The [Solve] Friday May 10

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Happy Friday! 

This week, Stephen Clark, our Business Architecture Practice Lead, shares insightful parallels between gardening and business success, emphasizing how nurturing strategies and adaptability are key to thriving in our professional endeavors. Also, meet our latest additions to the team this May and explore exciting job opportunities across project management, business analysis, data, and development!

Finding Future Success in Well-Tended Gardens

By Stephen Clark | Business Architecture Practice Lead

Spring has arrived and gardening metaphors are front of mind for me as we patiently plan while ‘No Mow May’ blossoms around us. Amidst the dry days of winter, did you walk around your dormant garden plots, visualizing the coming year’s planting strategy, maybe musing on soil fortification possibilities? Did you spend part of the Winter or early Spring poring over Burpee, Harris, Turtle Tree, or Gurney’s mail order seed catalogs? Any or all of these ‘off-season’ forms of preparatory planning often arise out of interests to get back outside, feel and smell the soil in our hands, and find humble satisfaction in bringing new life into the world. We’re as informed by what hasn’t worked well in prior seasons as we 

are excited to rediscover nature’s self-sufficient magic. Do your perennials, like rhubarb, ‘magically’ appear in their usual spots, arising without help? As we experiment with new varieties of familiar flowers or vegetables in new rotated locations, we feel new faith our efforts will be better than ever.

As an advocate for intentional enterprise operational transformation, I love the parallel realities that come from applying the wisdom and habits of gardening to our professional domains. Everyone benefits when we apply similar stewardship, curation, trade-off analyses and robust care and feeding (sometimes literally) to the delivery teams we have the privilege of being part of, whether within Logisolve or with our clients and their partners.

How many of you came through annual program portfolio planning at the end of 2023 or into Q1, of this year, with a firm idea of your investment priorities? Have market and/or internal operating conditions already made you, and your leadership teams, reprioritize? What sorts of reprioritizations have you chosen to make?

  • Have you postponed initiatives?
  • Have you cancelled initiatives?
  • Have you decided it is necessary to approve ‘after plan’ investments that exceed baseline plans?
  • Perhaps most complicated, have you made revised business and/or technology architecture design decisions that will drive you to look for new skills, infrastructure, platforms, or software as services to accomplish new objectives?

In any of these conditions, you are facing the same realities that gardeners face when they realize their initial garden layout plans didn’t account for variable sun, water, poor soil in one area, the appearance of pests, or the other myriad ‘who would have guessed’ variables that complicate an early, consistent, growing season that produces the abundant blooms or harvests we hope for.

When we make these gardening adjustments, we head back to the home and garden store, order more from the catalogs or online favorite sources, or head to the closest, most timely nursery, or charitable group’s plant sale.

In the context of partnering with vendors we trust, for usual or new services we may not know how to describe, classify, find, or evaluate, we need to access a network, like those Master Gardeners, whether they be architects, designers, builders, testers, communicators, marketers, financial stewards or other specialists,

Increasingly, we are talking to senior leaders, their department and team managers and even individual contributors who are asking us for help formulating the garden plotting, planting, nutrient-feeding, watering, weeding and harvest plans, that make investments in new technology and process ecosystems sustainable, resilient, secure and scalable.

If you are looking for ways to gain actionable insights from new repositories of both structured and unstructured data, cultivated with new data science analysis tools, we want to help bring Master Gardening mindsets to your operational transformations.

I invite you to share your thoughts, loves, frustrations and questions in reaction to this week’s reflections and suggestions by emailing me or reaching out to the Business, Data, Digital or eHealth Services Transformation contacts of interest on our website!

Volunteering Opportunities in 2024

Join Logisolve as we volunteer at the Flourish Food Market every first Wednesday of each month throughout 2024. We’re seeking volunteers from our network to support various shifts, available from 11 AM to 1 PM and from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. There’s dedicated workspace on-site, which can be used before or after either shift. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the Minneapolis community. If you’d like to learn more or want to sign up for a shift, please reach out to Ben Hoffman at Your interest and consideration are greatly appreciated!

We’re thrilled to welcome new additions to our team this May!

  • Pooja B – Digital Solutions/Java Developer
  • Ankita K – Digital Solutions/Java Developer
  • Manpreet K – Ditigal Soltutions/QA Analyst
  • Ankit P – Digital Solutions/GCP Developer
  • Saptal C – Digital Solutions/QA Analyst
  • Colleen B – Business Transformation/Sr. PM
  • Jim M – Business Transformation/Executive PM
  • Michael F – Digital Solutions/DevOps Engineer
  • Jamal M – Digital Solutions/DevOps Engineer
  • Barb T – Business Transformation/Business Analyst

Available Positions

If you have individuals in your network that may be a fit for any of the positions below, this is a great time to make a referral. Use our referral email address:

Below are our most active Client Opportunities; contact us for more information! There are additional positions posted on our website:

Project Management

  • IT PM/SM – Financial/Insurance industry experience – Hybrid, Minneapolis
  • Business Architect – Financial/Banking experience, Series 6, 7, 24, 63/66, 65/66 – Hybrid, Minneapolis
  • Project Controller/PM – Finance – Hybrid, Minneapolis
  • Project Manager – Advisory Services, Finance – Hybrid, Minneapolis

Business Analysis

  • BA – Annuities and Life Insurance Experience – Hybrid, Minneapolis
  • BA – Salesforce – Hybrid, Minneapolis


  • Product Owner – Life Insurance – Hybrid, Minneapolis


  • Data Modeler – Hybrid, St Paul


  • Salesforce Technical Lead, Service Cloud – Hybrid, St Paul
  • Sr. Software and Data Engineer – Hybrid, Minneapolis