Agile as a management tool for non-IT industry: an insight

Photo by Alex Jones Ever since its inception in 2001, the Agile manifesto and the Agile project management methodology has been primarily thought of, as a tool for software companies to drive productivity. But what about non-IT, non software companies? Don’t they deserve to be productive and gain efficiency using the best practices available?

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Taiga Abies Bifolia Release (1.6.0)

Taiga Abies Bifolia This release we pay tribute to our North American users by Christening our next release, with one of their native species, Abies Bifolia. Or as the less scientific amongst us would call it, “that Christmas tree in the corner.” These are the species that you will find yourself looking to avoid if you’re still planning to get in some last minute spring skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Not much else to remark about this beautiful fir, though wikipedia does have an interesting tidbit about some indian tribes who drank or washed in Abies Bifolia for purification or to make their hair grow. Food for thought for those of us with receding (or receded) hairlines.

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Your team doesn't update the PM tool? Here is what you can do.

Photo by Scott Schwartz Everyone has few turn offs - for some it is untidy hair, for some it is unpunctuality, for some dishonesty, and so on. But almost every developer I know has one common turn off, their project management tool! Let me elaborate, being a software developer is no less than being in a very demanding relationship. You say why? A project demands a lot - attention, focus, love, dedication - just like your beloved. And developers give it all without a thought to their project, but then updating the project management portal at the end of the day - isn’t it like informing your partner’s father about what happened the whole day.

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Taiga Abies veitchii Release (v1.4.0)

Taiga Day What better name to give this early Christmas release than Abies Veitchii, a tree native to the Japanese forests occasionally grown to become Christmas trees? Hey Taiga users in Japan, send us a picture of your Abies Veitchiis

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