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Fork it! The benefits of sharing features at SWS

Anna Watt Posted by Anna Watt on Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:40pm

Let’s say you want to make a cake but you don’t have a lot of time to make one from scratch. You already have a box of cake mix ready to go but this box is for chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. But you really wanted one with dark-chocolate ganache frosting...

Investing in the Future: How our team takes the time to innovate for campus

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Friday, October 7, 2016 - 11:45am

One of the challenges we at Stanford Web Services face as both a software development group as well as a client-facing web design team is finding time to create new and innovative tools for campus amidst client projects. Most of the time we are heads down, working with clients to...

Thoughts on Design and Agile

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 8:00am

Over the past three years, I have been the sole designer with Stanford Web Services. I like to think that I’ve levelled up the rest of the team to embody user experience best practices and approaches to everything we do, though the reality is that I’ve had to wear many...

Hey BADCamp-ers! Want to work at Stanford?

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:16am

Are you at BADCamp this weekend? Want to talk about opportunities for web-savvy folks at Stanford?

We want to talk to you, too!

It’s a great time to be working on the web, particularly in Drupal, at Stanford - there are over 100...

Agile Project Management and its flavors: where does Scrum end and Kanban begin?

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:18pm

Agile has become a big buzz word recently in the project management world. In this post, I'll try to clarify where some of the lines are being blurred between terms like Agile and Scrum, and what some of these terms actually mean.

Keep in mind while reading this that I am...

The SWS team is growing!

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 1:45pm

Stanford Web Services is growing again! In the not-quite-three years since SWS first opened its doors, the service we support now hosts over 1,000 websites, and our team of 8 has launched over 50 new Drupal websites and provided web strategy on over 20 vendor-led projects in...

Scrum Resources: Learn about Agile Project Management

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 8:00am

Welcome back! We're kicking off the new year with a post on Agile Project Management. I've been speaking a lot to folks recently about Scrum and how to think about incorporating it into your team structure.

One form of Agile project management, Scrum is an iterative...

Holding Space: A Scrum Master Overview

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 9:23am

In June, I wrote a post about the role of the Scrum Product Owner in a website project. For this post, I'll outline the role of the Scrum Master and how it...

Getting Your Priorities in Order: An Agile Product Owner Overview

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Monday, June 17, 2013 - 9:00am

Last December, my coworker Zach Chandler wrote a great blog post on the core principles of Agile Project Management and how to think about them in relation to web development at Stanford. In Zach's "Be Careful What You Ask For" section he...

Our One-Week Sprint Process

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:31pm

Sprint week planning board

Our small team in Stanford Web Services tackles projects of all sizes...


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