Archive of 'Crafts'

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 6: I Don’t Want to be an Architect

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Thanks to the success of our distributed workforce, we had so many team members contributing to the project that not surprisingly, integration quickly became a pain point. We had lots of people folding components, but we needed someone to make sure they went into the model in the right way. To address this, I had […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 5: Distributed Development

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

One of the best parts of working for a multinational company is having colleagues from all over the world. From my perspective, I love that I get the chance to learn all kinds of new things about new places and new cultures, but from a corporate perspective, it’s about spreading ideas, aligning the company culture, […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 4: Project Estimation

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

At long last, we have correctly completed our Japanese Brocade Level 1 Menger Sponge!  It ended up being a bit larger than the first two and took us a little over one month to complete. Now that we have finished our prototypes, the time has come to begin the final product, the Level 2 Menger […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 3: Iterative Development

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update on our scrum team’s origami project, and we’ve come quite a long way! First, our pile of cranes was getting unruly, so I finally brought in some thread and started stringing them up. They’re hanging in groups of 40, so there are still some odd cranes […]

Adorably Geeky

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This Etsy shop is so filled with geeky awesomeness that I decided I couldn’t just share it with a friend or two and needed instead to dedicate an entire post. The Pink Toque The shop is mainly focused on creative handmade soap designs, but there are a few other fun products tossed into the mix.  […]

Scrum Task Origami –
Part 2: Changing Priorities

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

At the moment we have only folded 451 Scrum Post-It paper cranes, but our pile is getting a bit unruly.  I really need to go through and string them, but I haven’t found the time.  However, in true Scrum fashion, the crane-folding task has been parked for the foreseeable future. Last week, our product owner […]

Scrum Task Origami

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

A year ago our software team became a pilot project for the Scrum software development process.  Among the changes that came along with this was a giant board in our work area where we write down all of our tasks on Post-It notes and move them around as we complete them.  Every two weeks, we […]

Blog it, and it will Be!

Monday, December 7th, 2009

In the Weird Coincidences department… The day after I published my last blog post, a new series of ads went up in the Oslo subway system, featuring money origami!  I think I did a double-take the first time I saw one of the signs at the station, but unfortunately my camera battery needed to be […]

Foreign Currency Origami

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

There is a very bizarre mix of things that interest me, and I’m always excited when two of those interests overlap (for example, last month’s mash-up of Halloween and Geek culture). Today’s strange bedfellows are travel and origami.  More specifically, foreign currency and origami.  Along with the rest of my family, I’ve been doing origami […]

Geeky Halloween Pumpkins

Friday, October 30th, 2009

In honor of Halloween (my favorite-because-it’s-so-ridiculous holiday), I’ve been saving a few links for completely geeky jack-o-lanterns. Cool Gaming Themed Pumpkin Carvings for a Geeky Halloween Aside from the usual assortment of Pacman pumpkins and game console logos, these two rather stood out for me: A sackboy from Little Big Planet!  How adorable! (Explanation for […]