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6 Entrepreneurial Skills You'll Need to Succeed

6 Entrepreneurial Skills You'll Need to Succeed | Innovatus | Scoop.it
This new entrepreneurial age is creating new opportunities and new challenges as our traditional models of education and business are struggling to keep up with the lightning-fast changes that occur in our new highly-connected worldwide economy.
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Your First Choice Is Rarely Optimal: Five Lessons on Being Wrong

Your First Choice Is Rarely Optimal: Five Lessons on Being Wrong | Innovatus | Scoop.it
We are incredibly hard on ourselves when it comes to making big decisions in life. Whether it’s about a relationship or a job, when we are attempting to decide something that is complex and multifaceted, it’s okay to be wrong.
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Teams, Backlogs, Working Tested Software -

Teams, Backlogs, Working Tested Software - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I think there is a lot of noise in our system right now. Lot’s of methods to consider. Lot’s of ways to do agile. At the end of the day… for me, for LeadingAgile… it comes down to three things. Can you form teams, do those teams have an actionable backlog, are those teams able to …
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Should You Share Details from the Retrospective?

Should You Share Details from the Retrospective? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Scrum teams should have the courage to be transparent about improvements; but sometimes, there is more to be gained by keeping a retrospective item private.
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12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders | Innovatus | Scoop.it
One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context.”Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understan
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Let's Acknowledge SAFe For What It Is... And Move On -

Let's Acknowledge SAFe For What It Is... And Move On - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
It seems this week more SAFe related stuff than usual made it across my desk… some positive, some negative… some old, some new… but all asking the same fundamental questions. Is SAFe the savior of all things software development? Is SAFe really agile or merely the second coming of RUP? Will SAFe survive or be …
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Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy

Why An Open Salary Policy Always Beats Secrecy | Innovatus | Scoop.it
For four years, journalists and entrepreneurs have asked me why we created an open salary policy at my company. Here’s the answer: it prevents evil. Open..
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Developers and Testers « Scaled Agile Framework

Developers and Testers « Scaled Agile Framework | Innovatus | Scoop.it
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This may seem quite normal to many of you, but you would be surprised at how many of these things fail out there because of people who insist on being attached to some status quo
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The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend | Innovatus | Scoop.it
One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer--whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive multi-million dollar company--is not your friend. You are a resource.
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Two Words That Will Make You Happier With Your Life Choices

A psychologist reveals why aiming for "the best" isn't always the best idea.
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Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Get Better at Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organized way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good change," is a Japanese productivity philosophy that helps you organize everything you do.
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The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.
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How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion

How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion | Innovatus | Scoop.it
"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of o
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Ten Virtues for a Happier, More Fulfilled Life

Ten Virtues for a Happier, More Fulfilled Life | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Happiness is an elusive thing, but this video from the folks at The School of Life lays out ten simple virtues that, while definitely simple, are the closest we’ll probably get to a set of simple “rules” to live by if we want to live a happier,...
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The Power of 3 Words - Agile For All

The Power of 3 Words - Agile For All | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled. Yes, this stuff can even have value in corporate work… you’d be amazed at what I’ve …
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How Full to Fill a Sprint

How Full to Fill a Sprint | Innovatus | Scoop.it
An important consideration in commitment-driven planning is how full to fill the sprint. First, understand that a sprint includes three types of time.
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The Myth of Epiphany

The Myth of Epiphany | Innovatus | Scoop.it
One of the most provocative chapters of The Myths of Innovation (book summary) is The Myth of Epiphany. This myth is the belief that there is something magical about how ideas come to us, and that ...
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Developers – Stop Doing QA’s Job - The Unit Testing Blog - Typemock

Developers – Stop Doing QA’s Job - The Unit Testing Blog - Typemock | Innovatus | Scoop.it
** Isolator V7.4.3 is our DeLorean DMC-12 to your inner Marty McFly – Give it a (unit)-test drive now ** We’ve all been there — it’s Friday night, 11PM and the system you just deployed doesn’t work. There’s a bug.
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My Experience as a QA in Scrum

My Experience as a QA in Scrum | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team.
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The Surprising Benefits (and Pitfalls) of Being a "Jack of All Trades"

The Surprising Benefits (and Pitfalls) of Being a "Jack of All Trades" | Innovatus | Scoop.it
People look down on the multitalented--even the phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" has a bit of a negative caveat. But there are a lot hidden perks that come with being a Jack. These are the best reasons you might want to reconsider the notion that a Jack of All Trades can't be equally as successful.
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Find Work You Love by Identifying Your Unique Angle

Find Work You Love by Identifying Your Unique Angle | Innovatus | Scoop.it
There are things you love to do, and there are things people pay you to do. In the perfect world those are the same thing, but realistically you need to find a balance between how you make your money while having time for your less lucrative hobbies.
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