Photo by NON on Unsplash Some Scrum Teams find it difficult to stick to the commitments they make. While it can be for many reasons, a common one is that a team is being interrupted with urgent tasks that take attention away from the work that they planned. What are some of the tools we […]
Product Owners have a hectic existence. They’re called upon to make important decisions constantly. The world is swarming with ideas and opportunities competing for attention. One of the favorite parts of my job as a Scrum Master is working with Product Owners. When I can help my Product Owner to find a focus that leads […]
How the Daily Scrum increases productiivity.
A healthy team is like a vigorous garden: it thrives in good conditions, and it can weather adverse conditions. Nourish your team regularly. Here are a few ideas that will help keep your team healthy. Warmth Your human team is hard wired to respond positively to warm communications. Research supports the idea that treating each other like people […]
Are you starting a mobile app development project? Maybe you’re worried about the expense of native deployment. Could HTML5 deliver what you need? I’d say the programming language is not the first thing you should think about. There’s something else that needs your attention first. Start with your customers. Take technology out of the equation. Understand the […]
To keep on track physically, I do a “minimum daily requirement” routine of exercises. No matter what, I do at least 10-15 minutes every single day. I allow myself to vary the exercises, but I never vary from doing this minimum. This daily goal is in addition to my weekly exercise goals. It keeps my momentum going, and inevitably, when I need to take […]
Here’s some very clever research from Disney into making photo albums automatically from all the thousands of photos we shoot. I can imagine this technology being used along with geolocation APIs to create beautiful keepsakes of vacation trips!
This is such a cute video. I’m originally from dairy farm country in upstate New York, so I have an affinity for this sort of thing. From the research above, drones seem to be at least as effective as dogs for herding cattle … but clearly out of their league if you’re going for prize […]
If you’re interested in learning what people go through to create beautiful graphics from basic statistical output, then spatial.ly is a site worth bookmarking. This post, Improving R Data Visualisations Through Design, is especially worth reading. It has a handful of well-explained examples from geographer Dr. James Cheshire’s new book, London: The Information Capital. I haven’t worked with R, but data visualisation is dear to my heart. In a former […]
This is just the coolest thing that I’ve seen in a long time: COSMOS is a spherical wooden sculpture that was created from data collected in the forest where it’s installed. Check it out.