Grant Sayer

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6 Steps To Tame Your Email Overload

Are you drowning in email? Here’s a lifeline.<p>Despite the rumors of its demise, the truth is that email is still very much alive and kicking. In fact, a 2015 survey commissioned by Adobe found that we spend roughly 30 hours each week checking our email. That’s the equivalent of a demanding part-time …

Time Management

More On Why Managers Hate Agile

Yesterday brought bad news for Agile-haters and those, like former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, who sneer at “firms with names like pieces of fruit.” Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit in history, with a net profit of $18 billion in the quarter, handily exceeding the previous records of $16.2 …

Kanban Portfolio View

<i>(Presented as Part 2 in the Scrum Alone is Not Enough series.)</i>Do you know what projects your Team is working on?Do you know what the Teams around you …

Project Management

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins - The Poetry of Science

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Friendly Flying Robots with Ruby

Given by Jim Weirich on August 16 2013 at Steel City Ruby in Pittsburgh, PA.<p>We use Ruby in our Web applications. We use Ruby in our scripting. We …

Keen On… Brian Solis: WTF Is The Future Of Business?

Known as one of Silicon Valley’s smartest observers of social media, Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis is now thinking way beyond Twitter and Facebook. The future of digital business, Solis says, is “shared experiences”.<p><i>Shared experiences</i>. WTF?<p>Yes, exactly. In his lavishly illustrated new book …

Why Productive People Take Better Notes

If you can’t recall what you had for lunch, why do you think you’ll remember what your mentor just said?<p>In a recent blog post, entrepreneur-author Ben Casnocha relayed this reality check: that as Mark Zuckerberg was sharing lessons from Facebook’s rise to a room full of hard-hustling Silicon Valley …

Shape

Tame the Flow<p>Retired<p>This book is no longer available for sale.<p>English<p>PDF<p>EPUB<p>MOBI<p>APP<p>This book is 100% complete<p>Completed on 2014-01-29<p>About the …

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Bootstrapping Agile (by yourself) using Kanban – My Agile Israel 2013 talk

Agile Israel 2013 took place yesterday. This year was they year of “Hands on”. Around 600 attendees came to get practical hands on advice on multiple …

The Starting Viewpoint of Kanban: The Lean Flow Paradigm

When you start using Kanban you need to change your viewpoint. Look at the world - in particular look at your work - through the prism of <i>flow</i><i>.</i> It's …

The Mikado Method

Magic Tricks of Testing (RailsConf)

Tests are supposed to save us money. How is it, then, that many times they become millstones around our necks, gradually morphing into fragile, …

Scrum Master - Funny movie about The Power of Scrum

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Javascript in Light Table 0.4

Ruby on Rails Hands-On Video Tutorial

Ruby on Rails: Level I<p>Learn how to pragmatically build and design Ruby on Rails 5 apps in this step-by-step, project-based course.<p>Rails 5<p>“<b>This is the</b> …

CodePlex Daily Summary for Saturday, April 11, 2015

CodePlex Daily Summary for Saturday, April 11, 2015Popular Releases• System Info Snapshot: v1.2.20.2: Added a new argument 'single thread': Generate …

College & University

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out …

The Kanban Kick-start Field Guide now available!

The <i>Kanban Kick-start Field Guide</i> is now <b>available for</b> <b>download</b> (edit: now linking to v1.1).<p><b>What is it?</b><br>The <i>Kanban Kick-start Field Guide</i> is a practical …

There Is A Surreal Cyberpunk Adventure Game Built Into OS X That You Never Knew About

OS X comes with an almost non-existent collection of games by default. You’ve got a really lackluster chess game that hasn’t been updated for over a decade… and that’s pretty much it.<p>But did you know OS X has a secret game you’ve probably never seen, built right into the kernel of the operating …

OS X

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31 Colorful Things To Make For Easter Brunch

If Easter isn't an excuse to eat pink frosted cake for breakfast, I don't know what is.