(Personal) Kanban Myths: The Myth of The Important Task

Continuing in my efforts to chronicle myths of kanban utilization, I thought I would tackle the second biggest misconception I see surrounding kanban boards.  As I discussed in my previous post, many people mistake kanban to be a process for task management, when in reality, it’s a visualization of some other process.  The key takeaway […]

March 10, 2015 · stuart · No Comments
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(Personal) Kanban Myths: The Myth of The Process

Recently, my friend Joe Webb has posted some great resources on Personal Kanban on his Facebook timeline.  Joe’s an influential guy in the tech community (particularly the #SQLFamily), so I’ve been excited about the flurry of emails and comments regarding the adoption of Kanban techniques.  I’ve been using Kanban boards for a while now at […]

March 4, 2015 · stuart · 3 Comments
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Steel City SQL Users Group–March 18, 2014– @SteelCitySQL

Next Tuesday, I’m loading up Big Blue, and driving over to Birmingham to present at the Steel City SQL Users Group.  I’ll be talking about the Agile DBA.  Should be fun! http://www.steelcitysql.org/ Featured Presentation The Agile DBA: Managing your To-Do List Speaker: Stuart Ainsworth Summary: Agile development is all the rage, but how do the […]

March 14, 2014 · stuart · No Comments
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MaTT: The MARS framework for DBA’s

So, as usual, I’m struggling to sit down and write; I know I should (it’s good for the soul), but frankly, I’m struggling to put words to web page.  As a method of jumpstarting my brain, I thought I would write about something simple and relevant to what I’m doing these days in my primary […]

January 28, 2014 · stuart · 3 Comments
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MaTT: Entropy

Decided to take a detour today in my blogging thoughts (it is Friday, after all), and opted to revisit the issues of managing a technical team (MaTT); today’s topic: Entropy. en·tro·py /ˈentrəpē/ Noun A thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system’s thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often… Lack of order or predictability; […]

June 21, 2013 · stuart · One Comment
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