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Alan Dayley
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Lived in Pocatello, ID
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For +Chris Westcott and anyone else interested, these are the interior colors of my office.

Swiss Coffee in flat finish on the ceiling. Whisper on the accent wall and door. Caribbean Cruise on the other three walls. All from Dunn-Edwards paint. 
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Nice, calming color combinations.
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My daughter just shot this picture of Lanie and her stare. Of our three dogs, Lanie is mine. When I'm home she hardly leaves my side. 
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Hmm... Top management of a major company are willing to game profit and loss numbers in order to meet targets. They padded results to the tune of $1.2 billion, with a "B." (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33605638)

 I wonder what teams do when asked to meet velocity and productivity targets?

"Top management would assign "challenges," or earnings improvement targets, at monthly meetings with the heads of in-house companies and subsidiaries. These targets were especially aggressive in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012, when Sasaki was president. In-house company chiefs felt enormous pressure to meet the goals, the committee concluded."

"Challenges." Sounds kind of like "stretch goals." Do we still need to talk about why such things tied to a specific metric are a bad idea?
TOKYO -- Constant management pressure to meet profit targets as well as a top-down corporate culture that demanded blind loyalty were the underlying c
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One of my first experiences in my early 20s working for myself was with a local precision welding company that was having financial problems and was being bought-out. They brought in top-level accounting help from overseas to help with that while I helped keep the small IT shop afloat.

After work one day I got to talking to the accountant. He pointed out something quite non-intuitive. He told me that he gets paid to make accounting opinions. Yes, there are generally-accepted principles, but accounting is much more qualitative than most people realize. There's a good reason audits are done by outsiders with no financial ties to the company (if they're done correctly)

Business. It ain't engineering.
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Happy birthday to one of my favorite thinkers on collaboration and transformation of organizations, +Jurgen Appelo 
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Yay! +Jurgen Appelo 
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Bought four of them on Amazon for $15 each. LED 12W is roughly 60-75W of incandescent. They are 6.7 inches wide and mount flush in the ceiling. Should be plenty of light for the office!

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JFQCULC
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Alexis is our bouncy, happy and wary rescue pup. She loves to be part of the pack and to be safe. Just don't push the closeness! When she is happy, she trots with a bounce in her step!


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Cute dog.  Rescue dogs are the best dogs.
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Backyard office is mostly done! Lacking is the final town inspection and me doing something with the floor. I'll be able to move in next week!
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+David Snyder, I have a bamboo table top (http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/80278287/) with wheeled legs (http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/30250257/) as my main desk.

I'll also have a small, wall mounted drawing table that my dad built and used. The drawing table angle is adjustable and can fold up against the wall. I'll post photos of that when I get it in place.

Those are the main furniture items that I know I will have. I am still thinking about any other items. 
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Backyard office update: Got home from a week at the client in LA and found the drywall and texturing all done. I expect it will be complete next week sometime.
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Just seen on the streets of LA. Don't know what it is called but it looks cool. Or weird. 
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Another in the same sort of style in the T-REX:
http://t-rex20e.com/en/
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Sorting through the community I have learned that I should not do automatic backup from my computer. Without selective sync all those computer photos would simply overwhelm the storage capacity of my iPhone.

Please get selective sync capability soon so I can better enjoy the app!
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Thanks for the additional info, I'll pass this on, though am not sure if there is a solution to this issue currently. Though that quantity of stirage used does seem quite excessive for the number of pics concerned, I have far more than that backed up, though mainly at the earlier smaller free size, and am not even breaking 1gig in my photos app data used. Maybe consider reinstalling the app, though do watch it does recognise you've backed up previous images to prevent the possibility of duplication.
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It's National Fried Chicken Day so, I had to eat this for dinner. And this place is famous for excellent fried chicken, rightfully so!
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Another typical beautiful sunset greeted me at the airport earlier. 
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An Agile Coach with and embedded software engineering past. A father in love with his wife and family. A man on a mission to experience what I can learn next and how I can help others grow too.

I enjoy photography on the side, a somewhat neglected hobby of late. 
Work
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Agile Coach with BigVisible Solutions, Software Engineer, Ignite Phoenix Team
Employment
  • BigVisible Solutions
    Agile Coach, present
  • Dayley Agile, LLC
    Principal Agile Coach, 2010 - 2012
  • Smart Storage Systems
    Senior Customer Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • Adtron Corporation
    Staff Software Engineer, 2000 - 2009
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Pocatello, ID - Idaho Falls, ID - Las Vegas, NV - Gilbert, AZ
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Episode #107 – Is Agile Faster?
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Jade Meskill, Roy van de Water, Derek Neighbors and special guest Alan Dayley discuss: If agile faster What it means to be better

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The food is delicious. I know that is what a restaurant is about, for most people. And if the food isn't good, the rest doesn't matter. Rest assured that the food here is good, very good. Chef David experiments with new and regular specials on the weekends, too. Always memorable! With the food quality already known, let me tell you my favorite thing about the place: The people. Chef David and the entire staff have attitudes of friendly service. If you come more than twice, they will become your friends. My wife and I go often enough that it feels like another home dining room. If you are looking for a quiet spot, this is not the place. It's not noisy by design, just by community and conversation. The buzz is fun! If you get a booth along the window and watch the seating area, you see people having fun and the servers feeding the joy. Try a desert, like the carrot or velvet cakes or even a hand-made ice cream and cookie sandwich. You will not be disappointed!
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