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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. cyber security / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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cyber security / Governance / News

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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Agile / Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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Agile is Dead – Again by Shane Hastie on May 23, 2016 From InfoQ  Matthew (Ford) Kern and Miko have both recently written posts on the topic “Agile is Dead”.   Matthew relates this to the saturation of agile consulting and the speed of hype cycles.  Mika links it to a need to go faster than the approaches embodied in the agile movement and replace agile with DevOps. Matthew’s first article is simply...

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Is there a natural antipathy between devops and systems teams or an outcome that is greater than the sum of its parts? Listen to find out! Agile / Business / News / Scrum / The Guardian Podcast

This week on the podcast Ryn will help us all appreciate the differences between devops and the systems team in Agile. Agile devotees will know that there has been and is a lot of conversation about these two roles. And when we seek clarity, we know who to ask! While there is plenty of opportunity for conflicts, when these are managed and executed properly there...

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It is unlikely that General Washington had his orders questioned while crossing the Delaware the way many Agile leaders do. Agile / News

Agile Leadership Can Lead To Conflict In The Office. No one will admit to being against change or an enemy of progress, especially at a high tech company. If only this were true. Unfortunately it does not take massive societal movements to bring out the worst in people as even the smallest changes can lead to some really bad behavior in the workplace. This week on The...

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Ways To Recognize The Agile Team Is Out Of Sync Or Are You A Candidate For Agile Therapy? Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Sometimes things on an Agile team will go bad and no one can really say why. The results are not now what they once were. The code does not work. People are not getting along and deadlines are being missed. What are some of the common reasons for these types of shortcomings and what can be done about them? Lack of leadership training. Practices will...

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Epics in Agile are not on the same level as Moses or even Charleton Heston, but they are big. Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Epics. When some people hear the word ‘epic’ they think about great works of literature or movies like ‘The Ten Commandments’. They seldom think about software project management, which is what Ryn Melberg (www.rynmelberg.com) takes on this week on her podcast, The Guardian. The Guardian podcast can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/epics-in-agile) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epics-in-agile/id977764101?i=361733748&mt=2) and her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. As the name describes, Epics...

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Best Practice For Writing Features In Agile Project Management Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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