Code Bytes
April 24, 2015

How Did Data Become Such a Big Deal?

Data now stream from daily life: from computers and mobile phones, television and the ‘internet of things’ --- to everyday objects that send and receive data. In fact, there’s too much of it, and even more is produced every second, every day. However, is there value in mining and unlocking…
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DesignNews
March 17, 2015

Rant-o-matic 6000: Form Follows Function

<initiate clean version> Design is an art form. Art imitates nature. In nature, form follows function. It is the mandate of the cosmos. Planets, stars, animals, plants, that pimple on your earlobe do not look like that simply for aesthetics. Their appearance has a purpose. Form follows Function. Let us…
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AgileNews
March 13, 2015

Scrum Wars Episode VI – Return of the Scrum Master

I often wonder how great a focus Jedis must have.  To be able to channel the Force and use it - to augment one's physical capabilities, to have it affect physical objects, to be able to channel and release it as lightning, and to be able to influence the minds…
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AgileNews
February 27, 2015

Scrum Wars Episode V – The Backlog Strikes Back

What goes around, comes around. This is clearly evident when the Galactic Empire dealt a devastating blow to the Rebel Alliance forces at Hoth and on the other bases they had.  The Rebels destroyed the first Death Star and so the Empire responded in kind.  If a development team does…
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AgileNews
February 13, 2015

Scrum Wars Episode IV – A New Team

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Ah forget it!  It's not the same without the intro music playing. I have always wondered what other training activities were done by Luke when he was with Obi Wan.  We see this session they had when they were aboard…
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AgileNews
January 30, 2015

The Lord of the Sprint: The Retrospective of the King

I love retrospectives!  Retrospectives are fun!  It's like you're getting a second chance at life, and you can do better at living the next life.  Well maybe that is an exaggeration.  Haha! In Tolkien's stories we see a lot of retrospectives happening at various points in the timeline.  We see…
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AgileNews
January 28, 2015

The Lord of the Sprint: The Two Backlogs

When you are doing Scrum, how many backlogs do you work with in one project?  I'd bet most people would answer: "Just one backlog, duh!?!" There are two backlogs actually: the Product Backlog and the Sprint Backlog. The Sprint Backlog is the subset of the Product Backlog which the team…
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AgileNews
January 27, 2015

The Lord of the Sprint: The Fellowship of the Team

Hello! It's me again, Kevin, your friendly neighborhood Scrum Master,  back so soon for another blog.  :) In following the Scrum framework, you do work in increments called Sprints.  I think it is still a common misconception that the Scrum Master is considered as the "Lord of the Sprint".  This…
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AgileNews
January 26, 2015

There and back again… a Scrum Master’s tale

Hi there.  I'm Kevin, Scrum Master for all the teams in Chromedia.  I joined the company last June 2014.  At that moment, I have had 2 years of experience being a Scrum Master for a software development team.  In my previous company we formed the first Scrum Team and I…
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