Everything You Need to Know and Do to Coach Your Agile Project Team to Success! As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile development, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence. More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. However, the role of coach is a challenging one that often doesn't exist in traditional application development. Migrating from "command and control" to agile coaching requires new skills and a whole new mindset. In Coaching Agile Teams, leading agile coach Lyssa Adkins helps you master both so you can guide your agile teams to extraordinary performance. This practical book is packed with ideas, best practices, and checklists you can start using immediately. All of it reflects Adkins's own hard-won experience transitioning to agile coaching from traditional, large-scale project management, including the remarkable lessons she's learned from the teams she's worked with. You'll gain deep insight into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn't, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from the fields of professional coaching and mentoring. Coverage includes * Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach * Mastering all of the agile coach's roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach * Moving from agile team member or project leader to coach * Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge * Coordinating collaboration * Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes * Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth * Operating in failure, recovery, and success modes * Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey Whether you're an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?
Welche Rolle können Architektur und Architekten im 21. Jahrhundert spielen? Welche Möglichkeiten ergeben sich, wenn wir Architektur nicht als Ansammlung von Gegenständen, sondern als Handlungskompetenz begreifen? Welche Raumdynamiken entstehen, wenn wir uns in unseren Praktiken von den wachstumsbesessenen und abschöpfungsgetriebenen Impulsen des Neoliberalismus abwenden? Seit 2018 versucht Making Futures, diese Fragen mithilfe einer praxisbasierten Forschung zu beantworten, die verschiedene Disziplinen, Institutionen und Territorien umfasst. An Schulen, in Workshops und anderen Bildungsformaten hat Making Futures Modi der Gestaltung von Städten erkundet, die auf verschiedenen Arten des Wissensaustauschs beruhen: Montieren, Bauen, Backen, Recyceln, Tanzen usw. Die Publikation von Making Futures erläutert die Erfahrungen und Forderungen, die sich aus dieser Actionresearch ergeben. Sie bietet ein neues Verständnis von Architektur als kollektivem Prozess und Ressource.Making Futures ist ein praxisbasiertes Forschungsprojekt, das 2018 in Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem raumlabor und der Universität der Künste (UdK) Berlin entstanden ist.Making Futures sind: Markus Bader, Juan Chacón, George Kafka, Anna Kokalanova, Christof Mayer, Tatjana Schneider, Rosario TaleviWhat role might architecture-and the architect-play in the twenty-first century? What possibilities arise when we view architecture as a form of agency rather than as a collection of objects? What spatial dynamics emerge when we turn our practices away from the dictates of the neoliberal era with its obsession with growth and skimming off profit? Since 2018, Making Futures has sought ways to answer these questions through practice-based research across disciplines, institutions, and territories. In schools, workshops, and other educational formats, Making Futures has explored modes of city-making based around diverse forms of knowledge exchange: assembling, constructing, baking, recycling, dancing andmore. The Making Futures publication lays outlines the experiences of this action research and the ideas it urges. It proposes a refreshed understanding of architectural practice as a collective process and as a resource.Making Futures is a practice-based research project initiated in 2018 as a collaboration between raumlabor and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).Making Futures is: Markus Bader, Juan Chacón, George Kafka, Anna Kokalanova, Christof Mayer, Tatjana Schneider, Rosario Talevi
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Neutron spin echo spectroscopy is an inelastic neutron scattering technique invented by Ferenc Mezei in the 1970's, and developed in collaboration with John Hayter. In recognition of this work and in other areas, Mezei was awarded the first Walter Haelg Prize in 1999. The spin-echo spectrometer possesses an extremely high energy resolution (roughly one part in 100,000). Additionally, it measures the density-density correlation (or intermediate scattering function) F(Q,t) as a function of momentum transfer Q and time. Other neutron scattering techniques measure the dynamic structure factor, which then must be converted to F(Q,t) by a Fourier transform, which is difficult in practice. Because of these advantages over other neutron scattering techniques, NSE is an ideal method to observe internal dynamic modes in materials such as a polymer blend, alkane chain, or microemulsion. The extraordinary power of NSE spectrometry was further demonstrated recently by the direct observation of coupled internal protein domain dynamics in the protein Taq polymerase, allowing the visualization of protein nanomachinery in motion.
The intellective analysis of language and linguistic facts consists in analysing the mental process of the creation of meanings to discover the intellective operations producing speech in the human conscience of speakers. Language is nothing but the sheer relationship of creation collaboration and participation between an "I" who creates concepts and ideas mentally representing them in objective symbols and a "You" who interprets, both relieving each other in their respective roles, in dialogos (d - Gamma =by means of logos=both thinking and saying) when words reverberate. The nature of adjectives must be defined in terms of the different types of meaning they convey, the parameters having prompted the formation of them, and the modes of thinking implicit. This book is based on the conclusions drawn in my book, Significado y conocimiento. La significación de los adjetivos subjetivos, Granada Lingvistica 2002.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network consists of a network of six remote solar observatories monitoring low-degree solar oscillation modes. It is operated by the High Resolution Optical Spectroscopy group of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham, UK, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK. They are funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. The BiSON has been collecting data continuously on solar oscillations since 1976, making it the longest running helioseismology network with data covering three solar cycles.
