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With the theme of Art, Music, Tacos, organizers of CenterFest have embraced elements of Agile to re-organize and launch their new event.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Kanban Board, Stand Up Meetings & User Stories Benefit the Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences

Lake Jackson, TX. (April 13, 2017) What are the limits of applications, benefits and industries for elements of Agile? A Texas based non-profit organization is successfully using parts of Agile to re-position and organize its biggest event of the year. That is the topic of the latest podcast by Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg. In this installment, Ryn interviews Wes Copeland who is the executive director...

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13 Apr 2017
Organizers of CenterFest in southeast Texas are leveraging Kanban Boards, standup meetings and user stories.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Agile Testimonial About Texas Non-Profit Organization

Agile Testimonial About Texas Non-Profit Organization. This week, Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg talks with Wes Copeland about his organizations’ experiences with user stories, Kanban and stand up meetings. Wes is the executive director at the Brazosport Center for the Arts and Sciences, where their spring art festival called ‘CenterFest’ is in the planning stages.   It is a good example and testimonial about how the...

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04 Apr 2017
ogniToys is putting security first in their IBM Watson-powered smart dinosaur toy. - See more at: http://sdtimes.com/keep-kids-safe-unsecure-iot-devices-toys/#sthash.moXzMwSx.dpuf
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From The SD Times: Ryn Melberg On Unsecure Toy Safety

On the heels of her podcast regarding this topic, Ryn was interviewed by Madison Moore of SD Times for an article on this topic. To read the article from SD Times, click the link below. Or read the article here. Another Day Another Breach By Madison Moore, SD Times The world of Internet-connected devices targeted at children is a magical one. Toy dinosaurs can learn and...

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30 Mar 2017
Games like ping pong use both hemispheres of the brain making players geniuses.
in Agile, Business, The Guardian Podcast

The Agile Learning Culture on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg

Corporate culture is one of those topics that gets written and talked about a good bit and with good reason. Implementing and maintaining an Agile culture and an Agile learning ethos are both very challenging. This is the topic on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg this week. The Guardian Podcast is the only podcast on the Internet or anywhere that is devoted to Agile,...

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30 Mar 2017
Learning inside an Agile framework is different and in a good way from spelling tests and other places where mistakes are punished.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Agile And The Learning Culture

Agile And The Learning Culture Corporate culture is one of those topics that gets written and talked about a good bit and with good reason. Implementing and maintaining an Agile culture and an Agile learning culture are both very challenging. Inside a learning culture employees have to be willing to keep up with what is new and how that newness impacts their performance and contribution...

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21 Mar 2017
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.
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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
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