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Ultimate Guide To MOOCs: Take Online Courses From Elite Universities

Many of the world’s best professors at the top Universities in the world are now offering some of their best courses for you to lear online. In just …

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Spotifying SAFe with Guilds, Chapters and Squads

Last month’s Agile Australia conference played host to both +Dean Leffingwell, the creator of the Scaled Agile Framework and +Anders Ivarsson, …

10 Things You Need to Know About SAFe 4.0

Today, Scaled Agile Inc. — the Dean Leffingwell organisation that owns the Scaled Agile Framework®, or SAFe® — announced SAFe version 4.0. Here are …

Project Management

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

Internet of Things

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

Internet of Things

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8 Trends Shaping Modern Product Management

A brief post to list eight trends that are shaping modern product management. This is based on my personal observations. Your observations may</b> …

Product Management

The Difference Between a Story and a Task

What’s the difference between a user story and a task?<p>Well that’s an easy question, I thought, the first time it was asked of me in a Certified …

Why SCRUM Backlogs lead to bad Product Decisions

I used to be a huge fan of SCRUM sprints and backlogs when it comes to planning software projects but the more I dive into product management the …

Bye bye big data. Hello in-house data!

<i>Big data is still a hot topic today. And yet, the majority of Belgian companies get little benefit out of it. This makes sense, since these companies</i> …

How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment

<i>Jimmy Musto</i><p>The rise of experimental evaluations within organizations — or what economists refer to as field experiments — has the potential to transform organizational decision-making, providing fresh insight into areas ranging from product design to human resources to public policy. Companies that …

A Criticism of Scrum • Aaron Gray

So Scrum. The most popular agile software development methodology, with seemingly around 70% of agile teams using it. What is it all about? Is it …

Management

Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines. They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing paradigm for how organizations are designed and run.<p>The problem is that while this …

Management

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management

FLIF | New Benchmark In ‘Lossless’ Compressed Formats & Image Format Cheat Sheet

I often think of the digital camera market as a government body, and a particularly volatile one at that; something about a stable as a West African …

Cheat

The 10 Most Read Articles on SLR Lounge

On October 9, 2008, SLR Lounge published one of its first articles, HOW TO AVOID APERTURE DIFFRACTION. 6,715 articles and almost seven years later, …

Implementing SAFe with Jira (part 1)

In this article I am not going to explain what the Scale Agile Framework (SAFe) is and what Jira is. I assume you know, and if you need more …

Project Management

Explore OSLC examples

Data integration at scale, Explore OSLC examples<p>The coming together of Linked Data, software development, and collaborative tools<p>From the …

Agile UX

By<aside class="pull_aside"> <blockquote class="pullquote TOPICPLACEHOLDER">When a UX designer must work across product teams and juggle multiple …

Web Design

Comparing scaling agile frameworks

When the Agile Manifesto hit the street in 2001, it combined several methods, sometimes called "lightweight methods," under a single banner. Scrum, …

Project Management

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The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Secret to Success

There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer …