Carve and Fume a Celtic Cross Steve Bisco borrows from British heritage to produce this stylish Celtic cross, perfect for a weekend project 1.Transfer your pattern onto your timber The Celtic cross is an evocative symbol of British past, conjuring up images of mist-shrouded churchyards sitting on rocky headlands where saintly missionaries from Rome converted the ancient Celts and Saxons from their pagan ways. The conversions were not completely successful because Celtic crosses were richly decorated with spiritual symbols from the old Celtic religion, which they simply recycled into their new one. The missionary bishops of the Dark Ages were fairly pragmatic about these things, so I have allowed more than a touch of sorcery to creep into this design. You can carve this cross in a weekend from a piece of green oak (Quercus robur). Shaping the cross 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Grounding out the pattern 6. 7.With the V-cuts relieving the pressure, you can now make the edges vertical with paring and bosting cuts using fine chisels. 8.
PRINCE2 PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN a Controlled Environment, version 2) is a project management methodology. The methodology encompasses the high level management, control and organisation of a project, but not lower level activities such as scheduling. PRINCE2 is also used to refer to the training and accreditation of authorised practitioners of the methodology who must undertake accredited qualifications to obtain certification. History PRINCE2 derives from an earlier method called PROMPT II (Project Resource Organisation Management Planning Techniques.) In July 2013, ownership of the rights to PRINCE2 was transferred from HM Cabinet Office to AXELOS Ltd, a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Capita plc. Since 2006, the method has been revised. PRINCE2 is part of a set of Best Practice products and is closely aligned with a siter product for the management of programmes Overview of the method PRINCE2 is a process-driven project management method. Lessons log
Carving a Celtic Knot 1. Lay out the design on your workpiece and define the outer and inner edges of the shape with chisels and gouges. I shaded the "under" parts of the knots with pencil so that I didn't a ccidentally cut across the "over" parts. 2. 3. 4. 5. e of his/her worn-out ones*. reshape the cutting edges to meet your needs. 6. 7. 8. 9. made for another project. *I needed dental tools for a class taught by Steve Latta. Méthode agile Certaines informations figurant dans cet article ou cette section devraient être mieux reliées aux sources mentionnées dans les sections « Bibliographie », « Sources » ou « Liens externes »(janvier 2013). Améliorez sa vérifiabilité en les associant par des références à l'aide d'appels de notes. Les méthodes agiles sont des groupes de pratiques de pilotage et de réalisation de projets. Les méthodes pouvant être qualifiées d'agiles, depuis la publication du manifeste Agile, sont : plusieurs autres méthodes, comme adaptive software development (ASD) ou feature driven development (FDD) qui reconnaissent leur parenté directe avec RAD. Les deux approches de réingénierie agile du développement d'application ou d'amélioration continue (Lean), désormais les plus utilisées sont : Ces deux approches sont d'ailleurs techniquement complémentaires dans le cas d'un projet de développement en science de l'information (SI), XP proposant alors les techniques d'obtention de la qualité du code
Tall Bookcase with Adjustable Shelves Today I’m sharing easy plans for a tall bookshelf with adjustable shelves. The height in this plan is 72 3/4″ but you can modify to suite your needs. You can build one bookshelf for about $75. This plan used a rabbet cut into the bookshelf sides to hide the cabinet back. It’s easiest to cut on a table saw if you have a long out feed table. If you don’t feel comfortable with the rabbet, simply attach the back panel to the bookcase back and adjust your face frame to extend 1/4″ on each side to accommodate a side panel to hide the side of the back panel as shown in my Faceframe 101 post. Materials pocket hole jig and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screwswood glue1×2 pine or poplar for faceframe1/4″ backer material (beadboard, plywood or masonite)34 x 13 1/2″ solid wood piece for bookshelf top (pine or poplar)1 sheet of 3/4 plywood or MDF cut as shown belowIf you want a taller or shorter bookshelf you can modify the sides to whatever length you like. Step 1: Prepare Sides Step 3: Build and attach Faceframe
Agile software development Agile software development is a group of software development methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, continuous improvement, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. The Manifesto for Agile Software Development, also known as the Agile Manifesto, first introduced the term agile in the context of software development in 2001. However, it evolved from techniques developed at DuPont in the mid-80s and further defined in works by James Martin and James Kerr et al.  History Predecessors Incremental software development methods trace back to 1957. In 1974, E. The Agile Manifesto In February 2001, 17 software developers (see below) met at the Snowbird resort in Utah to discuss lightweight development methods. We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.
