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ISE Continues Agile Training for All Employees

Aug 16, 2016 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Agile

Investing in our people has always been a top priority for ISE. As mentioned in this Forbes article, the importance of training and personal development is critical, as many employees leave organizations solely because they don’t feel valued by their employers.

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Fragile or Antifragile: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

Jul 28, 2016 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

In my last post, I discussed the opposite of fragile: antifragile. This is the core theme of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. 

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Lessons from the Fragile

Jul 19, 2016 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

What's the opposite of fragile?

Most people would answer "robust" or "resilient." If we subject something that is fragile to stress, shock, randomness or volatility, we can expect that it will be harmed. If we do the same to something that is robust or resilient, we can expect that it will resist harm - but won't be any better off than when we started. But what if something that is subjected to stress, shock, randomness or volatility actually benefited? That would be the opposite of fragile: antifragile. This is the core theme of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. 
 

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Creating the Perfect Team: A Checklist

Jul 05, 2016 | by Abhijeet Kher, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Agile


A Well Formed Team (WFT), per 3Back's white-paper and in accordance with Scrum guidelines, is a team which is self organized, self contained, and value-driven. Such a team uses appropriate standard of care while delivering an acceptable amount of work specified by stakeholders. The accountability in such a team is highest between its members, followed by accountability towards its stakeholders. Use the following checklist to determine what you'll need to create a WFT:

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