Scaled Agile Framework presentation
Scaling Software Agility from Armond Mehrabian
CEO of Spotify is interviewed at Stanford.
Jack Dorsey - Co-Founder of Square & Twitter
Print and display the Scaled Agile Framework Big...
portofinosolutions: You’re now able to download and print poster sized images of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Big Picture and display it anywhere in your work area. It comes in 5’x3’, 3’x2’ PDFs or as a PowerPoint slide. I highly recommend laminating it. Instructions: Go to http://www.scaledagileframework.com Click on “Download the Big Picture” (the 3rd button on the left hand side of...
The Entrepreneur and His Energy
If I had to put my finger on the most important trait of an entrepreneur it would have to be “vision” followed closely by (maybe paired with) “unstoppable energy.” When I consider all the great entrepreneurs of our time: Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and my latest favorites: Gary Vaynerchuk, and Eric Ries they all have unbounded energy flowing through their veins. If...
What's a Lean Startup?
What is a Lean-Startup? It’s the movement that is changing how new companies and products are built. Based on the latest research in Customer Development, Agile Development, and Lean Manufacturing
Love the mission statement from Lean Startup...
“We aim to bolster jobs through innovation and prevent the world’s smartest people from wasting time building things nobody wants.”
The ancient Greeks described a disciplined mind as one not swayed by sudden...– Oswald Sanders “Spiritual Leadership”
If you are disturbed by anything short of perfection in yourself and others get...– Oswald Sanders from “Spiritual Leadership”
If you are disturbed by anything short of perfection in yourself and others get over it. The perfectionist sets goals beyond his reach, then sinks into false guilt when he falls short. Our world is imperfect, and we cannot expect the impossible. - Oswald Sanders from “Spiritual Leadership
Refreshingly honest article by Jeffery Pfeffer (Stanford Professor): My perspective is that organizations — which have laid off millions, which have workplaces filled with disengaged and dissatisfied employees, and which regularly, even in partnerships, cast people aside — can (and do) take care of themselves. My point of view is quite consistent with the popular idea of employees as free agents...
Assessing people’s character is simple. All you have to do is ask three questions: Can you trust them to do the right thing? Are they committed to excellence? Do people matter to them? Only when you can give a definitive “YES” should you invest in the person. - Lou Holtz (author, football coach) Try it out on someone you know; it works every time.
It is my duty and mission to put to work what I am good at, rather than to do...– Peter Drucker (Forward to Half-Time by Bob Buford)
A little documentation can go a long way
A couple of days later…
How old is your brain?
See if your brain is as old as your body or (perish the thought) OLDER! Read the following instructions since the game is in Japanese: 1. Touch ‘start’ 2. Wait for a 3, 2, 1. 3. Memorize the number’s position on the screen, then click the circles from the SMALLEST number to the BIGGEST 4. At the end of game, it will tell you the age of your brain. The Game Good...
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it...– Robert Frost
Some very interesting predictions regarding Agile...
Recently, a number of Cutter Consortium IT consultants were asked to give predictions on upcoming trends for 2010 and beyond. Most of what they say about knowledge workers and their methods of collaboration are quite positive . In this post I have attempted to summarize what they said about collaborative software development methods. Lots of mostly-positive things said about 2010! It will ...
100 All-Time Best Productivity Tips for Working →
So many good tips for productivity; guaranteed to contain a few new tips.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to...– Andre Gide
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new...– Benjamin Franklin
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out...– Aristotle
Giving is the highest expression of potency.– Erich Fromm
If you are not generous with a meager income, you will never be generous with...– Harold Nye
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.– Charles Dickens
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.– Elizabeth Bibesco
No man was ever honored for what he received. Honor is the reward for what he...– Calvin Coolidge
Seven ways of giving
1. The Careless Way: To give something to every cause that is presented, without inquiring into its merits. 2. The Impulsive Way: To give from impulse—as much and as often as love and pity and sensibility prompt. 3. The Lazy Way: To make a special offer to earn money for worthy projects by fairs, bazaars, etc. 4. The Self-Denying Way: To save the cost of luxuries and apply them to...
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.– Samuel Johnson
There are three kinds of givers — the flint, the sponge and the honeycomb....– Author Unknown
Big take aways from #crushit
Love your family Work extremely hard Follow your passion
Mammon, n.: The god of the world’s leading religion.– Ambrose Bierce
When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart.– John Wesley
Inflation hasn’t ruined everything. A dime can still be used as a...– Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs (or credit card...– Gloria Steinem
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of...– Dave Barry
The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is...– Mad Magazine
Man stands for long time with mouth open before roast duck flies in.– Chinese Saying
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.– J.G. Holland
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.– Author Unknown
I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the...– Margaret Thatcher
#quote “No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.” - Nathaniel Hawthorne
If you don’t have a business instinct don’t worry; skills are cheap,...– @garyvee #crushit
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve...– ~William James #quotes
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.– Author Unknown #quotes
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.– Aesop
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral...– Mark Twain
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.– Robert Cody