6 Coaching Tips for Scrum Masters

First, let’s define what coaching is. You can find many definitions, but here is how I describe coaching. Coaching enhances your ability to learn, make changes, and achieve desired goals. Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that enables people to make conscious decisions and empowers them to become leaders in their own lives. via […]

Scrum vs. Kanban

In Agile software development, different methodologies of work are used. Here at Apiumtech, depending on the project we are working on, we usually use one of two frameworks. We either go for the Scrum methodology or for Kanban project management. Sometimes, we like to mix it up and go with Scrumban.  In this post, you will find more […]

Scientists say your personality can be deconstructed into 5 basic traits

Flickr/Michael Mooney Business Insider’s Kevin Loria recently spotlighted a test that can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality. The test — the International Personality Item Pool, available online in both long and short versions — rates you on five personality traits, known to psychologists as the "Big Five." You can remember them […]

A behavioral economist explains why it’s okay that you’ll never find the perfect job

Flickr/DZ Roman A classmate of mine once asked a professor how and when she knew that academia was the right choice for her. "I still don’t!" she responded. I remember being shocked — like an adult is questioning her career choices? Not possible. Maybe, though, she wasn’t second-guessing her decisions so much as acknowledging that […]

Facebook launches Yarn, a JavaScript package manager built for speed

Facebook launches Yarn, a JavaScript package manger built for speed Facebook has launched Yarn, an open source JavaScript package manager that promises faster and more reliable installs than the massively popular npm. The company says its new creation is capable of reducing install times from several minutes to just seconds in some cases – depnding […]

Why I Joined LeadingAgile

People who know me well might be surprised to learn I’ve accepted full-time employment. I’m sort of an independent-minded person. So, here’s why. (It’s characteristically long-winded, so skip it if you wish.) Backstory In 2002, I was working as an enterprise architect at a mid-to-large-ish financial services holding company that operated banks, mortgage lenders, investment […]