Out of the Blocks

Sharing Proven Methodologies in IT, Management, and Digital Marketing

Why Outsource Your IT Projects

Why Outsource Your IT Projects

Many organizations ask Marathon why they should consider outsourcing an IT project to a third-party service provider. In our experience, outsourcing has delivered many outstanding results for our clients. A few of the advantages of the outsourcing approach are outlined in this article.
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The Basics of Lean Project Portfolio Management

The Basics of Lean Project Portfolio Management

This article is a brief overview of Lean Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and provides the benefits to your organization’s efforts to modernizing their PPM practices. Lean PPM directs an organization’s focus on eliminating time consuming governance and increasing the overall speed of the planning and reporting processes related to this critical function. Despite which solution execution methodology of waterfall, agile or a hybrid approach, the basic Lean PPM principles discussed here will still apply.
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Marathon Attends uWestFest 2017 Conference

Marathon Attends uWestFest 2017 Conference

Marathon Consulting attended Umbraco's annual North American Conference, uWestFest 2017, in Denver Colorado. The Conference was a two day event March 16-17 and each day was filled with sessions ranging from ecommerce and efficiency to grid editors and progressive web applications. Here is the recap of the trip!
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The Importance of User Experience in Web Design

The Importance of User Experience in Web Design

Creating great user experiences means taking a user-centric approach to your products and services, understanding your users wants and needs and helping them achieve their goals whilst delighting them along the way. As a result, practices that enhance the user experience will produce a return on investment and provide a solid foundation on which your brand can grow.
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