Duane Younger

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From Architect to Operator: The Rise of Developers

<b></b>Over the past five years, DevOps has transformed from a model for agile software development practices to the aspirational standard for functions …

Microservices

Agile development an 'IT fad' that risks iterative failure

Agile promises continuous improvement through an iterative process, but without proper checks, project failure is commonplace

Agile Development

How Developers Can Spend More Time Coding, Less Time Fixing

I don’t think anyone became a developer because they loved to spend their time debugging. As frustrating as it may be, making sure your build works …

Software Development

Scrum Myths: Scrum Conflicts With Fixed Dates

This is a very common myth, especially with people who develop software only within the context of a closed scope (i.e., a traditional project). The …

Is It Time to Stop Thinking about Projects?

For at least 15 years, I’ve heard people say that projects are dead. Projects and project-based thinking are relics of the 20th century.I don’t buy …

Project Management

Secret Productivity Killer: Too Many Rules in the Workplace

What would the world be like without rules and regulations? We'd experience chaos on the roadways, anarchy in our schools, a criminal justice system run amok. In short, we'd stop functioning as a society.<p>In the workplace, management puts rules in place to keep the organization running efficiently. …

On The Fifth Anniversary Of Kodak's Bankruptcy, How Can Large Companies Sustain Innovation?

Five years ago today Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This was not only an economic tragedy for one of the great companies of the last century, it was devastating for the city of Rochester, New York, where the company was based. Kodak was once a household brand whose dominance in …

Innovation

5 Lessons That Doing Yoga Taught Me About Running

I’m going to be honest: I don’t really like yoga.<p>Of course there are some classes that I’ve attended that I’ve loved, like a class with my family on …

Yoga

The 5 Communication Habits All Leaders Need to Motivate a Team | Inc.com

A global leadership study revealed that 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential.<p>Let me echo that massive study: We are in an era with an alarming leadership shortage. As more Boomers retire and Millennials continue to increase in numbers as the …

Leadership

43 Online Collaboration Tools to Help Your Team Be More Productive

Today’s post comes to you from the guys over at Time Doctor. As they say, they are obsessed with remote work. “Not only is it what we do, it’s who we …

Remote Working

15 Clever Ways To Eat Veggies Instead Of Starchy Carbs

Product Owner Decision Making

The most important thing a Product Owner needs to do is say NO. If they don’t it results in a huge backlog with lots of items, and usually pressure …

To slice stories, first make sure they are TOO BIG

Software planning stories must be conversation starters. The quality of a story is directly related to how well it drives people towards the right …

Product Management

How to Get an Employee to Work Faster

There is no doubt that the pace of work everywhere has increased. We’re all expected to do more in less time. So what do you do if you have a tortoise on your team? How do you diagnose why he takes so long to get his work done? And how do you then help him understand the importance of picking up …

Why Screening and Corrective Exercise Should Be the Foundation of Every Exercise Program

<b>Functional exercise, prehabilitation, and corrective exercises are growing exponentially and being addressed in everything from Runner’s World, Men’s</b> …

Understanding and Caring for Your Feet

<b>Our feet are the most overused, disrespected, and misunderstood parts of our bodies.</b> Our feet are the first shock absorbers, whether we are walking, …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Marathons

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time | Inc.com

As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Well, nothing you do in 2017 can lead you to the Promised Land faster than having a …

Time Management

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Make Sure Your Team’s Workload Is Divided Fairly

An important part of your job as a manager is making sure everyone on your team has the right amount of work. It’s tempting to give the workhorse more projects than others (especially if she’ll get them done the fastest) or to ease up on someone who is struggling, but you also need to be fair. How …

Fast Starts = Slow Finishes (Chicago Edition)

What the data from the Chicago Marathon tells us about the dangers of starting too fast.<p>TLDR;<p><i>Starting too fast too early may wreck your marathon by</i> …

plantar fasciitis, heel spur

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs<p>This is the most extensive document on heel pain, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs that is available. This is part 1 …

Got 15 Spare Minutes? Here’s How To Make It Count

Having a head full of things we need to do is one of the biggest distractions. Here’s a better way to parse tasks and get more done.<p>When we’re faced with only 15 minutes in between meetings, or waiting in line to get coffee or lunch, our natural inclination is to either answer email, look at social …

Apples, Oranges & User Stories

<b>“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.”</b><p>The root of the misconceptions<p>Think of a User Story as a <i>short-story that</i> …

What DevOps Taught Me About Agile

I’ve spent a lot of time looking at how organizations are using DevOps to improve their software delivery cycle time, their ability to innovate, and …

DevOps

How studying a disease that affects hundreds of people could save millions of lives

A rare disease is one that affects fewer than five in 10,000 people. You might wonder why anyone would dedicate their life to studying a disease when …

The Best Digital Companies Are Set Up to Never Stop Innovating

Companies born before the internet took hold have an enormous challenge: improving their online products and services at the warp speed of their online competitors. The ability to make thousands of changes <i>a day</i> to its online retail service has been a key reason Amazon is expanding its online lead …

The House of Agile – A visualisation of the core of Agile

<b>What is Agile, actually?</b><br>Have you ever asked yourself the question, ”what is Agile”? Ever been asked the question and found yourself looking for the …

Project Management

Five Reasons Your Boss Was Right To Shut Down Your Innovation Lab

Innovation labs are all the rage these days. Most companies have one, are thinking about creating one or have had employees pushing management to start one. There are several innovation labs being launched monthly to great media fanfare. To name a few examples from last month (August 2016); Paypal …

Innovation

Continuous Productivity: New tools and a new way of working for a new era

What happens when the tools and technologies we use every day become mainstream parts of the business world? What happens when we stop leading …