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A lack of job descriptions or definition of roles and responsibilities leaves many university board members feeling 'clueless'. Governance / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Asks: Is Your University Board Clueless? This week on her podcast, Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg asks a question about how colleges and universities are governed by their directors. Are they clueless? The Guardian podcast can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, or at www.rynmelberg.com. The Clueless Board of Directors Melberg describes what happens with many college and university board members. “They...

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Business Needs A New Governance Model To Cope With Cyber Security Governance / Uncategorized

Business Needs A New Governance Model To Cope With Cyber Security. With a Scrum team dedicated to cyber security and a board that treated it differently than other business continuity issues, much could be done to secure data in the public and private sector. In the era of cyber security breaches that cost business and governments millions if not billions of dollars, a new way...

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IT crises are the next wave of crisis management for corporate boards of directors to manage. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Guardian Podcast IT Security, Governance, and Crisis Management In the past on this program we have talked about the need for better security in an on line world. We have also talked about corporate governance failures at several companies and organizations around the world. This week we are going to discuss how corporate boards of directors manage a corporate IT crisis. Just like with traditional...

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Last month Ryn was interviewed by the Canada Financial Post Magazine about governance and IT security in the wake of the Ashley Madison hacking scandal. If you missed it, here is a link: http://www.pressreader.com/bookmark/BCxe4DLUwaCp4Ypx_S4PwUQVhZRjlPovQ578uGIjrGE1/ Or the whole thing here! Hacktivists are on the rise and Ashley Madison is only the latest victim. Financial Post Magazine 13 Oct 2015 SOURCE: HACKMAGEDDON.COM Avid Life Media Inc.’s failed attempt...

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Can Agile Repair The Healthcare Industry Or Is It Too Broken To Fix? This week on The Guardian Podcast Ryn Melberg describes the ways that Agile project methodology can be used to make the U.S. healthcare industry better. The Guardian Podcast can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/how-agile-can-save-the-healthcare-industry), iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-agile-can-save-healthcare/id977764101?i=357246792&mt=2), or www.rynmelberg.com. The overall population of the United States is getting older and with aging comes...

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What is a user story, and who are these so-called users? Ryn Melberg describes in detail the role of the ‘user story’ in Agile on her weekly podcast, entitled “The Guardian.” The Guardian Podcast can be heard on iTunes, Sound cloud, or her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. The user story is critical to the Agile team for communicating with each other and fully understanding what...

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Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

  This week on the podcast we will talk about the return on investment organizations can expect from implementing Agile practices. From a business point of view this is among the most persuasive aspects of adopting any business practice. That is to say does it pay to go to all the trouble of changing what we do now and learn a new way of doing...

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VW’s uniquely awful governance at fault in emission scandal and is the topic this week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. This article from Money Control informs about the issues of board membership and how a lack of diverse ideas will keep VW from recovering. Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world-news/vws-uniquely-awful-governance-at-faultemission-scandal_3411781.html?utm_source=ref_article  


Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

On this program we talk about programming and code writing using Agile/Safe/Scrum methodologies. We also talk a lot about governance issues at places like FIFA or Dow Chemical. But this is the first time the two have come together, at least on this program, as we discuss the scandal at Volkswagen, or VW. Where code was written to defeat regulations that led to a governance...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Agile is a project management methodology that software writers adopted several years ago. But people who work in other industries are learning that the sensible, team centered, value producing and time saving methods prescribed are as useful to them as they are to software developers. Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg discusses and defines the Agile Feature and the Agile Feature Team on her podcast this week....

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