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Johanna Rothman08/15/14
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Agile Bootcamp Talk Posted on Slideshare

I posted my slides for my Agile 2014 talk, Agile Projects, Program & Portfolio Management: No Air Quotes Required on Slideshare. It’s a bootcamp talk, so the majority of the talk is making sure that people understand the basics about projects. Walk before you run. That part.

Kapil Viren Ahuja08/15/14
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Square Pegs in Round Holes

The web is no longer a way we push some static content; it’s more about telling a compelling story, making people come to you and buy stuff

Mike Cottmeyer08/15/14
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Agile Chronicles (Composite Stories) - Agile Artifacts - Ephemeral v. Enduring Value

During retrospection, when evaluating the quality and value of our artifacts for Epic, Feature and Story decomposition a common theme for our scrum teams is that these artifacts are by design barely sufficient and as such are ephemeral and provide no enduring value.

Victor Savkin08/15/14
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Using Trello for Your Personal Productivity System

I like this system because I find the visual aspect very important. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, which I value. Since most of what I do is creative work, fighting procrastination and “resistance” is high on my list of priorities, and visual tools help me with that.

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Bushong08/14/14
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Is your career a destination or a journey?

When most people think about their careers, they tend to think 5 years out and picture the job they would like to have. This works well when you know with precision where you want to be, but what happens if your future isn’t quite so certain?

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Rob J Hyndman08/14/14
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What not to say in a job interview

I’ve interviewed a few people for jobs at Monash University, and there’s always someone who comes out with something surprising. Here are some real examples.

John Sonmez08/13/14
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How to Negotiate Your Salary

I’m often surprised how many software developers neglect to do any salary negotiations at all or make a single attempt at negotiating their salary and then give up and take whatever is offered. Here's how you should do it.

Ricci Gian Maria08/13/14
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Git submodule update error: Permission Denied Publickey

It could happen when you clone a Git Repository with submodules, issuing a git submodule update command, that you are prompted with this error error.

Dave Fecak08/12/14
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"...but I'm negotiable"

Never start negotiating downward until some objection is provided, and don’t mistake the silence of an interviewer as an objection.

Rob Galanakis08/12/14
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You must manage what you can’t measure

If you want to truly engage with employees as empowered and creative individuals, you must manage what you can’t measure. If you want to create a learning organization optimized for long-term health, you must manage what you can’t measure.

Niels Matthijs08/07/14
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On Messing Up and Missing Deadlines

Looking at all the projects I've worked on over the years, big or small, there's been one nasty constant. A mistake that creeps up on you at least once a project and puts an indelible mark on all future work. And it has everything to do with not sticking to the optimal workflow.

Mike Cottmeyer08/07/14
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Agile in a Remote Workplace World

How do you enable collaboration when team members are working from home? How do remote teams engage in stand up meetings, sprint planning sessions, retrospective meetings, and other Agile ceremonies?

Chase Seibert08/05/14
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Why software engineers should maintain a blog

I have a few pieces of standard advice that I give to anyone starting out in software engineering. Join a startup, max out your 401k and start a blog. Why should you start blogging?

Ian Mitchell08/05/14
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Pattern of the Month: Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product is a term for which we might expect a rigorous definition, but it actually means different things to different people. In this article we consider the intent and motivation behind MVP's and discern the pattern behind their usage.

Mike Bushong08/05/14
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At the office, are you a doctor or a patient?

Every interaction with your management chain is effectively a dress rehearsal for your career. With this in mind, be mindful of whether the conversation you initiate is closer to a doctor-patient or a doctor-doctor discussion.

Adi Gaskell08/04/14
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How breaks help you get in the zone

The general gist is that taking regular breaks allows ones brain to refresh and attack tasks with a renewed vigour. A couple of recent studies have explored how social media can play its part in all of this.

Mike Cottmeyer08/04/14
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Agile 2014: Personal Kanban

Here is the deck from my Agile2014 workshop on Personal Kanban.

Mike Cottmeyer08/04/14
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Agile 2014: Personal Kanban

Here is the deck from my Agile2014 workshop on Personal Kanban.

Rob Galanakis08/01/14
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Everyone should take vacation at the same time

To be sure, some people were screwed over by bad managers, but (in contrast to most other management offenses) this was largely due to particular managers and not underlying cultural causes.

Martin Fowler08/01/14
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Retreaded: Composed Regex

One of the most powerful tools in writing maintainable code is break large methods into well-named smaller methods - a technique Kent Beck refers to as the Composed Method pattern. A few people mentioned using fluent interfaces (internal DSLs) as an more readable alternative to regexs. I see this as a separate thing.

Andrew Fuqua07/31/14
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Continuous Backlog Refinement

Create your initial backlog, then stay on top of it. Here’s the how and why of Continuous Backlog Refinement.

Arthur Charpentier07/30/14
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Coffee and Productivity

I was asked if there were serious research papers published on coffee consumption and labour productivity. There are some papers on coffee breaks and productivity, e.g. Productivity Through Coffee Breaks, but I could not find anything on coffee consumption.

Gerry Claps07/30/14
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When to dump Scrum for Kanban

The CEO/Manager walks into the room and asks to add X, Y and Z into the Sprint. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Maybe it's time to ditch Scrum for Kanban?