Small Startups - Guest Post Directory

This is the story of a start-up delivered at a blistering pace, one weekend in fact.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on small, start, ups, guest, post, and directory

Multidirectional s**t umbrellas

The proverbial shit umbrella is explained described as protecting the team from the forces in management above the team. What about the other direction?

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, multidirectional, and umbrellas

Delete that old story point estimate

I recommend deleting any estimates on tickets before refinement. The most common cases of this happening are old tickets that were previously refined and new tickets with an informal estimate.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, delete, old, and estimates

What happened to standardization?

Before the 70’s there were only a couple of ways to contact someone, the main two being either physically (post or just turning up at their house) and the landline. In the digital years the options seem to be endless, with major groups being: social networks, communication apps and even the workplace has instant messaging.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily and standardization

Small Startups - TempPoint

Today I launched a small startup called TempPoint. Inspired by what I know about the book ‘$100 dollar startup’ (it’s in my “to read” list after reading this review), I have decided releasing a product a go.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, small, start, and ups

The temporary nature of digital

I found a relic, a paper Tate and Lyle coffee bag under a floorboard. That paper bag is older than me, it made me sit down and think about life for a few moments. Finding a paper bag is unlikely in the digital world as resources only a few years old have a habit of disappearing.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, temporary, and digital

Confluence is the place all good ideas go to die

For those who don’t know, Confluence is a essentially a private wiki, with areas for different projects and other shared areas. It’s a commonly used tool but doesn’t seem effective at its job, the sharing of information.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, wiki, sharing, and information

Just in time knowledge

The idea of just in time (JIT) comes from manufacturing, it meant changing processes so a part would only be manufactured when it was needed, reducing stock that isn’t needed. Can we take these lean ideas of waste reduction and apply them to knowledge?

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, knowledge, just, in, and time

The sprint velocity is a mean

One of my previous teams would give a five-finger confidence rating after each planning session to see how each team member felt the plan. Like most times before, the median was a 4. After all we had brought in the same number of stories as the velocity, all sounds good right?

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on daily, velocity, and mean

Should I use an NPN or PNP transistor?

Many of the articles that were read to research this topic, went into the minute details of how a NPN and PNP transistor is born (and back) but didn’t seem to answer my question. Why should I use one and not the other?

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on npn, pnp, transistor, and daily

Complex vs Complicated

Two similar words with different meanings, comprising of a subtle but important difference.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on complex, complicated, and daily

Thoughts on video games as a post-gamer

I used to play games in my teens, I have clocked up nearly a 1000 hours on Garry’s Mod, 750 hours on Team Fortress 2 and countless hours on Minecraft. Over a short period I left the gamer life, let’s explore that why I did that.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on thoughts, on, video, games, and daily