One of the first things you learn in business school is the fine art of crafting an “Elevator Speech,” which is essentially a concise (and persuasive) description of what your company does and why it matters. The premise is that you should be able to deliver your monologue to your unsuspecting, and captive, travel companions on Read More
Numerous studies support the hypothesis that the best way to learn material is to teach it. It’s better than lectures, exercises, independent reading, and hands-on labs. In addition to strengthening knowledge on a particular subject, conducting training or workshops can teach you plenty about the individuals and teams taking part. This knowledge can be critical Read More
How to Apply What You Know for Current Project Success
Throughout my consulting career, I have rarely, if ever, worked on a project that was exactly like a previous one. Many factors contribute to this: team members, personalities, environments, unique challenges, etc. Even when a project seems very similar on the surface, chances are it will Read More
Joseph Ours, Centric National Service Offering Lead for Software Testing & Quality Assurance Services, will speak at the 2014 Software Test Professionals Fall Conference (STPCon). Speakers at STPCon are industry leaders, practitioners and consultants who will share their knowledge and experience. Joseph will present “Learning to Translate Requirements to Gherkin” and “Thinking Fast and Slow.”
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This article was originally published on LinkedIn.
In my late 20’s, I was given an opportunity to manage an entire office full of customer service reps and salespeople. I was a very green manager. That’s the politest way I can put it. I loved being “the boss” but was completely ignorant about what that Read More
An interview with CampIO Event Lead William Klos on how CampIO challenges Centric’s people to get creative
It’s become one of the most anticipated Centric events of the year. CampIO, which started out five years ago as a small event for Centric’s tech minded to showcase new ideas and projects, has matured into a full-day Read More
Joseph Ours, Centric National Service Offering Lead for Software Testing & Quality Assurance Services, will speak at the 2014 Kitchener Waterloo Software Quality Association (KWSQA) Targeting Quality Conference. This is a two day event that will include a series of nine presentations and a full day workshop.
Both members and non-members are welcome. Register today!
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Reading is an important part of Centric’s culture – we’ve found that learning from the experiences of others is one of the best ways to be inspired. Good books and insightful lessons are shared frequently within the Centric walls – whether that be through team emails, via Twitter or in personal conversations.
So, we thought we’d Read More
What do you get when mix a dancing panda, #GrowthSquared, and yoga with employees from a business consulting and technology solutions firm? The 2014 Centric Summer Meeting!
This year Centric St. Louis was the host and St. Louis the perfect setting for Centric’s annual summer meeting. The 2014 summer meeting was a two-day event with plenty of opportunity for education, Read More
Being involved in tech is to deal with a constant barrage of “the next big thing”, fads and trends and no shortage of missed opportunities where we all could have been billionaires several times over if we’d just picked that other direction. Part of the tech exercise is to be aware of your surroundings, while Read More