I don’t want to take a selfie, I need a Nixie to get a new perspective… 1

I don't want to take a selfie, I need a Nixie to get a new perspective...
Imagine that your mobile phone can fly and take a selfie for you. Imagine that you can control it while flying, imagine that it can go beyond your arms reach, imagine that you can set your camera free. Imagine that your camera is wearable on your wrist like a watch, and can take off and ...

Does Scrum Compromise on Software Design? Nop. 2

Does Scrum Compromise on Software Design? Nop.
The most interesting idea about scrum is that it allows having shippable products in early phases of the project lifetime. This will help the project team to get feedback as early as possible and will allow all stakeholders to have a common understanding of the project scope. “Having working versions of the product that is ...

On Time, Within Budget and Within Scope

On  Time, Within Budget and Within Scope
The project manager prime goal & objective is to adhere to time, budget & scope of a project. These three are main solid pillars on which a success of a project depends. Following discussion will make my views more clear: On time: Project manager should set an example by practice the importance of timeliness in ...

Agile Scrum Ceremonies and Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Agile Scrum Ceremonies and Sprint Retrospective Meeting
Agile Scrum Sprint Retrospective makes it easy for the team members to estimate where they stand. The Scrum is a framework to manage project activities, which enables the team members to manage deliver faster, what requires the members to communicate and interlink more frequently. The entire team works as a solo entity to attain the ...

Agile Scrum – AUB 2014

Agile Scrum - AUB 2014
I had the chance to give two lectures for the Computer Sciences class at the American University of Beirut during this week, the sessions covered the Agile Scrum topic. My presentations covered the following topics: Project Definition: What’s a Project and What’s not? The Traditional SDLCs Agile Methodologies Scrum Process Scrum Roles Scrum Ceremonies Scrum ...

Lebanon Election Violence Risk Assessment Project

Lebanon Election Violence Risk Assessment Project
The Lebanon Election Violence Risk Assessment (LEVRA II) Project is a set of mechanisms to analyse the dynamics that indicate the potential risk of violence during the 2013 parliamentary elections. The initial methodology (LEVRA I) was adopted during the 2009 parliamentary elections as part of the electoral assistance provided by IFES to the Lebanese authorities. ...

New Snake and Ladders 3D Android Game made in Lebanon

New Snake and Ladders 3D Android Game made in Lebanon
A new Android version of the traditional “snakes and ladders” board game was released 2 weeks ago on Google Play. The new entry game app is developed by a local Lebanese company SoftThings. The first version of the game allows 2 modes to play: You Vs. CPU (traditional game): Race between the 2 players (you ...

Did You Know? The Unknown Known!

Did You Know? The Unknown Known!
It’s really weird how people think, please check this photo album to understand what I am talking about.

Organs Donation Presentation For Free In Lebanon

Organs Donation Presentation For Free In Lebanon
That 2007 morning, I was in Africa and I was watching the news (like every Lebanese expatiate does), it was about Nahr El Bared war, where the Lebanese Armed Forces attacked the terrorist militia of Fath-El-Islam. One of the Lebanese soldiers was shot and needed a heart to live. They didn’t find the dead donor, ...

LaTeX or Microsoft Word for IT organizations?

LaTeX or Microsoft Word for IT organizations?
We used to use Microsoft Word in all documentation work in our organization. Actually we are fine with it, and we didn’t think a lot of changing it, especially that Microsoft Windows is our forced operating system by the policies and signed agreements with Microsoft. A friend of I, Mohamad Jaber, suggested while having a ...