Start your career as a developer and then be a Product Owner

It is great to be an owner and also leads to a better and satisfactory position and see a dream come true. The Scrum technology has given a great opportunity to become a winner in implementing the idea of using the newest of technology along with the traditional process and making the product better in quality as well as they come up in the right time, so this highlights the name of the company as the one which produces the premium quality goods.


What is the Scrum technology all about?

It is a technical development which includes the software which maintains parity among all the stuffs of the company. The technology includes the using of the old and traditional method of production along with it the new technology. This helps in making the quality of the goods premium having the training of Certified Scrum developer Course in Melbourne
. This is the charm of the technology that it includes the involvement of the all the staffs in the company. Leaving aside the workers in the production division, there are other divisions which even includes the logistic department which has the responsibility of delivering the goods timely to the place they are supposed to. Every single thing is measured and that is why a perfect harmony is maintained. The team leaders as well as the supervisors take a lot of care in checking the production and the quality of the goods. They make sure and let them pass the quality control and then they let them go to the market.

Changes in the marketing strategy:

The marketing team gets to know how about the result in the market. Then they engage into the changing the policies of the marketing plan. This will ultimately bring huge profit to the company and other than the owners the stakeholders becomes even more happy to see the boom in the production which brings the best of quality. Certified Scrum developer Certification is one which gives you the idea about how to run the Scrum effectively and this will ultimately bring in the change in the quality of products. It teaches you how a complete teamwork will give you the result and once in awhile it reminds us of the proverb united we stand divided we fall.

So the technology helps in bringing a radical change and helps in uniting every single person who is in the company to join hand and with a perfect division of labor making in best quality of good in the market. Hence the Scrum theory tells us how to make the most of it maintaining a perfect circle which constantly works in making the best. So the technology brings in a change which is worth praising. The most important thing is that this also maintains the transparency between each and every one in the working out there. So the software can do miracle and make the name the company as one the top ranking ones.

Concealed Carry Solutions

With the advent of the legalization of concealed carrying of firearms, there has been a demand in solutions for actually carrying the weapons in a casual and comfortable sense. One of the fastest growing items to have caught the attention of gun owners everywhere is the concealment shirt.

These shirts are made from very lightweight material that is also very durable and strong. This makes it suitable not just for citizen gun owners but also for members of law enforcement. The holster consists of a suspension strap apparatus which is actually sewn directly into the shirt. This results in the massive benefit of having almost the full weight of the gun being supported by the shoulder of the wearer. This is a great option for individuals suffering from certain disabilities, people who work log hours in a sedentary setting such as an office, or who spend much of their time driving. It gives them an easy way to access their weapon in the case of an emergency.

 

While the most popular style of concealed carry shirts are in the sty;e of athletic t-shirts, there are also companies who make more traditional button-front shirts that are equipped with all of the accoutrements that one needs to properly and safely carry their concealed firearm.

 

There are styles of shirts which are designed for both men and women. Flattering girlie-cut shirts and tank tops make a wonderful addition for the female gun enthusiast. The female-focused versions of concealed carry shirts seek to allow women to retain the femininity while using the rugged security that the shirts inherently offer.

 

Ultimately, the shirts are a godsend for anyone who seek to exercise their second amendment right to bear arms and to do so within the constraints of the law. Any concealed carry shirt that is made by a major manufacturer will absolutely adhere to any legal and applicable safety standards that the wearer may be subject. However, always remember to follow all tried and true gun safety precautions even while wearing one so that an accident cannot happen to anyone in the vicinity.

London self-driving shuttle test aims to get people comfortable with the tech

A self-driving shuttle will ferry around 100 people in Greenwich, London along a short route on a public cycle and pedestrian path over the next three weeks, in a trial using Oxbotica’s driverless vehicle technology. The goal, according to Oxbotica, is to show average people that they can safely share space with autonomous cars, helping dissuade any perception of threat and generally improve comfort levels ahead of a planned wider launch with regular service available tot he public.

Oxbotica already kicked off self-driving car trials on UK streets in Milton Keynes late last year. The shuttle it’s using for this test is a very different vehicle, with room for four passengers and a much slower top speed, which suits its route along the Olympian Way path near O2 arena. Its design is focused on providing safe transport in an environment where it has to contend regularly with pedestrians crossing its path, and it’s 328 foot forward vision system is designed to help it come to a steady, comfortable stop whenever it sees something interrupting its path.

