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  • “Do the job you want, not the job you have.”

    Cassy Kohs, Associate Director of Marketing serving Vaco Cincinnati’s market, interviews Mark Kruszynski, Vaco’s QA Practice Lead and SDET (Software Development in Test), on his keys to success. As many of us already know, and some of us try to deny, “change is inevitable”. Mark Krus...

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  • Project vs. Product – Organizational Focus

    Sometimes, my clients ask me which are the best organization structures that support a move to agile approaches. There are many ways to characterize their organizational structure and focus, but a common view I use is this: Are they aligned as a Project-based organization or a Product-based one? You...

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  • Making Agile Stick: Be Disruptive

    At the heart of Agile Transformations is the goal of finding new and better ways of achieving results that customers can enjoy and also make agile habits stick.  When we start these transformations, we often begin with the basic values of the Agile Manifesto. Individuals and interactions o...

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  • How to Leverage Social Media in the Job Search

    In this increasingly digital age, the internet is social media and social media is the internet. If you aren’t using your digital tools to their fullest potential, you could be leaving yourself out of countless opportunities. Professionally speaking, I can’t stress enough the importance of lever...

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  • What Problems Are Executives Trying To Solve With Agile?

    More than a few years ago, an agile coaching colleague of mine shared the following experience he had regarding leaders and agile – If empowering teams, inspecting and adapting, and handling emerging requirements isn’t the problem execs are trying to solve, what exactly *is* the problem they are...

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  • Advice for leading an Agile Transformation

    Nathanial Willis posted this in LinkedIn recently: I asked Steve Denning for advice on how to successfully lead an agile transformation and here’s what he said: Get a bullet-proof vest and hockey mask because you’re going to get beaten and be shot at! (As he laughed) Stop communicating o...

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  • 10 Steps to Begin Your Job Search

    Lannick, a Vaco Company’s, Zach Foster, Senior Manager, Client Services, provides tips on proper preparation before jumping into the job search. Before you start applying to jobs, follow these steps to ensure a smooth job search. The hiring market moves very quickly, so you want to make sure every...

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  • Why Doesn’t Anything Get Done? The Lament of Too Much WIP!

    As leaders in the digital age, we hear how fast everything needs to move.  An unfortunate outcome of this is we seem to have more work in progress (WIP) than ever – much more.   We often hear, “Why can’t we be like a start-up and speed things up?” “Why is it we n...

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  • “What am I doing with my life?” A letter to the college grad

    Annie Moore, Event Coordinator, Vaco Nashville Annie is Vaco Nashville’s Event Coordinator. A graduate of Lipscomb University, she has previously interned for Vaco, Hall Strategies, Beacon Center of Tennessee, The Heritage Foundation, Senator Bob Corker, Lipscomb Admissions, as well as a Senat...

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