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Agile Journey – TFS Area Paths vs. Iteration Paths

We’ve been progressing on our journey towards a higher degree of Agile, and the tool that we’ve been using historically is Microsoft TFS (currently upgraded to version 2017 Update 2). We have a multitude of teams that work on the same product, for the same release, but on different projects/features. Sometimes a team will be working on multiple releases (that are at different stages in their life cycle), or a project (if...

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Volunteering Effort @ The Open Heart Kitchen

Volunteering Effort @ The Open Heart Kitchen

A group of us at our Teletrac Navman – Pleasanton, CA R&D location spent some time at the Pleasanton Senior Center in conjunction with the Open Heart Kitchen to prep and serve lunch to the elderly. Was great to spend some time and give back to our community, and we got to meet some great folks in the process. Big thanks to our volunteer team: Irani Muni, Jennimel Ocampo, Jayalalitha Pallatadaka, Deepthi Kendyala, Gopinath...

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Habitat For Humanity – Build-A-Thon 2017

Habitat For Humanity – Build-A-Thon 2017

This weekend a bunch of us from #TeletracNavman (a #Fortive company) joined Habitat For Humanity (East Bay Silicon Valley chapter, #HabitatEBSV) for a Build-A-Thon in Fremont, CA. With a huge turn out of volunteers, we split up into teams building the core housing units, fence line, and a large brick wall. We got assigned to wall duty, and the team was determined to build the best gosh-darn wall ever! Learned that the houses aren’t...

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Updated the Master Learning List

Added various additional valuable sources of free books, CSS, and programming related items. http://aftershox.com/learning-list/  

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The master reading list – initial posting

The master reading list – initial posting

Staying informed and continuously acquiring knowledge is key to maintaining one’s value. I’ve added a page where I’ll maintain the master list of knowledge sources that I typically scan through looking for interesting stuff to read. Dedicated Link: http://aftershox.com/learning-list/ Getting Started: The easiest way to aggregate all these sources of content is to use the http://my.yahoo.com portal to source in most of...

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CIO Pocket MBA: Economic Positioning of the I.T Organization

CIO Pocket MBA: Economic Positioning of the I.T Organization

Background: Recently I completed the CIO Pocket MBA program at Boston University. This was a fantastic experience that I highly recommend to any leader in the I.T space. The insightful and inspiring professors are reputable thought leaders who have spent years researching various aspects of technology, management, business, and financials. Additionally learning from industry peers was equally valuable. During my time there I feverishly...

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If I were 22

If I were 22

I received an email from LinkedIn regarding an #IfIWere22 series for young professionals who are graduating this year and what advice would I give. This is a re-post of my LinkedIn post. Painting the picture If I Were 22 In my early 20’s the Internet and Web were just coming out. It was really only known to techies, and keep in mind this was an era of dial up modems. Which was an incredible time as a technologist as I could see the...

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