Part of Oxbotica’s goal with this limited trial is also to find out how passengers onboard the shuttle react to the experience of being transported by a computer-driver system. That could help inform design aspects of the rider experience, including driving practices and interior design. Ultimately, the goal is to begin a more comprehensive trial by 2019 in Greenwich, with the aim of rolling it out beyond to other locales further down the road.

 Shuttles are low-hanging fruit for autonomous vehicle tech: routes are regular and relatively predictable, and speed isn’t necessarily a high-value target. This trial has interesting implications in terms of how closely it shares space with passengers and cyclists, a key area of concern for autonomous tech overall.

Better to get online, Best for body development: Clenbuterol

We have seen many steroids and its impact on the body muscles growth. Each steroid has its own criteria and each steroid is meant for chemically provides the assurance to boost the level of specific hormone which plays a key role in enhancing the body development and stamina. Many people even the professional’s body builder and athletes consume steroids so that they could maintain the structure of the body and boost the structure of the body to a next level. But, there are many countries like Australia, Canada etc., have tightened the law subject to sale and consumption of steroids which are basically meant for medical purposes like Testosterone, Deca-Durabolin etc. Such steroids are basically fallen in the schedule drugs and known as banned drugs. But, there are some controlled drugs which are by its very nature is legal to procure and sell.

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Among such drugs or body supplement steroids Clenbuterol is the one which is a legal and effective way to burn the fat to a have a health and fall tonned body. But, it is not consumed as body supplement and hence it is illegal if people are buying it as a body supplement drugs. Besides this one can buy it legally online from the various steroids vendor who is ready to deliver the Clenbuterol for the consumption as a body development.

Clenbuterol is one of the finest steroids which used as thermogenic supplements considered as one of the finest components for the fat burner which is three times more efficient than the other steroids. It is widely used as a bronchodilator which is effectively used for the treatment of high blood pressure, Cardiovascular shock, asthma, migraine, anaphylactic shock, and arrhythmia. Due to its thermogenic property, it is also used as the best alternative for body supplement and it is one of the most well-liked brands of steroids among people, professional bodybuilders, and athletes.

Benefits of Clenbuterol

  • Fat burning
  • Muscles distribution
  • Stimulate BMR
  • Enhance the endurance and stamina
  • Remove the layer of fat while muscle gain

As like every steroids Clenbuterol also have some side effects which might have an adverse effect on the human body. Such steroids are only arisen due to the improper consumption and due to excessive use of higher doses of Clenbuterol.

Common side effects associated with Clenbuterol

  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Shaking hands
  • Nausea

However, these above-mentioned side effects last no more than a week but excessive use of Clenbuterol may increase the period of steroids. Basically, being steroids of controlled drugs it is mainly used for the in the treatment of horses and it not yet has been tested in human. People can avail Clenbuterol legal online  from the various steroids vendor, but before that, they must avail and certified the vendor validation and reliability. The Clenbuterol is one of the most important and well-liked steroids for the professional bodybuilders and athletes who are looking forward to having a dream flat and tonned body with muscular body.

Permira’s Brian Ruder on private equity’s attraction to tech — and where he’s shopping now

For the last couple of years, private equity firms have been buying up public software companies that had fallen out of favor with investors. In fact, many of the top software deals in the U.S. last year were take-private transactions. Just three of them included the visual analytics company Qlik Technologies, which sold to Thomas Bravo; the marketing software company Marketo, acquired by Vista Equity Partners, and the event management company Cvent, also acquired by Vista.

Public tech companies have largely seen their valuations rebound, however. For that reason, a separate opportunity that Brian Ruder, co-head of technology at the global PE firm Permira, expects to see more centers on maturing tech companies that haven’t yet gone public. We talked with Ruder recently to learn more about Permira, and why venture-backed outfits are more interesting than ever to him.

TC: Obviously, it’s not brand new, this trend of PE shops gravitating toward software companies, even if it did seem to become more of a “thing” beginning last year.

