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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects

Software project planning and management depends on estimation. Understanding the time and effort for tasks and entire projects is an ongoing concern for development teams. Yet, many professionals struggle with this key aspect of working together and building software. Laurie Corkum gives the second part of her presentation on estimation ...

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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects

Software project planning and management depends on estimation. Understanding the time and effort for tasks and entire projects is an ongoing concern for development teams. Yet, many professionals struggle with this key aspect of working together and building software. Laurie Corkum gives the second part of her presentation on estimation practices. The presentation focuses on specific techniques for estimation of development tasks, activities, and projects. She discusses how developers actually arrive at an estimate and ...

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Estimating Tasks, Activities, Projects


Strategic Conversations

Our colleague Bruce Strong (with Mary Lee Kennedy) recently published an article on the effort to transform the New York Public Library for the digital age. How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library (Harvard Business Review, December 5 2016) described an initiative that engaged over 250 staff ...

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Our colleague Bruce Strong (with Mary Lee Kennedy) recently published an article on the effort to transform the New York Public Library for the digital age. How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library (Harvard Business Review, December 5 2016) described an initiative that engaged over 250 staff – nearly 10% of its organization – in a collaborative process to improve library services.

Their approach focused on the the creation of three 'communities ...

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Episode I: The SCRUM Menace

In this Tech Talk, Huu Da talks about creating and maintaining a healthy work environment. He will discuss his experience working onsite with clients, and managing their teams effectively.

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Episode I: The SCRUM Menace

In this Tech Talk, Huu Da talks about creating and maintaining a healthy work environment. He will discuss his experience working onsite with clients, and managing their teams effectively.

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Episode I: The SCRUM Menace


Sprints - One, Two, or Three Weeks?

Agile development organizations will typically use sprints that are one, two, or three weeks in duration. In our experience at Quoin, the optimal duration of a sprint depends on the organization, team, and type of project. We have worked with clients that have successfully used each of these variations, and ...

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Agile development organizations will typically use sprints that are one, two, or three weeks in duration. In our experience at Quoin, the optimal duration of a sprint depends on the organization, team, and type of project. We have worked with clients that have successfully used each of these variations, and wanted to share a few guidelines on how to select the right sprint duration.

First, we should dispense with the notion of four week or ...

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Facilitation Skills

Facilitation is an important skill set for communication, collaboration, and decision-making in a group. Professionals often apply these skills project team meetings and more structured contexts. This talk will examine the basic skills and issues in acting to facilitate a meeting, requirements analysis, or other group discussion to solve a ...

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Facilitation Skills

Facilitation is an important skill set for communication, collaboration, and decision-making in a group. Professionals often apply these skills project team meetings and more structured contexts. This talk will examine the basic skills and issues in acting to facilitate a meeting, requirements analysis, or other group discussion to solve a problem or make a decision.

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Facilitation Skills


MS Project: Costing and Time

MS Project is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. In this talk, Sue will take you through how to best utilize the features and functions of the software and provide some best practices when ...

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MS Project: Costing and Time

MS Project is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. In this talk, Sue will take you through how to best utilize the features and functions of the software and provide some best practices when it comes to pre-project planning.

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MS Project: Costing and Time


Introduction to Django Based Class Views

A view is a callable which takes a request and returns a response. This can be more than just a function, and Django provides an example of some classes which can be used as views. These allow you to structure your views and reuse code.

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Introduction to Django Based Class Views

A view is a callable which takes a request and returns a response. This can be more than just a function, and Django provides an example of some classes which can be used as views. These allow you to structure your views and reuse code.

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Introduction to Django Based Class Views


Exception Handling Best Practices

In-depth view into best practices for the process of responding to the occurrence of exceptions and how to handle errors and build resiliency into your application.

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Exception Handling Best Practices

In-depth view into best practices for the process of responding to the occurrence of exceptions and how to handle errors and build resiliency into your application.

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Exception Handling Best Practices

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