Exercises in Programming Style

Henrik Warne

In the book club at work , we recently finished reading Exercises in Programming Style by Cristina Videira Lopes. The inspiration is a book from the 1940s by the French writer Raymond Queneau called Exercises in Style.

Agile Chair Exercise- Some Alternate Suggestions


As I mentioned we've been doing a number of small changes to the game, so here's how we play it: Agile Chair Exercise. Start the exercise. If you've been at an Agile conference, been a Scrum Master for quite some time and joined an Agile meetup group (here in The Netherlands there are several), then you probably found that games can be very quick ways to energize any meeting and to drive learning through fun.

Creative thinking exercise 2

Rapid BI

The post Creative thinking exercise 2 appeared first on RapidBI. Management creative Exercises-&-Activities problem solving thinkingSwitching On The Lateral Thinking There are three switches outside a closed room. There are three lamps inside the room. You can flip the switches as much as you want while the door is closed, but then you must enter just once and determine which switch is connected to which lamp. How can you do […].

Teachable Tabletop Exercises: My Year as a TSA Officer


Simple and quick tabletop exercise scenarios can reveal actionable opportunities to quickly improve an organization’s security. Category: Risk Management Incident Response and Management Simple and quick tabletop exercise scenarios can reveal actionable opportunities to quickly improve an organization’s security.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

This exercise is not a one-shot deal. exercise in imitation. PRICE 22 Pricing for Value This exercise can get you started, but it is best performed along with third-party intelligence gathering. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

The importance of exercising courage

Lead on Purpose

I’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months. Different situations in my consulting work and with … Continue reading → Team Building clarity confidence courage decisiveness strength teamwork

The Perfect Time to Do the Exercise

Utpal Writes

The perfect time to do the exercise is when you don’t feel like doing it. The perfect time to do the exercise is when you don’t feel like it will have an immediate positive impact on your belly fat. The perfect time to exercise is when you have a choice not to do it. The perfect time to exercise is when you have realized that doing exercise is important and it is more worth than the time, energy and efforts it will take.

Hansei and 6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Reflective Exercises


Hansei ( meaning self-reflection) is an important part of Japanese culture – an exercise undertaken to look at past mistakes, outline the lessons and pledge to act on those lessons. It is not just an intellectual exercise but also an emotional one.

Exercise Your Mind and Body to the Top of the Ladder

Women on Business

Being Healthy and Exercise Helps Women Executives. Apparently not only are we fighting for equal pay, recognition and all the other things that come with trying to break through that glass ceiling, but now we also have to find even more time to exercise! If you sit at a desk all day, get an exercise ball. Equality Female Executives Work-Home Life Workplace Issues Exercise glass ceiling health healthy women executives work health

Exercise Your Power of Choice in Conflict Resolution | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

After the heat of the moment passes, you can exercise your power of choice to act in better and more constructive ways. Remember to exercise your power of choice in conflict resolution.

An exercise in Refactoring - Playing around with Monoids and Endomorphisms

Ruminations of a Programmer

In this post I will discuss an exercise in refactoring while trying to raise the level of abstraction of a modeling problem. 2.endo) e run basic } This is an exercise which discusses how to apply transformations on values when you need to model endomorphisms. A language is powerful when it offers sufficient building blocks for library design and adequate syntactic sugar that helps build expressive syntax on top of the lower level APIs that the library publishes.

eLearning – a tick box exercise that fails at ticking boxes? #HRBlog

Rapid BI

The post eLearning – a tick box exercise that fails at ticking boxes? Increasingly as firms look to “do more with less”. Training such as health & safety and compliance training is delivered using eLearning platforms. In the past much of this training was Click next>>Click next>>Click next>>test. You have passed/failed. But thankfully things have moved on. If only a little at times. There are challenges Whilst we […].

Exercise your Incident Response Plan


So you’ve finally completed your Incident Response Plan. You’ve named your team, defined roles, documented standard operating procedures, and establishing escalation processes. Heck, you’ve even got training material. So now what

NATO’s Show of Strength on Russia’s Doorstep

The Cipher Brief

As tensions heat up between Russia and the West, cold-war skills are back in play. Norway and Iceland are hosting more than 50 thousand troops from 29 NATO countries involved in an intense training scenario across Northern Europe, dubbed Exercise Trident Juncture , with the first phase wrapping up mid-week. China Defense Systems Intelligence International NATO Russia Exercise Trident Juncture Iceland Norway Philip M.

The Spark Engine

Agile Alliance

This book describes creative exercises that foster team-building and warm up the right side of your brain – the creative side. People

Is A “Walk And Talk” The Best Way To Connect With Your Direct Reports?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Communication daily step counts exercise meetings mental moderate-intensity aerobic activity more active obesity physical set route type 2 diabetes walk and talkThe best kind of meetings are the ones that leave you breathless Image Credit: Pero Kvrzica.

The Week in Tweets

Next Level Blog

This week, I’m highlighting tweets and links on how exercise can make you smarter, the difference between competing and inventing, and the relationship between management and marriage, among others. General Leadership creativity exercise leadership developmentEvery week, I share a recap of some of the best things I’ve seen on Twitter.

Mindful Mondays: What’s on Your De-Stress Checklist?