BR: Permira has been at it for 30 years. We grew out of being a venture capital firm that backed disruptive, late-stage companies. But we evolved [over the last decade] beyond just buying classically undervalued and under-managed companies and into buying great growth businesses that just need larger and larger pools of capitals. What we’re looking for are companies that have good growth opportunities and to back them aggressively.

I think what’s more new is using operating expertise and a [PE size] capital base to back companies that have been in the VC ecosystem and are looking for an alternative to going public, where you can solve historical shareholder alignment problems without tapping the public market to do that.

TC: You’ve done that with several companies, including LegalZoom, where in 2014 you invested $200 million in the company just before it went public, providing some liquidity to its earlier shareholders. 

BR: LegalZoom had filed to go public and was out on road in the wake of Facebook’s IPO and it pulled [its offering]. But it had great shareholders and an alignment problem, where some investors had already made a great return [on paper] but newer VCs had bought in at a much higher valuation. We were able to come in and invest a lot in the company and [reduce] ownership of its earlier investors down for [a return that made them happy] and get everyone aligned. And the company has grown a lot since then. If it does go public, it will be a much bigger, healthier company.

TC: Could that be this year?

BR: LegalZoom could go public at some point. We’ve grown both its revenue and its profitability significantly. It was a heavily a transaction business, and we saw the opportunity to grow its subscription business as well, and now half its profitability is driven by subscriptions, which we think makes it much more attractive as an IPO candidate in any [type of] market.

TC: How long do you intend to hold on to companies, once you’ve invested?

BR: Five to seven years. The longest ones we’ll hold for a decade or so. If shorter than five years, it’s a good thing.

TC: And you’re looking for . . .

BR: Companies that have market leadership positions in really good growth markets. Companies that have a [developed] product set, whether an enterprise business or consumer business. Companies where we see opportunities to accelerate growth, either via a new model or new geographic market or because we can invest at a different capacity than the company’s previous shareholders could handle.

TC: You reportedly just closed your last fund with $7.5 billion euros; that’s huge considering you’ve raised $30 billion ever in the history of Permira. Has your investor base changed much? Where did all that capital come from?

BR: Our investor base is very global, because we’re very global, with 13 offices — four in Asia, two in the U.S. and seven in Western Europe. More than half of our tech team is based in California.

TC: What size checks are you writing, and how many companies are you looking to acquire each year?

BR: I’d say $200 million at the low end and up to a billion dollars or more on the high end. We will use financial leverage — some degree of debt, somewhere around 2x the amount in buying power. And our target would be to invest in and acquire two to three companies a year.

TC: You have 100 employees across 13 offices looking at deals around the world. How do you winnow down all that feedback so you can make decisions about so few companies?

BR: we organize into three core areas: enterprise software, which is a lot of what we’ve done, including Genesys, a big contact center business that we pulled out of Alcatel; consumer internet and internet subscription, which includes LegalZoom; and niche infrastructure. For example, we think that carrier-neutral data centers is an area that’s defensible and poised for exciting growth.

We’re different from a lot of [PE] firms in that our folks are spending time on what they love as opposed to what happens in the market. Most [competitors] feel like they have to participate in these IB-run sale-side processes, but we’re not interested if it doesn’t fit one of the themes we’re pursuing.

TC: Is it wholly acceptable in the world of PE to switch out management teams? Is it expected?

BR: We’re always backing a management team to pursue a plan that we work out with them. We customize the team jointly with the company up front. Sometimes it’s backing the founder to continue running the tables; sometimes it’s backing a founder who’s ready to make a transition. We typically [buy] a controlling interest in a company, and it’s such a large change in the shareholder base that it usually catalyzes a discussion of what is the right structure of management team over next five years, versus incrementally figuring out what you have and what you need.

TC: Interest rates are rising. What does that mean for your business?

BR: It’s a mixed blessing that could create a pretty interesting environment for PE. With rates going up, the valuations we’ve seen that have been on the rise for the last couple of year could settle down, which would be good for us. Of course, debt will be more expensive, too. For ‘growthier’ folks like us, higher interest rates don’t impact us as much as [firms that rely more heavily] on debt.

TC: Thoughts on our new president?

BR: It’s too early. I keep reminding everyone it’s only been 50 days or so since he took office.

TC: In 2017, do you see Permira taking companies out of the public market or investing in still-private companies or both?

