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Scrum Meetings

Meetings are an inevitable part of creating an awesome product. The Scrum methodology has a set of meetings that were designed to help a team be productive, working on the most relevant, prioritized requests and features first.

Meetings are an inevitable part of creating an awesome product. The Scrum methodology has a set of meetings that were designed to help a team be produ...

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Introduction to Scrum and the Roles

What is up with all these cycles? Why are they so confusing? At first glance, Scrum can seem like a lot to comprehend, though no one eats an elephant in one bite.

What is up with all these cycles? Why are they so confusing? At first glance, Scrum can seem like a lot to comprehend, though no one eats an elephant ...

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Surviving the Scrum Transmutation

How do you explain the feeling of achievement when you meet a goal you have worked so hard to accomplish? It's an indescribable feeling that charges you up to aim for and fulfill extravagant aspirations. We have that energy flow here are ActiveLAMP. It's electrifying!

How do you explain the feeling of achievement when you meet a goal you have worked so hard to accomplish? It's an indescribable feeling that charges y...

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ActiveLAMP and JIRA -- A Thriving, Efficient, and Productive Relationship

Last year, ActiveLAMP began to feel the natural growing pains that a company starts to feel when it begins to transcend into its next degree of awesomeness. As the number of projects increased, so did our need to upgrade our system to a hardier one. One that lended itself to scalability beyond what we had at that time. Hence, the search for this unknown system began.

Last year, ActiveLAMP began to feel the natural growing pains that a company starts to feel when it begins to transcend into its next degree of awesom...

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Management and Accountability

Being a manager at a company where autonomy is highly valued and exercised is a lot less stressful than a traditional management position. By sticking to process and keeping lines of communication open, we are able to hold each other, and ourselves, accountable for getting our work completed on time. But sometimes things get a little exciting around here, work piles up, and tasks that may not seem too urgent to anyone but me, can begin to slip through the cracks. Sometimes… I have to step up my manager game and be insistent.

Being a manager at a company where autonomy is highly valued and exercised is a lot less stressful than a traditional management position. By sticking...

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ActiveLAMP on L.A. DrupalCon 2015

On May 11, the entire ActiveLAMP team headed to the Los Angeles Convention Center for DrupalCon 2015. Not only did we gain an immeasurable amount of knowledge, but also an immeasurable amount of free T-Shirts and swag. It was a first-time experience for most of the team, and there was something for everyone. Each one of us learned a great deal, here are some of our memories -

On May 11, the entire ActiveLAMP team headed to the Los Angeles Convention Center for DrupalCon 2015. Not only did we gain an immeasurable amount of k...

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Company Culture - Are The Hot Pockets Really That Important?

In today’s job market, company culture is not usually something considered when searching for employment. Salary and benefits are always at the top of the list, with our ideal career criteria (wish list) after that. Company culture probably doesn’t even cross the minds of most job seekers. Hopefully it is important to employers, and if it’s not, it should be. So what exactly is company culture and why is it important?

In today’s job market, company culture is not usually something considered when searching for employment. Salary and benefits are always at the top of...

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