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  • Special Episode : Doug Hall Phoenix Scrum User's Group Oct 2011 - Integrum
    conversation on Facebook Subscribe to the podcast Make your mark Get involved with the Agile Weekly Podcast by volunteering to be a guest recommending a speaker submitting a question or suggesting a topic Step up to the mic Build up your toolkit Learn new tips and tricks for empowering your team and transforming your business See the blog Hungy for More Info Agile Weekly is a quick way to stay

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  • Seriously, you're not using Footnotes? - Integrum
    command and T Are you actually charging for this With footnotes all you need to do is click the View link at the bottom of your page Next up you re probably alt tabbing to the console to check the output of script server No not command tab I am very much insinuating you re a Windows user because you couldn t possibly be using a Mac without Textmate and you wouldn t dare use Textmate without footnotes Footnotes lets you see the log output for your request right in the browser You can also see the session params cookies filters and database queries Finally when you re tracking down a defect I bet you re shuffling through files and line numbers like a monkey washing a cat See how ridiculous that is With footnotes the stack trace in your browser provides links to the exact line of your bug ridden code So please there s a cure for your addiction to yak shaving The doctor has prescribed the Footnotes plugin It s going to give you a lot more time to focus on your code Comments are open please pipe editor flame war posts here PREVIOUS How to run Rcov in the Ruby on Rails vendor directory NEXT Does your Rails app need a bailout 2 thoughts on Seriously you re not using Footnotes Justin says March 16 2009 at 3 17 pm I was using footnotes and loved it until my application started producing odd errors Sadly I had to remove it The functionality is great Do you find that it is stable now Reply Scott Thorpe says March 22 2009 at 5 50 pm Works fine for me What Errors were you getting Reply Step up to the mic Cancel reply Your email address will not be

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  • The Anti-Pitch (A Response) - Integrum
    bail on the client midstream after not being able to meet promises or they turn in ugly code that doesn t do all they promised These clients then come looking for help from a professional development shop but blew their budget on the scuzzy developer s Max Cameron at Big Bang came up with a great response in his post there so good in fact that I m going to steal some of the ideas there and make my own version He admits that it may lose him some clients but I m willing to guess that some of those lost clients would not have been ideal for him anyway These clients often are so burnt by the previous development staff that they are overly cautious or controlling through the process Additionally I think his honesty and expectations setting are going to earn him more clients than he loses and more loyal ones His focus on value over price is the real key Kudos to Max for coming up with a great response to a difficult and growing problem PREVIOUS Episode 02 Human Driven Development NEXT Integrum and Sorenson Launch Sorenson360 iPhone Contest One thought on The Anti Pitch A Response Krystofer says April 24 2009 at 5 16 pm Chris Thanks for sharing the link and your thoughts on this We don t have a portfolio on our site for the same reason but I hadn t really known how to verbalize why Let s educate some clients while promoting better practices and continue to make phx a great dev destination Reply Step up to the mic Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Comment Name Email Website About the author Jade Meskill Chief Revolutionary Officer The new normal presents us with many extraordinary opportunities To accept

