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The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

Design

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Scaling frameworks, agile models, and your team | Zephyr

For the past two decades, the agile methodology has facilitated software delivery. Scaling agile techniques across departments is challenging. The …

Swim-Based Endurance for All Athletes

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: The Breaking Muscle Swimming Workouts are programmed by Jake Shoemaker, an elite athlete in his own right and highly experienced</i> …

Swimming

Best of the Best Part 1: The Top Multisport Articles of 2016

If you were too busy swimming, biking and running in 2016 to check out our blog regularly (we forgive you), now’s your chance to get caught up as you …

The complete guide to exercising in winter

This week in London, the sun sets at 3.50pm. We’re waking up in the dark, leaving work in the dark, and spending a good proportion of the intervening time underground or desk-bound. Hearty meals and firesides seem more attractive than the chilly outdoors, or a busy gym. (If you live in the global …

Fitness

A Simple, Science-Based Method for Tracking Running Progress

As runners, we we don’t all have access to lab equipment to test improvements in VO2max, running economy, and other important variables, so it’s …

Heart Rates

Better Pushups For Better Running

<i>How you perform a pushup reveals a lot about how you run.</i> While many don’t consider the pushup a technical exercise, we can apply the principles of …

7 Golden Rules From 2016’s Top Olympic Triathletes

Athletes compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics back in August. Photo: Janos Schmidt/Triathlon.orgEven if you’re not gunning for glory at Tokyo 2020, you …

6 Anti Inflammatory Powerhouse Foods

Cold Water Fish<p>Shutterstock<p>Salmon, black cod, sardines, and anchovies are full of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is a particularly good choice—its rosy pink color comes from carotenoids, which also have anti-inflammatory properties.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Advertisement …

Antiinflammatory

The Outrageous Cost of Skipping TDD & Code Reviews

In recent years, I’ve had more and more companies ask me to speak on the benefits of Test Driven Development (TDD) and share advice about how to …

The Role of QA Testing in an Enterprise's Digital Transformation Journey | Zephyr

Digital technologies are rapidly transforming both business practices and societies, and they need to be core to your business model if you expect to …

Why Agile Works

This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences.<p>In this podcast, recorded at Agile 2016, Shane …

Project Management

Syncing Designers and Developers With Less Hassle

Introducing InVision for JIRA<p>It’s a well known fact that an inspiring user experience is built on great product, which requires both <i>intuitive design</i> …

Treadmill Running: What’s Grade Got To Do With It?

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>A closer look at how to adjust speed and grade variables on the treadmill and feel confident that you are getting the right</i> …

3 Reasons to Estimate With Story Points

In our previous article about estimating with Story Points, we concluded that Story Points are a handy and efficient measurement technique for …

Agile Testing Team Top 5 Challenges | GI Tage Nord

These days, Agile development (UAT) is traditional and every day more teams are moving from Waterfall to Agile development, it’s important to …

Software Development

Three New Books You Want to Read on Scaling, Strategy and Testing in Agile

I want to let you know about three great new books on agile you should read. Two of them are in the series I edit for Addison-Wesley; the third is by …

7 Pieces of Swimming Gear Every Serious Swimmer Should Have

<i>Here is the swimming gear every serious swimmer should be rocking in their swim bag.</i><p>Even though the sport of competitive swimming looks like all it …

Swimming

Continuous Integration vs Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment

Heard about these terms ?? ……. I am sure you did 🙂<p>Some people says Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery are same<p>Some says Continuous …

5 Challenges That Can Break Your Continuous Integration Efforts

<b>Continuous integration is a widely praised idea, it has multiple benefits for organizations such as improved productivity and lowered cost. There are</b> …

DevOps

Siri Lindley: Tips On Going Long(er)

Want to cruise through a 70.3 like you do an Olympic-distance race? Here are three expert tips from Siri Lindley, the Los Angeles-based coach who is …

How Learning and Development Are Becoming More Agile

Today’s workforces are designed for speed and flexibility. To achieve these goals, organizations are using more part-time, project-based freelancers to supplement their internal staff. Our research at the Agile Talent Collaborative reinforces findings from Accenture and other consulting and …

Human Resources

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

Project Management

6 Ways Coffee Can Enhance Your Athletic Performance

Active adults and athletes want to enhance athletic performance with stimulants but without potential adverse effects that can come from unregulated …

5 Secrets of Great Leadership

Here's what it takes.<p>Great leaders are not born into the role. They exhibit traits that have been learned, refined, honed, and improved over many years. There's no single trait that makes someone a great leader. It is a collection of refined attributes.<p>To find out more about the secret to …

Leadership

Triathlon race-day: 21 common mistakes - Triathlon race-day: 21 common mistakes

<b>BIKE LEG MISTAKES</b><p>The bike leg is where you’ll usually spend the lion’s share of your time during a triathlon, so there’s potential to lose or gain a …

Agile 2016: Agile is old, we need to make it modern

There is an important conversation developers need to be having in the agile community, and it doesn’t involve scaling, according to Joshua …

How to self-test for weaknesses that could affect your cycling

There is an old adage: you’re only as strong as your weakest link. But how many of us proactively seek to identify these weaknesses and work on their …

Exercise