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Create an Agile Release Plan for a Fixed-Date Project in Scrum

Whether your organization intends to deploy every sprint, every few sprints, or continuously, most organizations find some amount of longer-term, …

How To (Really) Build An Agile Culture Through Coaching Skills

Culture. As I attend conferences and work with organizations and executives, culture is the one topic that always seems to find its way into a conversation. As the combination of beliefs, perceptions and thoughts, culture has always been critical to the success of any individual, team or …

Agile Coach Toolkit #1: 5 Whys

As an Agile Coach, you frequently encounter situations which demand quick thinking to get things moving in the right direction. Over time I have …

Tips for Transitioning into an Agile Project Manager

Project managers don't have to be left out in the cold when a company moves to agile development. Here are some tips for how a project manager can …

Project Management

Twenty Top Fails in Executive Agile Leadership

“Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. …

Will you add a tomato to your payload? Managing scope creep.

Scope cut is a feature. Before accepting a change request, ask these two questions.<p>Saturn V had a payload of 140,000 kgs. A medium tomato weighs 120 …

Epic Books to Help You Escape Reality Until 'Game of Thrones'

From dragon-taming wizards to 17th-century palace intrigue, here are some binge-worthy books to distract you from the terrors of reality.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> returns Sunday with all your giant dragon and Machiavellian plot needs. While you wait each week to see whether Jon Snow will stay king in the …

10 Books From The Fantasy Genre You Probably Haven't Read Yet But Need To

Fantasy is one of those genres with a couple of heavy hitters. You can hate fantasy as much as you want, but you still know that Hogwarts is a school …

Use Notes app to plan your vacation

Here’s the worst way to organize any task: email. You can’t put everything in one place, and even if you could, you could never find it. Apple’s built-in Notes app, on the other hand, is the perfect place to store all those snippets of info you accumulate when planning something like a vacation. …

Stack Overflow: Aye Aye, Space Captain

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>We’ve all got dreams. I grew up on Florida’s Space Coast and spent most of my young life watching rockets thunder off into …

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

“If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro — and we’re going to come out with something great to replace it.”<p>Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is talking to a small group of reporters in a white stucco building …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Privacy

The Power User’s Guide to Safari

Apple’s Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it’s a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it …

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

Duet Display brings Apple’s Touch Bar to any iPad

I've long been a fan of Duet Display's ability to turn my five-year-old iPad into a surprisingly responsive and portable secondary display for my laptop. Now Duet is about to get just a little bit more interesting thanks to a new option that adds a Touch Bar to the bottom of the display, whether …

Best Apps for Apple Watch: we did the research so you don't have to

Thanks to the Apple Watch, you don't need to have your iPhone at hand to use your favorite Apple apps. Some apps work better than others when resized …

The best email app on iOS just got a desktop version

Spark, which I humbly believe to be the best email client on iOS, is now available for your Mac. The free app supports most email services, including Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, iCloud, and Exchange (among others) and brings some of your favorite features form other email apps into one really attractive …

Why enterprises struggle with agile software development, and what they can do about it

Tear up outdated processes and watch how startup and internet companies do it, McKinsey experts advise.<p>Want to be agile? Then run your technology …

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

The Order of Three

Estimating the effort needed to complete a task is taken for granted in most industries and professions. Why is software so different?<p>Not only are …

Techniques to scale agile across project teams and organizations | Zephyr

Once associated only with small application development projects and co-located teams of 8-10 members, the Agile methodology is now being …

The Best Hidden Features in iOS 10

By now, you’ve probably had some time to play around with iOS 10 and get acquainted with all the new features. We’ve already told you about most of …

Apple iOS 10: 50 Awesome Features You Should Know About And How To Use Them

Last week, Apple released iOS 10 to the public and it included dozens of new features and improvements. As you may have noticed, there have been changes in the Notes, Mail, Phone, Camera, Photos, Calendar, Maps, Music, News, Safari and Messages apps. Many of the features are more subtle than …

Star Trek’s warp drive might become a reality

How our dream of exploring the stars might actually someday come true.<p><i>“We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not for you to set</i> …

Amazon experiments with tech teams consisting entirely of part-time employees, with full benefits

A new pilot program inside Amazon is creating technical teams consisting entirely of part-time employees — including managers — in the company’s …

Embracing minimalism: How I travel light and stay productive

For a few months every year, I end up living out of a bag at a hotel as often as I’m home. Staying productive and traveling light often seems like the unattainable goal of minimalism, but I’ve cracked the code (at least for me).<p>Here’s a quick rundown of what I use when the creature comforts of home …

MacBook Pro

Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.<p>Eddy Cue doesn’t look like a man in the midst of his toughest year in decades. Sporting an untucked apricot camp shirt and blue jeans over camouflage socks and a pair of …

Watch as the Original STAR TREK Enterprise Model Is Restored by the Smithsonian

For nearly 50 years now, <i>Star Trek</i> has been such a huge part of American culture that the original U.S.S. Enterprise model, which was used on all …

Hey

Goodbye Siri<p>Thanks for visiting Hey-Siri.io (again). Unfortunately, we have stopped this project and we do not provide this database anymore.<p>We want …

Quiet Loud Noises in Your Apple TV Movies with this Settings Tweak

Face it: your late-night Jason Bourne binges may make your heart race, but it’s probably bothering your sleeping neighbors. Luckily, if you use an …