Archive | December, 2013

Geek Reading December 29, 2013

I have talked about  human filters and  my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, and […]

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Limiting Holiday WIP with Personal Kanban

I’m asked on a regular basis how Agile or Lean practices can be applied during the holidays.  Let’s face it, we have a limited amount of time and todo lists as long as our arms.  Truth be told, people have limited success using the ever-growing todo list.  You either forget your list at home, you […]

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Don’t Take Partial Credit for Semi-Finished Stories

Coming close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. That pretty much sums up my view on whether teams should take partial credit on nearly finished stories when calculating velocity. In this newsletter, though, I do want to address some of the reasons why. Typically, a team wants partial credit when they're reached the end […]

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Geek Reading December 15, 2013

I have talked about  human filters and  my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, and […]

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Free or Almost Free Software to Run Your Business

It is a challenge these days to start a small business and get it up and running. This article provides information and links to vendors who provide free or almost free cloud based software. Many vendors are using a pricing model where they provide software free or almost free for small teams. The hope is […]

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Top Ten Gifts For the ScrumMaster In Your Life

If you're like me, you're late in starting your shopping this year, whether it's for Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus or some other holiday. To help you out, I want to share a few thoughts on the best gifts for the ScrumMaster in your life. Here are the top ten gifts for the ScrumMaster in your life. […]

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Hardkernel ODROID-XU Lite Development Board Features Exynos 5410 @ 1.4GHz for $139

Hardkernel ODROID-XU development board launched for $149, and now costs $169. Hardkernel has recently announced a cost-down version named ODROID-XU Lite, with almost exactly the same specifications: Samsung Exynos 5410 Octa Core big LITTLE Cortex A15/A7 processor, 2GB RAM, eMMC storage, etc.. The only differences are that the Cortex A15 cores are clocked up to […]

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