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Body Language

How body language can be used to understand others ...
NONVERBAL BEHAVIORINTERPRETATIONBrisk, erect walk ConfidenceStanding with hands on hips Readiness, aggressionSitting with legs crossed, foot kicking slightly BoredomSitting, legs apart Open, relaxedArms crossed on chest DefensivenessWalking with hands in pockets,shoulders hunched DejectionHand to cheek Evaluation, thinkingTouching, slightly rubbing nose Rejection, doubt, lyingRubbing the eye Doubt, disbeliefHands clasped behind back Anger, frustration, apprehensionLocked ankles ApprehensionHead resting in hand,eyes downcast BoredomRubbing hands AnticipationSitting with hands clasped behind head, legs crossed Confidence, superiorityOpen palm Sincerity, openness, innocencePinching bridge of nose,eyes closed Negative evaluationTapping or drumming fingers ImpatienceSteepling fingers AuthoritativePatting/fondling hair Lack of self-confidence; insecurityTilted head Interest

Agile Methodologies

What is Agile?

Agile methodologies generally promote a project management process that encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, a leadership philosophy that encourages team work, self-organization and accountability, a set of engineering best practices that allow for rapid delivery of high-quality software, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals.
In brief, agile encourages ·Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. ·Working software over comprehensive documentation. ·Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. ·Responding to change over following a plan. There are many specific agile development methods. Most promote development, teamwork, collaboration, and process adaptability throughout the life-cycle of the project.

Agile chooses to do things in small increments with minimal planning, rather than long-term planning. Iterations are short time frames (known as 'time boxes') which typically last from one to four …

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