What is Agile Software Development

Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizingcross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen interactions throughout the development cycle. The Agile Manifesto[1]introduced the term in 2001.

Agile development is a common umbrella term used for today’s highly iterative and incremental approaches to software development.  The term was first used in 2001 when the Agile Manifesto was published as a unifying charter by many of the leading visionaries in the software field at the time who were fed up with traditional approaches to software development.  Unlike traditional software development practices, agile development methodologies such as Scrum, Extreme Programming, Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM), Lean Development, Feature-Driven Development (FDD), Crystal, Adaptive Software Development (ASD), and others incorporate close, cross-functional collaboration and frequent planning and feedback as fundamental tenets inherent to the evolution of a software system.

The overarching focus of agile development projects is the frequent delivery of high-quality, working software in the form of business-valued functionality.  Each of these methods emphasizes ongoing alignment between technology and the business.  They are all considered lightweight in nature in that they strive to impose a minimum of bureaucracy and overhead within the development lifecycle.  They are adaptive in that they embrace and manage changing requirements and business priorities throughout the development process.  With any agile development project, there is also considerable emphasis on empowering teams and collaborative decision-making.

Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First – “Save Water”

Save Water Oxygen

Save Water

 “YOU ARE THE LEADER”

(SAVE WATER)

“Put on your own Oxygen Mask First”   

“If you breathe oxygen, you are a leader”

Secure your family, neighbors & Community

SAVE WATER

                A step to conserve water is the step to secure the future. The most essential among all the natural resources on earth is water. A drop of water is worth more than a sack of gold for the thirsty man. If each one of us makes efforts to save water today, it will save us later. Water conservation is the most effective and environmentally sound method to fight global warming. Water conservation can reduce the scarcity of water.It aims to promote efficient use of water, reduce losses and waste.

Tips to save water

  • Avoid leakage of water from taps.1 drop per second amounts to loss of 10220 liters /year.
  • Turn the tap off when not in use, especially when you brush your teeth or wash clothes.
  • Rainwater harvesting is another method to conserve water.
  • Check leakage of water in toilets. Also, plug hidden water leaks.
  • Promote the conservation of water through media and wall posters.
  • Never throw away water that can be used for gardening and cleaning.
  • Avoid flushing toilets unnecessarily. Dispose off tissues, cigarettes, and other waste into bin instead of dumping them in toilets.
  • Use minimum amount of water to bathe.
  • Pour only as much water as you need when you fill your glass of water. A lot of us take only a sip and waste the rest of water.
  • Water your lawn only when needed.
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks or to wash your car.
  • Plug water leaks; repair the fault as soon as possible.
  • You can use water-efficient washing machines to wash clothes.
  • Do not leave the tap running while washing dishes in the kitchen.
  • Install small shower heads to reduce the flow of water.
  • Please provide tips/coach your servant maids about importance of water, when washing clothes, dishes and water.

Benefits of conserving water:

  •  If you save water, you can save on your bills.
  •     Leads to reduction in water use, cuts waste water flows, especially overflowing of gutters, which contaminates the environment.
  •     Environment benefits include eco-system equilibrium and habitat protection.
  •     Helps in improving the quality of your drinking water.

Just Don’t Check Up Them, Please Check in With Them..

Still my friends talk about micro managing…Please..

Just don’t check up them, Please check in with them: STOP “Micro Managing” or being  a “Mirco Manager”.

1) Be sure the team has the full autonomy to solve whatever problem they’ve been given.
2) Don’t just ask team members about their progress; offer them real help.
3) Avoid blaming individuals. Things will occasionally go wrong. Assigning blame when that happens will make people feel they are being checked up on rather than just being checked in with.
4) Don’t hoard information. Micromanagers tend to view information as a resource to be retained and only shared when needed.