Michelle Wolverton says goodbye to Lone Rock Point

As I write this I’m feeling a bittersweet mix of emotions. I’m also feeling sadness and excitement as I take the next step in my career and depart Lone Rock Point, the place that has been my professional home for the past few years. Because of my work in this role, I have been presented with an extraordinary opportunity to work at NASA as a product manager while overseeing a portion of the Agency’s web footprint, helping to meet IDEA requirements – because I believe that growth lies in the flinch, I accepted this position. Making the choice to leave …

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When CERN changed the course of my life

The web changed my life. I mean, we can all say that, but the web became the centerpiece of the professional career I ended up pursing and just a massive part of who I am. Timing is everything and this case is no different for me. It’s worth revisiting all this within the context of CERN releasing the web into the public domain on April 30, 1993. There is no measure by which this can not be viewed as a landmark historical event for society, but also for me. At that particular moment in April ‘93, I was a senior …

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Adopting SAFe with NASA

The world of product management is constantly evolving, with methodologies and frameworks emerging to address the unique challenges of developing and delivering successful products. Gaining significant popularity in recent years, one such methodology is known as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Our company recently became much more familiar with this framework and have embraced the benefits that we’ve gained along the way. Designed to enable enterprise organizations to scale Agile practices across multiple teams and projects, SAFe offers a structured approach that promises efficiency, collaboration, and faster time-to-market.  One of our team’s more in-depth projects at Lone Rock Point has been …

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Lone Rock Point Attends WordCamp US in San Diego

Meeting your colleagues for the first time is always a nerve-racking experience. We all remember our first day at the office – the trepidation that comes with learning a new role and making a strong first impression with your coworkers. But for remote workers who already know each other, that first face-to-face is a different, and often more rewarding experience. Last week, most of our Lone Rock Point colleagues were brought together for the first time at WordCamp US San Diego, a conference designed to sharpen our CMS chops with WordPress and get to know some of the thought leaders …

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What is Design Thinking?

Ever wonder how major brands like Apple and Google can churn out unique products that fulfill the needs of their customers, and create new ones in the process? Much of this can be attributed to design thinking. Regardless of which industry you work in, design-thinking is used to develop innovative products and services that resonate with customers and build brand loyalty. What is Design Thinking? Design thinking is a way of working that helps businesses and organizations better understand their users, challenge preconceived assumptions in their industry or sector, and to redefine problems. This fresh approach to working helps deliver …

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The Dos and Don’ts for Outsourcing

With evolving supply chain issues and changes to the world due to COVID-19, businesses are looking for every advantage. Working with a potential employee before going through the hiring process is one way to ensure a more successful match. There are over a billion freelancers working worldwide, with close to 60 million operating in the United States alone. Outsourcing has been used for decades to deliver specific skills across agencies, government contracting, and manufacturing. Businesses that adopt outsourcing as a way to fulfill their personnel needs will benefit from new skills and fresh ideas smart freelancers will bring to the …

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WebP Lossless Compression: Efficient Image Compression with No Quality Loss

There’s no question that images play a critical role on the web from expression of our social lives to presenting our visual face to the world via websites – images help capture attention, convey information, and create an overall visual experience. With bold visual websites and increasing pixel counts come larger image sizes. Most often we upload the image and consider how it looks. We may understand the benefits of images and alt tags to search engine optimization (SEO). We rarely consider how images affect performance. But image size does matter and can harm your website’s performance, SEO rankings, and …

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5 Must Have SEO Best Practices in WordPress

With more than 455 million websites in the world, and over 1.3 billion websites in total, the internet is hopping and websites about every topic in the world exist. After search engines created a directory for the Internet and the billions of websites, users began to change the way they search.  To see the results of that change head to any search engine and type in a question and you’ll see multiple results about that particular question. Some search engines even refine the question for you as you type it.  When a user is searching for information related to a …

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Building Company Culture in a Remote Work World

As much of the business world continues to make the shift toward remote only work, building and maintaining a positive, productive company culture has never been more important. What used to come naturally in-person, must now be converted to teleconferencing, chat and email.  At Lone Rock Point, we’re well versed in the ways of working remotely as a fully distributed workforce. In this post, we’ll share some things we’ve learned along the way as well as examine recent research regarding remote working and offer 8 ways to help your company adapt to the times. How has remote working evolved since …

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