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The Agile Enterprise Architect

On your projects, are you working directly with an enterprise architect? Do you receive documentation from an enterprise architect (EA)? Is the enterprise architect a bottleneck for your project design and estimating activities? Are you, like me, more than a little confused about the role of the enterprise architect? A …

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How Politics Made Me a Better Consultant

In the “not Seilevel” part of my life, I help run a Texas grassroots political organization. I’ve been a member of the administrator group for several years. In addition to all our offline activities (meet the candidate events, volunteer events, volunteer training, get-out-the-vote activities, and charity drives) we run an …

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What Spongebob Taught Me About Product Management

SpongeBob taught me a lot as a kid. Sure, he taught us about imagination, entrepreneurship, and Texas, which was all very useful. But, if you look closer (as I have in recent years) you’ll notice that SpongeBob also teaches several important lessons about Product Management. Elicit User Feedback Early and …

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