BR: We’ve been very successful taking companies out of the public market, but I don’t think in 2017 that take-privates will take off with a vengeance. Companies are expensive right now compared with historical norms. More likely, late-stage companies will get more interesting. Once a company is in that IPO pipeline and evaluating its options — it’s in those kinds of scenarios that we play really well, and I think that’s an even more exciting opportunity right now.

Kaspersky Lab paid former national security adviser more than $10,000

The plot thickens, but doesn’t it always?

New documents have emerged detailing former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn’s financial ties to Russian companies, including the U.S. subsidiary of Russian cybersecurity group Kaspersky Lab.

One invoice form dating back to 2015 shows payments to Flynn made by three Russian entities: $33,750 from state-sponsored news source RT TV, $11,250 from Volga-Dnepr Airlines and $11,250 from Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.

According to its website, the U.S. arm of Kaspersky Lab “designs, implements and delivers holistic cybersecurity services and solutions for the U.S. government, U.S. government contractors and the U.S. National Critical Infrastructure sector.”

In response to the revelation, Kaspersky Lab stated that it paid Flynn the amount as a speaker fee for his appearance at the Government Cybersecurity Forum in 2015. As Business Insider reports, the event’s other keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul did not receive a payment to speak at the event.

Kaspersky is one of the most prominent names in cybersecurity, but the firm has faced scrutiny in the past over founder Eugene Kaspersky’s speculated ties to Russian intelligence agencies. According to the company, Kaspersky Lab “has no ties to any government, but the company is proud to collaborate with the authorities of many countries, as well as international law enforcement agencies in the fight against cybercrime.”

The documents were published today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, accompanied by a letter from ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.

“I cannot recall any time in our nation’s history when the President selected as his National Security Advisor someone who violated the Constitution by accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy,” he wrote.

As a result of his involvement with Russia, Flynn’s remarkably brief 24 days in Trump’s cabinet have already come to a close, but Flynn could still face consequences from rules designed to prevent retired officers from receiving payments from foreign governments.

How To Optimize Company Growth In 2017

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1. Utilize Business Consulting Services.

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2. Optimize Your Online Presence.

Another strategy you can use to make outstanding growth happen in 2017 is optimizing your online presence. This technique is empowering because it will enable you to connect and convert people who haven’t been exposed to your brand through traditional advertising modalities such as brochures and print ads. Digital specialists can typically implement a wide range of cutting edge, customized marketing strategies to ensure that your target market becomes increasingly familiar with your product or service line. Some of the services a digital team might offer include:

• social media optimization
• search engine optimization
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• content marketing

3. Enhance Your Meetings.

Many business owners don’t realize how important their meetings are. Meetings play an integral role in pushing your organization forward because they keep everyone on one accord regarding the current goals of the company and which strategies are being implemented to realize those objectives. Also note that meetings are a time during which everyone can discuss any questions or concerns they have regarding issues pertaining to daily operations, inter-office conflict, scheduling, etc. As such, you want your meetings to be as impeccable as possible. Luckily, there are hundreds of strategies you can deploy to make your meetings more effective. One of them is optimizing your presentations through the use of PowerPoint services. These services can help make your presentations more interactive and engaging.

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There are numerous strategies you can implement to make your organization more successful in 2017. Three of them include utilizing business consulting services, optimizing your online presence, and enhancing your meetings. Start implementing some or all of the techniques listed above to begin seeing results!

Atom Bank raises $102M at $320M valuation for a mobile-only bank for millennials

Atom Bank, a startup out of the U.K. that has built a mobile-only bank targeting consumers between the ages of 18 and 34, has raised another £83 million ($102 million) in funding led by BBVA, the Spanish bank and owner of Simple in the U.S. The funding gives Atom a post-money valuation of £261 million ($320 million), TechCrunch has confirmed with the company. BBVA also led Atom’s previous $128 million round in November 2015.

The plan is to use the funding to continue building out its customer base and services, as well as provide capital for lending: Atom officially launched in April 2016 and customers access the services via iPhone and Android apps. Today it offers mortgages, Fixed Saver accounts and secured loans for small and medium-sized businesses.

