Culture

Professional Development Gets Tribal

One of our core values is "continually growing." This comes in a number of forms in our day-to-day practices at RocketBuild. Among them are CI (continual improvement) days, in which team members take a day off from production to learn…
Jason Ward
March 12, 2018
Culture

The Cyborg of Company Culture

We are bombarded by information about the importance of culture in the workplace. After decades of productivity and profit being the only metrics of business success, it is about time that we add some variety to our KPIs. Over the…
Jason Ward
January 29, 2018
CultureNews

Working in the Past: The STEM Gender GAP

(Dis)Encouragement  I was inspired (and encouraged) to write this post based on the work of Hazel Garcia at InvestmentZen. Her recent article presents some pretty stark realities about the STEM gender gap, particularly in my own state of Indiana, which…
Jason Ward
May 12, 2017
Culture

Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion

We work a lot. By "we" I mean Americans. By "work" I mean engage in the production of capital, mostly. By "a lot" I mean as individuals we put in more hours than individuals in most other developed countries (source). Sure,…
Jason Ward
March 15, 2017
Method

Agile for Everybody

WHAT IS AGILE DEVELOPMENT? The Agile Development Methodology stems from the Agile Manifesto, drafted in 2001, which is a set of twelve project management principles that guide development teams toward quick, lean solutions, which are then reviewed and improved over…
Jason Ward
September 26, 2016
Consulting ServicesMethod

Development is All About Stories

Great Software and Web Development Begins with Storytelling. A critical component of developing exceptional applications is translating the needs, desires and activities of the app's users into working code, or features. While this is an obvious observation, it isn't as…
Jason Ward
September 8, 2016