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Writing Agile Features Best Practices Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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The servant leader is the example Ryn Melberg cites in this week's podcast on leadership in an Agile Environment. Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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

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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Apps White Boards Red Yarn Excel Agile Productivity Tools Review On The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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Agile Tools Review Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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.


University and College Boards of Directors are charged with bringing an outside perspective to campus. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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The largest hack to ever impact children was perpetrated against VTech in late November, 2015. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

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

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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Multitaskers are good at looking busy but little else. Agile / Business / News / 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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