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New Scrum developments – Kanban and Agile Leadership

Apparently, scrum.org has new training/certifications available in two areas. Kanban There is a new guide (9 pages) which details how to apply Kanban practices into Scrum – since there should be not conflict between the two. Kanban is used to improve transparency in the product backlog, sprint backlog and development work. Each Scrum team must create their own definition of “Workflow”. ...

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Self sourcing a Prusa i3 3d printer

Just logging the resources to build a Prusa MK2 3d printer by self sourcing parts from China.  I already own the original Prusa MK2s which is a great printer, but I really want to build one from scratch.  The goal is to get is around 200 USD.  After this I’ll probably be building a Voron CoreXY. http://julesgilson.com/index.php/cheap-diy-prusa-i3-mk2-build/ https://toms3d.org/2017/02/23/building-cheapest-possible-prusa-i3-mk2/ – I...

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Google Professional Cloud Architect Certification Case Study Analysis

Once again, I’m going to use RapGenius annotations to mark and analyze parts of the case studies. Individual Cases 1. Dress4Win https://genius.it/cloud.google.com/certification/guides/cloud-architect/casestudy-dress4win This is a web development company running existing servers in a colocated data centre.  They care about IAM, ability to scale and lowering costs. Summary: Migrate Existing components to managed services MySQL -> CloudSQL Apache Beam -> Dataflow Java...

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Google Professional Cloud Architect Certification

I’m logging the resources I am using to learn about Google Cloud and the Architect Certification. Update March 24: Passed the exam, it was quite tricky.  LinuxAcademy’s courses helped but their sample questions are less difficult than the actual exam. Official Resources https://cloud.google.com/docs/overview/ https://cloud.google.com/certification/guides/cloud-architect/#certificate-exam-guide https://cloud.google.com/certification/practice-exam/cloud-architect https://google.qwiklabs.com/quests/23?locale=en https://google.qwiklabs.com/quests/24?locale=en Blog Posts https://medium.com/@grapesfrog/so-youre-going-to-take-the-gcp-cloud-architect-s-certification-1ce8504c029e https://medium.com/@earlg3/google-cloud-architect-exam-study-materials-5ab327b62bc8 https://www.deskscaler.com/how-to-pass-the-google-professional-cloud-architect-exam/ https://github.com/agasthik/GoogleCloudArchitectProfessional

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Earning Technical Respect

Managing the Unmanageable is a book on how to manage software developers.  One concept that I strongly agreed on is the notion of “technical respect”. Technical respect is essentially “proving that you have technical chops”.  I always strongly believed in doing so to solidify your place as a team member or leader but never knew that there was a specific...

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MBAs for Software Guys

This was not written by me, but I agree with the points being made, as I’m a tech person who holds an MBA.  Original source here.  I personally did an MBA at HEC Paris, mostly because I wanted to shift more to the business side of things, become entrepreneurial, expand my network and gain exposure to Europe.  I also took...

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Studying for the Scaled Professional Scrum SPS Exam

People suggest studying for the Scaled Scrum or “Nexus” framework before taking the PSM II exam. The official scrum.org certification for scaled scrum is “SPS” which can be obtained by getting at least 34/40 (85%) questions correct on a 60 minute exam. I’m studying for the SPS certification by using Rap Genius’ annotation system. Edit: Passed with 38/40.  Required about...

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Studying for the Scrum PSM II Exam

I’m just logging the resources that I’m using to study for the PSM II.  The first pass of the exam took 30 minutes (out of 90).  A review of the initial 29 questions took another 30 minutes.  It took one hour to complete the 30 questions on the exam. Official resources https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/introducing-new-psm-assessment-family https://www.scrum.org/resources Remember to also study the Nexus (scaling...

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