Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Boys

first_imgThere is a preliminary court martial hearing scheduled today in Washington state for Sergeant First Class Michael Barbera, formerly of Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on murder charges.Barbera was charged after an expose ran in a Pittsburgh newspaper about the killing of two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago.Not much has been said about it by the military. The hearing is at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.last_img

Explaining Scrum to Middle Management

first_imgThough your product development team may understand Scrum and its benefits, there’s a good chance middle management does not.“Yes, they see benefits here and there, but often not for themselves. They should actually see benefits for themselves, but no one shows them how to realize those benefits. We just assume they will naturally, without any explanation, understand and adapt to, the change (to Scrum).”So how should you explain Scrum to your management teams? Here are some good lines, courtesy Joe Little:Your job has gotten betterExplain to middle management how their jobs have improved…There’s now a more effective framework to team managementWithout “the waterfall,” you can now see real progress in the Scrum team’s successNo need to push team members harder and harder—your job now is to remove impedimentsYou’ll get help from the team … and more recognition, up and downThere are also aspects of Scrum that’ll promote career growth and development, as well as a more upfront and honest approach to product development.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more