The announcement of this £83 million comes a couple of weeks after it was reported that musician Will.i.am — a tech enthusiast who has dabbled in his own startups and using newer innovations to build his audience — was inking a deal to act as a consultant and board advisor to the company in exchange for shares. That same report, from Sky News, noted that Atom was raising close to £100 million.

A spokesperson for the company would not confirm if Will.i.am is involved with the company, but the company does say that it is due to announce more funding soon, so it may be that Will.i.am will be named along with that second wave of funds.

BBVA led the round with a £29.4 million investment, and it says that this investment will help it maintain a 29.5 percent share of the startup post-money. In its last round, Atom was valued at £152.5 million (just over $200 million), so this is a significant up-round. The startup has now raised £219 million to date ($268 million).

The fact that BBVA’s stake is just under 30 percent is notable: Under U.K. law, if a company takes a 30 percent or higher share, it triggers a regulatory requirement for that shareholder to make a mandatory takeover offer.

It remains an interesting time in British banking, and BBVA remaining in the picture and close to a tipping point in its share underscores the fact that we may see more changes ahead.

Fintech has been one of the strongest tech verticals in this country, and a number of startups have tapped into that wave and its popularity to provide products that use new channels like mobile and the internet to cut down the costs of offering service. Atom even courts early users by calling them “founders” in its promotional materials.

 Atom is not alone: Others in the banking sector include Monzo (which the other week raised its own large round of funding), Starling and Tandem.

But they all feasibly have an opportunity: The U.K. public has long been a receptive market for savings and other financial products, and that’s given rise to a number of competitors like Metro Bank to challenge incumbents (Atom’s CEO, Mark Mullen, was the CEO of another “challenger,” online-only banking effort, First Direct).

Atom is not disclosing any metrics about its usage, but it appears to be still on the early and small side. The company tells us that it now has 14,000 but is growing fast. For some context, there are 66 million people living in the U.K. today, and although Atom targets a particular demographic, it doesn’t restrict its services to that age group.

In any case, the focus today seems more on laying the foundations for its capitalization so that it can push more to build its customer base in the future.

“We are very pleased with the response we have had from investors,” said Anthony Thomson, the founder and chairman of Atom who previously founded another disruptive player in U.K. banking, Metro Bank. “Our customers benefit from the backing of highly reputable investors who are supportive of what we are doing. This is a great vote of confidence in our growth prospects and plans for the future. With the work we have done so far we are just beginning to see how transformational our new approach to banking can be. There is so much more to come from Atom in the coming months and years.”

Others participating in this round include previous backers Woodford Investment Management, Toscafund Asset Management and other unnamed investors.

Former Uber software engineer alleges sexism from female manager

Another day, another allegation against Uber. Keala Lusk, a former Uber software engineer, just posted to Medium her story of sexism, disrespect and condescending behavior at the hands of a female manager at Uber.

In her post, Lusk summarizes an email she sent to Uber’s HR department about her manager. The TL;DR was that Lusk’s manager allegedly refused to accept any feedback, and implied that the reason Lusk was not progressing in her career was because she wore tank tops.

“I was shocked and suddenly painfully aware of my body and appearance in a way that I’ve never been at work,” Lusk wrote. “It made me feel humiliated, as if I shouldn’t be wearing anything to show my arms or skin. How could she say this? I have never faced discrimination because of what I was wearing (which was a black tank top from DefCon) and was at a complete loss for words. I didn’t know what to say. She kept going with, “Maybe he doesn’t want that around his team. Try wearing longer sleeve shirts for a few months and see how that goes. It might help you transfer to their team.”

In response to this specific allegation, an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We take any and all allegations of this nature very seriously and have forwarded this to Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran to include in their investigation.”

This comes shortly after Susan Fowler alleged sexual harassment at Uber, which Lusk said is not uncommon at Uber.

“In my time there, I saw malicious fights for power, interns repeatedly putting in over 100 hours a week but only getting paid for 40, discrimination against women, and prejudice against the transgender community,” she wrote.

A difference in Lusk’s story is that, instead of the sexism coming from a man, she says it came from a female engineering manager. Lusk says she reported it to Uber’s human resources department to no avail, which is similar to what Fowler described in her post.

Like other stories Lusk has heard, she wrote that nothing changed, even “after multiple meetings with my manager and HR” and that “it was simply brushed aside and swept under the carpet of collective Uber suffering.”

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