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It is worth noting that there is no information about this issue or warnings to parents available on the company’s web site.
in cyber security, Governance, News, The Guardian Podcast

Cloud Pet Putting Children In Danger: Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg Sleuths Children’s On Line Vulnerability From A Popular Toy

Cloud Pet Putting Children In Danger. The makers of the popular children’s toy, Cloud Pet made no provision for any type of on line security . for their server which exposed over 800,000 households and 2,000,000 recorded messages to hackers. No wonder that Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg expresses shock and askes pointedly ‘what the hell’ on her podcast this week as the topic of children’s’ on...

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15 Mar 2017
While a very nice toy, the Cloud Pet made everything about the owner and their child available to hackers.
in cyber security, Governance, News

Governance Cyber Security and Cloud Pets

Governance Cyber Security and Cloud Pets. Ryn The Guardian Melberg had not talked about security and governance on her own podcast for a while, though she has on other radio programs, so it is high time for her to do so again here. To listen click here: Ryn The Guardian Melberg Podcast on Cloud Pet Security and Governance.  While it might be hard to believe that...

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09 Mar 2017
"Pretzel day" was made famous on an episode of The Office, where workplace drudgery and tedium were the rule. It was the favorite day of several members of the staff. 
in Agile, Business, News, The Guardian Podcast

Can Work Borrow from Games for Happier & More Productive Employees?

Consider the amount of time, effort, learning, and practice someone who plays golf, tennis, rides horses or plays ‘World of Warcraft’ devotes to any one of those activities in an effort to be proficient. Is it possible to take the same dynamics of recreation and bring them to the workplace? This is one of the topics author, speaker and management expert Jurgen Appelo discusses with...

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28 Feb 2017
Author Jurgen Apello talks about his latest book, "Managing for Happiness" on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Author Jurgen Appelo Talks About Managing For Happiness

Author Jurgen Appelo Talks About Managing For Happiness. This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Ryn talks with well known author and management expert Jurgen Apello. To listen to the podcast go here: The Guardian Podcast. From his Amazon book page, Jurgen describes the book and why Agile and Scrum devotees will be interested. A practical handbook for making management great again! Managing...

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22 Feb 2017
Moira Alexander of CIO magazine shares her opinions on Agile with Ryn Melberg on The Guardian Podcast.
in Agile, Business, The Guardian Podcast

Moira Alexander of CIO Magazine Agile Project Management

This week Ryn will be talking with Moira Alexander of CIO Magazine. In addition to her responsibilities at CIO, Moira is the founder and president of Lead-Her-Ship Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in business, IT and project management for small to large businesses in the U.S. and Canada. She writes often about project management and Agile is one of the topics that...

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31 Jan 2017
Change for Agile coaches is challenging, no matter how widely publicized the benefits are.
in Agile, Business, The Guardian Podcast

Overcoming Resistance to Agile Process Roll-Outs

Overcoming Resistance to Agile Process Roll-Outs. Jonathon Levene shares the insights he gained over years of executive coaching of cross-functional teams this week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. The podcast can be heard on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathon-levene-on-agile introductions/id977764101?i=1000380138828&mt=2) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/jonathon-levene-on-agile-introductions)  or at rynmelberg.com. Mr. Levene (Jonathon as he prefers to be called) drove top-line growth through new products and services to market among many...

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21 Jan 2017
SAFe is short for Scaled Agile Framework Enterprise.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

SAFe Implementation

This week on the podcast Ryn The Guardian Melberg discusses what is needed to implement the Scaled Agile Framework, the right size organizations and some examples of good and not so good experiences she has had.

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07 Dec 2016
Toby Flanderson from The Office may be the most recognized HR person ever. His main job was to recite rules and generally wreck everyone's fun.
in Agile

Does Human Resources Need A Name Change?

Does Human Resources Need A Name Change? Words matter. No one would want to replant their lawn if it were full of elf grass and not crab grass. So, this week Ryn tackles the topic of naming or labeling. Specifically what is known as the ‘human resources department’ or HR. What we call things is important because labels relate inside the human brain to a whole...

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05 Oct 2016
How can an Agile organization know they are on the wrong track?
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Agile: philosophy, methodology, or something that’s gone too far?

Agile’s emergence as a global movement extends beyond software development. Agile’s popularity is driven by the discovery that its benefits are not isolated to software developers. Among other things, Agile enables people in organizations to master continuous change, make smaller mistakes earlier on a smaller scale, and engage customers at the development level regardless of the product or service. It permits firms to flourish in...

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15 Sep 2016
Ryn was the guest on The Charles Tendell Show on September 7, 2016.
in cyber security

Pokemon Go A Model For Diversity; Ryn Melberg On The Charles Tendell Show

On September 7, 2016 Ryn was a guest on The Charles Tendell radio/podcast broadcast. To listen, go to: http://thecharlestendellshow.com/podcast/3900/ Ryn discussed Pokemon Go, cyber security and diversity. According to the Tendell web site: “Diversity is a touchy subject in cybersecurity but there are successes to be had using what some would call adversity to your advantage.    Ryn Melberg joins the conversation on managing diversity...

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10 Sep 2016
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