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  • Episode #126 - Prescriptive Coaching? - Integrum
    on their own to learn Many other people in the team thought Hey that takes away an opportunity for me to learn We were able to negotiate some way to talk about how we can satisfy all those needs on the team It s like the team is doing what they want but they are still sticking to the principle of overproduction code is paired collaborative code Jade What do think has been one of the most powerful ideas that you ve tried out You talked about pretending What s one of the other things that you ve done that you think has allowed this team to be able to enter into this new reality and just accept it Clayton A couple other things that have been really powerful we snapped them out of the current environment I guess The very first day that we were a team there was a lot of indecipherable 6 55 about Why we had formed this as a new team What were doing here and Why did I get picked to be on this team and not these other people I said I m going to go on an adventure and go to Michael s and buy some supplies to make a physical board Who wants to come with me This was 9 30 or something There were two people that looked at me strangely like You are going to go where But it s work time We went and it s stuff like that Like those little moments where I m just modeling that behavior of reinforcing that You can do whatever you want You can make the workspace better or the work better or how you are doing the work better Those are the kind of things that have the biggest wins Jade You took on the authority of We can just do this We can go wherever we want We can do whatever we want right out of the gate Clayton Yeah Because from my perspective obviously my boundaries as a consultant are much wider than theirs are at least their perceived boundaries I tried to maximize that and be super vocal about it Normally I probably would have done the Michael s anyway I wouldn t have said I m going on an adventure Who wants to come with me Just that kind of thing background noise laughter Jade That was the jenga board that just Clayton Oh probably laughs Jade The life size jinger that just crushed Roy That was my fault I may have built the jinger tower up to the ceiling laughter Clayton Anyway being just the person who is really being this outlandish I do whatever I want type of person but very I m not doing anything that s totally crazy It s stuff to them seems crazy As far as I m concerned it s pretty vanilla stuff Jade The idea that they believe they can do whatever they want is very interesting In that you ve put them in this sandbox where there are boundaries and there are constraints to what they are doing That are totally outside what their normal behavior is You ve set some very strange expectations on them They don t seem to feel like those are even there It s completely invisible to them that those things are even happening Clayton We had one word they were stressing about going to a meeting They thought that all five people had to go to this meeting I said OK I don t want to go to that meeting They looked at me like You have to go You are on the team I said I don t want to go to this meeting I don t care about it I think anyone should be free to go or not go Whatever decisions get made you have to go along with those If you guys go to this meeting and make some choice I m fine with that I think that kind of stuff is like Whoa That s crazy You would not go to a meeting and then be OK with what other people said You don t want to have your hand in the cookie jar and micromanage me That was a crazy experience Roy One of the freeing things about that it sounds like it removes all excuses I ve dealt with quite a few teams and we are like We are in a meeting the whole day we can t leave They are wasting my time and I know that I m not even necessary but I can t talk to my manager about it All those excuses are gone It s just like you don t go I ve talked to a lot of people about that They are like Whoa Maybe in your fantasy world you can just get up and leave from a meeting I tell them No Just get up and leave Roy They don t believe it I wonder why not Why do your people believe that indecipherable 10 02 Is it because you are modeling the behavior Clayton I think the two things that I m using for that type of thing is I m saying that all I care about are results I don t care at all about effort If you put a bunch of infrared in Jade You are done Clayton you are done laughter Clayton I m saying all I care about is results but I m also saying that I demand excellence and that we should be continuously improving Maybe you were getting results last iteration but now let s get more results or better results Let s do more Those two things are the two edges of the sword I m not worried about them becoming lazy and saying We re getting results We only have to work four hours a day and we just kick back We value excellence We value continuous improvement

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  • Integrum Makes NASCAR Debut - Integrum
    at the Pocono Mountains 125 in NASCAR s Camping World Truck Series The Integrum logo was a nice touch on the truck We ve been very happy to work with Nick and the team at Digital Qpons as they ve expanded from iPhone to Android and beyond Good luck to Denny Hamlin in his next race and we ll be excited to see Integrum and Digital Qpons in the winner s circle in the future PREVIOUS Design Principles Are Fundamental to Web Application Development NEXT iTunes Connect Invalid Binary Error One thought on Integrum Makes NASCAR Debut Pingback Tweets that mention Integrum Makes NASCAR Debut Integrum Topsy com Step up to the mic Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Comment Name Email Website About the author Jade Meskill Chief Revolutionary Officer The new normal presents us with many extraordinary opportunities To accept the challenge is to lead the way to a new future made from embracing our humanity and engaging our spirit to succeed Subscribe to the blog Get inspired with an Agile Weekly Podcast Derek Clayton and Chris slowly remember what they were talking about Oh ya Culture Fit Including mono cultures hiring diversity of ideas

    Original URL path: http://integrumtech.com/2010/08/integrum-makes-nascar-debut/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Apple Push Notifications Using Ruby on Rails - Integrum
    months this is something nearly every application with a back end desires We started using API on Rails APN on Rails is a Ruby on Rails gem that allows you to easily add Apple Push Notification iPhone support to your Rails application The hardest part is getting your Apple certifications sorted out We are in process of creating some patches to allow notifications to be sent using Redis instead of by rake task PREVIOUS Rails 3 0 is coming Is the sky falling NEXT Video Made Easy with Ruby on Rails using Sorenson Media One thought on Apple Push Notifications Using Ruby on Rails Matt says May 9 2011 at 6 03 pm How d you go with the Patches for Redis Were these ever released I use Redis as a job server at the moment using resque and was wondering where you guys went with this Reply Step up to the mic Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Comment Name Email Website About the author Crew Subscribe to the blog Get inspired with an Agile Weekly Podcast Derek Clayton and Chris slowly remember what they were talking about Oh ya Culture Fit Including mono cultures hiring

