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Mitch Pronschinske06/28/13
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Collective Intelligence in Human Groups

Most of us are familiar with the idea of "general intelligence" in individuals, but no one has systematically examined whether a similar kind of "collective intelligence" exists for groups of people. Now we have two studies with 192 groups that provide some answers.

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/13
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Knowing Your Passion

XKE's (Xebia Knowledge Exchange) motto is "ideas worth spreading." Here we'll look at making sure you know what you like doing so that you can be good at it.

Mitch Pronschinske06/28/13
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The Lean Startup for Enterprise Java Developers

Using certain principles from The Lean Startup like Minimum Viable Product, Validated Learning, and Metrics Driven Development, Evangelist and Hacker Peter Bell will show you how to ask the right questions, as an enterprise engineer, to help you avoid the above situation.

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/13
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Git From the Bits Up

Join GitHub trainer and evangelist Tim Berglund for a look at Git, from the bits up. This talk is not for the Git beginner, but a more advanced look at "weird internals stuff" and obscure commands that will reveal a sort of internal API that is there for Git users.

Mitch Pronschinske06/27/13
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What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

Mitch Pronschinske06/20/13
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A DevOps Linksheet

Here's a moderately sized list of Books, Blogs, Articles, Podcasts, and Videos about DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and workplace culture. From the blog "Opus Magnus"...

Mitch Pronschinske06/18/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 19)

Some interesting insight on declarative and imperative programming as well as the newest vulnerability in the OWASP top 10. Plus a GitHub redesign and an algorithm for making friends.

Mitch Pronschinske06/17/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 18)

German parliment may be preparing to end future software patenting, and Subversion 1.8 is live! Plus, learn how to speed up your site with Redis and watch the funniest JavaZone parody trailer yet!

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/13
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Scrum at Microsoft

Everybody knows the 3 essential questions.... lets go well beyond that. See the TFS Agile Team at Microsoft do a Daily Scrum.

Mitch Pronschinske06/10/13
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Waterfall vs. Agile Cost For Delay Case Study

This is about the hidden cost of the Waterfall delivery approach. Specifically, a study of how incremental delivery increases profitability

Mitch Pronschinske06/09/13
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Create your First Personal Kanban

See this common approach to creating your first personal Kanban board. All you need is a board or paper canvas with divisions and sticky notes.

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/13
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The Wrong Way to do Agile: Stand-ups

Chet Rong. He SUCKS as an agile coach. You should watch this funny skit about how Chet suggests we do Stand-ups. Don't actually take his advice.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/13
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The Wrong Way to do Agile: Team Structure

Meet Chet Rong. He is the world's WORST agile coach. You should watch this funny skit and make sure you don't do anything that Chet suggests. Today we have 'The Wrong Way to do Team Structure'.

Mitch Pronschinske06/05/13
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The Wrong Way to do Agile: Specifications

It's Chet Rong again. The world's WORST agile coach. You should watch this funny skit, but make sure you don't do anything that Chet suggests. Learn 'The Wrong Way to do Agile Specifications'.

Mitch Pronschinske06/04/13
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Links You Don't Want To Miss (June 5)

See why you should write ugly code and how you can build your own Google TV with Raspberry Pi. Plus the new plan to curb frivolous software patent lawsuits.