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Mitch Pronschinske07/24/13
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Ron Swanson's Scrum is the Best New Twitter Account You'll Find This Week

Even for someone like myself, who hasn't seen many episodes of the extremely popular comedy series, "Parks and Recreation," Ron Swanson is a well known character. So when I found the twitter account "Ron Swanson's Scrum," I knew I had a duty to tell the entire programming world about it.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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Devops+Agile = Business Transformation

IT needs to be a front office strategic imperative to business and not the back office support system for internal operations. The reality today is that separation between Dev and Ops in large organizations still reigns supreme. We all know this has to change.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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Agile Dev and Testing Magazine

Agile Insourcing, The Quest for system testing in Scrum and Use Cases in Industrial Agile are just some of the articles found in this agile magazine you might not be aware of...

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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UX Strategy and Agile / Lean: Finding a Balance

Integrating agile methodologies into the user experience design workflow is becoming increasingly mainstream. A new article on UX matters aggregates some good advice on balancing UX strategies with agile and lean methodologies.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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Agile is Not an "All-or-Nothing" Distinction

This blogger, like many agile coaches, completely disagrees with the idea that if you can't do the mandated practices of Agile in real-world scenarios, then you shouldn't call what you're doing agile. If you remember your Agile Manifesto, it doesn't mandate any practices.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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What Joss Whedon Can Teach Us About Software Development

You may know of his work as the director of "The Avengers," "Firefly," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." I wanted to point you to this great interview with Joss Whedon and zero in on some of the principles that I think would be applicable to software development.

Mitch Pronschinske07/23/13
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The Google VP Who Opened Up Google and His 42 Rules To Lead By

A lot of the biggest tools in our daily computing lives could've been completely different today if not for the persistence and leadership of Jonathan Rosenberg, the Senior VP of Products at Google. He helped build the teams that would create Chrome and Android, and these are his '42 rules to lead by'.

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/13
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So You Think You Can Do a Startup?

This is a short teaser for Abby Fichtner's Agile 2013 workshop along with a description of the session. Abby will introduce the milestones that an early stage startup should strive for, and show you how to create Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) to drive towards these milestones.

Mitch Pronschinske07/21/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 21)

Witness the 10 most epic design failures, check out all the best humorous lorem ipsum generators, get some performance lessons from Facebook, and hear a programmer's review of VisualStudio vs. Eclipse. Plus read a huge research overview of why mobile apps are so slow and hear about the new pure-JavaScript database.

Mitch Pronschinske07/16/13
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Timeless Agility

Ephlux talks with Dave Moran about the concept of ‘Timeless Agility’. What are some simple concepts you can follow to be agile regardless of new methods and scenarios? Find out.

Mitch Pronschinske07/14/13
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Spend Your Power Wisely

In this Xebia-sponsored TED Knowledge Exchange, we hear from a developer who spent a year working on a project that was never used. Hear his story and learn how you can make sure that your power is spent wisely.

Mitch Pronschinske07/12/13
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The Power of the Offer

Good management and collaboration are a lot like improv comedy. There's no script, but the path is laid out with 'offers'. It's about listening with intent to the listener. See what that means in this TED spinoff talk.

Mitch Pronschinske07/11/13
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Protect Your Private Git Repos From the NSA

Thinking about shielding your private code repositories from the NSA's prying eyes may seem like an overly paranoid thought, but with the scope of major web companies' involvement I can't say I would blame anyone for bringing their repos in-house.

Mitch Pronschinske07/10/13
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A Scientific Look at "Natural Leadership"

How do you become a leader? Find followers. That's the obvious answer, but this talk will be much more specific in it's review of leadership's history culturally and sociologically.

Mitch Pronschinske07/09/13
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The Law of Expectation Management

Watch this short and funny Xebia-organized TED Knowledge Exchange presentation and you'll learn the simple, but important, rules of expectation management.