"Minimum" Solar Box Cooker Deutsch, Español, Ελληνικά, Français, Hausa, Igbo, Indonesian, Italiano, Kiswahili, Kreyòl, Malagasy, Melayu, Português, Русский, Soomaaliga, Tagalog, Türkçe, Việt, Yorùbá, தமிழ், नेपाली, 中文, اردو, 한국어, 日本語, العربية, فارسی, עִברִית, हिन्दी, ไทย, বাংলা, తెలుగు, ગુજરાતી, ລາວ, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, සිංහල, پښتو The "Minimum" Solar Box Cooker is a simple box cooker that can be built in a few hours for very little money. Using ideas developed my many different people, Tom Sponheim and Mark Aalfs attempted to come up with the simplest design that they could devise at the time (1990). What You Will Need Two cardboard boxes. At least 250 g (8 oz) of white glue or wheat paste. One turkey-size Reynolds Oven Cooking Bag®. Building the Base Fold the top flaps closed on the outer box and set the inner box on top and trace a line around it onto the top of the outer box. Decide how deep you want your oven to be. Building the Removable Lid Take the large sheet of cardboard and lay it on top of the base. See also
Roles on Agile Teams: From Small to Large Teams There are several key differences between the agile approach to team organization and the traditional approach. Agile teams are "whole teams". Whole team is an Extreme Programming (XP) practice that advises you to have sufficient skills within the team itself to get the job done. The implication is that the development team has the requisite testing skills, database skills, user interface skills, and so on and does not rely on external experts or teams of experts for these sorts of things. Agile teams are formed (mostly) of generalizing specialists. A generalizing specialist, sometimes called a craftsperson, is someone who has one or more technical specialties (e.g. Small Agile Teams There are several roles, which have different names depending on the methodology being followed, common to agile teams. Team lead. Figure 1 overviews the structure of a small agile team. Technical experts. Figure 1. Figure 2. Large Agile Teams Project management activities. Figure 3. Suggested Reading
Mr. McGroovy's Fantastic Cardboard Creations Agile Teams « Scaled Agile Framework Nothing beats an Agile Team.—SAFe mantra The Agile movement, as captured in part by the Agile Manifesto (2001), represented a major turning point in the way software and systems development are performed. Without effective Agile Teams, composed of empowered and motivated individuals, organizations cannot scale Agile to achieve the larger business benefits of Enterprise Lean-Agile development. The SAFe Agile Team is a cross-functional group of individuals who have the ability and authority to define, build, and test Solution value—all in a short Iteration timebox. In SAFe, Agile Teams are not stand-alone units. An Agile Team consists of a small group of dedicated individuals (5 – 9 in Scrum), who together have the skills necessary to define (elaborate and design their component/feature), build (implement their component/feature), and test (run the test cases and validate the component/feature) increments of value in a short timebox. Roles and Responsibilities Intense Collaboration
Forget Crayons: 11 Great Art Materials for Toddlers - Artful Parent Crayons are the ubiquitous art material for young children, right? If there’s one art material every family has on hand, it’s probably crayons. But as widespread as they are, I don’t feel they are one of the best art materials for toddlers. Why not? You have to press hard to get bright color, the paper wrapper is a pain, and the skinny crayons just break so quickly. Note: This post was originally published in July 2011. Some of the resources listed on this page contain affiliate links. 1. 2. These are awesome for toddlers—much better than crayons—because they glide on smoothly with little pressure and the color is vibrant. (which we also love), but we have had them break on us occasionally, especially if they are twisted up too far. 3. from Discount School Supply a try. . for eight years now and still love it. from Discount School Supply the best, but Melissa and Doug paper is okay. 5. – Keeps the paint off the table (floor, lap…) and also keeps it from drying out. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. P.S.