Ukraine of the last years has been an unpredictable country. The frequent changes of government and parliamentary coalitions as well as the contradictory foreign policy orientations of the main political actors and the switching between different modes of international integration – how can one predict the future of such a state? Are there any constants and long-term trends? The following collected volume is an excerpt from a broader collective investigation of several Ukrainian scholars conducted in 2007-2008, and revised in accordance with the new realities of 2010. On the basis of an analysis of different spheres of society, the authors propose integrated scenarios of the nearest Ukrainian future: (1) a “realistic” (inert) one, (2) an “optimistic” one, and (3) a “pessimistic” one. The real development of the coming years may comprise elements of all three scenarios. Yet the reader will be able to follow certain constant tendencies – the deepening of the socio-demographic crisis, the politicians’ continued ignoring of the social capital and resources of civil society, as well as a possible loss of sovereignty in Ukraine’s relations to Russia. In the introduction, Galushko presents the approaches and concepts of the study. The chapter “The Main Problems and Tendencies of Socio-Economic Development” was written by a team of sociologists under the leadership of Smola. The attempts of “development by plan” and evolution of the information sphere of Ukraine are analyzed in separate contributions by Smola. Viktor Kotigorenko considers risks of ethnic conflicts while Evgenii Magda outlines the main tendencies of political development. Elena Titova deals with the problems of a preservation of the Ukrainian cultural heritage. In conclusion, integrated scenarios are formulated by Galushko in collaboration with Smola and Magda.
The Web is a globalinformationspace consistingoflinked documents andlinked data. As the Web continues to grow and new technologies, modes of interaction, and applications are being developed, the task of the Semantic Web is to unlock the power of information available on the Web into a common semantic inf- mation space and to make it available for sharing and processing by automated tools as well as by people. Right now, the publication of large datasets on the Web, the opening of data access interfaces, and the encoding of the semantics of the data extend the current human-centric Web. Now, the Semantic Web c- munity is tackling the challenges of how to create and manage Semantic Web content, how to make Semantic Web applications robust and scalable, and how to organize and integrate information from di?erent sources for novel uses. To foster the exchange of ideas and collaboration, the International Semantic Web Conference brings together researchers and practitioners in relevant disciplines such as arti?cial intelligence, databases, social networks, distributed computing, Web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, soft c- puting, and human-computer interaction. This volume contains the main proceedings of ISWC 2008, which we are - cited to o?er to the growing community of researchers and practitioners of the Semantic Web. We got a tremendous response to our call for research papers from a truly international community of researchers and practitioners from 41 countries submitting 261 papers. Each paper receivedan averageof 3.
Speed, social change, historical inheritance and cultural gaps are the key success factors which have significant impact on global collaboration and global sourcing. The author explains how working in virtual teams in a global, multicultural environment requires a significant amount of organizational and behavioral change of people and organizations. Understanding cultural differences in working styles is important for successful global project management. Major theories of international management, company internationalization, cultural dimensions and distances will be discussed to develop cross-cultural competencies and conflict management styles for international project managers. They will understand modern theories and methods of international management and will be able to apply these to practical project management problems. They understand the benefits and challenges of international cooperation and know how to identify modes of cooperation that are relevant to the needs of international teams. Speed, social change, historical inheritance and cultural gaps are key factors which have significant impact on global collaboration and global sourcing. The author explains how working in virtual teams in a global, multicultural environment requires a significant amount of organizational and behavioral change of people and organizations. Understanding cultural differences in working styles is important for successful global project management. Major theories of international management, company internationalization, cultural dimensions and distances will be discussed to develop cross-cultural competencies and conflict management styles for international project managers. They will understand modern theories and methods of international management and will be able to apply these to practical project management problems. They understand the benefits and challenges of international cooperation and know how to identify modes of cooperation that are relevant to the needs of international teams.
Over the last two decades, the recognition that astrocytes - the predominant type of cortical glial cells - could sense neighboring neuronal activity and release neuroactive agents, has been instrumental in the uncovering of many roles that these cells could play in brain processing and the storage of information. These findings initiated a conceptual revolution that leads to rethinking how brain communication works since they imply that information travels and is processed not just in the neuronal circuitry but in an expanded neuron-glial network. On the other hand the physiological need for astrocyte signaling in brain information processing and the modes of action of these cells in computational tasks remain largely undefined. This is due, to a large extent, both to the lack of conclusive experimental evidence, and to a substantial lack of a theoretical framework to address modeling and characterization of the many possible astrocyte functions. This book that we propose aims at filling this gap, providing the first systematic computational approach to the complex, wide subject of neuron-glia interactions. The organization of the book is unique insofar as it considers a selection of "hot topics" in glia research that ideally brings together both the novelty of the recent experimental findings in the field and the modelling challenge that they bear. A chapter written by experimentalists, possibly in collaboration with theoreticians, will introduce each topic. The aim of this chapter, that we foresee less technical in its style than in conventional reviews, will be to provide a review as clear as possible, of what is "established" and what remains speculative (i.e. the open questions). Each topic will then be presented in its possible different aspects, by 2-3 chapters by theoreticians. These chapters will be edited in order to provide a "priming" reference for modeling neuron-glia interactions, suitable both for the graduate student and the professional researcher.