the wrong way. Unfortunately, measuring agile development is often approached in the latter method. Too many managers measure the development of an Agile project through lines of code produced or through team velocity without realizing that these measurements lead to negative consequences. In order[…]

preventing scope creep

4 Ways to Prevent Scope Creep

Scope creep. It’s not some newfangled dance move (though you never know today). Instead, it’s something that’s all too familiar to many project managers. It’s when a project goes beyond its initial plan, taking on new functions and often looking nothing like its initial self. It’s more often than not scope creep that causes IT[…]

lifelong tech consulting career

5 Tips for Establishing a Lifelong Technical Consulting Career

When we have candidates applying for their first technical consulting gig, they often question the viability of a career in technical consulting. They wonder whether or not they’ll be able to find another gig after the one they’ve been offered, and how it’s even possible to make a lifelong career of it. While we certainly[…]

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5 Ways IT Consultants Keep Their Clients’ Confidence High

The actual cost of technical consultants is debated. Some camps believe that technical consultants are more expensive – they receive more money in their paychecks than a FTE on a weekly basis. Others reason that technical consultants ultimately cost the company less with zero resources being put into finding them or towards their benefits packages.[…]