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Russ Leikis
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While there are plenty of agile coaches preaching this online, I would like to hear from those finding it successful locally. Anyone listening?
 
Last year someone taught about using fruit as story points. Would you mind elaborating how you've made this work?
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Several people asked me tonight to find and post a study by CAST I saw a few weeks ago that suggested, among other things, that hybrid agile/waterfall teams produce a better overall product.

While I'm not speaking for the study's validity I've found it an interesting viewpoint to consider.

Below is the content of the email I received.
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Facts are finally starting to help answer whether these and other industry myths are in fact true.

In the 2014 CAST Report on Application Software Health (CRASH), the analysis of 1300 application developed by over 200 organizations has generated fact-based insight into the affect of Agile methods, outsourcing and offshoring.

If you are interested in understand why:

An application's architectural integrity affects how secure it isApplications with more end users tend to be of better qualityADM process maturity (CMM Level) affects overall code qualityHybrid Agile/Waterfall produces better output than pure Agile methodsIn-house and outsource teams deliver same code qualityOffshoring impacts an applications robustness and changeability

You now have access to the Executive Summary for - free.

The report includes insight into the state of technical debt, programming languages, sourcing and development methodology trends and their impact on the quality of your business-critical applications.

DOWNLOAD THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NOW! ( http://www.castsoftware.com/news-events/event/crash-report-2014-executive-summary)


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Setting up the Black Mountain repeater for LOTOJA and the surrounding area.
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Good work kiddo! Would really like to have experiences like that.
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I just scored 588879 in Iron Man 3 and I am being forced by the game to share my score to pass a mission. Awesome game, lame company.
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I shot this at my brother-in-law's wedding this weekend in Eagle, ID.
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http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/15/tech/social-media/study-facebook-blues/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

This is making me question everything now.  Am I a sad lonely person for reposting this article on a social media site?  /sigh
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Sam loves to play in water.  This morning he wanted to play with the hose so we let him.

He has no fear and really pays attention to the things we do so he can try doing it too!
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How fun! I love to see them discover new things.

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Last year someone taught about using fruit as story points. Would you mind elaborating how you've made this work?
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Ok, thanks for the info.  That helps with what we are discussing.
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Construction in Afton begins at Mile Marker 84. The road looks like it will be all patched up today. LOTOJA cyclists should watch out for a slight drop as you come onto the new pavement.

Update: On the north side of town at the Swift Creek bridge (by the Burger King, Miles 86 and 87) expect a slight bump up onto rough, stripped down asphalt. At the end of it cyclists should prepare for a harsh bump back up onto the normal highway pavement.
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Went on a walk on the USU campus with the kids this morning.
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We're out for a drive. Tell you about it later. 
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Looking though my photos and noticed that Google had automatically put all these photos together in sequence!  It's part of a feature they call Auto-Awesome.

Sam loves climbing into dog crates.  Lately he has been going around on all fours with his tongue out and panting.
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  • Ophir-Spiricon, LLC
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Ophir-Spiricon, LLC
    Software Engineer in Test (SET), 2007 - 2013
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A husband and father of 4, my family is the most important thing in my life.  I'm a Mormon.

I enjoy my occupation and am always looking for ways to expand my capabilities.

As the CERT Leader for the central area of Logan, Utah, I spend a lot of my 'free-time' organizing emergency preparation efforts within Logan City and Cache County, UT and trying to integrate my many other hobbies into my life.  I'm a member of ARES, CERT, and the ARRL.

I'm owner and operator of PrepareUtah.org, a work in progress which focuses on bringing volunteer emergency response groups closer together and educating the public how to get prepared for major and everyday emergencies.

Amateur Radio and photography are my biggest hobbies.  I also serve as the Safety and Communications Lead for the Little Red Riding Hood women's cycling event each June.

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I am willing to share my photography, however if you wish to use any of my images on your website, you must contact me and request permission first.  Resolution will be pursued for any case of copyright violation found.

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    Physics, 2003 - 2005
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