News and Events

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Press Releases

Be Essential

~ by Randy Wagner What Does it Mean to "Be Essential?" The simplest and most accurate career advice I have ever received is this: “Be essential.” That simple two-word phrase represents a fundamental truth about most things in our lives. It creates drive, offers a roadmap, and last but not least, provides employment opportunities. It is true on the first day of ...

Three Blockers

~ by Randy Wagner Three Common Blockers to Success I came across a TikTok observation on how to succeed that I find translates well to project work. We begin each project with that blush of maximum potential. "We’re going to do great things for the client and find ways to improve over last time." Then days turn into weeks and weeks turn ...

The IT Memory Leak

~ by Randy Wagner Find Opportunities for Improvement in the Helpdesk As software professionals from various disciplines, we strive to create and deliver quality in the systems, functions, data, and reports that we implement. However, as we all know, there is no perfect system and there’s always opportunity for improving existing code or adding and modifying features to respond to the market. ...

Known Good

~ by Randy Wagner Why Project Assumptions Must be Evaluated Trying to understand the world we live in is as old as humanity itself, but it is often much too easy to rely on what we think we know rather than to honestly evaluate what is in front of us. Whether you do carpentry, run an automotive assembly line, or deliver insurance ...

Context

~ by Randy Wagner The Chasm Between the IT World and the Business Side All of us have worked on project efforts where business identifies a need, Business Analysts (BAs) document the functionality, and QA tests precisely to spec, only to have the business say that doesn’t work the way I need it to.  Often, that’s not a single point of failure.  ...

Culture vs Methodology

~ by Randy Wagner How Client Culture Affects Methodology One of the great challenges of managing a project with a client is ensuring that both the vendor and the client can work to their maximum potential. No two companies have the same culture and even departments within a company will vary. Understanding the overall culture and paying attention to the variations in ...

Events

November 3-6, 2019 Guidewire Connections

Guidewire Connections
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Get more info on Guidewire Connections here.

October 29-30, 2019 Duck Creek Partner Summit

Duck Creek Technologies LogoLocation: Columbia, South Carolina

May 5-7, 2019 ITA LIVE 2019

ITA logo
Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Get more info on ITA LIVE 2019 here.
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News and Events

Come back to this page frequently to see what we’ve done, what we’re doing, where we’ve been, and where we’ll be.

Press Releases

Be Essential

~ by Randy Wagner What Does it Mean to “Be Essential?” The simplest and most accurate career advice I have ever received is this: “Be essential.” That simple two-word phrase represents a fundamental truth about most things in our lives. It creates drive, offers a roadmap, and last but not least, provides employment opportunities. It…

Three Blockers

~ by Randy Wagner Three Common Blockers to Success I came across a TikTok observation on how to succeed that I find translates well to project work. We begin each project with that blush of maximum potential. “We’re going to do great things for the client and find ways to improve over last time.” Then…

The IT Memory Leak

~ by Randy Wagner Find Opportunities for Improvement in the Helpdesk As software professionals from various disciplines, we strive to create and deliver quality in the systems, functions, data, and reports that we implement. However, as we all know, there is no perfect system and there’s always opportunity for improving existing code or adding and…

Known Good

~ by Randy Wagner Why Project Assumptions Must be Evaluated Trying to understand the world we live in is as old as humanity itself, but it is often much too easy to rely on what we think we know rather than to honestly evaluate what is in front of us. Whether you do carpentry, run…

Context

~ by Randy Wagner The Chasm Between the IT World and the Business Side All of us have worked on project efforts where business identifies a need, Business Analysts (BAs) document the functionality, and QA tests precisely to spec, only to have the business say that doesn’t work the way I need it to.  Often,…

Culture vs Methodology

~ by Randy Wagner How Client Culture Affects Methodology One of the great challenges of managing a project with a client is ensuring that both the vendor and the client can work to their maximum potential. No two companies have the same culture and even departments within a company will vary. Understanding the overall culture…

Events

November 3-6, 2019 Guidewire Connections

Guidewire Connections
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Get more info on Guidewire Connections here.

October 29-30, 2019 Duck Creek Partner Summit

Duck Creek Technologies LogoLocation: Columbia, South Carolina

May 5-7, 2019 ITA LIVE 2019

ITA logo
Location: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Get more info on ITA LIVE 2019 here.
CastleBay Consulting Favicon

Why not visit our contact page, we would love to chat with you!