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The second Roseto Salon: Getting Individual Recognition in a Teamwork Environment

October 13th, 2011 No Comments

The second Roseto Salon will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, in the Lobby Conference Room of Cisco Bldg. 24, 510 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035.
The topic is “Getting Individual Recognition in a Teamwork Environment.”

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Risk-taking and the “Freedom to Fail”

January 5th, 2011 1 Comment

“Take calculated risks–that is quite different from being rash.” General George S. Patton Especially in high-tech, progress is made only by taking risks. Taking a risk implies the possibility of partial or complete failure. So how can we decide what risks to take, and how can we encourage the identification of those risks and the willingness to go forward with them, i.e., institute a culture of risk-taking? One of the most important factors in encouraging risk-taking is the “freedom to

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AGILE DEVELOPMENT METHODS AND SOFTWARE QUALITY

May 13th, 2010 4 Comments

“Quality is more than the absence of bugs” In recent years, a strong trend has emerged toward the use of “Agile Methods” for development of software and of software-intensive systems. While many forms of Agile exist, they tend to be characterized by values such as “communication, simplicity, feedback, courage, respect” (Extreme Programming [“XP”], Ref.1) and “Interactions and individuals over processes and tools; Working code over comprehensive documentation; Customer collaboration over contract negotiation; and Responding to change over following a plan”

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