The “Anna Karenina” Principle in Agile

09. November 2015 0
The “Anna Karenina” Principle in Agile
On November 3rd, The Agile Group of Project Management Institute’s New York City Chapter, invited me to speak to their members about Agile implementation at scale. It was an interesting opportunity to learn what the major challenges of Agile implementations from a project management perspective are and to share the patterns that make an Agile ...

CTO Video Roundup – Empire Node NYC

03. November 2015 0
CTO Video Roundup – Empire Node NYC
Last Friday, myself and 5 of my team at InRhythm went to the Empire Node NYC conference in NYC. We learned of the history and future of Node/io.js, the upcoming and existing features of the platform and much more. Links: Node LTS and release plans – https://nodesource.com/blog/essential-steps-long-term-support-for-nodejs Slides for ES6 module talk –  http://benjamn.github.io/empirenode-2015/#/1 The Evolution of ...

CTO Video Roundup – Connect.JS

22. October 2015 0
CTO Video Roundup – Connect.JS
I was invited to speak at Connect.JS down in Atlanta, GA on ES6 and React. While those videos will take a little bit of time to be released, here’s my rundown of my awesome experience in the Peach State. Links: How to Learn –  https://speakerdeck.com/airportyh/how-to-learn Dealing with JavaScript errors –  https://twitter.com/johnkpaul/status/655452473054904320 Machina.js –  http://machina-js.org/ Facebook ...

InRhythm is Scaling Scaled Agile

05. October 2015 0
InRhythm is Scaling Scaled Agile
No one needs to prove that Agile is a modern delivery framework. According to VersionOne’s State of Agile Survey for 2015, 94% of all organizations surveyed are practicing Agile. In addition, 45% of respondents worked in development organizations where the majority of their teams are Agile. Contrast this with the 2009 report: only 31% of ...

How InRhythm’s Operations Team is Using Agile and Lean to Run the Company

23. September 2015 0
How InRhythm’s Operations Team is Using Agile and Lean to Run the Company
What can you use Agile and Lean for? Software delivery? Manufacturing? My answer: everything! Even running a company. This is how we do it at InRhythm. Let’s first consider the value. For me, as an Agile Coach and practitioner for many years, there are three things that make any Agile team successful: Collaborative, cross-functional team ...

InRhythm Hires John K. Paul as CTO

09. September 2015 0
InRhythm Hires John K. Paul as CTO
InRhythm is one of NYC’s leading agile software consulting practices in the space of modern UX and robust engineering using HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Node. The company was recently named one of INC’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies for the third year in a row and has just welcomed John K. Paul to its Leadership ...

Building Relationships – Core Values as Corporate Culture

25. August 2015 0
Building Relationships – Core Values as Corporate Culture
One of InRhythm’s core values is to “Build Positive & Trusting Relationships”. What better way to build strong connections between our employees than by bringing everyone together for a Meetup? On a warm Wednesday night we gathered our operations, UX, and development teams for a night of prototyping. The highlight had to have been watching ...

Nothing is Impossible – Making the Switch from ES5 to ES6

10. August 2015 0
Nothing is Impossible – Making the Switch from ES5 to ES6
I have been writing javascript for about a decade now. When I first saw ES6, it felt like JavaScript had been empowered with so many new functionalities, I just had to rewrite everything to ES6. Once I actually begun that process it was tricky in the existing code base and not possible to rewrite everything using ...

A Sneak Peek of InRhythm’s NYC Meetup on Node.js

04. August 2015 0
A Sneak Peek of InRhythm’s NYC Meetup on Node.js
On July 15th the crowd gathered at IRHQ for a Meetup on Node.js. Our senior NY consultant guided everyone through an exercise using Node and then we transitioned to hands-on coding. During the workshop we built an SMS-driven customer service tool using PM2, Gulp, React, WebSockets, ES6 Map, LevelDB, Deploying to Heroku, BrowserSync, Twilio(SMS), and more. We ...

Getting Florida InRhythm

23. July 2015 0
Getting Florida InRhythm
This week, along with CEO Gunjan Doshi, we’ve deployed a 4-person team to Florida on a mission of guiding a client on their journey of digital transformation in accordance with industry standards. In addition to thought leadership and enterprise Agile coaching, our team will be leading the front-end architecture, UX design, and more! They are ...

Oh What a Night – Node.js Meetup Recap

21. July 2015 0
Oh What a Night – Node.js Meetup Recap
Last week our Engineers gathered together for an instruction on Node.js with Sandro Pasquali, author of Mastering Node.js. It was a great night filled with study, hands-on coding and creative exploration. All our participants walked away having built a customer service platform upon an SMS messaging layer; a full application in about 120 minutes. Beyond Node, we made ...