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Best Practice For Writing Features In Agile Project Management
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Best Practice For Writing Features In Agile Project Management

Just knowing what a ‘feature’ is for Agile project management devotees is a chore and one of the many things about them that Ryn Melberg helps to clarify on her weekly podcast. To hear The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, visit her website at www.rynmelberg.com. The program can also be heard on Soundcloud and iTunes. What Is A Feature? What seems like such a simple...

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26 Jan 2016
Writing Agile Features Best Practices
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Writing Agile Features Best Practices

Writing Agile Features Best Practices This week on The Guardian Podcast, Ryn Melberg helps Agile/Scrum/SAFe users define what a feature really is. There is a lot of confusion and misuse of the term. Ryn describes how using the term consistently will help prevent misunderstandings and reduce wasted time explaining and then re-explaining what was intended. Ryn helps listeners answer these questions: What is a feature...

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25 Jan 2016
The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Best Practice  for Social Media Policies and Corporate Governance
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The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Best Practice for Social Media Policies and Corporate Governance

Social Media Policies and Corporate Governance. Is it possible for company policy on social media posts from employees about the company to be promotional, non-restrictive and transparent all at once? Are the employees an ‘army of pro-business advocates’ waiting to be unleashed? On her weekly podcast entitled “The Guardian” Ryn Melberg takes listeners through the steps needed to have a good policy based on a...

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19 Jan 2016
The servant leader is the example Ryn Melberg cites in this week's podcast on leadership in an Agile Environment.
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The Guardian Podcast Corporate Governance Social Media Policy

Corporate Governance Social Media Policy. There was bound to be a nexus between social media, company policy and best practices. This includes what employees do on line while on and off the clock and extends to customers, suppliers, shareholders, neighbors and yes employees. Corporate Governance Social Media Policy. There are some businesses that do not allow their employees to say anything about them on social...

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18 Jan 2016
Daniel Pinks’ Steps To Motivate Knowledge Workers On The Guardian Podcast
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Daniel Pinks’ Steps To Motivate Knowledge Workers On The Guardian Podcast

Daniel Pinks’ Steps To Motivate Knowledge Workers  Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg is no fan of the traditional ‘carrot and stick’ approach to motivating workers of any description, and finds that this traditional way of managing people especially outdated. On her podcast, ‘The Guardian’, Melberg relates the work of best-selling author Daniel Pink. Mr. Pink has written a great deal about incentives and employee enthusiasm and...

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12 Jan 2016
Daniel Pink Agile SAFe Motivating Knowledge Workers
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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
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