Month: May 2013

Implementing Getting Things Done (GTD) in Gmail

One thing that you will notice with GTD (Getting Things Done) is that it is a strategy to follow, but it can be implemented in numerous different ways.  One struggle I see many people have is finding an implementation that works for them, whether it be physical, electronic or a hybrid. Here is one way …

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My Favorite Post-Workout Shake

This is my favorite post-workout shake! Ingredients: (6) Egg Whites (I buy whole eggs and separate by hand)  (2) Scoops Whey Protein (I use Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey) (2) Cups Spinach (1) Serving Fiber (I use Now Foods Organic Fiber-3) (1) Serving Creatine Monohydrate (I use Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder) (1) Serving BCAA (I use Instantized BCAA …

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My Top 10 Books

I read a lot of books.  Most of my reading is not “fun” reading (as my wife would describe).  I generally read books on the topic of self improvement, motivation, finance, business, software development, etc.  I really enjoy learning and improving myself.  Below are my Top 10 favorite books that span many of those topics. …

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IBM Innovate 2013 Presentation – Case Study of Using Jazz ALM

I’m excited to announce that a co-worker and myself will be presenting at IBM Innovate 2013 in Orlando.  The conference runs from June 2nd – 6th and contains a ton of different sessions.  Our session is titled “Paychex Case Study: Successfully Deploying a Jazz ALM Solution to In-flight Projects with Minimal Disruption and Immediate Benefits.”  …

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Simple Game to Demonstrate Agile Concepts: Test Small, Test Often (Jenga)

Description: The below game is a simple but powerful one that is used to show the benefit of tighter feedback loops that come from frameworks such as using agile. Thanks to Nanda Lankalapalli for introducing this game to me.  The original description can be found on his blog.  I first played this game when I took a …

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