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Part 2: Q&A with Scrum Master and Project Manager Aleksandra Brewer

This is part two of my three-part interview series about the adoption of Agile and Scrum at SilverStripe.

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Part 1: Q&A with CEO Sam Minnée about Agile at SilverStripe

Guest blogger Sandy Mamoli is one of NZ's leading Agile advocates, a Certified Scrum Master and became New Zealand's first Certified Scrum Practitioner in October 2007. 

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Happy New Year from SilverStripe

2011 was an exciting year for us. As well as launching websites such as www.aa.co.nz, www.plunket.org.nz and www.yha.co.nz, we made a lot of progress on SilverStripe 3 and have now released the alpha 2 version for our developer community to test.

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Merry Christmas from SilverStripe

While much of the world is about to celebrate time off with family and friends with snow falling outside, for us in New Zealand and Australia the festive season is the height of summer, the time for beach parties and barbecues in our back yards.

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Ministry of Science and Innovation shows innovation on the web

When the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) is looking for a web presence, it has to be something extraordinary. MSI is a new government agency driving science and innovation to increase New Zealand's economic, environmental and social performance.

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Election 2011: The web experiment

Decades ago the first prime ministers and presidents transfixed nations with television, replacing incumbents who couldn't use the power of the new medium. It's now twenty one years since Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web, and so high time to put telly to rest and let internet take...

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Thanks ALGIM, for fostering innovation

In celebrating innovation in local government, the 2011 ALGIM conference shows that while innovating is a real struggle, it is hard work, the spirit of collaboration, and the technology of the web that are its ingredients.

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Interested in helping us usability test our sites?

In order for websites to remain relevant and useful, we believe it's important to usability test them on a regular basis. We don't only recommend this to our clients, but we practice it too.It's been just over a year since we redesigned silverstripe.com and the best way to check whether...

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Useful usability testing - an introduction

Last week at ALGIM Web Symposium, our Senior Project Manager Julian (J) Meadow gave a presentation about usability testing on a budget to a roomful of those responsible for various local government websites.

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Tasman District Council - a job well done with an audit to prove it

As part of the the Association of Local Government Information Management Web Symposium we attended earlier this week, the results of the ALGIM Council Website Evaluation and Audit were announced. This external review of all 80 Councils assesses compliance against the Government Web Standards, information and service content.

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