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Thoughts and Insights from Trillium's Practice Leaders

What’s the big deal anyway?

What’s the big deal anyway?

Some people believe resume, LinkedIn and Internet sourcing is so easy that sourcing is either dying or dead or can be performed for $6/hour. After all, resume and LinkedIn sourcing appears simple and easy on the surface, however – it is deceptively difficult and complex. Anyone can find cand... Continue reading…

What’s the difference between a user story and a task?

What’s the difference between a user story and a task?

Well that’s an easy question, I thought. I began to think and realized it wasn’t actually such an easy difference after all. I’d been using the two terms, "user story' and “task” for years, and they seemed pretty distinct in my head. User stories were on the ... Continue reading…

How You Gather Requirements Sends a Message!

How You Gather Requirements Sends a Message!

You are the customer and I am the consultant working with you to develop some software changes for your packaged software. As the consultant I can take two approaches for gathering requirements: Option #1: “What would you like?” An open-ended question that will generate a lot of feed... Continue reading…