A software project can’t be called “successful” unless it’s implemented successfully. And believe it or not, there’s a lot that software consultants can do to help with successful implementation. It starts back in the initial planning stages, with an effort to understand as many facets of the unknown as you can.
You want to make a change in your workplace. Perhaps a process you use every week is driving you crazy and feels inefficient. Or there’s a policy that rubs you the wrong way and doesn’t seem logical. You may be asking yourself: Does anyone else care? Do I have the clout to make the change? […]
I like to think of spring as the real start of the year. The snow starts to melt, the flowers emerge, and the excitement begins! In keeping with this fresh start, it’s time to revisit the tools you use every day to explore what has changed and what you can use differently. Below are three […]
Here at Atomic Object, we get a great perk—we can go to a conference a year! Atomic takes care of attendance fees, lodging, and travel and compensates us for our time. Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to start making plans. We all have busy schedules and competing priorities. In a crowded conference marketplace, […]
We’ve been going through the process of hiring our next cohort for the Atomic Accelerator. It’s an exciting time! In the Ann Arbor office, I generally pair to conduct the hourlong interviews, and we open up with 5-10 minutes for Accelerator candidates to ask us questions. This has led me to reflect on some of the […]
It seems as though the conference call is unavoidable in the modern office. Whether you’re presenting new ideas or troubleshooting an issue, there will likely be someone calling in. You may also find yourself calling in to meetings. I spoke with my teammates, and we came up with a few things to consider in order […]
When you’re making custom software, there’s bound to be complexity. At Atomic, we work with a wide range of clients across a diverse set of industries. This means we’re regularly learning about a new industry with its own conventions and unique sets of terminology.
I joined Atomic about four months ago, and during that time, the office has also welcomed a new cohort of wonderful Accelerators and interns. Their excitement reminded me of all the great advice I’ve gotten about starting fresh from bosses, parents, mentors, and peers over the years. I’ve been keeping a mental list of what […]
There’s no doubt that relocating can be both stressful and exciting. I recently moved from Philadelphia to Ann Arbor to join Atomic Object as a Delivery Lead. I was attracted by Atomic’s strong values and long-term approach to software development as well as the concept of this blog. Although I was excited to join Atomic, […]