Archive | August, 2017

NutsBoard Pistachio 3.5″ Embedded SBC is Powered by NXP i.MX 6Dual/Quad Processor

I don’t write about i.MX6 solutions much anymore, since there are so many options available on the market, but Pistachio SBC has been designed by a company I had never heard of before: NutsBoard, and they’ve released documentation and software publicly, which does not always happen in the industrial/embedded space. Click to Enlarge Pistachio single […]

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NXP i.MX RT Series Crossover Embedded Processor is Based on an ARM Cortex-M7 Core @ 600 MHz

Microcontrollers (MCUs) provide real-time processing, low power, low cost, and plenty of I/Os, but with security and user interface requirements of recent embedded devices, the processing power may be a limitation, and embedded systems designers may have to use an application processor instead gaining performance, but losing some of the benefits of MCUs. The bridge […]

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Two Types of Authority Leaders Must Give to Self-Organizing Teams

What does it mean to say an agile team is self-organizing? And is that even the right term? Some people say teams are self-managing. To understand which of those terms might be better, let’s consider four levels of authority teams can assume. Four Ways of Distributing Authority Richard Hackman, a Harvard University professor, described four […]

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Comment on Acceptance Criteria by Mateo Diaz Granados

Did We Build the Right Product? And, Did We Build the Product Right? Acceptance criteria are important.  Unfortunately, we often overlook or undervalue it as an aspect of the iterative planning process. It is super important because projects succeed or fail based on the ability of the team to meet their customers documented and perceived acceptance […]

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Comment on Definition of Done by Derek Huether

Is it done, is it done done, or is it done done done? I bet you’ve asked that question before, if you are in the business of application development.  When asking the questions, it is important to note who you are and your level in the organization. Delivery teams, program teams, and portfolio teams define […]

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Comment on Definition of Done by Zeeshan Siddiqui

Is it done, is it done done, or is it done done done? I bet you’ve asked that question before, if you are in the business of application development.  When asking the questions, it is important to note who you are and your level in the organization. Delivery teams, program teams, and portfolio teams define […]

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