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Scrum Overhead Planning

How much time should a team devote and managers allocate to sprint overhead? That is, activities related to the scrum processes itself. Other than the time spent on development, producing deliverable, time must be spent on sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective, backlog grooming, and

Pet Jellyfish Tank |

Puppies and kittens for Christmas? How boring and uninspired. This year, get your very own pet jellyfish gliding languorously around a desktop-sized jellyfish tank (a $366 value)! About Jellyfish Art Tanks Jellyfish Art produces fully-equipped jellyfish tanks and kits that have received accolades ranging from

Predator Helmet

Predator Motorcycle Helmet

Actual motorcycle helmets modeled after Predator. File this under “Very cool”, but also “Potentially creepy”. Outside of Halloween, social caution is advised. Also note that the posting is from the website LOL! No sh*t.

Roach-eating contest winner choked to death

A 32-year-old man who died after downing dozens of roaches and worms last month to win a python at a Florida reptile store choked to death, medical officials said Monday. Edward Archbold died “as a result of asphyxia due to choking and aspiration of gastric

China’s last eunuch spills sex secrets | Reuters

  (Reuters) – Only two memories brought tears to Sun Yaoting’s eyes in old age — the day his father cut off his genitals, and the day his family threw away the pickled remains that should have made him a whole man again at death.

Infographic: How PRINCE2 and Agile Reinforce Each Other

Infographic: How PRINCE2 and Agile Reinforce Each Other Figure 1: How PRINCE2 and Agile reinforce each other Fortes Solutions is an international organization with Dutch roots which develops ‘best practice’ software for organizations that want to improve their efficiency in projects, programs and portfolios. Infographic:

Creating Style Guides · An A List Apart Article

Several years ago, I was working on a large, complex application. It was a bit of a legacy project: many different designers and front-end developers had come and gone, each appending a new portion to the sprawling application. By the time I arrived, the CSS

Sprint Retrospectives in Practice

Retrospectives, and why you need them A couple of months ago we looked at how to conduct a Sprint Review. We saw that a Review considers what work was done, and distinguished it from a Sprint Retrospective which reflects upon how work is being done. The

An Overview of Requirements Elicitation

What is Elicitation? A thorough discovery of business requirements is almost never readily available at an analyst’s fingertips—rarely can requirements be quickly looked up as one would gather information for a term paper or study for a test. Much of business or technical requirements is

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10 Ways Mobile Sites Are Different from Desktop Web Sites

1.  Content Prioritization 2.  Vertical Instead of Horizontal Navigation 3.  Bars, Tabs, and Hypertext 4.  Text and Graphics 5.  Contextual and Global Navigation 6. Footers 7. Breadcrumbs 8. Progress Indicator 9. Integration with Phone Functions 10. Localized and Personalized Search Read the full text here

Mobile Project Planning

Mobile Project Planning

Found on Mobile Testing Blog… (original link here) Mobile project should be well planned in advanced with SMART milestones, efficient choices of devices (lead/gold devices), right tools and Agile ALM (Application life-cycle management). In this short post i will advise the most important project milestones and

The Holy Grail: How to develop seamlessly in the cloud

This article is written by Jay Simons, president of enterprise software company Atlassian. What I found interesting was the evolution of not only cloud based tracking systems and code repositories, but cloud based code editors, testing platforms, application platforms and deployment tools. Excerpted below…  (full

Using Agile/Scrum in a Digital Agency

Over the last year or so, our team embarked on moving from a typical Waterfall development approach to implementing a Scrum/Agile approach. While there are plenty of good blogs about making this transition from a development standpoint, I have not seen a lot of good

New services promise online life after death

CNN — Your husband, an avid gamer and techie, dies of a heart attack, leaving his vast online life ­– one you don’t know much about ­– in limbo. His accounts, to which you don’t know the passwords, go idle. His e-mails go unanswered, his