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Daniel Pink Agile SAFe Motivating Knowledge Workers
in Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Daniel Pink Agile SAFe Motivating Knowledge Workers

Daniel Pink Agile SAFe Motivating Knowledge Workers. This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, the science of motivation in the workplace, based on the writing of Daniel Pink. As Ryn has said previously, the carrot and stick approach to management is not as inspiring as the ones that come from intrinsic motivation. Ryn talks a lot on the show about science. The impact...

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11 Jan 2016
Apps White Boards Red Yarn Excel Agile Productivity Tools Review On The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg
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Apps White Boards Red Yarn Excel Agile Productivity Tools Review On The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg

Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg starts her 2016 podcast with a review of a few of the tools that Agile enthusiasts use to increase their effectiveness. There are literally hundreds of programs and apps dedicated to the refinement of the Agile methods for software production and project management. Agile methods are characterized by work done in small teams, divided into short delivery schedules with frequent review, reassessment,...

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05 Jan 2016
Agile Tools Review
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Agile Tools Review

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Agile and tools for managing and tracking are the topic. Among others, Ryn reviews: Atlassian, Jira, Leankit, Rally Platform for Agile Lifecycle, Excel, Version One, Agile Craft and Planbox. Each has its advantages and things that are also less desirable. Listen to hear Ryn’s candid assessment.

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04 Jan 2016
The Guardian Podcast: Agile Methodology, Governance and Boards of Directors
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The Guardian Podcast: Agile Methodology, Governance and Boards of Directors

This week Ryn The Guardian Melberg discusses the ways that practices from Agile can be used to improve the overall work and practices of boards of directors for privately owned, publicly traded or even non-profit companies. The benefits of an Agile Board will extend to the entire company. Similarly, if Agile stops at the board, there is a break in governance and transparency. Examples of...

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21 Dec 2015
A lack of job descriptions or definition of roles and responsibilities leaves many university board members feeling 'clueless'.
in Governance, The Guardian Podcast, Uncategorized

Are Your University Board Directors Clueless?

The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Asks: Is Your University Board Clueless? This week on her podcast, Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg asks a question about how colleges and universities are governed by their directors. Are they clueless? The Guardian podcast can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, or at www.rynmelberg.com. The Clueless Board of Directors Melberg describes what happens with many college and university board members. “They...

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17 Dec 2015
University and College Boards of Directors are charged with bringing an outside perspective to campus.
in Business, Governance, News, The Guardian Podcast

Governance On Campus For College and University Boards

Governance On Campus For College and University Boards ; rubber stamp or something else? This week on the podcast Ryn will discuss the issue of governance on university campuses. Specifically the board members of those universities who come from outside the respective college campuses and have roles and responsibilities tied directly to those schools. Graduates, who have been successful in business, are elected officials fill...

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14 Dec 2015
The largest hack to ever impact children was perpetrated against VTech in late November, 2015.
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What Parents Can Do To Protect Children From On Line Hackers

What Parents Can Do To Protect Children From On Line Hackers. HackersRyn Melberg has some very important and solemn advise for parents; be extremely mindful of what you post on line about your children because it could affect their financial future and even put them in physical danger. In late November, 2015 Hong Kong based children’s toy maker V-Tech was hacked with information about 6.4...

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08 Dec 2015
In this photo from Forbes, the place where the children' tablet learning toy was vulnerable is identified.
in Business, Governance, News, The Guardian Podcast

V-Tech Hack Impacts Child Security

V-Tech Hack Impacts Child Security. This week on the program Ryn will discuss with us some much needed steps that parents or anyone with children in their lives needs to take to protect the privacy of those same youngsters. This in the wake of the hack of Hong Kong based VTech, maker of electronic learning toys. That hack exposed information about over 6.4 million children. To...

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07 Dec 2015
Multitaskers are good at looking busy but little else.
in Agile, Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Multitasking Myth and Productivity Debunked on The Guardian Podcast

Myth of Multitasking and Productivity Debunked on The Guardian Podcast The most valuable employees in the workplace are not necessarily the ones who seem busiest, according to Ryn Melberg on her weekly podcast, The Guardian. In fact it is more likely that the exact opposite is true. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, or at www.rynmelberg.com. Agile And Multitasking...

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03 Dec 2015
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