Next Level Blog

Mindful Mondays Personal Presence exercise family time meditation stress management wellness yoga In a meeting with a group of CEO''s last week, we were talking about how to show up at your best under conditions of high stress. One of the group shared a checklist of that a well eds expert had given him. It was a list of activities you could do either indoors or outdoors that would lower your stress. Each activity has a point value assigned to it.

Guest Post: Four Leadership Lessons from the Gym

Lead on Purpose

Yes, I know; I’m not the first person to remind you that exercise is important and that you don’t do it enough. There are a host of physiological benefits to exercise that can actually improve productivity. A 2008 study from the University of Georgia showed increased energy from a mere 20 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, three times a week. Bush and Barak Obama are daily exercisers. Leadership Team Building exercise productivity

Improvement, Change and Strength of Belief In Outcomes


A lot of people wish to focus on their health and start exercising. He observed that people who constantly focus on the pain when exercising give up sooner. He also noted that people who look for instant changes in their health after a few days of exercising also get disappointed soon.

What change & business leaders can learn from athletes

Rapid BI

Business Article Change management Coaching & Mentoring Management academics athletes brain College Athletics decision making exercise Leadership psychology researchInteresting research looking at the decision making processes, & difference between athletes and academics. How to transfer this learning to the work place.

The Leadership Walk

N2Growth Blog

Don't Give Up On Problems: A Lesson on Persistence


Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Don’t Give Up On Problems: A Lesson on Persistence Did you ever think that an “audit” exercise can be a learning experience?

The Real Job Of Leadership

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Real Job Of Leadership by Starbucker on November 4, 2010 The concept of execution in the business world is a multifaceted exercise, especially from the perspective of the leader.

Free Goal Planning Toolkit!

Survive Your Promotion

Survive Your Promotion! Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Motivation Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives → FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

Evaluating Your Strengths

Survive Your Promotion

Survive Your Promotion!

Agile Toolkit


These next steps are supported by exercises, simulations, insights and experience that come from our own personal Agile Backpack. […]. Pull coaching Traditional Agile Coaching goes like this: we take a look at what you are doing and we advise you what we think is a good next step in your growth and Agile Maturity. The post Agile Toolkit appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach Fun Uncategorized

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7 DevOps Lessons in 2018: The Path to DevOps Success in 2019


But it would be better if we learned faster and didn’t repeat them in our future exercises. We all learn from mistakes, right? And this is exactly what we will discuss here in this blog. For a while now, we’ve been overwhelmed by the idea of the DevOps principle.

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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 15 – Map.

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

The Agile Expanse

Ron Jeffries

I watch The Expanse to force myself to exercise. Today this quote hit me pretty hard. Dark-Scrum New-Framework hills-cases Agile-Related

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O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Privacy Exercise, Tragedy of the Commons, Program Repair, and Privacy != Privacy Exercise (Twitter) -- Professor Kate Klonick gave her students a great exercise to teach them about deanonymization, "if you have nothing to hide," etc. Safety. via BoingBoing ). The Tragedy of the Tragedy of the Commons (Twitter) -- Matto Mildenberger succinctly points not only to the critiques of Hardin's "Tragedy of the Commons" idea, but also to the other ideas of the man himself.

Tech’s Next Imperative Must Be Physical Security


This foresight exercises […]. Physical security has always taken a back seat for IT professionals. With growing attacks read why Alan Cohen says that it is imperative for the IT pros to focus on physical security on Forbes : I believe our Founding Fathers knew that the American experiment would be sorely pressed, sorely challenged over time.

Shifting & Sharing the Teaching Responsibility


This blog post will describe how we’ve experimented with a twist in this exercise during a recent Scrum.org PSM II class. As a facilitator and/or Scrum Master, you can use this exercise during your Scrum events as well: use your creativity and imagination!


How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

High Scalability

I just eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep." With the enormous attack surface of cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP, why aren't there more security problems? Data breaches and cyber attacks occur daily. How do you explain the unreasonable effectiveness of cloud security?

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Bliki: IntegrationTest

Martin Fowler

These two things were easy to conflate, after all how else would you test the frobile and twibbler modules without activating them both into a single environment and running tests that exercised both modules? exercise code paths through all services, not just code responsible for interactions.

How to Build Team Unity, Encourage Trust and Help Each Other - In 30 Minutes or less


This is a great exercise to learn more about your team; to find out more about each other’s concerns and dreams and, importantly, what you can do to support them. . I'd like to share with you the exercise that we did.

Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Week 7

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

The Modern Healthcare Enterprise


Yet today in a quest for longer and healthier lives we are driven by metrics to monitor our health, measure continuous feedback of our heart, breathing and track our physical activity and exercise.

RapidBI Daily Business Cartoon #82

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z “We’re supposed to stop for a mini exercise break twice a da. Do tantrums count?” ” cartoon Business Management

Twitter adds USB key verification, Florida names first Crypto Officer, Comcast’s data breach, WPA3 is finally here and why rebranding cybersecurity is necessary


Twitter said that the above exercise was a part of a two-factor authentication process and will protect Twitter accounts from being hacked. [.]. Twitter adds support for login verification with a USB key Twitter has taken a step towards providing better security by adding support for login verification through physical USB security keys, such as YubiKey.