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digital & technical skills will undoubtedly be needed in your organization.

And, at every level, individual contributors will also need evolved abilities in adaptability, creativity and critical thinking – which are IMPACT competencies.  These IMPACT skills will empower employees to thrive in a 21-st century workplace:










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Because of our experience and relationships, we continue to learn which skills consistently drive success.  We aren’t just talking about the technical or digital skills needed for today’s digital-first world.  We’re also talking about the IMPACT skills required to excel in these times of rapid change and transformation.

Technology — and the job market it depends on — is in a constant state of change.

Smart’s lived at the intersection of this change for over 20 years. That’s why we’ve built a program focused on lifelong learning and continuous improvement to help you tool for success. The IMPACT Project™ provides tools, training and opportunities, plus suggests a mindset for those who want to grow with the times, expand their perspective and see the world changed for the better!

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Upcoming™ Presentation

Please join SMART for this Virtual Event!

The technology industry has historically used a multitude of software development methodologies. Waterfall (1970s), Rapid Application Development (1990s), Extreme Programming (late 90s), Agile (2000s), and Scaled Agile Frameworks (2010s) to name a few. Many of us have even experienced unique hybrids like W-agile-fall. This will target the Agile methodology and explore what elements individuals and teams need to succeed, how Agile aligns with those needs, and how we can help coach our teammates through foundational Agile practices. Whether you are a team leader, team contributor, or curious observer, this interactive session is set to deliver principles for building winning teams in an Agile world.

SMART is honored to partner with Jim Maastricht for this presentation. Jim has been in the technology industry long enough to experience, lead, and manage many different software development methodologies. His favorite methodology is Agile which is why he volunteered to give this talk. Jim has worked locally at American Family Insurance for the past 19 years in various technology and business positions. Currently, Jim is leading a Data Engineering team within the Auto insurance Predictive Analytics function.

Event Details:

Event Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Time and Itinerary: 5:00 – 6:00 PM CDT Presentation, Questions, and Discussion

Virtual Event: Please sign up for the event on Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing you there!

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