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Value Stream Mapping and Management

July 6, 2021 -

Value Stream Mapping and Management (VSM) At the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES 2021) and in Project To Product there is a lot of talk about large impacts measuring the full flow can have, compared to optimizing only development. Value Stream Mapping was referenced a lot and seems to be an important tool/process to go through to help improve organizations The Phoenix Project had an example of mapping the Value Stream and finding the waste.

Safe to Try Template

July 1, 2021 -

Safe to Try Template In attempts to have self-organizing teams using “circles”, we’ve used “Safe To Tries” as a way to share ideas for improvements and use the Integrative Decision Making (IDM) process to decide on what to do. We follow the scientific method for small, measurable experiments with identified risk to improve our system and work. Here is a template we’ve used successfully (one example is our Transition from TVC to Git).

DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) 2021

May 21, 2021 -

DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) 2021 I had the high privilege of attending the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) 2021 virtually this year with John and Dakota at Omnitech (it was great to have them to bounce ideas off, attempt to summarize and help me remember what track I was going to and when). I’ve followed Gene Kim for years, read most of his books and promoted them and I’ve also recently read Project to Product by Dr.

Making a Wi-Fi Smart Fan (Part 1)

May 4, 2021 -

A few years ago I started slowly transforming my house into a “Smart House”. It started with some friends of ours showing us their smart bulbs and how they could tell Alexa to turn them on and off. I’ll admit, I was skeptical of how smart bulbs could be life changing, and it took a few years until I would get there. But this isn’t that story, this is about how I converted my plain ol' dumb fan into a Wi-Fi enabled smart fan for my OpenHab system.

The Paradox of the Active User

April 15, 2021 -

Recently I was complaining to my boss about how difficult it is learning a new technology. He taught me about the Paradox of the Active User. Basically, the paradox states an active user will try to forego the tutorials and documentation in favor of a trial by fire. Why is it a paradox, your ask? Well the mentality of the Active User is that they are able to started and moving faster on my… their own.

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Web Developer

August 3, 2021 - MarketBeat - $70k - $150k

MarketBeat is looking to expand our development team once again this year as we continue to grow our suite of financial service web platforms. Our current team is made up of Matt Paulson, Rebecca McKeever, Ryan Quam & Rebekah Van Maanen. Our technology stack is .NET with a backend SQL Server, and we frequently will see over 1M pages views per day across our multi-site network. This is a very fast-paced, senior development team that innovates on the fly in rapid development sprints. Candidates need to be comfortable working independently without a lot of direct management oversight. This job will report directly to the founder and CEO, Matt Paulson.

Software Engineer

July 1, 2021 - Omnitech Inc.

Are you a team-oriented engineer? Enthusiastic about technology? Omnitech is looking to add dedicated, eager, open-minded engineers to our Sioux Falls and Rapid City locations. Omnitech is a South Dakota engineering firm headquartered out of Sioux Falls South, Dakota. Established in 1998 with a passion for investing in people while creating technology solutions with a foundation of honesty and integrity. At our core, we are a team of curious software and data engineers.

Senior Software Developer

June 22, 2021 - CentralSquare Technologies

Our Senior Software Developer works as part of our agile development team in the design and coding of Public Safety software applications. They will manage all aspects of developing new applications (utilizing Python, C++), including developing specs, coordinating with other developers, and designing databases. As a proactive contributor and leader, they will work to find innovative solutions enabling development to produce products that will compete well in the marketplace. This role will also be responsible for mentoring team members and leading them in their continued growth and improvement.