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Thursday, October 20, 2016

HTML Wordle

Don't mind me - just experimenting with wordle for developers . . .

var d3 = require("d3"), cloud = require("../"); var fill = d3.scale.category20(); var layout = cloud() .size([500, 500]) .words([ "Hello", "world", "normally", "you", "want", "more", "words", "than", "this"].map(function(d) { return {text: d, size: 10 + Math.random() * 90, test: "haha"}; })) .padding(5) .rotate(function() { return ~~(Math.random() * 2) * 90; }) .font("Impact") .fontSize(function(d) { return d.size; }) .on("end", draw); layout.start(); function draw(words) { d3.select("body").append("svg") .attr("width", layout.size()[0]) .attr("height", layout.size()[1]) .append("g") .attr("transform", "translate(" + layout.size()[0] / 2 + "," + layout.size()[1] / 2 + ")") .selectAll("text") .data(words) .enter().append("text") .style("font-size", function(d) { return d.size + "px"; }) .style("font-family", "Impact") .style("fill", function(d, i) { return fill(i); }) .attr("text-anchor", "middle") .attr("transform", function(d) { return "translate(" + [d.x, d.y] + ")rotate(" + d.rotate + ")"; }) .text(function(d) { return d.text; }); }

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

I signed the Agile Manifesto in January of 2012

I signed the Agile Manifesto in January of 2012, it seems like a decade had past, but just 4 3/4 years.



Have I become more and more agile since signing?

I have changed my job role from Project Manager to Agile Coach (what to do about my blog's name?)  I have been a working scrum master - teaching a dev team and product owner how to be more agile and use scrum.  I have achieved a few certifications (CSM, PMI-ACP).  I have begun to learn to code in an agile environment - pairing and using TDD (Jasmine).

Like everyone else, I have far to go . . .

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I signed the Agile Manifesto in January of 2012

I signed the Agile Manifesto in January of 2012, it seems like a decade had past, but just 4 3/4 years.



Have I become more and more agile since signing?

I have changed my job role from Project Manager to Agile Coach (what to do about my blog's name?)  I have been a working scrum master - teaching a dev team and product owner how to be more agile and use scrum.  I have achieved a few certifications (CSM, PMI-ACP).  I have begun to learn to code in an agile environment - pairing and using TDD (Jasmine).

Like everyone else, I have far to go . . .

Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's PMXPO Day Today!

PMXPO is a great way to pick up some free training.


Hosted by ProjectManagement.com (Formerly Gannthead,com)


Here is a link for you:  http://engage.vevent.com/rt/pmxpo~2016


Cheers,

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rolling Rocks Downhill - Book Recomendation

I just finished reading Clarke Ching's book "Rolling Rocks Downhill" and I recommend it to you.

In the style of "The Goal" and "The Phoenix Project" Clarke tells a project's story focusing on fixing common software development problems.  Think Lean and Agile.

Currently free for eReaders (via Amazon)


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Another Great short book summary from Book Video Club - they put a "book in your brain in 5 minutes"

Summary of "Innovation Thinking Methods for the Modern Entrepreneur" by Osama Hashmi

Watch this three of four times, and you've got it!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Technique - "Emotional Seismograph"

Interesting technique.  An "Emotional Seismograph" presented by Construx. This is presented in the context of a scrum team - but it can be more broadly applied.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Lean Startup summary by Book Video Club

Great short summary of "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries

This is from the Book Video Club - they put a "book in your brain in 5 minutes"

Watch this three of four times, and you've got it!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Resource: Leankit's Kanban Learning Center

While I don't use Leankit right now, there kanban material is first rate.

Find Leankit's "Kanban Learning Center" at:  http://leankit.com/lean/kanban


Sunday, February 21, 2016

. . .Transform your Team Dynamic

Great article in the McKinsey Quarterly (Feb, 2016) - "How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic"

http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/how-small-shifts-in-leadership-can-transform-your-team-dynamic

"if leaders can encourage people to go offline when doing their most important work, as well as taking more frequent breaks, they’ll see an uptick in productivity, innovation, and morale."

Best Concept:  Leaving by Example

Incorporates video interviews.  Read and watch!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Kanban How To Video

I've become a big proponent of agile techniques. My trending favorite agile technique is Kanban. Here is a 1 hour video, from LeanKit, describing how to setup and use Kanban.  The first 33 minutes are quite valuable.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Worth Following - LeadingAgile's Blog

Here is a link to the Leading Agile Blog

http://www.leadingagile.com/blog/

From today's review - this blog contains thoughtful writings about all things agile.  The authors are part of the LeadingAgile team.  Interesting company that is looking to hire an agile coach.

Here is a sample entry:  http://www.leadingagile.com/2015/03/lets-acknowledge-safe-for-what-it-is-and-move-on/

Interesting thoughts on SAFe and Agile . . .

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

No Mas!

Check out David Grady's TED talk about now to save the word (or at least yourself) from bad meetings: