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DPL Reading List – May 19, 2017

DPL Reading List – May 19, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. How Corporate HQ Can Get More from Innovation Outposts – “Amidst the hype and enthusiasm about having an outpost, CEOs and Chief Innovation Officers must look for ways to create a return on...

“What browser do you want to support?”

“What browser do you want to support?”

This question gets asked at the beginning of most web projects and places fear in the heart of both developers and product owners. And rightfully so, but there are readily-available tools to take much of the fear and apprehension out of this inquiry. A (Not So) Simple...

Lab Reaction: Why I Stopped Using Multiple Monitors

Lab Reaction: Why I Stopped Using Multiple Monitors

I find that Cory's main points are spot on and include what caused me to move to a single monitor. When I was hired here at Don't Panic Labs, I was running two 24" monitors and my laptop on the side. Whenever I received a notification, I would see it in my peripheral...

DPL Reading List – May 12, 2017

DPL Reading List – May 12, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. Picasso’s Napkin: The Myth of the Overnight Success – “By understanding that overnight success is something that happens when you collect small, invisible victories, we have a new “model”...

Tools are Just Part of the Story

Tools are Just Part of the Story

We consider ourselves a .NET shop. Our tools are usually Visual Studio, C#, MSSQL Server, IIS/Azure, ASP.NET MVC, EntityFramework, etc. We have an incredible amount of institutional knowledge of these technologies. We’ve found the pain points. We’ve developed work...

DPL Reading List – May 5, 2017

DPL Reading List – May 5, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. Performing a Project Premortem – “Although many project teams engage in prelaunch risk analysis, the premortem’s prospective hindsight approach offers benefits that other methods don’t....

Don’t Be So Business

Don’t Be So Business

“Business is business and business must grow…” - The Lorax (Dr. Seuss) We all take business so serious. We focus on little numbers. We get all obtuse over odd details. People often want to take the fun out of work. In this blog post I am going to argue that by...