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Edward Wisniowski
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Looks like my firm has canceled all expenses and travel for second quarter.  I am not going to the Scrum Alliance conference.  Any tips on how to change my registration and refund some money.
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A blog that is very dark
Want to see some things that will ruin your agile implementation.  Here is a blog to show you some of the darkness which lurks in organizational change.
Courtesy of the Harvard business review. Being a change agent is hard even for a King. The life of an agile profession both in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur is filled with uncertainty.  Big wins are offset by fru...
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d'oh.... Culture eats strategy ;)
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Hard lessons this week
On my blog, I am talking about some of the hard lessons I have had to learn as an agile practitioner. 
Being an agilest is like this cartoon from the Harvard Business Review. This is a strange time. I live near the city of Chicago so the weather in March alternates between snow, freezing rain, bright sunshine, and temperature ...
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One of the most insightful things I've read.  I've often felt as a developer to be "not good enough".  We're all playing catchup, and it's sometimes incredibly frustrating.  It's a difficult thing to explain to people who aren't developers.  Most fields don't change so drastically, so you can actually feel accomplished after 10 years rather than running just about as fast as the world changes (and often times slower).

You're also completely correct that some people will just never understand the bad old way of doing things.  A lot of change comes through retirement or resignation.

The only caveat I have is don't get caught in the same trap as your Accenture trained colleague.  Agile is a reaction to the waterfall culture that's broken, but not a perfect solution.  Someday agile will have to change into something else.  It's often times difficult to separate the good ideas  from the bad ideas, and just assuming your ideas are the right ones.  The other side is simply becoming so enamoured with new things that you struggle so much you liquify the ground beneath you.
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Philosophy teaches us to be Agile
This week on my blog I want to talk about how Heraclitus could be the godfather of the Agile movement.   #philosophy   #agile  
You can learn a lot from this guy. It is funny how culture and philosophy ebb and flow over the years.  Pagan tradition are making a comeback in certain parts of Europe, Australia and the United States.  Machiavelli continues...
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This might be the Lollipop I am looking for
OK folks.  I have a nexus 7 from Android.  I was eager to get the Lollipop upgrade to see what the fuss was about.  I received the first release which was 5.0.1 and it made my nexus 7 unusable.  Then they sent down 5.0.2 which was better.  I was really worried that Lollipop would make my Google tablets obsolete.  
Fortunately, they pushed the 5.1.0 version of Lollipop all 101 MB of it to my tablet on Thursday and it seems to be ready for prime time.  I am glad the good folks at Google care of about backwards compatibility with devices they have sold to the public and I hope this signals further improvements to the Android system.  
Keep up the good work guys.
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I could not have said this better myself.
 
Computer programmers know far more about computers and code than the average person does, and honestly some of it’s scary. Fact #1 "Under the hood, most critical software you use every day (like Mac OS X, or Facebook) contains...
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Dealing with Disappointment
A new blog this week talking about disappointment.
We will talk about technology, business and logistics.
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Sorry to hear your experience this week has been demotivating.  

Coding is easy, business is hard.  Years ago I created several lines of business, including online backup.  It all worked quite well for version 1, but my business partner wasn't experienced enough in marketing and selling and we never had the capital to hire someone who did.  I'm not a sales guy either, so I couldn't help in that department.  

So I think you need to get OK with failing.  One way to look at it is that if you're not failing, you're not trying things that are just beyond your skill level.

I did learn a lot from my failed business venture though.  A lot of thinking about product design, and simply getting something out the door ASAP.  Also that you don't want all customers.  Some customers cost you a lot of money and aren't worth having.  
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A Joyous Easter
I do not know the faiths and beliefs of everyone on the forum but I want to wish believers, by-standards, and non-believers a very Happy and Joyous Easter.  
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Thank you, and the same to you as well.
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I so identify with this.
 
One of my favorite cartoons to add some fun to today's class announcements. :-)
Today is Sunday of Week 10. The blog commenting assignment, along with the Project commenting and the Project assignment, are due today. So, if you have not finished those up already, now is the time! And if you missed them, ...
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  • Illinois State University
    Communications, 1988 - 1990
  • University of St. Francis
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