Michael C Hogan

Agile Product Development & Innovation Strategy

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Excited to be part of a panel discussion on multi-generational workplaces at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday!

Sat, April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Eventbrite Details: http://bit.ly/2nTjxE4

What should leaders and managers who are expected to serve the current IE graduates expect when they enter into the workforce? With three generations of leadership in place within industry, understanding best practices can be complicated. A panel session of various demographic industrial engineers and leaders assembled by the IISE-LA Professional Chapter to discuss their experiences, frustrations and best practices with this diverse and talented next generation and the expectations associated will address this new issue.

 

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Vaccination is safe. About as safe as sending a child to school in the United States.

This week, the anti-vaxer movement hit home as I found myself in a conversation with someone who is against vaccines. I did some research so that I could respond to this anti-vaxer’s false claims and hyperbole. In the end, it turns out that getting a child vaccinated is no more risky to that child’s health than being sent to school in the United States. In the state of California, no one is forced to get a vaccine against his or her will, so please choose to vaccinate.

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So you want to start a website?

Five steps that begin with selecting a strong password.

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IE/OR + programming = ?

Recently, on LinkedIn the following question was asked: “IE/OR + programming = ?” My answer: There are at least a few ways to solve this equation. In this post I take a look at three of them: UX Design, infrastructure automation, and Industrial Engineering tool design.

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Can IT be leaner?

Recently, on LinkedIn the following question was asked: “Can IT be leaner?” My answer: Absolutely! In this post I take a look at how Lean (and Agile) concepts are being applied to IT tools and processes.

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Scaling Agile Development Methods

In July I was proud to be invited to speak at Agile Conference Europe. Here is a video of the talk I gave on the key differences between Scrum and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and how the practices SAFe advocates address many of the challenges inherent in scaling a change effort.

I’ve included a written version of my talk below.

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Sorting out sorting

Nine sorting algorithms are explained and compared with animation in this 30-minute YouTube video that’s a year older than I am, but still seems to be current. “Sorting Out Sorting” — Baecker, Ronald M., with the assistance of David Sherman, 30 minute color sound film, Dynamic Graphics Project, University of Toronto, 1981.

Sorting-Algorithms.com is another reference that offers visual comparisons between algorithms, along with links to more detailed information about each one.

After watching these videos, I stumbled upon some sorting algorithms implemented in JavaScript available on GitHub: nzakas/computer-science-in-javascript.

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Five ways Friends of Inharrime can improve their nonprofit website #SkillsForChange

Friends of Inharrime, a nonprofit supporting youth education and nutrition in Mozambique, asked the Skills for Change community for five ways to improve their website design.

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