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Meet Our Team: Anthony Bopp

Sep 14, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Meet Our Team

Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick. 

Today I'm interviewing Tony Bopp, Quality Assurance Engineer, lead of the Philanthropy Committee, and ISE’s resident photographer! Read on to learn about how ISE helps out around the community and ideas to foster philanthropy with other companies.


How About a Retrospective... On Our Retrospectives?

Sep 07, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

Are our retrospectives valuable? Are our teams improving? These are two questions that come to mind when I think about comments or articles I've seen about resistance to retrospectives or the time spent in themI think we can learn a lot by conducting a retrospective… on our retrospectives. Through such a retrospective we seek learning by exploring the following questions:


The Perils of Project Estimation

Sep 05, 2017 | by Briana Hoffman, Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager | Tags: Agile

The Hardest Part of Software Project Management

I have been a software engineer and project manager for over 20 years. Can you guess what I’ve found to be the hardest part of managing software engineer projects? It isn’t persuading the engineers to put aside their running shoes and holey T-shirts for customer visits. It’s not riot prevention when the coffee pot breaks down. It’s figuring out how much it’s going to cost to build the software and then persuading the customer that that’s really how much it costs to build the software. As a rule of thumb, if the price feels right the first time you hear it, it’s too low.


Key Takeaways from KDD 2017

Aug 31, 2017 | by Tawni Burger, Software Engineer | Tags: Big Data

Two weeks ago I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia attending the 23rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2017). KDD is one of the largest and most respectable conferences in the data science community. It offers a wealth of knowledge on the latest research in data science, data mining, big data, and predictive analytics. Researchers and professionals come together to learn and discuss novel ideas and technologies to solve challenging problems. My areas of interest lied in time series analysis, IoT streaming, and big data. So here are a few of the interesting things I learned in those areas.