    Original URL path: http://integrumtech.com/2010/02/apple-push-notifications-using-ruby-on-rails/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Design Principles Are Fundamental to Web Application Development - Integrum
    Integrum Makes NASCAR Debut 6 thoughts on Design Principles Are Fundamental to Web Application Development Chris Young says July 8 2010 at 11 46 am Bravo This is spot on most all of us think in pictures so visual design is the de facto interface between us programmers and the people who pay us to build software Frameworks and standards allow the design to be as dynamic as a good conversation Reply Kyle says July 8 2010 at 1 14 pm There is no room for bad design on a competitive website If you don t apply UX basics and good design your customers can switch to another website in seconds A good book that goes over the basics is Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird There are tons of other good resources on the web too so there is no excuse for ulgy web design Reply Mark Dudlik says July 9 2010 at 9 05 am 1 If we pride ourselves on quality functionality let s dress in up in suit and tie Apparently I m reading the tone on this wrong but I hope you aren t implying that all design does is dress things up in pretty clothes 2 Pixel perfect implementation is a lackluster way to approach web design First of all the reality of browsers will never allow that to happen in every view without major cost bloat to product owners Second of all the concept exists almost solely because designers don t trust you What are you basing this on I personally take pixel perfection off the plate for anything outside of flash applications I think its a small subset of designers who would demand things be static and not fluidly adjust based on a variety of parameters such as browser or accessibility Designers do a lot of legitimate work making a lot of decisions about how things should sit on the page When those decisions aren t translated to the web page they feel slighted and frustrated So they hang the idea of pixel perfection over our heads Again why this generalization of the bitter designer who gets his feelings hurt and can t accept things not going his way I think the article s argument that developers need to be more aware of the design process is also saying that designers don t understand the dev process either which I don t think is as frequent a problem So when I tweeted earlier about how off the mark this was I was reading the tone as something like We can do design too its not that hard to figure it out but apparently and I hope this is right this is more about working more closely with designers and understanding what they do not as a replacement but as a way to be able to have the same conversation with mutual understanding If its the 2nd interpretation good Other than the few generalizations about how designers work and how they think about

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  • Episode #79 - The Leadership Mindset with Christopher Avery - Integrum
    in especially Agile and the collaborative approach to things is where we are always willing to pass the ball to somebody who is inspired at the moment or has some clarity at the moment about how to move things forward I believe in situational leadership at the micro level What that means is also we don t want to have a scarcity idea about leadership like we think of leadership or leaders as only some people can do it This idea of situational leadership and even micro situational leadership is an abundance notion Everybody can contribute something some time in this situation I ve got two others that I ll talk about but I don t want to take all the air space here so I ll shut up for a minute Clayton Let s go on a tangent real quick There s something that you folks had recently called the integrity police Christopher Right Host The idea of having someone on the team I like the way you describe them as they remember everything all the explicit and implicit things that everyone said and did and they can call things up I guess they are like the fact check people I m curious to where that idea came from and you ve got any negative feedback because a lot of people I could imagine they would think that s like the jerk person on the team that no one actually likes I was curious if you had anything negative from that post Christopher Sure where it came from was actually from qualitative research back in the 1990s in supply chain partnering between customers and suppliers in the semi conductor industry when the US tried to regain market share that was sliding overseas The issue was that in Asia the supply chain was very tightly integrated and in the US it was very ragged The strategy was to create trusting relationships at the boundaries of customers and suppliers I did a tremendous amount of work in the arena Simply by interviewing people about what was working this story kept coming up over and over about people who would say We can t screw them that way or say You can t do that to us Somebody called it the integrity police one of our interviewees so it was simply a phrase that stuck One piece of negative feedback about someone they love the idea but didn t like the word police Clayton I guess I could see that having some negative connotations in some realms so that makes sense Drew Christopher you talk about one pathway to leadership is somebody having some clarity on a specific thing and taking responsibility and ownership of that What are those other two paths that you talk about Christopher That path is of situational leadership and it s one of the extremely promising arenas of leadership study over the last 20 years or so The other two are state research Remember I said Traits

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