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The BlogNotions Developers Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the software development industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technological advances and platforms, discussions of various problems and solutions, best practices to managing projects, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Comment on Why I Joined LeadingAgile by Rob

People who know me well might be surprised to learn I’ve accepted full-time employment. I’m sort of an independent-minded person. So, here’s why. (It’s characteristically long-winded, so skip it if you wish.) Backstory In 2002, I was working as an enterprise architect at a mid-to-large-ish financial services holding company that operated banks, mortgage lenders, investment […]

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ReSpeaker WiFi IoT Board is Designed for Voice Interaction (Crowdfunding)

More and more devices are supporting voice interaction nowadays from your smartphone to devices like Amazon Echo, but so far, I had not seen development boards specifically designed for that purpose, and that’s exactly what Seeed Studio ReSpeaker board does by combining audio capabilities, WiFi connectivity, and I/O headers. Click to Enlarge ReSpeaker Core board […]

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What Are Story Points?

Story points are a unit of measure for expressing an estimate of the overall effort that will be required to fully implement a product backlog item or any other piece of work. When we estimate with story points, we assign a point value to each item. The raw values we assign are unimportant. What matters […]

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NanoPi NEO Board Gets Armbian Debian 8 & Ubuntu 16.04 with Linux 4.6 & 4.7 (Mainline), h3consumption Power Consumption Tool

We’ve been blessed with a wide range of low cost Allwinner H3 boards thanks to Shenzhen Xunlong Orange Pi and FriendylARM NanoPi boards. Recently, armbian developers have been focusing on NanoPi NEO board, and they’ve now released Debian Jessie and Ubuntu Xenial with Linux 4.6.7 and Linux 4.7.2. The latter is mainline kernel with some […]

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The Dangers of a Definition of Ready

Although not as popular as a Definition of Done, some Scrum teams use a Definition of Ready to control what product backlog items can enter an iteration. You can think of a Definition of Ready as a big, burly bouncer standing at the door of the iteration. Just as a bouncer at a nightclub only […]

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Comment on Dealing in Abstraction by Brian Sondergaard

Back when I was a project manager I read something that stuck with me. Great project managers take the complexity of what’s happening on the ground and reflect that in a plan such that people can understand and make good decisions. Said another way, the plan is a useful abstraction of reality. I used to […]

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