The Foster System and Adoption

Diversity Children Childhood Friendship Cheerful Concept

I was recently reading a report on Child Welfare and Adoption put together by the US Department of Health and Human Services and presented to Congress¹. The most recent report covered data up through 2011.  I was researching this topic because of comments I have heard others make related to such statistics and I wanted […]

Joe Pat McBee 1941-2016

Joe, in his home, holding me at my first Christmas in 1968.

Last week I lost someone very dear to me. He is virtually unknown, with almost no social footprint, yet he has had a profound influence on me. I know he also quietly affected many lives. Joe is my mother’s older brother. He was married to my Aunt Martha and they did not have any children. […]

Time Keeps on Ticking…

Gandalf: Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth, and now I have no time! JRR Tolkien Over the last six months this quote has kept me laughing at my own plight. Last year we decided to expand the training business within our company. We had been very successful using our expertise to […]

Agile and Atlassian

Expium–the Atlassian division of Oasis Digital— is deeply experienced working with JIRA in a variety environments. Our customers run the whole gamut, from pure software dev shops to government agencies simply using it as a project management tool. Because we see such a broad spectrum of implementations we are able to see some trends forming […]

Will Atlassian Be Recognizable in 2016?

A fork in the road infers a decision point in ones life.

As the largest purveyor of JIRA classes outside of Atlassian, we are as keen as anyone on their plans for the future after the round of press releases and articles related to JIRA, Atlassian’s value, and a possible IPO. The news and reporting around Atlassian of late has been pretty intense, confusing, and possibly alarming. […]