Fernando Madeira

36 Added | 12 Magazines | 75 Likes | 5 Following | 6 Followers | @faganello1 | Father of 3 kids, Passionate Entrepreneur, Coffee Lover, Digital Marketer. I'm also Walmart.com Scrum Master and Udemy Instructor.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Today is your first day. This probably not the first time you take up the role of Scrum Master, but today is different. You are facing a new team, a …

Project Management

Does a Scrum Team Need a Retrospective Every Sprint?

The Scrum sprint cycle calls for a team to do a retrospective at the end of each sprint. Yet in almost every Certified Scrum Master course I teach, …

Project Management

Every Great Product Owner Needs a Great ScrumMaster

Product Owner vs. ScrumMaster<p>The product owner and ScrumMaster are two different roles that complement each other. If one is not played properly, the …

New startups let small businesses automate their marketing

CEO Justin Hartzman says Needls’s marketing software mines Facebook and Twitter for sales leads. (Portrait by Jaime Hogge)<p>A year ago, Alex Hennick, …

Startups

21 New Year’s Resolutions for Scrum Masters

As we come up on the end of the year, it's time to make some New Year's resolutions. Since one of my resolutions for this year was to provide useful …

Project Management

You Can Be Productive or Creative, Not Both | Inc.com

In order to be successful in business you need to have good ideas and to execute on them. If you want to accomplish both you'd better not bury your head in the sand -- the tough truth is these two aims are at odds with each other.<p>That's the thought-provoking takeaway of a recent HBR post by …

Creativity

How to Think Visually

How to Think Visually Using Visual Analogies infographic from Anna Vital gives a great variety of examples for anyone to use when you create your own …

Project Management

Monday - A Day In A Life Of A ScrumMaster

How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation when he abruptly and sharply interrupted, “Wait, …

Leadership

Is your team cross-functional enough?

Cross-functional team doesn’t mean everybody has to know everything – this seems to be a common misinterpretation though. Cross-functional just means …

Entrepreneurship

Work-life balance: A pipe dream for working parents?

In April 2014, Jo Kelly was trying to go to sleep when it hit her—a rush in her head followed by a tingling ache in her arm just before it went numb. …

Work-life Balance
Amazon Web Services

Ryerson Futures Now an Approved Business Incubator for Startup Visa Program

Ryerson Futures, the accelerator program associated with the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University, is now an approved business incubator under …

Startups

How to launch a subscription based start-up

Startups

Online learning startup Udemy: Rookie teachers make big money teaching online classes.

Victor Bastos was making $20,000 a year as a freelance Web developer in Lisbon, Portugal, when he started posting videos to YouTube. Already fluent …

Yoli Chisholm - Founder of Welearnlive.com

Everyone can be excellent for an hour…so only think and do things in 1 hour increments.<p>Yoli Chisholm is a pioneer in the Internet space first gaining …

American Airlines

Apple Pay Means Mobile Payments Are Back From The Dead [SLIDE DECK]

With Apple Pay, a new NFC-powered mobile payments system, that could change. In new research from BI Intelligence, we explain why near field communication is important, and why Apple Pay's use of it could help solve the chicken-and-egg problem in mobile payments.<p><i>BI Intelligence is a research and</i> …

FinTech

Restaurants will soon take any mobile payment at the table

Sure, your local drug store or theme park may let you buy things with your phone at the counter, but what about paying at the table in your favorite restaurant? Never fear, as Verifone will soon have you covered. Its upcoming Payware Mobile e355 wireless terminal lets stores accept any mobile …

Mobile payments: The outlook for 2015

Apple reports that 1 million people are already using the Apple Pay mobile-payments system it launched in October, and Whole Foods, one of the initial retailers offering the service, “processed more than 15,000 Apple Pay transactions” in the first couple of weeks, according to the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>And …

Old World Language Families

The Old World Language Families infographic from Stand Still Stay Silent Comic shows the “roots” of our modern languages. Follow each language’s path …

How to Have the Perfect Workday

How do you manage your time? The How to Have the Perfect Workday infographic designed by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post tries to map out the …

EXAME

<b>1. Prepare a pipoca!</b> <i>zoom_out_map</i><p><b>1</b>/12 (Thinkstock)<p>São Paulo – Faltando poucos dias para a entrega do <b>Oscar</b>, muita gente aproveita para colocar em dia a …

4 Ways to Market Your Business for Free

CEO and Founder of Tack<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any entrepreneur that’s just starting out what the most difficult aspect of their business is and they’ll likely point you to the challenge of reaching and retaining customers. Yes, marketing a new business or …

Small Business

Are You Serious About Becoming An Entrepreneur?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My brother-in-law recently asked me a question that I tend to get often: “Tell me if you think this is a good business idea…”<p>“Stop right there,” I said.<p>He was shocked (but not surprised) that I interrupted him. But I had to. I needed him …

Entrepreneurship

18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successfully building a startup can feel like the sort of thing that requires planets aligning. Screwing up a startup, however, is incredibly simple.<p>Some entrepreneurs try to do it all on their own. Some don’t get along with their …

Startups