Sustainable Product Development

I recently attended a panel discussion from PDMA-LA and IDSA-LA titled “Best Practices in Sustainable Product Development“. The following are some rough notes & thoughts I took down while in attendance. Heidrun Mumper-Drumm spoke about green packaging design noting that packaging equates to 75million tons and 1/3 of our waste stream by weight (~20% by […]

Agile Journal Seminar: Agile Comes to LA

The following are my notes from the Agile Comes to LA seminar on Thursday, December 17th 2009. The event was sponsored by AccuRev, Coverity, Electric Cloud, Rally Software, and BigVisible. The event saw leaders from each sponsor talk about how Agile software development techniques and the tools that support them can help you reduce risk, […]

Transitioning to Agile Product Development

Last week I attended a PDMA LA roundtable discussion on “Transitioning to Agile Product Development“. The discussion was moderated by a PDMA LA board member and featured the following panelists: Scott Gilbert – President & Sr. Consultant at Enthiosys.com Scott Downey – Chief Scrum Master from MySpace.com Christophe Louvion, CTO – Agile Coach at Gorilla […]

Rally’s Agile Success Tour 2009: Los Angeles

I sat through Rally Software’s Agile Success Tour 2009 in LA on March 26th at The Belamar and am pleased to provide my summary below along with some additional and relevant content from Rally. Please do enjoy! A recommended Agile blog to read: The Agile Executive A recommended book to read: Code Complete by Steve […]

Knight Rider & NBC Team Up For Retro-Awesomeness

Word broke this week that NBC is in the works to produce a remake of the 80’s classic Knight Rider show. Not much information is available except to say that The Hoff won’t leading this version and that KITT will have Transformers capabilities (i.e., will be able to change its shape). While I LOVE the […]

W-O-R-K Virus & Its Eliminators (W-I-N-E & B-E-E-R)

I received the following via email from my mother, rather funny given my horrible workload recently as well as the upcoming long, holiday weekend. Health Alert! There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. The virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your […]