Failure is an option

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Many times I’ve heard colleagues say that ‘failure is not an option’, I’ve even said it humorously myself. But failure is an option and it might just be a good thing to experience sometimes. Success is highly regarded in our society. It is extremely popular if the sheer number of blogs and websites devoted to … [Read more…]

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Water usage reduction 25%

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This past quarter our household water consumption has been reduced by 25%. This effort has not made a negative impact on our quality of life, and it has inspired us to do more. Now trying to work out next steps to reduce usage even more. via Aide-mémoire

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Meeting Madness

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Many times recently I’ve found myself in ‘meeting madness’. Someone somewhere has called a meeting, usually sending invitations via Outlook. The invitation usually has, at best, a one line summary of what the meeting is about. No agenda is set and nor are requests made explicit for necessary preparatory work to be completed prior to … [Read more…]

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Scrum Rules

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List of scrum rules from Control Chaos Scrum : an iterative, incremental process for developing software in chaotic environments. Scrum consists of a series of 30 day sprints, each sprint producing an executable. Between sprints, all interested parties evaluate progress and reevaluate technical and business requirements. Work is reestablished and the team enters into another … [Read more…]

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Web 2.0 Coming in for a Hard Landing?

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There is increasing comment out on the net that we are heading for another dot bomb disaster – but worse than last time. A good example is this on slashdot. The question is how resilient is the industry now, has it improved since last time? Perhaps the answer is the same as the answer last … [Read more…]

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